Friday, September 5, 2008

Eye Candy of the Day: A Tribute to Stewart Granger's legs

Vivian Leigh checks out Granger's legs in Caesar and Cleopatra.

Some actors have memorable voices, soul-piercing eyes or unforgettable dimples. Some never miss an opportunity to take off their shirt, roll up their sleeves, unbutton their collar or some other shameless trick to show off their torso.

Stewart Granger looked really good without pants. It's not every actor who can appear in tights on not look silly. Olivier could manage it. He had the gravitas and nice legs. For my money, no one really can touch Stewart Granger for excellence sans pantalons. From his first pants-less role as Apollodorus in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) to the David Lee Roth tights in Scaramouch (1952) to the thigh high boots he wore in Young Bess (1953) and Prisoner of Zenda (1952) his legs were out there on display, walking away with all the glory.

1 comment:

kda0121 said...

Thank goodness that togas went out and pants came in. My legs are so homely, they're not eye candy, they are an eyesore!