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20+ Hollywood Hunks Through the Years That Make Our Hearts Beat Faster

Hollywood not only brings us entertainment, but also actors and actresses who heat up the screen. These heartthrobs grace the screen for years, giving us another reason to watch movies or go to concerts. Actors like James Dean and Zac Efron prove that while male beauty may evolve, it’s hard to deny their charm no matter what year it is.

Bright Side brings you portraits of Hollywood’s handsome men from the one with the earliest rise to stardom to the latest to achieve a breakthrough.

1920s: Clark Gable

The “King of Hollywood” was famous for his role as Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind.

1930s: Cary Grant

Grant starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby.

1940s: Frank Sinatra

One of the most influential musical artists in the 20th century with songs like “My Way” and “Fly Me To The Moon.”

1950s: Marlon Brando

The Godfather was one of Brando’s best works.

1950s: Elvis Presley

The “King of Rock and Roll” was famous for songs like “Jailhouse Rock” and “Love Me Tender.”

1960s: Sean Connery

The retired Scottish actor was the first to play the James Bond character in a movie.

1960s: Alain Delon

This French actor received critical acclaim for his role in Plein Soleil (Purple Noon).

1970s: Harrison Ford

Ford was well-known for his roles as Han Solo in Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

1980s: Richard Gere

Gere’s work in American Gigolo established him as a sex symbol.

1980s: Denzel Washington

Washington won 2 Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor for the movie Glory and Best Actor for Training Day.

1980s: Pierce Brosnan

The Irish actor starred in 4 James Bond movies.

1980s: Tom Cruise

Cruise is most well-known for his role of Ethan Hunt in the successful Mission: Impossible franchise.

1980s: Keanu Reeves

Nobody could forget Reeves’ work in The Matrix trilogy.

1990s: George Clooney

Clooney’s fame shot up further with his involvement in the movie Ocean’s Eleven.

1990s: Brad Pitt

Some of Pitt’s greatest commercial successes have been Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

2000s: Idris Elba

The English actor who is known for his work on the BBC One series Luther was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2018.

2000s: Hugh Jackman

Needless to say, Jackman’s best known work is Wolverine aka Logan in the X-Men franchise.

2000s: Chris Evans

Who else other than Evans could give the best portrayal of Captain America?

2000s: Dwayne Johnson

The wrestler turned actor found successes in both and is known for his WWE performances and The Fast and the Furious franchise.

2000s: Chris Hemsworth

With his golden locks and muscular arms, the Australian actor is the best Thor anyone could hope for.

2000s: Chris Pine

Pine is known for playing James T. Kirk in Star Trek and Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman.

Who on this list do you think could swoon you in a heartbeat? Share with us which Hollywood man you think is the hottest!

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