Monday, January 11, 2010

Top 10 Actors

And now.... the sexy men! Same as the ladies, my top 2 favorites I have a tiny description for and for all I included my favorite movies of theirs.

1.) William Powell - This one leads the pack by a landslide for me. I think William Powell is beyond the bee's knees! The funny thing is that even though he's not your typical drop dead gorgeous type, his debonair vibe and suave sophistication just had me hooked the first time I saw one of his movies, which happened to be My Man Godfrey (1936). His acting is phenomenal, in my opinion, and for me he still had it all, that talent and debonair sexiness, in his later films such as Life with Father (1947) and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).  I also loved, of course, The Thin Man (1934).

2.) Robert Walker - I was introduced to Robert Walker by his film See Here, Private Hargrove (1944). It was quite a funny film, mostly thanks to Walker's/Hargrove's antics and after watching this film I stalked TCM for any other Robert Walker films. I loved them all, and even though he played a bad guy in it I especially liked Strangers on a Train (1951). Eventually he took a soft spot in my heart for what I read about his personal life - how Jennifer Jones left him for David Selznick, and he never recovered from that blow and spent years in depression. Eventually he died because of it, having been given a sedative to calm one of his panic attacks but turns out he had an allergic reaction to it, so he died. He was only 32. :(

3.) William Holden - LOVED Stalag 17 (1953),  Sunset Boulevard (1950), Born Yesterday (1950), The World of Susie Wong (1960).

4.) Fred Astaire - Swing Time (1936), Top Hat (1935), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Ziegfeld Follies (1946).

5.) Ray Milland - The Major and the Minor (1942), Dial M for Murder (1954), Beau Geste (1939).

6.) James Stewart - Rear Window (1954), Made For Each Other (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), The Glenn Miller Story (1953).

7.) Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx - A Night at the Opera (1935), A Night in Casablanca (1946), Animal Crackers (1930).

8.) Cary Grant - My Favorite Wife (1940), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Penny Serenade (1941).

9.) Clark Gable - It Happened One Night (1934), Gone With the Wind (1939), Red Dust (1932).

10.) Randolph Scott - Follow the Fleet (1936), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), My Favorite Wife (1940).


  1. Thanks Ginge! :) Were you referring to any one in particular, or the lot? xoxo

  2. Great list!

    That description for Bill Powell was so well written!

    And thanks for the picture of Bill Holden; I've never seen it before! I love that man and his smile. :-D

  3. A nice, eclectic list of favourites!
    I agree about William Powell - I haven't seen anyone handle comedy as lightly and effortlessly-seeming as him.

  4. Completely agree with your assessment of William Powell!! Great post!

  5. Thanks all! Glad to see all the William Powell love out there xoxoxo! :)

  6. Bill Powell's my all-time favorite actor, that voice and his deft sophistication. He may not have been the conventional paragon of "handsome," but he married Carole Lombard (and they stayed good friends after their divorce) and romanced Jean Harlow. Any man involved with both of these goddesses must have something going for him!