Weird History The Hottest Leading Men In Period Film  

Lowe Saddler
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List Rules Vote up the actors who look hunkiest in historical garb.

Who says history buffs don't enjoy a few buff men in their history? As much as our modern day sensibilities might not always align with the past, countless big-budget productions cast attractive actors in leading roles all the time, even if said role might be based on a not-so-appealing historical figure. It goes without saying that not every casting decision makes sense; sometimes they sacrifice a little accuracy in favor of an attractive male lead. But moviegoers tend to be more eager to learn about important moments in history when good-looking actors portray influential figures from the past. Sweeping historical events just seem more palatable when modern day hotties act them out.

This sort of casting may seem superficial, but there's nothing wrong with making history easy on the eyes.


Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Leading Men In Period Film
Photo:  Warner Bros.

Age: 41

Birthplace: Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Leading Men In Period Film
Photo:  Warner Bros.

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Leading Men In Period Film
Photo:  Paramount

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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#23 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#7 on The Best Actors in Film History

#2 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Leading Men In Period Film
Photo:  Miramax

Age: 45

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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#73 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

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