The Best Male Nude Scenes in Movies

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Kevin Bacon: 'Wild Things'
Kevin Bacon: 'Wild Things'
Columbia Pictures via Everett Collection
Bacon's nude scene at the end of Wild Things stands as an iconic moment in full frontal history. Having such a mainstream actor like Bacon get such major attention for going totally nude inspired other actors. It brought male nudity out of the realm of arthouse films into blockbuster/major motion picture territory. It also got a lot more buzz around Bacon than he had before he made the move.
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Michael Fassbender: 'Shame'
Michael Fassbender: 'Shame'
Fox Searchlight via Everett Collection
Shame may be a dark and startling take on sex addiction but it can be hard to ignore Fassbender's picturesque body. It just goes to show you that small scenes can have a major significance in Hollywood.
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Colin Farrell: 'A Home at the End of the World'
Colin Farrell: 'A Home at the End of the World'
Warner Bros via Everett Collection
Farrell’s nude scene from At Home at the End of the World was famously cut because it was too distracting to test audiences. Imagine that; one of America’s sexiest men alive naked and audiences get overly excited. However, when a sex tape of the actor went public the point became moot. Farrell later went fully nude in the film “Triage” about the Kurdish genocide. Talk about finding a silver lining in a tragedy.
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Jude Law: 'Dom Hemingway'
Jude Law: 'Dom Hemingway'
Fox Searchlight Pictures via Everett Collection
After Wilde, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and numerous paparazzi shots, the new film Dom Hemingway is the nude Jude Law movie we've been waiting for.
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Mark Ruffalo: 'In The Cut'
Mark Ruffalo: 'In The Cut'
Screen Gems via Everett Collection
There might be one reason Ruffalo was chosen to play The Hulk. He wasn’t shy to drop trou in this gritty cop drama. Meg Ryan’s hobble back into the limelight was overshadowed by Ruffalo’s willingness to bear all in In the Cut.
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Gael Garcia Bernal: 'Y Tu Mama Tambien'
Gael Garcia Bernal: 'Y Tu Mama Tambien'
IFC Films
Most international films are less shy about nudity in general. Funnily enough, the nude scene in Y Tu Mama Tambien are actually some of the least sexually charged elements of the film.
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Taye Diggs: 'The Wood'
Taye Diggs: 'The Wood'
Paramount via Everett Collection
Although The Wood is a comedy, it's not without its sex appeal. Thanks to Taye Diggs' clotheless work in the film, he managed to cement himself as one of the sexiest actors in Hollywood.
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Michael Pitt: 'The Dreamers'
Michael Pitt: 'The Dreamers'
Fox Searchlight Pictures via Everett Collection
It can be shocking to see a contemporary actor in a foreign film. It’s even more shocking if the film has the overt sexuality of something like The Dreamers. Pitt starred in this Bernardo Bertolucci film and shocked and entertained audiences. He plays an American student who bonds with a brother and sister over their shared love of sex, film, and politics. It’s a genuinely engaging film, and does feature a major glance at Michael Pitt's body.
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Leonardo DiCaprio: 'Total Eclipse'
Leonardo DiCaprio: 'Total Eclipse'
Fine Line Features via Everett Collection
In the period drama Total Eclipse, Leo plays noted poet Arthur Rimbaud. DiCaprio briefly goes full frontal while wooing fellow poet Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis). Since then, DiCaprio has not done much nudity until his recent crop of sex scenes in The Wolf of Wall Street.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 'Tangled'
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 'Tangled'
Buena Vista Home Video
Before Rhys Myers became widely known as the lascivious King Henry VIII in The Tudors he was all kinds of naked, early in his career. He was briefly nude in The Governess and Titus. However, he went full-full monty in Tangled. Bear in mind, this wasn’t the popular Disney cartoon about Rapunzel.
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Christian Bale: 'Metroland'
Christian Bale: 'Metroland'
Lions Gate via Everett Collection
People first fell in love with Bale in American Psycho, proving that he was both highly attractive and highly talented. Although Bale did go full-frontal while chasing a woman with a chainsaw, if you want a less traumatizing look at Bale check out the British indie Metroland. It also serves as a palette cleanser to forget Bale’s less-than-attractive look in American Hustle.
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Ewan McGregor in Anything
Ewan McGregor in Anything
Miramax via Everett Collection
McGregor has made a career of acting while naked. He has never shied away from showcasing his gifts, starting with his early turn in Trainspotting. He starred in the sexual drama The Pillow Book which featured a large number of nude scenes. He had a long scene in Velvet Goldmine where he danced around entirely nude while singing a punk rock song. Young Adam even received some controversy for the amount of distraction he provided.

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