People Are Sharing The Best An Actor Has Ever Looked Onscreen, And Truly All Of These Actors Looked Devastatingly Beautiful

I think we all have a movie or two that we can think of where one of the actors looked so unbelievable great onscreen that it essentially lives rent free in our minds. For example, Gemma Chan in every scene she was in in Crazy Rich Asians.

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And a couple of months ago, Reddit user tanahoe posed that very question when they asked: "What's the best anyone has ever looked onscreen?" The OP also gave their picks, which included Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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Well thousands of people responded with their choices. Here are some of the top and most mentioned actors and films:

1."Catherine Zeta-Jones in The Mask of Zorro."

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"I watch this movie JUST for her face. Although this is Banderas’s best era, too."


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2."Leonardo DiCaprio in his Titanic/Romeo + Juliet era."

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"He is SO fine as Romeo that he’s tricked the world into thinking he’s still fine now."


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3."Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He is so hot in this movie. When I saw him out of character, I was so unattracted to him. To me, he’s only hot as Aragorn."

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"I’m 30 and would lurk Viggo Mortensen fan pages. My goodness."


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4."Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn."

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"I knew I was gay (male) by the time I saw this movie when I was, like, 14, but I still remember being absolutely mesmerized by how insanely hot she was. Unreal."


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5."Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride was chef’s kiss."

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"I had a crush on him forever after seeing him in this. And I was just a little kid when I first saw this, even though it had already been around for ages. This and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, are my favs."


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6."Monica Bellucci in Maléna."

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"God, it's just not fair how beautiful she is!"


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7."Denzel Washington in Malcolm X was at his absolute peak."

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"Listen, Denzel with red hair……my god"


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8."Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire."

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"I used to love showing this in my undergrad lit class. Anyone into dudes in any way would literally GASP out loud when he first hit the screen."


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9."Personally...Lucy Liu in Kill Bill: Volume 1."

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"Came here to post this if it wasn’t already here. That whole movie blew my mind, but Lucy really awakened some things in me. Mainly my bisexual panic!"


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10."He is always hot, but Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love is extra hot."

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"Emma Stone's character was all of us when she says, "F***! Seriously? It's like you're photoshopped."


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11."Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface!"

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"The slinky dresses. The makeup. The hair. So gorgeous."


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12."Before Matthew Macfadyen was Tom Wambsgans and abusing Cousin Greg for amusement, he was Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I loved him, most ardently."

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"He had bewitched me, body and soul."


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13."Lenny Kravitz in The Hunger Games. What a beautiful man."

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"That was the only time ever in my life that I had specifically pictured a celebrity in my head as the character, where I was reading the books before the movies ever came out. Somehow, I had ALWAYS from day one pictured Lenny Kravitz. And then, when they cast him, it was like, yeah, because that’s the only answer."


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14."Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. 😌"

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"Yes, and specifically this scene with this dress. Always think of this when I hear 'Mustang Sally,' LOL."


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15."Grace Kelly in Rear Window!"

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"I mean you could just put Grace Kelly in anything ever, and she was the most beautiful woman the world has ever seen."


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16."James McAvoy in Atonement."

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"I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Peak James McAvoy is James McAvoy in Atonement."


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17."Keanu Reeves in Speed."

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"I remember seeing Speed at the cinema when it came out. As soon as Keanu came on screen, there was an appreciative round of applause from everyone in the audience because he looked so good."


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18."Cameron Diaz in The Mask."

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"She was otherworldly in this movie. I couldn’t figure out if I wanted to be her or be with her. She was liquid fire in this."


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19."Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled."

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"First DVD I ever bought, solely because of the cover."


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20."Lee Pace in The Fall."

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"Yes, yes, YES. Not only is the cinematography absolutely breathtaking, but so is HE!"


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21."Let me tell you something! Halle Berry in Die Another Day."

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22."Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall. Good lord."

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"Imagine coming home with your new husband to meet his family and this is his single brother."


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23.And lastly, "You could have had every cast member of The Mummy and I would have said yes."

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"Peak Fraser for sure."


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You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Okay, do you agree with these? Also, who would you add to this list?