Here are a few of my favourite stars from the 50s and 60s and the movies in which I ‘discovered’ them decades later. Prior to coming across these movies I believed, with the profound arrogance of youth, that no preceding generation had ever been as attractive as my own. I was confusing fashion with good looks.
Marlon Brando. A Streetcar named Desire, 1951
Montgomery Clift. From Here to Eternity. 1953.
James Dean. Rebel without a Cause. 1955.
Paul Newman. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 1958.
Gregory Peck. To Kill a Mocking bird. 1962.
Steve McQueen. Bullitt. 1968.
All pictures from www.allmovie.com
I watched Streetcar again recently and was struck again by the primal good looks of Brando in that movie. It still rocks my boat when he takes off that fitting T-shirt early in first few scenes, hence this post.
Who would you have on your list from the 1950s and 1960s?