The Sexiest Characters In Cinema - The Men
#23 DON LOCKWOOD
Profession Movie star; entertainer Played by Gene Kelly In Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Here's a triple threat: Gene Kelly's Don Lockwood can sing, dance and look good doing it. Proof, if such were needed, that you can be masculine even while singing about lucky stars or tap-dancing, Lockwood is the ultimate movie star. He can do comedy, action, musical numbers and love scenes with equal aplomb; makes the move from silent movie to talkies look as easy as Uggie from The Artist, and exudes industrial levels of charm the whole time. He's also in great shape, wears suits beautifully and can dance like a dream. Just imagine him smiling that smile at you and waltzing you off – literally – into the sunset; sounds like heaven.
Moment of hotness Well, duh: it's when he's just singin', and dancin', in the rain. Ideal chat up line "Let's get you out of those wet things." Any drawbacks? We suspect he can be a stickler when it comes to choreography. Seriously, if you don't know your foxtrot from your rumba, he's probably not the right man for you.
#20 Rick Blaine
Profession Bar owner; racketeer (but in a good way) Played by Humphrey Bogart In Casablanca (1943)
The perfect blend of cynicism and romance, Rick is introduced as a sort of King of Casablanca, the cock of the walk who provides the best venue in town to all comers. His world is thrown into turmoil by the reappearance of his ex, proving that he does have a heart after all. He is, in fact, a tortured romantic hero of the old school, mourning the loss of his true love before regaining her before giving her up for the good of the whole world, damnit. So brave! So noble! So hot we could melt!
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz
Moment of hotness: Putting Ilsa on a plane, in the rain, despite being all in love with her. Just so the Allies can win World War II, like that's reason enough. Ideal chat up line "Sam, would you mind playing us something other than As Time Goes By?" Any drawbacks? Could be killed by the Nazis at any moment if they realise that he's now dead set against them.
#12 EDWARD CULLEN
Edward Cullen Profession Dreamboat; vampire Played by Robert Pattinson In Twilight (2007) to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
Never has a single hairstyle had such an impact on the hearts, minds and fevered dreams of women everywhere. Edward Cullen's killer combination of brooding sensitivity and barely-restrained superpowers mean that women everywhere were willing to overlook the whole being-a-vampire thing. And the sparkling thing is pretty, we suppose.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight saga "Breaking Dawn" part I (2011)
He's certainly got that old-fashioned smoulder down, but he does show signs that he may yet be turned into a New Man by the (obsessive) object of his (obsessive) affections, Bella. Moment of hotness The insanely gratuitous first appearance in New Moon, where he walks across the school parking lot towards Bella in epic slow-motion. Twi-hards everywhere fainted with sheer delight.
Ideal chat up line "I wouldn't join Team Jacob if you paid me. I hate dogs." Any drawbacks? The insanely gratuitous first appearance in New Moon, where he walks across the school parking lot towards Bella in epic slow-motion. Twi-hards everywhere fainted with sheer delight. Source: www.empireonline.com