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Old 08-06-2019, 02:53 PM
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Tyrone Power was the handsomest actor of old Hollywood


This thread is a companion piece to the thread talking about the most beautiful actresses of old Hollywood.

IMO, Tyrone Power tops the list. I don't think anyone else could quite compete with him, unless maybe a young Cary Grant.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:12 PM
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I know right. He was a beautiful man. I've just recently paid attention. I watch many old movies, not sure how I missed him.
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I don't think I'd ever really looked at a picture of Power before. Very handsome man.

But, daaaaaang, Cary Grant.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:40 PM
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I know right. He was a beautiful man. I've just recently paid attention. I watch many old movies, not sure how I missed him.
Check him out in Blood and Sand. There are a trio of Hollywood's most gorgeous in that movie: Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, and Linda Darnell.

Tyrone Power in matador pants is a sight to see.
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Tyrone Power in matador pants is a sight to see.
Like so?
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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Errol Flynn had his issues but gee whiz, he was a good-lookin' man.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:36 PM
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Yup.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:03 PM
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Check him out in Blood and Sand. There are a trio of Hollywood's most gorgeous in that movie: Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, and Linda Darnell.
Power and Darnell are like a master class in good looks in MARK OF ZORRO, where, what, either of them is going to have eyes for anyone else?
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:48 PM
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If your ever in a lifeboat with him you better row!


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Old 08-06-2019, 06:12 PM
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:42 PM
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Well... too pretty for me. I'm basing this on how I'd feel if I were to put on his face. Mine's a toss up between Darren Macgavin and Telly Savalas.
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I forgot - I only recently saw Gary Cooper in a silent film. I didn't realize he started acting so young, and he was pretty jaw-dropping. This image is from about the same era, I think.
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:55 PM
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There's a pic of Paul Newman shirtless and smoking a cigarette. It's how I learned I was gay.

I once saw a still from an old western of a hunk in a tub that I dreamed about for years. I regret never reverse image searching it to see if I could find out who that guy was.
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There's a pic of Paul Newman shirtless and smoking a cigarette. It's how I learned I was gay.
This one? Yeah, he's verra handsome.
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How about Boris Karloff smoking?

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This one? Yeah, he's verra handsome.
I like him, sorta
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:13 PM
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Keaton's handsomeness has always been underrated, probably because he wasn't a leading man. But he sure was gorgeous.
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Keaton's handsomeness has always been underrated, probably because he wasn't a leading man. But he sure was gorgeous.
There are some pictures of him as a young man where I do think he looks quite handsome. Unfortunately, a lot of pictures of him feature his trademark deadpan expression, which may, to some, make him look less attractive.

Also, he reminds me more than a little of how my father looked when he was young.
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No one will ever beat Cary Grant. I think he was at his peak at around age 50, the “To Catch A Thief” era. A dazzling movie star, another creature on the extinct species list.
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Well, if that's what you consider the handsomest of them all, you do you.

In less, um, idiosyncratic choices, though, as long as we're going back as far as the silent-film era, there's a reason Rudolph Valentino became essentially the first male sex symbol of the movies. Wow.

If you like them a bit more British-quirky-looking, though, then before there were the Day-Lewises and the Cumberbatches there was Leslie Howard.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:07 AM
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Clark Gable. Definitely.
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:42 AM
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Valentino gets my vote for what it's worth. Some pretty tough competition though.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:20 AM
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If you like them a bit more British-quirky-looking, though, then before there were the Day-Lewises and the Cumberbatches there was Leslie Howard.
Leslie Howard has always gotten my pulse racing. Too bad he died way, way, way too young.
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Well, if that's what you consider the handsomest of them all, you do you.
Hey! I’m allowed to have a “type!”

(Young Boris was A looker, if you like rugged dudes. Scroll down to the second photo.)

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Old 08-08-2019, 08:58 AM
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Danny Kaye for me.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:04 AM
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But, really, Humphrey Bogart is hard down ugly. I'm not sure how he got into the movies.
Oh, IMHO.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:06 AM
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:07 AM
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My old-time Hollywood crushes - These guys were gorgeous when they first started out.

Cary Grant
Gary Cooper
Gregory Peck
Robert Taylor
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:23 AM
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Agreed!
Bacall made him look better. A little.
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OMG people!! Errol Flynn!!! Hands down!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:57 PM
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Gary Cooper (not the top image). Perfection.
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Errol Flynn had his issues but gee whiz, he was a good-lookin' man.
I was about 20 when cable tv started finally showing classic movies, and I loved them. And when they showed 'Captain Blood', omg, I fell so in love withe Errol Flynn, GORGEOUS!

Charlie Chaplin, in some of his early photos, was not bad!

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Old 08-09-2019, 10:45 PM
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I forgot - I only recently saw Gary Cooper in a silent film. I didn't realize he started acting so young, and he was pretty jaw-dropping. This image is from about the same era, I think.
Yup on Gary Cooper, but Nope, that image is at least 10 years after silents were over.

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Gary Cooper (not the top image). Perfection.
Yup. You should note that part of that link (the first image) might be not safe for work. But if you click, scroll down to the second photo. And then keep scrolling, it only gets better. Even when he was much older he was dazzling in romantic roles. Look at "Love in the Afternoon" if you have any doubts.
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Look at "Love in the Afternoon" if you have any doubts.
Just watched that. Cooper actually took my eyes off Audrey Hepburn.
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