If it comes to choosing the most beautiful actors of the year , or of the last decade, we must take into account how women’s tastes change over time and from generation to generation.

It is not easy to draw up this kind of rankings, but paradoxically it becomes very easy if you have to choose the ten most beautiful men of all time.

The most beautiful actors “ever”, or those whose charm has not yet been beaten or forgotten. And then the new ones will realize that some old people still dominate unchallenged.


  • Alain Delon
  • Richard Gere
  • James Dean
  • Brad Pitt
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Robert Redford
  • Johnny Depp
  • George Clooney
  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Paul Newman
  • Gregory Peck
  • Sean Connery
  • Marlon Brando
  • Hugh Grant
  • Bradley Charles Cooper
  • Rodolfo Valentino
  • Chris Pratt
  • Scott Eastwood

Alain Delon

The first name to report to the public among the beautiful actors of all time is Alain Delon.

Now old, the great French actor has not lost that magnetic charm that made him “the most beautiful man in the world” since the 1960s.

Even today, it is the very blue eyes that take your breath away but you don’t even forget his physique and smile that have held up this record over time.

Richard Gere

He entered the lives of many women with the film American Gigolo , that ever-changing beauty that led him to be a damned glamorous today and a gentleman officer tomorrow has left his mark over the centuries. Memorable interpretations of him alongside another immortal diva, Julia Roberts, at the turn of the 80s and 90s.

The second place may not do it justice, but it is still a myth among myths and will always be.

James Dean

Promising star who died too soon , the ambiguous but beautiful face of this boy still stands out on the posters, on the T-shirts, on the symbols of those who consider his charm practically eternal. An actor who has become a legend today.

Brad Pitt

How can we forget that women of two generations have at least once uttered the phrase “as beautiful as Brad Pitt”? And that explains everything, for the fourth place of this actor in the list of the most beautiful ever.

Keanu Reeves

Exotic charm, dark colors, the semi-Polynesian beauty of this charming American actor continues to impress even today. He could easily climb the rankings, and it is not said that he does not do it by maturing his beauty with age.

Michael Fassbender

The new generation enters with arrogance with the Nordic charm of Michael Fassbender, an Irish actor of German origin who has distinguished himself not only for beauty but also for important roles in films such as Steve Jobs and Dodici Anni Schiavo .

Robert Redford

The blond American is still very active today despite being over 80 years old. His hair is no longer blond but the beauty that has characterized him throughout his life is still evident and has a certain effect, both on the elderly and on the young fans.

Johnny Depp

Dark but eternal fascination for this actor from the American province who from the Kentucky countryside has become the most beautiful pirate in the history of cinema. Despite the increasingly opaque eyeglasses, his gaze “kills” again.

George Clooney

It once stood at the top of the standings, today it seems a bit forgotten. But he doesn’t have a problem with it, and with that smile that reminds so much of the young Sean Connery he enjoys his primacy of eternal beauty.

Marcello Mastroianni

A shred of Italy in the ranking of “beautiful forever” and maintained by our unforgettable Marcello Mastroianni. His beauty was not so much Latin, but I still conquered the hearts of women all over the world. And the memory of him still does today.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Born in Los Angeles in 1974, he is one of the most famous and beautiful actors. And the charm of him, despite the age passes for everyone, remains unchanged. If not even increased. 

He made his fame available to support the battles for the environment by founding the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He became famous with the highest grossing film Titanic . But it’s not the only blockbuster he starred in.

Two titles for everyone: Inception and The Wolf of Wall Street. But his filmography has more than 30 titles. He also has seven Oscar nominations to his credit (five for Best Actor. He won one in that sense on the occasion of the film Revenant – Redivivo) while those at the Golden Globe are twelve. ‘Only’ (so to speak) five BAFTA nominations while there are eight at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Finally, there are ten nominations for the Satellite Awards and eleven for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

E anche Cavaliere dell’Ordre des arts et des lettres.

Small curiosity: it was dubbed, in Italian, by 5 people. 

Paul Newman

Actor, director and film producer, born in Ohio in 1925. Winner of 3 Oscars between 1986 and 1994. The first for his career, then as best actor and later for his commitment to social issues. To be added to the bulletin board 7 Golden Globes and 1 Emmy Award. Precisely in this field, beyond his famous skills as a consummate actor, he stands out for his uncommon spirit of solidarity.

It was in the 1960s when Paul decided to take a stand and expose himself in favor of African Americans in the rampant fight against racism. A struggle for civil rights involving other illustrious personalities who side with him, such as Marlon Brando.

The food company he funded donated its proceeds entirely to charity. In addition, he founded an association active in the search for therapies for sick children. And to think that at the beginning of his glorious career Paul Newman was almost snubbed by film critics for interpretations considered, according to some, unpleasant and empathetic in the eyes of the public. But the 50 years or more of his stay in the world of cinema say something quite different.

Among his most famous films “Up there someone loves me”, “The cat on a hot roof”, “Exodus”, “The bully”, “The color of money”. A rebellious and nonconformist personality stood out so much in them that fully represented him even in real life. 

He starred opposite Robert Redford in “The Sting” in 1973. He takes the form of a boss, John Rooney, in his latest film “He Was My Father”, dated 2002.

He died in 2008 of lung cancer.

Gregory Peck

American actor born in 1916, also with a long social militancy to accompany the cinematic glory. Golden period lived between the 40s and the 60s that earned him the Oscar for best actor in 1963. He also receives the humanitarian Oscar award Jean Hersholt 5 years later.

In most cases he plays characters inclined to morality and the exaltation of liberal ideals. The lawyer Atticus Finch in the 1962 film “The darkness beyond the hedge” is an emblematic example of this from this point of view. Absolute symbol of morality and social integralism of American black and white cinema. Glamor icon of yesteryear.

Sean Connery

Actor and film producer born in Edinburgh in 1930. To his credit 1 Academy Award and 3 Golden Globes. In the 60s he reached the peak of popularity through the interpretation of James Bond and agent 007. 

Considered one of the men, as well as actors, more fascinating than ever for gallantry and elegance. He gives birth to the role of policeman Jimmy Malone in the 1987 film The Untouchables. He works alongside famous directors such as Sydney Lumet and Alfred Hitchcock.

Disappeared in 2020.

Marlon Brando

He was born in 1924 in the States and began a military career. Soon, however, he realizes that his future is directed towards the cinema. Perfect prototype of the psychological character with internal and external conflicts, typical of American cinema of the 50s. He affirms himself thanks to the Actor’s Studio. 

In the first film, “Men”, he plays the part of a man incapacitated by war. “Fronte del porto” in 1954 threw him straight towards the Oscar as best leading actor. “The savage” sees him as the protagonist in the role of a young rebel struggling with a life in disarray. 

In the 70s he went down in the history of cinema in the role of Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather”. In this case he receives another Oscar, but refuses it in protest against the discriminatory treatment suffered by the American Indians. He becomes Colonel Kurz in “Apocalypse Now”, another great success by Francis Ford Coppola.

Hugh Grant

Handsome and a bit awkward, born in 1960. Success reaches him at the age of 34 with the film Four weddings and a funeral. A Fulham fan, he has had several relationships and children from several different partners. 

He has had numerous nominations, he has also done television and fans of the Sanremo Festival may remember him. In fact, he was a guest in the 2005 edition, hosted by Paolo Bonolis. 

Bradley Charles Cooper

Born in Philadelphia in 1975, he leaps to the honors of the cinephile news with the trilogy of ‘The Hangover’.

With the film The Positive Side – Silver Linings Playbook, he managed to get his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Despite being an actor known for his movies to watch, he makes his television debut with Sex and the City.

He then made his debut as a director in 2018, and among the actresses of his work A Star is Born there is also Lady Gaga. 

Rodolfo Valentino

Actor and dancer from Puglia, Castellaneta to be precise. The star par excellence. Sex symbol from which the stereotype of the implacable and irresistible Latin lover spreads, still in vogue. Over time, it can be compared to the figure of Charlie Chaplin for the assimilation and mastery of the so-called silent cinema. 

Chris Pratt

Born in Virginia in 1979, he became famous thanks to his holdings in Everwood and Parks and Recreation. In 2016, he gets a prestigious award: best action performance for Jurassic World.

Chris Pratt is the proof that in America everything is possible: he worked as a waiter in a restaurant and is noticed there by the director Rae Dawn Chong.

After parting with Anna Faris, he is currently married to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter.

Scott Eastwood

He is one of the youngest in this ranking, if not the youngest. But, you know, we must satisfy even the less ‘nostalgic’. Although he was only born in 1986, he has already had several awards and has participated in over 25 films. He and Clint Eastwood’s son.

The latter, however, discards him at an audition for the film American Sniper. He confessed to losing his girlfriend in a car accident.