Pushing 100 and still oh so classy!
Immortal hotties who can give men half their age a complex.
There’s something about these vintage men. Giants among boys who roamed the silver screens and filled the dreams of women in days gone by. What’s amazing is that even eons later these guys can make a girl’s heart beat a little faster. Sure, we’ve got Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Brad Pitt but none of them can hold a candle to the rugged charm of a Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Amitabh Bachchan or Vinod Khanna. We always say that they don’t make movies like they used to, but as these ten hunks prove, they also don’t make them sexy like they used to.
From A Fistful of Dollars to Dirty Harry to Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood is one of the most enduring performers and cinematic icons ever. A passionate actor and storyteller, Eastwood has become more prolific and Oscar-worthy as he’s grown older. Can any other male actors over 80 be as impossibly cool as Clint Eastwood? Another plus: his son Scott is like a younger, frat boy version of him!
The drawling Scottish burr, the laconic James Bond (Sean Connery) whose been named the “Sexiest man Alive” countless times. “Sexy at 26, more so at 60” is how one time wife Shelley Winters describes him. Toy boys may come and go but Connery endures forever. Thirty years and 48 films into his career, he can still upstage fresh-faced upstarts with his breathtakingly craggy profile.
The old-fashioned hotel Sir Roger Moore stays in when in London smells of oak and cigars, much like a set from a ’80s James Bond movie. His seventh and last outing as Bond was in A View to a Kill at 57. Sir Roger has never been content with just being handsome; he’s brilliantly funny too, a rare combination in an actor. The longest serving Bond, he confides that he was most nervous when he had to first say, “My name is Bond, James Bond.”
As he turns 72, Amitabh Bachchan, the Big B of Bollywood has a bigger fan following than ever before! Why? His humility, the disarming laugh and the ease with which he makes the simplest small townie feel important and loved, as anyone whose watching Kaun Banega… will attest to. He never badmouths anyone; always the family patriarch surrounded by his loving kids and grandkids, Mr. Bachchan has reinvented himself time and again like the proverbial Phoenix.
One of the greatest actors in Hollywood, Al Pacino established himself as an enduring, iconic part of the American film industry in the ’70s. One of Hollywood’s most enduring and notorious bachelors, he never married. Starting with the Godfather where his intense, gritty performance was lauded, he went on to spawn the Method approach to acting that countless aspiring actors were to follow in decades to come.
One of the biggest stars of the ’80s and ’90s, Vinod Khanna has been part of 150 movies. Called the Hamlet of Bollywood, the cleft chinned handsome hunk trained with a pehelvan to beef up before he started acting. Many years ago this brooding film star-turned-politician renounced it all to become a Rajneesh disciple and live at Osho’s ashram in Pune. Mercifully this was a short lived stint and the sexy sanyasi returned to his heartbroken fans.
Warren Beatty wasn’t your typical handsome Bollywood hunk. There was something about him that made women want to nurture and romance him. Rumor has it that he slept with 13,000 women over 75 years! He, along with Shirley MacLaine (his sister), Jane Fonda, and a handful of other stars, still signify the “Silver Age” of Hollywood, when studios gave untested, experimental directors like Polanski and Coppola the freedom to make inexpensive yet exquisite masterpieces.
Dustin Hoffman, 77, was dubbed the sexiest man alive by Glamour magazine this year. Best known for his roles in Rain Man, Kramer vs. Kramer and the lovable female nanny in Tootsie, Hoffman says his outing as a woman made realize how men often unwittingly reinforce impossibly high standards of female beauty. Whoa! Here’s a man with the sensitivity of a woman! Can it get any better?
Actor and narrator Morgan Freeman went from aspiring fighter pilot to celebrated star of classics like Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven and Batman Begins. Today he is one of most recognized actors in the world, famous for both his talent and unforgettably rasping honey-on-toast voice.
There’s no one quite like Garam Dharam Dharmendra, the original broad chested, dream eyed Punjab da puttar. At one time in the ’70s, three—yes three—Dharmendra films were running simultaneously in theatres to full houses. Remember this was the time when Romance King Rajesh Khanna ruled the ranks and the brooding Angry Young Man Amitabh Bachchan had just arrived. In the years to follow stars came and faded but Dharmendra was the rock that didn’t budge.
So who do you think is the hottest of them all?