21 Vintage Hollywood Studs Who Are Way Hotter Than Today’s Actors

My post on Marlon Brando’s immortal, timeless hotness sparked some debate amongst my friends as to who truly is the sexiest of them all. I’ve already put in my (totally correct) vote that Brando is the hottest person in the history of hot people. However, I will not deny the internet more hotties, and when I browsed the list of vintage studs, I found there’s a lot of sexy to go around.

In 2013, we have our Channing Tatums and our Zac Efrons, but nothing we will ever produce can hold a candle to Montgomery Clift and James Dean. We always say that they don’t make movies like they used to, but as this these 21 hotties prove, they also don’t make sexy like they used to.

1. Paul Newman

Paul Newman/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof/Amazon

Interests: Hanging out with Robert Redford, staring at you with his crazy blue eyes.

Enjoys: Long walks on the beach, repressed homosexual love triangles with Elizabeth Taylor.

2. Cary Grant

His Girl Friday/Amazon
His Girl Friday/Amazon

Interests: Talking really fast, proving that he’s the most suave person who has ever lived.

Enjoys: Wearing suits, being in Hitchcock movies.

3. Rock Hudson

All That Heaven Allows/Amazon
All That Heaven Allows/Amazon

Interests: Men.

Enjoys: Pillow talks with Doris Day, being taller than everyone else on the planet.

4. James Dean

Rebel Without a Cause/Amazon
Rebel Without a Cause/Amazon

Interests: Brooding, forming non-traditional families.

Enjoys: Wearing red jackets, throwing his coat on the ground because he doesn’t respect authority.

5. Gene Kelly

On the Town/Amazon
On the Town/Amazon

Interests: Singing (and dancing) in the rain, making your panties wet.

Enjoys: Smiling, gallivanting across Paris with Leslie Caron.

6. Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck/The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Gregory Peck/The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Interests: Fatherhood, chasing the white whale.

Enjoys: Roman Holidays, fighting post-war racism in the South.

7. Warren Beatty

Bonnie and Clyde/Amazon
Bonnie and Clyde/Amazon

Interests: Himself (mostly).

Enjoys: Having Carly Simon songs written about him (maybe), being inside Annette Bening (definitely).

8. Jean-Paul Belmondo

Pierrot Le Fou/Amazon
Pierrot Le Fou/Amazon

Interests: Gangster movies, girls with pixie haircuts.

Enjoys: Smoking cigarettes, running from the law.

9. Montgomery Clift

A Place in the Sun/Amazon
A Place in the Sun/Amazon

Interests: Tennessee Williams, Sigmund Freud.

Enjoys: Looking really sad all the time, not smiling (except in those unicorn moments).

10. Clark Gable

Chained/Amazon
Chained/Amazon

Interests: Perfecting his moustache, lung cancer.

Enjoys: Telling off spoiled Southern women, great one-liners.

11. Robert Redford

The Way We Were/Amazon
The Way We Were/Amazon

Interests: Daisy Buchanan, Utah.

Enjoys: Directing movies no one sees, making everyone else around him look ugly.

12. Steve McQueen

Bullitt/Amazon
The Getaway/Amazon

Interests: Driving cars sexily, turtlenecks.

Enjoys: Escaping from things, stealing paintings.

13. William Holden

Sunset Bvld/Amazon
Sunset Bvld/Amazon

Interests: Audrey Hepburn, taking off his shirt for no reason.

Enjoys: Being the object of Gloria Swanson’s affections, pools.

14. Farley Granger

Strangers on a Train/Amazon
Strangers on a Train/Amazon

Interests: Trading murders with you, tennis.

Enjoys: Feuding with Alfred Hitchcock, being the least interesting part of every movie he’s in.

15. Errol Flynn

Still from The Perfect Specimen/Amazon
Still from The Perfect Specimen/IMDB

Interests: Pirates, playing dress up in the bedroom.

Enjoys: Sword fights, stealing from the 1%.

16. Burt Lancaster

From Here to Eternity/Amazon
From Here to Eternity/Amazon

Interests: Being all-American, rose tattoos.

Enjoys: Making out on the beach, confusing people as to which Airport movie he was in.

17. Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins/Goodbye Again
Anthony Perkins/Goodbye Again

Interests: Self-denial, his mother.

Enjoys: Sandwiches, taking showers with you.

18. Henry Fonda

Jezebel/Amazon
Jezebel/Amazon

Interests: Justice, raising an awesome daughter.

Enjoys: Standing up for the little guy, overcoming impossible odds.

19. Sir Lawrence Olivier

Rebecca/Amazon
Rebecca/Amazon

Interests: Taking baths with Tony Curtis, Shakespeare.

Enjoys: Eating oysters and snails, being the original Mr. Darcy.

20. John Cassavetes

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Husbands/Amazon

Interests: Mental illness, Satan.

Enjoys: Making movies with his entire family, inspiring Le Tigre songs.

21. Clint Eastwood

Paint Your Wagon/Amazon
Paint Your Wagon/Amazon

Interests: Chewing on straw, gunfights.

Enjoys: Not talking, spawning mind-bogglingly hot offspringTC mark

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