America is tame when it comes to sex and nudity. Audiences can see every variety of violence, but a little nudity can drastically change the rating of a film or television show. It can be pretty shocking to see your favorite actor totally nude. So much so that the very idea is tantilizing enough to get us interested in a film.
In fact, many a nude scene has helped to boost a career, or instill a film with a heightened degree of gravitas. Here some of the best and most notable nude scenes from male actors: