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50 Sexiest Movie Characters

Shosanna Dreyfus (Inglourious Basterds)

The Character: Another of Tarantino’s avenging angels, and his prettiest one by far. The beating heart of Inglourious Basterds , her eventual revenge is operatic in its intensity.

Sexiest Quality:
Her pure, focused, fury. We like her when she’s angry.

Roger O. Thornhill (North By Northwest)

The Character: As hapless everymen go, Cary Grant’s bemused hero is a pretty cool customer. Eve Marie Saint may seduce him for her own ends, but its surely no hardship for her…

Sexiest Quality: His ultra-dry sense of humour, as demonstrated by his performance in the auction room.

Ophelia (Trading Places)

The Character: Jamie Lee Curtis does a cracking tart with a heart routine as the sweet-natured hooker who takes pity on Dan Aykroyd’s down and out.

Sexiest Quality: Her kind-heartedness.

Honest, that’s what it is…

Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing)

The Character: A genuine tough guy with a fine line in crowd-wowing dance moves? Sounds like the total package to us.

Sexiest Quality:
His fiercely protective nature. Nobody puts Baby in the corner…

Kathryn Merteuil (Cruel Intentions)

The Character: A thoroughly messed-up little princess, but an incredibly sexy one, as attested to by her equally despicable stepbrother Sebastian.

Sexiest Quality: Her use of sex as a weapon might be reprehensible, but it makes for remarkably easy viewing…

Patrick Verona (Ten Things I Hate About You)

The Character: The character that introduced Heath Ledger to an army of flustered fangirls, Patrick is a bit of a cad who finds his heart melted by Julia Stiles’ Kat Stratford. Aww.

Sexiest Quality: His willingness to make a bit of a tit of himself in the name of love, as demonstrated by his stadium-set singalong.

Lisa (Weird Science)

The Character: The product of a stack of old playboys and some questionable science, Lisa is the pop sock-wearing dream-girl of teenage nerds Wyatt and Gary.

Sexiest Quality: Her seeming disinterest in getting fully dressed. Vest, pants, socks… and we’re done.

Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire)

The Character: A walking slab of manliness, played with brute intensity by a smouldering Marlon Brando. “STELLLLAAAAA!”

Sexiest Quality: His undiluted machismo, which might make him act like a pig some of the time, but is catnip to his wife Stella.

Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)

The Character: Anne Bancroft’s predatory older lady, who sets her sights on Dustin Hoffman’s titular hero and refuses to look elsewhere until she has him in her bed.

Sexiest Quality: Her sexual authority, as shown by the way she toys with Hoffman like a cat playing with its dinner.

Ferris Bueller (Ferris Buellers Day Off)

The Character: Teenage rebellion has never been performed with such a glint in the eye as by Ferris Bueller, the rascal’s rascal. Bueller? Bueller?

Sexiest Quality: His preternatural ability to land on his feet. Life just seems so easy for Ferris.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.