Although most of the adjacent photos do not do their beauty justice, these men are still magnetic specimens either physically, facially or even intellectually in themselves. Most are even widely known, desirable sex symbols, particularly the top five who defy human possiblities of attractiveness. Sorry to sound objective...
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Anyone who knows me is aware of my adoration for Christian Bale, so there was no other choice for the most beautiful man on this list. And I'm not being biased, he's generally classed by most people as a sex symbol due to his sleek Olympian athleticism and chiselled facial beauty in Batman and American Psycho. ” - ensnhm
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen
, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ Once voted People's Sexiest Man Alive, there is no denying Ryan Reynolds has an astonishing physique, but his very handsome features are not even the extent of his talents, his deadpan humour and alluring masculinity are what land him in the top five. ” - ensnhm
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese...
“ Although he was a heartthrob in his early 20s, I found him to be especially more attractive in his 30s. Perhaps he was too boyish and rakish for my liking in Titanic, but recently with films such as Revolutionary Road, his distinguished appearance and manly physique definitely establish him as beautiful in my eyes. ” - ensnhm
Wirth attended Collegiate Prep School in Manhattan and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Discovered by photographer Bruce Weber while at Brown University, he started modeling in New York City in the mid 80s for such magazines as Seventeen, GQ, Interview, and teen magazines. While at Brown he did his first Diet Pepsi Commercial before moving on to television and movies...
“ Remember the shockingly hot vampire Dwayne in The Lost Boys? Well, tall, dark and feverishly good-looking Billy Wirth makes this list for that appearance alone. ” - ensnhm
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone...
“ Apart from those big lips, chiselled features and piercing eyes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is on this list for making Henry VIII alluring. ” - ensnhm
“ Tyson Ballou is one of America's top male models. His modelling stints include top fashion labels D&G, Armani and Versace, mostly body shots as opposed to fully-clothed, obviously. His rugged features and athletic, well-built physique were the stand-out of D&G's naked 3, 7, 9 fragrance campaign. ” - ensnhm
Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He pursued...
“ Although stripped of his TV regular status now he's left Desperate Housewives as the resident shirtless gardener, his dark good looks and established sex appeal still claim him entry onto the list. ” - ensnhm
Born on June 21, 1981 in Las Vegas, Brandon Richard Flowers is the youngest of six children. Having grown up in the small town of Nephi, Utah, his best chances of getting into music were the cassettes given to him by his older brother, Shane. However, during Brandon's junior year in high school, the Flowers family returned to Las Vegas...
“ Often seen wearing make-up or sporting unusual clothing styles, Brandon Flowers is one of the few actually good-looking male frontmen/singers who are non-reliant upon their physique or sex appeal to win over fans. He could look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but if he sung Mr Brightside to me in that voice it wouldn't matter... ” - ensnhm
Joe Dallesandro's still hangin' . . . after battles with drug addiction and alcohol, brushes with the law, three broken marriages and numerous love affairs, plus the suicide of his only sibling Bob. One of the most beautifully photographed wild guys to come out of the Andy Warhol
and Paul Morrissey
“ Although underground film sex symbol Joe Dallesandro is not as well-shaped and youthful as he once was, that iconic piercing stare remains, but the peak of his physical and facial beauty was during the Warhol years, when he looked like he belonged on the catwalk. ” - ensnhm
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ WOLVERINE. That is all. ” - ensnhm
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ Although he's no romantic lead anymore, Johnny Depp's trademark weird roles actually present his sex symbol status more vividly on screen with charm, rebellion and wit alongside his pretty, chiselled face. Edward Scissorhands is the hottest character he's played. ” - ensnhm
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon on September 2, 1964. He is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor
, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese...
“ One of the few male stars who can look equally ravishing during both his 20s and 40s, Keanu Reeves does not age and his exotic good looks have remained potent. Need evidence of his appeal? Watch Point Break. Wowza... ” - ensnhm
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes
, a director; Magnus Fiennes
“ Although in films such as The English Patient he was classed as good-looking, nowadays there is something unusually beautiful about his facial features, especially his eyes. ” - ensnhm
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges
and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges
(née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges
. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ Apart from The Dude, older Jeff Bridges rarely looks as desirable as he did during the 70s, but that doesn't make him less deserving of a place on this list. Watch him in Against All Odds and try to deny that he was once rather ruggedly beautiful... ” - ensnhm
Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being frequently expelled from school...
“ This photo is not an accurate depiction of Alain Delon's beauty, he was actually blessed in his youth with one of the most desirable faces given to any screen actor. Watch him in The Leopard for evidence. ” - ensnhm
James Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956)...
“ Still hailed as one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all-time, James Dean's cult following with teenagers due to his heroically rebellious, boyish charm. How could anyone forget that he was one of the most beautiful matinee idols ever to grace celluloid? Certainly not me. His heartthrob status has not diminished, and is considered widely to be one of the 50s greatest sex symbols. ” - ensnhm
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
“ Similarly to James Dean, Heath Ledger received post-humous Oscar success and mythic cult status with his final screen performance. His good looks were raved about during the peak of his career, and although not as beautiful or devastating as James Dean, Ledger's rugged features and masculine demeanour somehow made him appear more so attractive than the likes of cherubic Jake Gyllenhaal or too rough-edged Russell Crowe. ” - ensnhm
An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club
. However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball
, and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven
and its sequels, also loom large in his filmography...
“ Although his mythic sex symbol status acquired during the 90s has faded slightly, Brad Pitt is still irresistible and remains achingly beautiful on the screen even into his late 40s; his masculinity, darker edged characterisations and facial beauty are as mesmerising as ever. For me though, he is at his most desirable as Tyler Durden in Fight Club... ” - ensnhm
Gaspard Ulliel's dream has always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis. However, fate had other plans, and he is currently pursuing an acting career. It began when Ulliel was 12 years old when he appeared in the TV film Une femme en blanc
“ Gaspard Ulliel should not be an actor, he should stick to what his oddly beautiful face was built for: modelling. His campaign for Chanel's fragrance Bleu is astonishing to look at in comparison to what he looked like in Hannibal Rising. Unshaven, slick and rugged, Gaspard Ulliel is much better looking when he's manlier. ” - ensnhm
Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the U.K. He has one sister, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at TWA. His family eventually settled in Overland Park...
“ Another terrible photo of an actually very good-looking man. Paul Rudd is one of the Apatow funnyman clan, an entirely successful trait that is secondary to his attractiveness. Although considered by many to be physically desirable, anybody who thinks otherwise, take a look at how his eyes twinkle when he smiles... ” - ensnhm
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of 1996...
“ One of the leading heartthrobs towards the last leg of the 90s and early 00s, Josh Hartnett's career has never peaked, and his acting skills have been watered down due to his good looks. Although not conventionally handsome, he's certainly striking and his face is nothing if not undeniably mesmerising. ” - ensnhm
“ Although he's never going to gain Brad Pitt sex symbol status, Jake Gyllenhaal is still very attractive, and has beautiful eyes that grant him a place on this list. ” - ensnhm
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane
. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on...
“ If you remember what he looked like in the late 80s, Billy Zane was actually the epitome of tall, dark and handsome, with actual hair, but he could still be classed as beautiful in an inherently distinguished way even now his looks have not aged that well, but only if he smiles. ” - ensnhm
Brandon Stoughton, born in 1981, in Los Angeles, California, is an American model, best known for his appearance in Britney Spears "Womanizer" music video. Stoughton started his career in 2006 represented by FORD models where he's done countless jobs all over the world from Australia to South Africa...
“ Although he's best known for appearing in Britney Spears' music video for Womanizer, Brandon Stoughton has modelled for several years. He reminds me of Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds. ” - ensnhm
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias
and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler
. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied...
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to respected actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed
who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter
, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting soul but forceful will...
Daniel Craig, one of British theatre's most famous faces, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as "James Bond" in Casino Royale
, Quantum of Solace
. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, at 41 Liverpool Road...
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova
's friend,Natacha Rambova
(nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they eloped to Mexico 13 May...
Steven Strait was born on March 23, 1986 in New York City, New York, the son of Jean (Viscione) and Richard Dyer Strait. He is of half English and half Italian descent. As a child, Steven grew up in Grenwich Village with his family. He attended Xavier High School and enrolled himself at the Stella Adler
Studio of Acting to pursue his dream as an actor...
Montgomery Clift was an American film and stage actor. He is best remembered for roles in Red River (1948), The Heiress (1949), George Stevens's A Place in the Sun (1951), a Catholic priest in Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1952), soldiers in Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953) and Edward Dmytryk's...
Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney
, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney
). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks
, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco
, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents, Alie and David Christensen, are in the communications business. He is of Danish (father) and Swedish and Italian (mother) descent. Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove...
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent
. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
The "boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement", is how Rich Cohen
described Kyle MacLachlan in a 1994 article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. That distinctly askew wholesomeness made MacLachlan a natural to become famous as the alter ego of twisted director David Lynch
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth
and Luke Hemsworth
. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee
Max Thieriot was born in 1988 in Los Altos Hills, California, and has two siblings. He was raised in Occidental, CA, and graduated from Sonoma Country Day School in 2002 and El Molino High School in 2006. He started acting when he took an improvisation class and modeled for GAP. He was also in two short films before making his big-screen debut in Catch That Kid
Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth was born in London, England, the son of Vivien (De Cala), an artist, and Simon Booth, who works in shipping for Citigroup. He has appeared on English television as (Christopher and His Kind
, Great Expectations
), starred in the film Romeo & Juliet
, and played Shem, one of the sons of Noah...
, born in 1973 is the son of Jon Voight
and Marcheline Bertrand
, and his sister is Angelina Jolie
. He went to the 1986 Oscars with his father, and then with his sister in 2000. In her acceptance speech, Angelina claimed to be "in love" with her brother, which resulted in bizarre gossip about incest, which both James & Jolie have dismissed.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw
, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson
, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth...
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer