Celebrity The 20 Hunkiest Actors in Hollywood History By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on April 11, 2016 @ 09:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Express Newspapers/Getty Images 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! 01 of 20 Clint Eastwood Hulton Archive/Getty Images Scott Eastwood is one of today's biggest heartthrobs, but long before he was born, his dad was Hollywood's leading man. Clint Eastwood has enjoyed a long and storied career as an actor, director, and producer in Tinseltown. 02 of 20 Charlton Heston Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Busting onto the scene back in 1941, this ruggedly handsome star took on historical roles from President Andrew Jackson to Moses throughout his illustrious career. 03 of 20 Elvis Presley RB/Redferns Presley was as well known for his velvety voice as he was for his handsome looks and gyrating hips. 04 of 20 James Dean Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Dean will always be remembered as the good-looking teenager he played in the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. He died months after the film's release in a tragic car accident. 05 of 20 Clint Walker ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES Walker brought Westerns to TV with the 1955 hit Cheyenne. His rugged good looks made him one swoon-worthy cowboy. 06 of 20 James Stewart Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Stewart was both a successful actor and a wartime general, making him doubly lovable in America's hearts. 07 of 20 Gary Cooper Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation/Getty Images Cooper and his stunning blue eyes became a heartthrob in the 1920s. Hollywood hunks Bradley Cooper and Daniel Craig have been said to take after the actor and his baby blues. 08 of 20 Marlon Brando Warner Bros/Getty Images Those biceps! That stare! Brando became known after the 1950 film, The Men, and heated up Hollywood for years aftr 09 of 20 Montgomery Clift Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Clift made his acting debut on Broadway, appearing in plays for ten years, but nothing could keep that handsome face out of Hollywood. 10 of 20 John Wayne Bettmann/Getty Images After his first feature film, Men Without Women, in 1930, this Hollywood hottie became known for his roles as a cowboy during America's obsession with Westerns. He won an Academy Award for 1969's True Grit. 11 of 20 Rock Hudson Bettmann/Getty Images Tinseltown's golden boy was known for his chiseled good looks almost as much as for his roles as a leading man in films like 1956's Giant and 1959's Pillow Talk. 12 of 20 Henry Fonda Bettmann/Getty Images Jane Fonda had one hot dad! Long before the actress made her debut, her father heated up Hollywood with classics like The Grapes of Wrath and 12 Angry Men. 13 of 20 Robert Redford Art Zelin/Getty Images Redford's all-American good looks won him roles in classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Way We Were. The now 79-year-old founded the Sundance Film Festival, solidifying his place in American cinematic history. 14 of 20 Cary Grant Bettmann/Getty Images Grant became an American citizen in 1942 but never lost his charming British accent. His dashing good looks made him the ideal leading man opposite stars like Ingrid Bergman and Rosalind Russell. 15 of 20 John Barrymore, Jr. Bettmann/Getty Images Drew Barrymore comes from a long line of accomplished actors. Her father, John, was known for 1950s hits like The Big Night and Never Love a Stranger. 16 of 20 James Garner Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images This handsome leading man had successful careers in both movies and TV. His role as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western Maverick was quite the hit. 17 of 20 Sidney Poitier John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images The first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, Poitier was as handsome as he was successful. 18 of 20 Gregory Peck Ernest Bachrach/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images Tall, dark, and handsome, Peck was one of the most popular actors of the mid-19th century. He'll forever be remembered as the lovable lawyer, Atticus Finch, in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. 19 of 20 Paul Robeson Sasha/Getty Images The hunky actor and singer used his platform to make change: He was one of the powerful voices in America's Civil Rights Movement. 20 of 20 Dean Martin Express Newspapers/Getty Images The "King of Cool" was an accomplished comedian, even starring in his own improv show. His Italian roots and suave looks landed him a role in 1990's Goodfellas.