Happy Friday, readers. Let’s top off the weekend with some classic nudity from a classic, classy stud.
Thanks to Mr. Man, we have a steamy montage of all the times Academy Award-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes took all his clothes off. Note: he’s done it a lot.
Surely you recognize the 55-year-old English star? Under some admittedly not-so-sexy, noseless makeup, he played the Big Bad, Voldemort, in the Harry Potter franchise, the third highest-grossing series in movie history. He was snubbed for a Best Actor Academy Award nod for The Grand Budapest Hotel. He’s been nominated for two Oscars, for Schindler’s List and The English Patient.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, he also starred in the God-awful, misguided from the ground-up 1999 flop The Avengers (an adaptation of the 1960s TV show; no relation to Marvel). That movie features Uma Thurman and Sean Connery in brightly-colored teddy bear costumes. Not a comedy, it’s one of the funniest movies ever made.
For right now, in this moment, we’re just savoring all the times Fiennes showed us full-frontal and rear nudity on-screen. From to most recently in A Bigger Splash opposite Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts, a big muscular hottie who also gets naked a lot.
I’m 28, and I can tell you that growing up I paused many, many a Ralph Fiennes-starrer on VHS. That’s all I’ll say here without divulging TMI.