For an actor, beauty is an unimportant thing in comparison to the acting talent. Still, many actors are so handsome that they are considered to be the most beautiful people in the world. Although beauty fades with age, some of them, unfortunately, died very young, so people will always remember them for their young looks. Be as it may, all of them are immortalized on the big screen.
“Don’t let the devil fool you! Unless he’s handsome.” ― Ljupka Cvetanova
Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)
Johnny wasn’t an educated actor but an athlete, a swimmer. He won five Olympic gold medals, 67 world, and 52 national ones. He also got the best results in freestyle from 100 yards to the half-mile. One day, when he was swimming in a hotel pool, Cyril Hume, who was working on his script, noticed this handsome man and helped him get hired for the movie Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). In the years to come, Weissmuller acted in 12 Tarzan movies, and he will always be remembered for his athletic looks and his specific Tarzan call.
Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
Heath Ledger was an ambitious actor who was unable to handle his enormous popularity. Therefore, he had to take some prescription drugs to get through the day. Once, when he wasn’t paying much attention, he took too overdosed himself. His most successful roles are in the movies: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). Both The Dark Knight and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus were released after his death.
Errol Flynn (1909-1959)
Even though he had 64 credits as an actor, he is best remembered for his portrayal of Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). In his lifetime, he had many strange jobs. Just to mention a few: a police constable, treasure hunter, shipmaster for hire, soldier, and fisherman. He was then forced to settle in England where he decided to become an actor.
Paul Walker (1973-2013)
One more actor who died tragically before his due time. Paul Walker was in his car when it hit a street lamppost and caught fire. This star of The Fast and The Furious franchise was an experienced driver, and it was really strange that this accident happened. Eyewitnesses even claim that the car was driven by his friend. Just a few days before the accident, Paul said to his father how he wanted to take a pause from work and spend some quality time with his daughter.
Marlon Brando (1924-2004)
The Godfather star reached the peak of his career by playing the great Don Vito Corleone. He had many stage roles and acted for about 50 years. Nonetheless, his career wasn’t much of success in his youth. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) was his first significant movie. Brando married three times and had at least 11 children. It is said ‘at least’ because he was a womanizer, so he probably had others out of wedlock.
Clark Gable (1901-1960)
This actor had 83 screen roles, but he will always be best remembered for the movie Gone With The Wind (1939) based on a novel written by the American writer Margaret Mitchel. Gable was married five times but had only two children.
Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
Laurence Olivier was probably the only actor who could speak the lines of the Shakespeare’s plays ‘as naturally as though he was really thinking them’. He married three times and had four children. His second wife was actress Vivien Leigh, with whom he didn’t have children. Olivier won 1 Oscar for his overall contribution to the art of film. Before Marlon Brando got his most famous role in The Godfather, Laurence Olivier was considered for it.
James Dean (1931-1955)
The movie Rebel Without a Cause (1955) made Dean a real icon of rebellion and the idol of many teenagers who identify with this character. Not long after this movie was released, Dean died in a car crash in his brand new Porsche. The driver of the other car involved in the accident received only some minor injuries. James Dean never married and didn’t have any children. East Of Eden (1955) and Giant (1956) were the movies released after his death for which he posthumously got the Oscar nominations.