20 Heartthrobs from the Golden Age of Hollywood
With blue eyes and a knack for romance, Paul Newman captured hearts in the 1950s
Piercing blue eyes, a thoroughly gentleman-like manner, and acting chops to boot – how can you go wrong?
Paul Newman came onto the scene in the mid-1950s, fresh out of the Actors Studio. Successful turns in box-office hits, like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958) and “Sweet Bird of Youth” (1962), cemented his place in Hollywood as a bona fide hunk and movie star.
His 2008 obituary in the L.A. Times reads: “His irresistible good looks suggested more of a romantic hero than an unregenerate rogue, but he had a way of incorporating into his seductive appeal (those oceanic eyes, those killer abs!) a startling barbed-wire-like menace.”