Ty’s Burr leading men

Clark Gable, Gone With the Wind — Frankly, Scarlett, he’s the king of classic Hollywood

Tom Hanks, Sleepless in Seattle — Standing up for smart, vulnerable good guys everywhere

Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic — The men don’t know, but the little girls understand.


Daniel Day-Lewis, The Last of the Mohicans — Does anyone seriously doubt he’ll find her?

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Jack Nicholson, Chinatown — Forget it, Jake, it’s Nicholson’s greatest role.

Cary Grant, Charade — Yes, he has 25 years on Audrey Hepburn. Who cares, he’s Cary Grant.

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca — You must remember this: Everyone comes to Rick’s.

Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke — Newman’s blue-eyed sex appeal has no failure to communicate.


Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night — Call him Mr. Tibbs.

Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski — From an ever-underrated actor, the best stoned movie hero ever.

Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire — He had us at hello.

Russell Crowe, Gladiator — Oh, yes, we’re entertained.

James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause — The soul of America’s youth in one sexy, tormented performance.


Steve McQueen, The Thomas Crown Affair — The coolest of ’60s studs as the most dapper of Boston bank robbers.

Warren Beatty, Shampoo — He’s so vain, and that’s why we love him.

Marcello Mastroianni, La Dolce Vita — Stardom, Italian style.