Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Burt Lancaster, born on November 2, 1913!
When I think Burt Lancaster, the first thing that pops into my head is simple: man. For me, Lancaster is the go-to example for testosterone-driven manliness in classic cinema – the shining example of what it means to be a leading man. Whether a detective, a lover, a bird-loving prisoner or even a trapeze artist, there is something oh-so-machismo and oh-so-virile about him. With a winning combination of genetically-given good looks and charisma, a circus-toned athletic body, a smile that could win pretty much anybody’s heart, and a talent for both acting and producing, it should come as no surprise he would be named by the American Film Institute as one of the top 20 greatest male stars of all time. So, let us celebrate the glory of his Y chromosome by taking a look at Lancaster’s different shades of, well, man.
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