Who's the prettiest...?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:07 PM
Who's the prettiest...?
Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:17 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:43 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
Fotofolio has published an unusual new postcard of Brando, a darkish close-up (not online).
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:27 PM
Often the prettiest boys in the era under discussion, which I take to be the Fifties, were not nearly as talented and/or famous (or their period of time at the top was brief)............
Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:24 PM
I assume that we are all too old and dignified to start discussing online who was the hottest...
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:03 PM
I forgot about Somebody Up There ... I always thought Newman started with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. I somehow never felt he went as deeply into the roles as Clift, Brando and Dean did, nor did he make them seem as personally dangerous. He was more of a professional ... and too nice a guy.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:28 PM
True, Quiggin, Newman was never in the same league as an actor as Clift or Brando and he'd be the first to admit it, I expect. (Another one of his jokes was about the actor whose career collapsed overnight when his eyes turned brown.) In the early years he could be downright wooden and I didn't think he was wholly successful as a character actor later on. But he was a skilled film actor and a very great star.
I wouldn't class Dean with Clift or Brando in terms of talent, although he was still very young, and in many respects I'd say Brando stands alone. Tennessee Williams thought the advent of the Brando phenomenon contributed to Clift's personal decline and he may have been on to something. I think there was room for both of them but perhaps Clift didn't feel that way.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:44 PM
No we're not...not at all..!
In any case, I was trying to limit the list to: 1-Less than five "mainstream" actors...(famous for more than their face), and 2-Those that, besides having made it to be considered "serious" actors, also had one of those doll-like faces...(which is why I pick the term "pretty" instead of "handsome" on purpose). II probably should take Dean out of that list. His beauty wasn't similar as the other three. For me it was more "handsomeness" than "prettiness". Yes... I will take him down and substitute him for one that I think better deserves to be up there: Mr. Tony Curtis. (And anyway, Dean hasn't gotten one single vote, so...)
There were many actors from Hollywood's Golden Era that were certainly very "handsome", although I wouldn't call them "pretty". The four in my first post have definitely almost a surreal look at one point..."inhumanly perfect" as dirac stated, something that others, like Clark Gable didn't have. In modern times I would establish the same difference using Brad Pitt vs. George Clooney as examples.
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