Actors like Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron never fail to make us swoon, but long before The Notebook hit theaters—and decades ahead of Efron’s washboard abs—Hollywood had a whole different rotation of hunky leading men.
From Marlon Brando’s bulging biceps to Cary Grant’s swoon-worthy accent, these handsome stars heated up the big screen. Do surnames like Eastwood, Fonda, and Barrymore sound familiar? Some of today’s biggest stars are relatives of these mid-19th century heartthrobs.
Click through to meet 20 of Hollywood’s original hunks. Hubba hubba!