The Men’s Turn

Joy did a post recently called “Who are the great beauties?“, and I got to thinking… why not do one of the men, too? So I did the Google thing, and was surprised that, while many “classic” women, like  Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe showed up when you asked for women, not many “classic” men showed up. So I had to think hard, and I asked a few people, most of whom do not visit this blog, and whittled down their many, many suggestions with this short moderate list. And now I’ll ask you. Through the ages, who would you rank as the Most Handsome/Dashing Men?

Here are a few to get you started, both from early film and from today:

Robert Redford

Sean Connery

Richard Gere

George Clooney

Ryan Reynolds

Shemar Moore

And my two personal favorites:

Gene Kelly

Richard Armitage

Other “honorable mentions” include:  Jason Aldean, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, David Duchovney, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, James Garner, Mel Gibson (pre-mugshot), Cary Grant, William Holden, Hugh Jackman, John f Kennedy, James Bond in all incarnations, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Josh Duhamel, Boris Kodjoe, Michael Landon, Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Morrison, Liam Neeson, Paul Newman, Brad Pitt, Alan Rickman,  Mike Rowe, Tom Selleck, Tom Skerrit, John Stamos, Sting, Patrick Swaze, Josh Turner, Donny Walberg, Denzell Washington, Tom Welling

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23 Responses to The Men’s Turn

  1. Joy says:

    Robert Redford, Shemar Moore, Paul Newman, Brad Pitt (more so from his earlier years), Garth Brooks. I’ll be back FOR SURE. I’m out of time.

  2. Jenny says:

    young Val Kilmer, Shane West, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis

  3. Joy says:

    Young James Caan, Sean Connery, Desi Arnaz, John Elway, Brett Farve, Peyton Manning, David Beckham, Denzel Washington, Bing Crosby, Eddie Cibrian, Richard Gere, Joshua Morrow (Nickolas Newman Y&R, Michael Knight (Tad Martin AMC), Paul McCartney, John F Kennedy Jr.

    Steven Tyler but I don’t think he’s beautiful or classic, he just oozes sex.

  4. SKL says:

    Mikhael Barishnakov (sp?)
    Cat Stevens
    I liked Russell Crowe in “A Beautiful Mind,” but not sure overall.
    I think Tom Cruise is pretty, but I’m not sure about his other qualities.
    I’m sure there are others, but it’s been a long time since I’ve watched a moving picture.

    I actually think Elton John is kinda cute, but not in the way you mean. I will be seeing him tomorrow, barring extremely nasty weather. The concert is at an outdoor amphitheater, so wish us luck!

    • Joy says:

      There is something cute about Elton John. I agree with you. Good luck tomorrow. Have you seen him before? He’s terrific.

      I was going to put Tom Cruise on my next one. He’s super cute.

      • SKL says:

        I saw Elton John for my birthday maybe 10 years ago. Unfortunately, I was suffering from the shingles or something, and it was hard to really enjoy anything. But it was a nice show.

        You know he’s a dad now, after all these years? I thought that was pretty awesome.

      • Joy says:

        I know. I’m very happy for him. His son’s name is Zachary. I LOVE that name. Have fun SKL.

      • Laura says:

        I think Elton’s appeal is that, not only is he wicked talented, he just seems like such a nice, down-to-earth guy. Even with the platform shoes, bizarre glasses, and bazillions of dollars. He seems like he remembers where he came from. I base this on the video I put up here… what, a year ago? More? (we should put it up again. it was awesome)…

        He was at some private show kind of a thing. Sort of a lecture/performance with a small (maybe 100-200 people) audience, and someone stood up and asked him, “I heard you will put anything someone gives you, to music. I brought the instructions for my oven….” And he DID IT!!! It was AWESOME!! That totally humbled me, as a musician, to see that kind of talent. And it endeared him to me, as a person, because he was so good-natured about it, and made it fun.

    • SKL says:

      Dude, it’s raining. Kinda hard. I hope it passes and dries up like so many of the rains we had this summer . . . but . . . .

  5. SKL says:

    Miss E has a thing for Yul Brenner and Christopher Plummer.

    • Laura says:

      I can see Christopher Plummer. I had a crush on him, too, when I was younger and I saw Sound of Music. Something about his eyes….

  6. Sue says:

    You have all named the people I would have. Val Kilmer! I loved him and George Clooney. I had posters of Luke Perry on my walls. Tom Wopat and John Schneider, too. I’d dream about those Duke boys! LOL!

    • Laura says:

      I’m reliving the Duke Glory with Josh. We’re Netflixing it. I’m remembering just how bad my crush was on those two!! Funny, I used to like Bo. Now I much prefer Luke.

  7. Nikki says:

    I have this new fascination with Ben Affleck. I saw him in a movie recently and he was the bad guy that you wanted him to get away with it. Sexy! Hmmm maybe I’ll watch that movie again.

    Okay…side tracked, sorry. I love Josh Duhamel. Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds,Charlie Hunnam, Zac Efron (seriously, he is handsome!) Davis Beckham, Eric Dane, Jason Statham, Channing Tatum, of course Johnny Depp. Chad Michael Murray.

    There are so many! I’ll be back, I’m sure!

    • Sue says:

      I also love Johnny Depp! The way he played Jack Sparrow would turn me Pirate in no time! Oh, and Josh Duhamel….YUM!

    • Laura says:

      The “bad guy” thing… That’s what hooked me on Armitage. He was Guy of Gisborne in the British version of Robin Hood, and dang! was he good. You wanted to hate him, but he was so good at being bad, you couldn’t!

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