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Our 13 Favorite Leading Men From Old Movies! How Did Your Favorite Rank?

Handsome, strong, but able to cry once in a while…Our favorites always had just the right stuff to make a film go from average to amazing. It’s one of the reasons we love old movies so darned much.

9) Paul Newman

A pro at both acting and racing, Paul Newman made a big impression on Hollywood, with Oscar nominations over 5 decades! He also made a big impression on his fans with his blue eyes and wavy hair!

8) Clark Gable

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Not just for his legendary performance in Gone With the Wind, but also his role in It Happened One Night and so many other wonderful films, Clark Gable has been a major heart throb for generations of ladies!

7) Gregory Peck

Starring in such wonderful films as To Kill a Mockingbird and Roman Holiday, Gregory Peck was always a favorite! His contemplative expressions left us wondering what he was really thinking. But, considering as he usually played a good guy, we trusted it would all work out in the end.

6) Sidney Poitier

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Porgy and Bess and The Defiant Ones were just two of Sidney Poitier’s incredible roles. His intense and ground-breaking performances earned him a place in Hollywood history as one of the finest actors of the ’50s, ’60s, and beyond.

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