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The Most Handsome Men In History

Updated on October 10, 2010

Deciding on the short list for "The Most Handsome Men In History" is a tough one. This is my list, so don't expect to agree with all my choices (just don't be expecting Robert Pattinson, even if I am English like him!)  By the way, non of these are in any order, now that would be difficult!

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

 

Johnny Depp, for one thing, seems genuinely bright. Interviews and etcetera, he can actually speak intelligently when unscripted. This is very attractive. Also, his sense of humour, and gift of timing as an actor is impeccable. He has that mix of 'masculine' and 'feminine' characteristics which intrigue and attract without ever careening into effeminacy.

James Dean
James Dean

James Dean was the definition of cool: rebelious, angst-ridden, and somewhat dangerous.  Despite what many women will say, they always want a bad boy at heart. That, and the angular, classically beautiful features, pretty eyes and his blond hair makes him (in my opinion) one of the most hansome men in history.

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

 Denzel Washington has an unusual appeal for me, I wouldn't even say that handsome is the right word to describe him (but he still belongs in the list). His face is very strong, and very symmetrical as well - which is mathmatical beauty. His eyes also are very glisteny.

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley could just as easily be described as beautiful as handsome (this is before his later years, in which he let go..a little). His dark eyes and hair, the curved lip and tall frame are the definition of being handsome.He simply oozed sex appeal, but at the same time gentle and playful in nature.

Will Smith
Will Smith

Will Smith challenges the idea of handsome as there is no chisseled cheekbones but most definitely is a square jaw, I think his handsomeness is in the eyes, they almost bore into you. His height and masculinity give him an edge.

Paul Newman
Paul Newman

Paul Newman epitomizes the word handsome. He was a huge icon and was an interesting character at the same time, interested in auto racing, humanitarian work and of course, acting.His blue eyes are world famous and can only be described as truely beautiful.

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell, I think gets a lot of bad press and some of it is probably true, yes. But this doesn't take away from how handsome he is. A great irish looker and a personality to match: he isn't boring. It's his just thrown together look that makes him work, he isn't too clean cut and his face is shaggy and scrumptious all at the same time. Very handsome.

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      Argyro 19 months ago

      Elvis by far

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      handsomwerandyblackladdiebrad1953 22 months ago

      Imagine if you ladies saw Yours Truly-a 62-year-old black Canadian chap regarded cover boy handsome,muscular and a bit beefy at 5'9",192 lb.,sporting 171/2" biceps but STILL attempting to shed about 10-12 lb.!!!!!

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      Juliet 2 years ago

      Elvis was beautiful for sure--on the inside as well as the outside. I agree with all of these but would add Robert Redford and Sydney Poitier. Both also beautiful and great actors with a timelessness to their looks

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      Jaoa saint 2 years ago

      Elvis..Marlon Brando ... Jim Morrison ... Paul Newman ...

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      flc1963 3 years ago

      If Will Smith were chocolate he'd eat himself and that for me takes away any good looks he might have. Paul Newman my oh my was he handsome. Elvis was always lovely especially late 60s early 70s when he was just the most gorgeous and perfect looking man that ever lived. He was and still is unique. I would have added John Kennedy Jr, so handsome. I too thank you for not including Brad Pitt and also George Clooney - sick of the sight of both of them!!

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      Cherry 3 years ago

      ros is correct. Elvis Presley had blue eyes.

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      ros 4 years ago

      elvis had no dark eyes .... his eyes were blue, denim blue.... and you are right when you say that he was as beautiful as handsome. Even his last years.....he had plenty of charisma..

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      sjh 4 years ago

      OnlyPaul Newman should be on this list.................

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      maryrose 4 years ago

      they are not the most handsome i have seen people more handsome than they are

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      queen 4 years ago

      What about Freddie Mercury??????

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      Donna 5 years ago

      Paul Newman is the most handsome and I love Denzel's face. Thank you for not including Brad Pitt.

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      King 5 years ago

      A List that doesn't include brad pitt is an absolute baloney!! No disrespect for the other actors, but a fact is a fact!

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      Elisa 5 years ago

      Where's Jim Morrison? Or Brad Pitt? They are more handsome then all off these, in my opinion :D!

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      wwolfs 5 years ago

      Nice list of men of history. A few of who I would pick and how I would describe them: 1. Paul Newman - his eyes - dreamy and mischievous 2. Elvis Presley - youthful - energy and passion 3. James Dean - carefree - wild and reckless.

      One other I would add to my list that's not on here, the greatest movie actor of all time - Marlon Brando - stern - power and control. Fun hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Leighsue 5 years ago

      Paul Newman was absolutely the most gorgeous man.

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      inds 6 years ago

      awesome list..johny and dean are too good, my all time favs

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      Alexis 6 years ago

      I was just thinking that Johnny drop should be on the list and then, he turns out to be the first one! Very good job here!

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      senoritajd 6 years ago

      Paul Newman...delicious, and the list is also missing Marlon Brando. James Dean, oh my God, he is the ultimate heartthrob. I am obsessed with him :)

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      QudsiaP1 7 years ago

      Hahaha, I actually was expecting Robert's picture in here. Good job. Thumb's up.