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The Most Handsome Men In History

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.


Veronica Costa sanchez on October 20, 2020:

Brad Pitt??? Michael jackson?? Marlon Brando???

MaryAnn on September 17, 2020:

Ooh! MyMy! ELVIS!!

GAZ on August 22, 2020:

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Where is Bond? Sean Connery?

Esther Anderson on August 21, 2020:

Where is Brad Pitt!! John F Kennedy Jr??? Seriously next time let me pick!!

Sandi on July 24, 2020:

Elvis is the best ,and always will be

Dinah on July 17, 2020:

Elvis!! Unique, sexy, charming, incredibly gorgeous, and he can sing and dance like nobody. Everything in one man!!

gg on December 31, 2019:

Give some credit to the hunchback I'd bung him a pizza enayday

Margo on September 05, 2019:

Clint Eastwood

Inna on November 23, 2018:

In my opinion there is no list without including Clark Gable! (Excuse my English)

mallory vanmierlo on December 29, 2017:

what about Michael Jackson

Cherry on December 17, 2017:

Live in town where Elvis was born Saw him in a concert in 1956. I won't ever forget the moment we heard he had died. All these celebrities are great looking but none come close to the "King".

Argyro on April 14, 2016:

Elvis by far

handsomwerandyblackladdiebrad1953 on January 21, 2016:

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.!!!!!

Juliet on October 17, 2015:

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

Jaoa saint on July 26, 2015:

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

flc1963 on November 09, 2014:

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!!

ros on September 28, 2013:

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..

sjh on June 14, 2013:

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

maryrose on April 30, 2013:

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

queen on January 06, 2013:

What about Freddie Mercury??????

Donna on July 16, 2012:

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

King on July 12, 2012:

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

Elisa on July 02, 2012:

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

wwolfs on May 21, 2012:

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!

Leighsue on December 29, 2011:

Paul Newman was absolutely the most gorgeous man.

inds on June 20, 2011:

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

Alexis on December 18, 2010:

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!

senoritajd on November 27, 2010:

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 :)

QudsiaP1 on October 10, 2010:

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

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