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  • Undoubtedly part of the reason for the success of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in their hey day - just like Steve Reeves, Reg Park and the other body builders turned stars of Hercules and other Italian sword and sandal flicks who inspired them. And continues with their successors Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
  • The late Burt Lancaster, a former circus acrobat before he took up acting, was one of Hollywood's earliest examples.
  • Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale. Spends his entire very memorable introduction sequence (several minutes long) completely naked and in desperate need of a scrubbing. He's naked again not long after that.
  • Christopher Atkins as Richard in The Blue Lagoon is shirtless throughout the whole movie and has many fanservice scenes.
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger - including in-universe: When he first comes out of the chamber that buffs him up, Agent Carter can't resist reaching out and touching his newly-incredible bare chest for a moment.
    • Also meta since her actress was overcome by the moment and they got some Enforced Method Acting for nothing.
    • There's also a nurse in the background who holds out a shirt for Steve, gets a second look at him, then puts the shirt away. She is a true American hero.
    • The very first shot of Steve in The Avengers is framed to show off his ass, and it does occasionally veer back that way.
    • Steve also sporadically evokes this in the sequel - that tight t-shirt (and later on, the white tank top) really shows off those muscles...
  • Casino Royale is just chock full of naked, shirtless and tiny-swimsuit-wearing Daniel Craig. The scene to the right was pure dumb luck due to where they were shooting (the water was too shallow so Craig couldn't swim and had to stand up). The director decided to Throw It In and Craig proved he could live up to Bond's Memetic Sex God status.
  • Salvadore from Couples Retreat is never seen with a shirt on.
  • In Date Night, Holbrooke Grant (Mark Wahlberg) spends the whole movie with his shirt off, and just put them on near the end when he's asked for it.
  • Chris Evans in Fantastic Four... when his powers flared up while skiing and somehow turned a snowbank into a jacuzzi, would any straight woman, gay man, or bisexual have turned down that invite? And watching him awkwardly prance around naked afterwards...
  • Fright Night (2011). Gothed-up and shirtless David Tennant.
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: Lee Byung-hun in a white suit, Lee Byung-hun shirtless.
  • Vincent Perez in Indochine spends most of his screen time staring vaguely past the camera with his open shirt flapping around his impressive pecs.
  • The film Into The Wild. Emile Hirsch spends a significant part of the film in a state of close up shirtlessness.
  • I, Robot starts with Will Smith's character in the shower.
  • Averted with Party Boy from Jackass
  • Thor from the 2010 movie Kaboom is nothing but a Mr. Fanservice.
  • Trent, the male protagonist of Lawn Dogs, has several shirtless scenes, wears shirts with varying numbers of buttons undone, and has a full nude scene near the beginning of the film for good measure. Not to mention all the sweat he works up.
  • Magic Mike is a movie about male strippers. The Powers that Be were aware of this, as one of the bonus features of the DVD was all of the stripping scenes strung together without any of that pesky dialogue or plot getting in the way.
  • Taylor Lautner in New Moon removes his shirt a lot.
  • The Outsiders is FULL of this. It has a bunch of guys who are usually wearing tight shirts or even no shirts. There's even a scene where Rob Lowe comes out of the shower wearing only a towel. Later, he's laying on the couch with his knees up so it looks like he's naked.
  • All three protagonists in Pain and Gain.
  • The 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan might be the most egregious example on this list. As soon as Peter shows up it's non-stop, maximum-strength teen girl fanservice.
  • In The Lightning Thief Logan Lerman makes his bid at becoming a teen sex symbol.
  • Pretty much the entire male cast of Pirates of the Caribbean, excepting perhaps some of the minor characters.
  • Shoot 'em Up: Clive Owen naked having sex and shooting things.
  • Steven Strait, a.k.a. Warren Peace in Sky High, as admitted by the director.
  • Terminator Salvation. Not only can Marcus not keep his shirt on, but Ahnold shows up as the T-800 at the climax. Naked.
  • Having Chris Hemsworth walk on-camera without his shirt in Thor didn't accomplish anything except for one of the characters to note he's pretty ripped for a hobo.
    • His shirtless scene in Thor: The Dark World is just as gratuitous. Even Chris Hemsworth asked why it was included.
      • Well, when you have someone that hot in your movie...
  • It's difficult to find a movie in which Jason Statham appears and doesn't take his shirt off at some point. The Transporter includes three (count 'em, three!) shirtless scenes.
  • In The Wedding Date, Dermont Mulroney plays Nick Mercer, a male escort who hired by Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) to pose as her boyfriend. He has no problem about taking a shower in front of her.
  • Chris Evans basically spent much of What's Your Number? naked or at least in various states of undress.
  • Was there really any need for Paul McGann to spend half of Withnail and I nearly-naked? Of course there was. This trope. Hell, the man has his own real-life Estrogen Brigade. Seriously. That's the name of his fanclub.
  • X-Men:
    • Wolverine. There's a reason that he's often shirtless.
    • Colossus spends most of his screen time in X2: X-Men United running around shirtless, and his uniform in X-Men: The Last Stand lacks sleeves to show off his physique.
    • Angel spends a good part of X-Men: The Last Stand shirtless.
    • Noburo Mori from The Wolverine is in nice shape and gets an underwear scene.
  • A feature of the average barbarian fantasy film - Conan the Barbarian, The Beastmaster, Kull, and all their kin. The heroic beefcake is in even less armor than the heroic girlfriend cheesecake.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme, full stop. He must have a contract stipulation that states he must show his bare ass at least once in every movie he's in, and he spends a good amount of combined time shirtless.
  • Elysium: Matt Damon gets several opportunities to showcase the benefits of additional gym time. Not that anyone's complaining.
  • Teddy from Neighbors, natch, when you're played by Zac Efron, you're automatically this. It also helps him get a post-college career at Abercrombie & Fitch, and there's a prolonged Shirtless Scene at the end that seems to say "Thanks for watching, ladies, and now: here's the reason you bought a ticket."

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