I have to agree with Dayrlcam- Ava was NOT people like you and me.... What an amazing looking woman! I can't believe we belong to the same species. For menfolk I'll go with Robert Montgomery in NIGHT MUST FALL, Cary Grant in almost anything, and Fred MacMurray in his early pre-Disney days. Ever see him in NO TIME FOR LOVE, where he's shirtless for a third of the movie? Who'd have guessed the dad from 'My Three Sons" could ever have been such a glistening slab o' manmeat... And Buster Keaton- I don't think I've seen his name come up in this thread. What an incredibly beautiful face, and body. He was just poetry.
How about that whackin' the doctor gives Shirley Maclaine in "The Apartment"? I know her character is teetering between life and death from an overdose of sleeping pills, but geez! He looks like he's knocking her brains loose! That reminds me- the scene in "Airplane" where the hysterical passenger is slapped by a doctor, then another doctor, then the camera pulls back to reveal a long line of passengers waiting patiently with tire irons, brass knuckles, baseball bats,,,, Oh and of course "Milred Pierce". Taste palm, Vita!