And that's fine—the female body is beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of. But female nude scenes are often written and directed by men, and created with a distinctly male gaze. Meanwhile, it's still a pretty rare occurrence to see a man's genitalia in films. So, in the interest of leveling the playing field and embracing the female gaze, here are 18 times male celebrities got naked on camera. The zombie flick was an instant classic in the horror genre, but there was at least one moment that audiences definitely did not want to shield their eyes from: Cillian Murphy's introduction, which involved his character waking up, stark naked, in a hospital bed in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. While we didn't find anything Cillian had to say about his 28 Days Later nude scene, he made it clear years later after doing nudity again in Peaky Blinders that he is NOT here for your questions about it, tyvm. Sarsgaard bared all in the biopic about sexologist Alfred Kinsey—and he didn't think it was a big deal.
Having such a mainstream actor like Bacon get such major attention for going totally nude inspired other actors. It also got a lot more buzz around Bacon than he had before he made the move. It just goes to show you that small scenes can have a major significance in Hollywood. However, when a sex tape of the actor went public the point became moot. Talk about finding a silver lining in a tragedy. Ripley , and numerous paparazzi shots, the new film Dom Hemingway is the nude Jude Law movie we've been waiting for.
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It's remarkably rare for male actors to drop trou and reveal all on camera, allowing their manhood to be immortalized on film. And when it does happen, it can generally earn the film a more restrictive rating from the Motion Picture Association of America than it would if it were a female actor baring their bits. But even with that archaic bit of ratings rulings still going on, the ever-elusive male full frontal does make it way to the movie theater from time to time. The latest example?
Full-frontal male nudity is perhaps the biggest taboo in Hollywood, but that hasn't stopped some pretty famous actors from dropping trou and showing off what they're packing. Yes, these men are dedicated to the craft, and they hold nothing back. Here are some of the most famous and infamous male nude scenes in film history. In this biopic of the famed sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey, Sarsgaard plays his assistant and co-author who easily seduces him by strutting around in the buff.