When you're a stripper, or even playing one in the movies, your body is what pays the bills. Luckily, that's no problem for the star of Magic Mike XXL, who might just be America's most beach-ready male.
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Is this the most dangerous movie star in the world? The question dogs the 37-year-old British actor—there's the stark violence onscreen, his tortured intensity, the insinuation of madness and menace. But as Hardy's highest-profile project—this month's Mad Max: Fury Road—comes to theaters, he's setting the record straight: He wants you to be scared of him.
The brooding star of Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year, and this month's Ex Machina has breathed life into a dying species: the Pacino–Hoffman–De Niro strain of dramatic character actor. But as he prepares to take flight in a little movie called Star Wars Episode VII, the 35-year-old just may become a whole new breed of leading man.
Barely out of his teens, the actor has already parlayed a pair of YA best sellers turned blockbusters (The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series) into fast-growing next-generation fame—millions of tween devotees, a massive Twitter following, serious success as an EDM artist—that could keep him in the spotlight for decades.
When Jamie Dornan landed the role of Christian Grey in the hotly anticipated adaptation of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey, the 32-year-old model turned actor was asked not only to play a dashing billionaire with a taste for bondage—but also to bear the weight of millions of women's sexual fantasies. No pressure, though.
Plucked from relative obscurity to star in The Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth talks to DETAILS about the scrutiny that comes with carrying the hottest franchise since Twilight, sibling rivalry (his brother is Chris Hemsworth of Thor), falling for Miley Cyrus, his American culinary adventures—think Krispy Kreme and White Castle—and his fascination with squirrels.
Everywhere you turn, the male form is being idealized. On TV screens, in Hollywood, on billboards, laptops and smartphones—even our own mirrors. We've all become more body-conscious: working out more, eating better, dressing in slimmer clothes, getting the hedges trimmed, and maybe even a nip or tuck. Have we entered a grand age of self-improvement? Or is it narcissism? Or homoeroticism? It's all those things and more—41 in all. These are the moments that changed the way we see the male body.