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Classic Hollywood's Most Handsome Actors

Updated on April 18, 2016

Gene Kelly


This Pittsburgh native is best known for his hypnotizing dance style showcased in such films as Singin' In the Rain, An American In Paris, and Anchors Aweigh. The famous novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" was dedicated to this Kennedy Center Honoree.

Dana Andrews


Born the son of a Baptist minister, he is best known for his roles in Laura, State Fair, and The Best Years of Our Lives. He was a trained Opera singer, and served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1963-1965.

James Darren


Famous for his charming singing voice, he is best known for his roles in the Gidget trilogy and the 1980s television show T.J. Hooker. He was discovered in an elevator and is of Italian descent.

Cary Grant


Best known for his adorable chin dimple, he starred in such films as To Catch a Thief, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Charade. He dedicated his entire salary for Arsenic to the U.S. War Relief Fund, and was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming's "James Bond" character.

Bob Hope


While he starred in such films as My Favorite Blonde, Road to Rio, and The Seven Little Foys, he is best known for his prominent nose, kind demeanor, and unmatched humanitarian work. He hosted the Academy Awards eighteen times and has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Marlon Brando


Best known for his acting style and unique voice, he starred in such films as A Streetcar Named Desire, Guys and Dolls, The Godfather and On the Waterfront. He was voted number seven on Entertainment Weekly's "Greatest Movie Star of All Time" list and is a two-time Academy Award winner.

Tony Curtis


The Bronx native was best known for his pretty-boy looks and starring roles in such films as Some Like It Hot, Winchester '73, and Spartacus. He inspired Elvis Presley's famous duck-tail hairstyle, and is the father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Elvis Presley


Nicknamed the "King of Rock & Roll", he starred in such films as King Creole, Jailhouse Rock, and Viva Las Vegas. He holds the #2 spot on VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists" list and has sold more multi-platinum albums than any other performer.

Frank Sinatra


Best known for his crooning voice, he starred in such films as Guys and Dolls, The Manchurian Candidate and Can-Can. Nicknamed "Ol' Blue Eyes," he was named "Entertainer of the Century" in 2000.

Frankie Avalon


Known for his singing voice, he appeared in films such as Beach Blanket Bingo, and Drums of Africa. He is an accomplished trumpet player and is still on tour today.

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      6 months ago

      I love Gene Kelly!

      But I think in this list should be Rory Calhoun, Rossano Brazzi and Gregory Peck too...

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      6 years ago from Keizer, Oregon

      Tough call between Gene Kelly and Cary Grant but I went with Gene. I just published a hub with a collection of autographed photos from Hollywood's Classic Era that I inherited from my Dad's cousin. I love those old films and actors and actresses!!


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