The 20 Best Shirtless Movie Muscle Men of All Time

1
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
Paramount Pictures
Nominally Pain & Gain is about body builders who try to bilk a client out of all their money. For most of us, it's about looking at Mark Wahlberg's abs, delts, and biceps. Here are 20 of the best muscle men from movie history.
2
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
Lionsgate
Yes, he was bigger as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, but there's something about all the time he spends as a mixed martial artist in Warrior that really shows off the goods.
3
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner
Summit Entertainment
Darker, brawnier, and far more sunny than Robert Pattinson, this actor packed on the beef to play a warewolf in the Twilight saga.
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4
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
20th Century Fox
The buff Australian loves nothing more than taking his shirt off, but it's always best when he rips it off with his claws in the X-Men movies and their spin offs.
5
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth
Paramount Pictures
This is the only image of Thor you really need to remember.
6
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Warner Bros. Pictures
Forget, if you can, the bloated mush-mouth he became and remember the virile piece of man meat that shouted "Stella!" in A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Focus Features
Hey girl, there are better places to see this man's perfect physique, but we prefer it decorated with tattoos (and cash) in the recent indie A Place Beyond the Pines.
8
Brad Davis
Brad Davis
Triumph Releasing Corporation
This stunner who died of AIDS in the early '80s never got a chance to become as famous as he should have. Rainier Werner Fassbinder's homoerotic classic Querelle will immortalize him forever.
9
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren
The Cannon Group
In the '80s he stood toe-to-toe with all the weight lifting heavyweights, but this impossibly stacked Swede was really brawny playing He-Man in the live-action Master of the Universe.
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The Entire Cast of 'Magic Mike'
The Entire Cast of 'Magic Mike'
Warner Bros. Pictures
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
11
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
Warner Bros. Pictures
Can you guess which of his movies this is from? Of course not, because he's shirtless in all of them! OK, it was Fools Gold.
12
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz
Relativity Media
You want to make a movie about Greek gods like The Immortals then you need to hire some dudes who look just like the statues.
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13
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
20th Century Fox
He has always been a sex symbol, but only in Fight Club was he really cut to the max.
14
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
20th Century Fox
Who else deserves to be on this list twice? No one! And at least in Date Night he used his pec powers for laughs.
15
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Columbia Pictures
This picture of him coming out of the ocean in his tiny blue bathing suit in Casino Royale shifted the focus from staring at Bond's babes to staring at Bond himself.
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Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Warner Bros. Pictures/Seven Arts
He was sporting a six-pack way back when it was only a way to buy beer and his Oscar-nominated turn in Cool Hand Luke certainly shows it off.
17
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Universal Pictures
Haha. Guys, Conan the Barbarian became the governor of California!
18
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
Warner Bros. Pictures
This is how you go from obscurity to the cover of Men's Health in no time. Hell, there's even a 300 workout thanks to this guy.
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Richard Gere
Richard Gere
Paramount Pictures
There is only one thing more famous about this actor than the scene in American Gigolo where he does crunches in his gravity boots. No, we're not going into that here.
20
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Lionsgate
He's gone from brawny to emaciated depending on the role, but of course he looked his best playing an American Psycho completely obsessed with his appearance.
21
Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Captain America: The First Avenger, the Movie:
Yeah, Captain America is supposed to look superhuman. He sure does.

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