With a background in drag racing, Steve Mc Queen greatly advanced the devil-may-care sexy-man archetype. Michael Caine Because he's sustained a prolific career well into his seventies, Michael Caine's name may suggest "dignified elder statesman" more than "ascot-bedecked lust object." But watch and you'll see why he got famous in the first place. Tony Curtis With his dark curls and dark eyes, Tony Curtis radiated an intensity that allowed him to stand next to Marilyn Monroe in pumps and rouge in for an on-screen example) only adds to the sense you get that this real-life satyr would sleep with anyone. Errol Flynn If you inspire an enduring locker-room boast ("in like Flynn"), it is safe to say that you have earned your spot as a sexual icon. Bruce Lee With one flying high-kick in , Bruce Lee shattered a sign reading "No Dogs and Chinese Allowed." With the whole of his career, he shattered the similar restrictions about Asian-Americans in Hollywood, allowing actors who'd once been relegated playing waiters and servants to take roles with agency, sex appeal, and killer abs. Ewan Mc Gregor Though Ewan Mc Gregor's square jaw, bright blue eyes, and lovely speaking voice are indisputably appealing, we're most attached to his penis, which he shows off at any opportunity (see ).
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Just ask Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez. Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas is actually a pretty good actor (see him in an Almodovar movie), but it almost didn't matter in the mid-'90s, when he capably filled the "big-eyed Latin lover" niche. Sidney Poitier In 1963, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Lead Actor.
The camp appeal of stuff like the sex scene from should not be underestimated. Michael Fassbender If you're wondering if you can be called a sex symbol, ask yourself if George Clooney has complimented your enormous penis on national television. But his suave, sophisticated style carried more lasting resonance than any award. Matthew Mc Conaughey Mc Conaughey is one of the few men on this list who's publicly stated that he feels comfortable being called a sex symbol.
Instead, he earned international recognition with edgy performances in sexually charged dramas like , and a few thrusts amid a surge of waves on a Hawaiian beach, and we have the blue-eyed Burt Lancaster, forever emblazoned in sex-symbol history. Ryan Gosling Thoughtful, intense, and unabashedly feminist, Ryan Gosling is a sex symbol for our time. He illuminated the '80s with his brusque charm, and remains lodged in our memories somewhere between crushable campiness and genuine lust. Tom Selleck Though Burt Reynolds paved the way for the hairy man, Tom Selleck earned his own witty niche in the mustachioed market. Melvin Van Peebles Standing at the helm of his own acclaimed film about a revolutionary hustler, , Melvin Van Peebles created blaxploitation and returned black men's sexuality to a cinema that had emasculated them for decades. Wesley Snipes He probably seems like less of a sex symbol now that he's in prison for tax evasion.
But once, the chiseled Wesley Snipes projected the sex appeal of a man who could rip your dress off with one throw of a glaive.