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The 36 Hottest Actors Of The '60s, Ranked

As only a gay and a straight man could decide.

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Last week, resident gay BuzzFeed writer Ira Madison III teamed up with straight male Javi Moreno to rank 33 of classic Hollywood's hottest men (1920s-1950s). This time, they've jumped into the swinging '60s.

36. Andy Griffith

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Notable For: The Andy Griffith Show

Javi: He looks Howdy Doody. I hate to be superficial, but his ears are big.

Ira: I mean...Russell Tovey has big ears and he's hot.

Javi: Andy Griffith is ranked right where he belongs.

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35. Patrick Macnee

Warner Bros.

Notable For: The Avengers

Javi: He's all right. He kinda dressed like a Bond villain.

Ira: You need to watch The Avengers, because he looks amazing in action as a spy.

Javi: He should be wearing a monocle. Why don't people wear hats anymore? I think neck beards ruined hats and fedoras.

Ira: How did neck beards...

Javi: Men can't wear hats anymore unless you're Pharrell.

Ira: OK, Javi.

34. Larry Hagman

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Notable For: I Dream of Jeannie

Javi: DALLAS!

Ira: This is the '60s, Javi.

Javi: To me he will always be J.R. I'm not into him being young and not some backstabbing oil baron.

Ira: I will admit that evil Larry Hagman turns me on a lot more than whining because Jeannie used her magic Larry Hagman.

33. Patrick McGoohan

ITV

Notable For: The Prisoner

Ira: You've never seen The Prisoner, have you?

Javi: No, but I wouldn't want to be in prison with him with that look.

Ira: It was more like the original Lost.

Javi: They were on an island? How is he so well-dressed?

Ira: I don't know, it's a sci-fi show.

Javi: So he was an alien? He fights aliens in Italian suits? I can dig it.

32. Robert Vaughn

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Notable For: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Javi: He looks suave. If I could go back in time and father a daughter around his age, I'd want them to date. Plus, he has this doo wop kinda look.

Ira: I need you to stop dancing and I'm going to turn off this Diana Ross and the Supremes playlist.

Javi: I bet his mixtape would be fire.

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31. Toshiro Mifune

Toho Studios

Notable For: Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Samurai Assassin

Javi: He was in 170 movies? Let someone else get a job.

Ira: I really like Japanese guys with beards.

Javi: I wouldn't say he's a Japanese Chuck Norris, but maybe Chuck Norris is the American him.

Ira: So, he's vaguely racist?

30. Jack Lemmon

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Notable For: The Apartment, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple

Ira: He looks like he just threw all of the shade with that teacup he's sipping from.

Javi: He looks kinda vanilla to me. Not that vanilla's a bad thing...

Ira: No comment.

29. Charlton Heston

20th Century Fox

Notable For: Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, El Cid, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Javi: All his famous lines do it for me. "Get your hands off me, you dirty ape!"

Ira: I can't think of Charlton without thinking of him being in the NRA, but I won't admit that him in chains was sort of my version of the straight male Princess Leia fantasy.

Javi: It's pretty homoerotic. Emphasis on erotic.

Ira: I don't think any emphasis is really needed.

Javi: I always say any movie could use a sex scene, but...does that make me a bestiaphobe?

Ira: 🙈

28. Omar Sharif

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Notable For: Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl, Lawrence of Arabia

Javi: Doctor Zhivago is my dad's favorite movie. I don't know what it's about though. Like, is it an ER kinda melodrama?

Ira: It's kinda really long for no damn reason.

Javi: So it's like The Hobbit. The kind of movie you watch on a plane.

Ira: Yes, but on mute. I'd join the mile-high club with four hours of Omar Sharif on videotape.

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27. Michael Caine

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Notable For: Alfie, Zulu, The Italian Job, Gambit

Javi: What's this style called? Mod? I don't think he could ever not look sophisticated and refined.

Ira: Mod is actually one of my favorite styles, too bad I'd never travel back to the '60s. I like sitting in the front of buses.

26. James Garner

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Notable For: Maverick, The Thrill of it All, The Great Escape

Javi: He looks like a lacrosse player. But it could just be the boat and the polo.

Ira: Not every white person is a lacrosse player.

Javi: He was in Maverick, but he's too clean-looking to play a cowboy. All the cowboys I know have dirty ass nails and soiled jeans.

Ira: Wait, do you know any gay cowboys?

Javi: No...unless they're not out.

Ira: That's of no use to me.

25. Marcello Mastroianni

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Notable For: La Dolce Vita, 8½, Marriage Italian Style, Divorce Italian Style

Javi: I don't think it's fair that Italians are naturally born this good-looking.

Ira: Call me Kate Hudson, because I do love me a good Cinema Italiano star.

Javi: *blank stare*

24. Dustin Hoffman

United Artists

Notable For: The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy

Javi: I like this Dustin Hoffman. This is before his awkward, quirky uncle days. Plus The Graduate is a film everyone should see.

Ira: When did you see The Graduate?

Javi: Junior high?

Ira: I didn't see it till grad school. And it was TOO real for me at that point.

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23. Keir Dullea

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Notable For: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bunny Lake is Missing

Javi: Where's he from? His name sounds like you'd say it with an accent.

Ira: He's American, Javi. Jesus, I bet Hal 9000 went crazy because he's so fucking hot.

Javi: He's like the spitting image of Michael J. Fox.

Ira: Are you drinking?

22. William Shatner

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Notable For: Star Trek, The Defenders, '77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone

Javi: This may be later in his career, but all I remember him from is "Khaaaaaan!"

Ira: Shatner in Star Trek has this, like, hothead sex appeal.

Javi: Those uniforms were super tight. It's like he's wearing Under Armour. Total nip appeal.

21. George Peppard

Paramount Pictures

Notable For: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Carpetbaggers, The Blue Max

Ira: He was in Breakfast at Tiffany's and I don't know why college students have Hepburn posters on their walls and not ones of shirtless Peppard.

Javi: That song ruined it though.

Ira: "Moon River?!"

Javi: No, that song that went, "Hey, what about Breakfast at Tiffany's!"

Ira: That's from the goddamn '90s Javi what are you even talking about. Have you even seen this movie?

Javi: No, I have not. Is it about eating pancakes at a jewelry store?

20. Frankie Avalon

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Notable For: Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, Pajama Party

Javi: He was a party boy. Nearly all his movies have the word "party" in them.

Ira: He's kinda like a Zac Efron. Zac in Hairspray was totally Frankie Avalon.

Javi: He's kinda young for my tastes, but I can see it.

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19. Dick Van Dyke

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Notable For: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Ira: He could trip over my ottoman any time he wants.

Javi: I can't even look at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang without thinking of the porn parody Titty Titty Bang Bang.

Ira: Straight people.

17. Elvis Presley

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Notable For: Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas, Girls! Girls! Girls!

Ira: He's super attractive but I guess you have to look good while stealing black people's music...

Javi: I can't believe his hip movements made people horny. He's not even that good a dancer if you ask me.

Ira: I think it's about time we just started referring to Elvis as a '60s beach B-movie star.

16. Greg Morris

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Notable For: Mission Impossible

Javi: This guy was 30 years ahead of "eyebrows on fleek."

Ira: He's going to come back from the dead and slap you for that, probably.

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13. John Cassavetes

Paramount Pictures

Notable For: The Killers, The Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby

Javi: Hot people smoking is why it became such a problem.

Ira: Some of his movies are problematic...but I would've been fine with him staying an actor.

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10. Peter O'Toole

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Notable For: Lawrence of Arabia, The Lion in Winter, The Ruling Class

Ira: Peter O'Toole and this BEARD. Like, is he Colby Keller's dad?

Javi: Mr. O'Toole is rocking that beard.

Ira: I need to excuse myself for a moment.

9. Robert Redford

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Notable For: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Chase, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Javi: He looks like he's really good at football and he enjoys washing cars.

Ira: Can he do all of those things without a shirt? How have I not been to Sundance yet? He could still get it.

8. Sidney Poitier

Columbia Pictures

Notable For: In the Heat of the Night, A Patch of Blue, To Sir With Love, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Ira: Is this our first repeat?

Javi: Yes! His looks transcend decades. He looks even better in the '60s than he did the '50s. It's impossible to look good in pleats but he pulls it off.

Ira: Yo, that black never cracks.

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6. Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Notable For: Breathless, The Man From Rio, A Woman is a Woman

Ira: Jesus Christ, Breathless is one of the hottest movies ever made.

Javi: He's a bonafide beefcake. I'll say it.

4. Clint Eastwood

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Notable For: A Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Javi: With that picture? Clint Beastwood. That's what happens when Abercrombie models grow up and become actual men.

Ira: No wonder his son is so goddamn hot.

3. Paul Newman

20th Century Fox

Notable For: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke

Javi: He's hot as shit. I'd probably hit it. I'd dabble, you know?

Ira: He's so hot, and like, the king of classic Hollywood. But there's a LOT of competition in the '60s.

1. Steve McQueen

Notable Films: Bulitt, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven

Javi: Shit. He's the McQueen of everyone's loins.

Ira: I have no idea what that means, but Steve McQueen is one of the hottest human beings to ever live. Would that I could become a car.

Javi: Fun fact: He died in Mexico.

Ira: Why is that a fun fact?!