May 20th 2008 03:58
My selection is a little broader to say the least. I’m including young men from across the ages, modern and classic. All of them are adored by the camera; some of them even devour it. Yeah, they're pretty boys, that's what matinee idols are. But they're more than just a pretty face, they ooze sex appeal, sometimes a hint or a smirk of danger, and as good as they look in a silk shirt or Armani suit, they always look dynamite with their shirt off.
I’ve always appreciated high cheekbones on a man, there’s something slightly exotic, yet incredibly debonair about a male visage with a strong profile. And if I might be so bold, a man in monochrome speaks volumes!
So, without further adieu, here are just a few of my afternoon delights …
I love the broody nature of actors like Joaquin Phonenix and Jonathon Rhys-Meyers. I admire the chameleon aspect to actors like Christian Bale and Johnny Depp. But I'm a great fan of Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford). And the nonchalant pulchritude of Javier Bardem, he just exudes pure, unadultered style and substance. But for straight-up, no bullshit, sensational, matinee idol good looks? Alain Delon.