Man Candy – 26 Of The Most Handsome Classic Film Actors

Most people would agree that looks shouldn’t matter in how we’re perceived and judged. Our actions and behavior are a much better reflection of our character and beauty.

However, Hollywood has long been a place and an industry where appearances are partially responsible for success. Talent, of course, is the main factor, but often the most successful actors are also very handsome.

Today, I’m sharing with you a list of classic film man candy whose onscreen charisma made us swoon. For the purposes of this list, I’ve only chosen actors who began their careers before 1965.

Cary Grant

Popular/Famous Films: The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, An Affair to Remember, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest.



Robert Redford

Popular/Famous Films: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, All the President’s Men, The Natural, Out of Africa.


Paul Newman

Popular/Famous Films: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Hud, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money.


William Holden

Popular/Famous Films: Sunset Boulevard, Born Yesterday, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai.


Clark Gable

Popular/Famous Films: It Happened One Night, Manhattan Melodrama, Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind.

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