From Old Hollywood icons to ’90s heartthrobs to the rising stars of today, take a look back at the most beautiful men of the last six decades.
Marlon Brando From his role as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire to Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Brando’s characters may not have always been the good guys, but he was always the most good looking guy. Still widely considered one of the greatest screen actors of all time, Brando’s career spanned an astounding four decades, leaving an influence that remains today.
Paul Newman The actor and philanthropist’s bright blue eyes were unforgettable on screen, transcending flawlessly into his career move from actor to race car driver.
Alain Delon Delon became one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen “heart throbs” in the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers, Purple Noon, L’Eclisse, The Leopard, Lost Command and Le Samouraï. Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.
Clint Eastwood Before his days as a director, Eastwood lit up the screen with his charming looks in a slew of Western and action films.
Elvis Presley The King of Rock and Roll hit the scene in the ’50s, causing everyone to lose their minds with that coiffed back hair, deep voice and those “scandalous” dance moves.
James Dean Dean rose to fame in the 1950s, most notably for his role in Rebel Without A Cause, for which he became a cultural icon as the ultimate bad boy. The actor’s life and career were both cut tragically short when he died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24.
GETTY IMAGES George Clooney From his TV role on ER to taking on the film scene, Clooney has somehow only managed to get better looking with age since the start of his career.
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. Off-screen, Depp has dated several female celebrities, and has been engaged to Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. He was married to Lori Anne Allison in 1983, but divorced her in 1985. Depp has two children with French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002. He married actress/producer Amber Heard in 2015.
Leonardo DiCaprio From the second he stepped on the Titanic, the actor stole all of our hearts—and remains the ultimate heartthrob to this day.
GETTY IMAGES Brad Pitt It was love at first sight as soon as Pitt made his first major film debut as the hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise (the best looking hitchhiker there ever was). Since then, the actor went on to make our heart skip a beat in movies like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Babel, and Inglorious Bastards.
GETTY IMAGES Richard Gere From American Gigolo to Pretty Woman to An Officer and A Gentleman, Gere became one of the sexiest leading men of the ’80s and ’90s.
Ryan Gosling If you somehow didn’t fall in love with Gosling in The Notebook (which is pretty impossible), the actor’s had endless additional roles to convince you from Blue Valentine to Crazy Stupid Love.
Bradley Cooper From Silver Linings Playbook to The Hangover to He’s Just Not That Into You, Cooper’s acting roster is diverse, but those eyes and that smile? Always a constant fixture.
Channing Tatum From Step Up to Magic Mike, the actor’s dance skills are just the icing on the cake of his good looks.
GETTY IMAGES Chris Hemsworth Though the Hemsworth brothers are all incredibly good looking, Chris manages to transform from his rugged role as Thor to dapper gentleman on the red carpet effortlessly.
Ryan Phillippe Between his debut on the soap opera One Life to Live and films like Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer, the actor became one of the biggest heartthrobs of the ’90s.
Idris Elba Since launching his career with both TV and film roles, the English actor has become a handsome fixture on red carpets across the globe.
Henry Cavill Having conquered both television and film, the extremely handsome and dapper English actor is best-known for his superhero action films like Superman and Justice League.