What makes a great ladies man? Good looks? Money? Power? Fame? The ability to thwart an evil plot? This is the age old question. Trust me, if I knew what made a great ladies man, I’d be doing it.
Everyone loves to see a great ladies man at work. Some do it with charm, and some do it with style and good looks. Some do it with many leather-bound books, and some ladies men do it without even trying. We will forever watch movies, and try to figure out how to be “that guy.”
10. Marty McFly (1985), Back to the Future
Back in the oldy-timey days, Michael J. Fox was a hot commodity. When he stepped into the role of Marty McFly, he also stepped into what could be one of the most uncomfortable situations in movie history. The guy was such a ladies man, that he almost bagged his own mom.
Notable Quote: “Do you mind if we… park… for a while?”
9. Jame ‘Buffalo Bill’ Gumb (1991), The Silence of the Lambs
If you subtract the fact that he murders the women after luring them into his sweet van, and the fact that he is a cross dressing weirdo, Buffalo Bill was still a ladies man. He must have talked a good game and showed women quite a sensitive side in order for them to let down their guard. In the end though, Bill always managed to get under their skin.
Notable Quote: “Would you fuck me? I’d fuck me. I’d fuck me hard.”
8. Benjamin Braddock (1967), The Graduate
Dustin Hoffman might be one of the lease likely actors you might expect to see on this list, but The Graduate is a classic example of a ladies man at work. While Braddock may be an unconventional ladies man, he was still able to manage having his way with two generations of women, including the original MILF, Mrs. Robinson.
Notable Quote: “Mrs. Robinson. I think, I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends. I mean that.”
7. David Wooderson (2005), Dazed and Confused
Matthew McConaughey may be living the fantasy of most middle-aged men as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused. Playing a different type of ladies man than he usually plays in most of his notorious chick flick roles, McConaughey seduced his prey with the necessary tools for seducing any high school girl: Drugs, alcohol and a sweet ride.
Notable Quote: “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”
6. Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle (1988), Dead Ringers
Jeremy Irons delivered a tour-de-force performance as Beverly and Elliot Mantle, identical twin gynecologists. The Mantle brothers seduce women as a team, one playing the confident and aggressive role while the other brother tends to the soft and sensitive side of their prey. Most women submit to the seduction without even knowing that they have been with two different men. All of this seduction however, comes at a cost. Both the Mantle brothers find themselves unable to play their famous bait and switch game anymore.
Notable Quote: “I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the *insides* of bodies.”
5. Ron Burgandy (2004), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgandy will forever go down in our hearts as a leading ladies man. He can play a mean jazz flute, he can speak fluent Spanish and of course he can tame a bear. He commands a mighty team of television personalities, and is talented in hand to hand combat. His only weakness, reading a teleprompter.
Notable Quotes: “I want to be on you. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”
4. Austin Powers (1997-2002), Austin Powers Trilogy
This ladies man has landed the hottest women across four decades. Austin Powers is a swinging spy from the sixties who finds himself still having what it takes with the ladies even through the twenty first century. I think it is worth naming some of his conquests: Alotta Fagina, Felicity Shagwell, Robin Spitz Swallows, Fook Mi and Fook Yu. The only thing that could stop this ladies man would be some wicked teeth and a crazy Alec Baldwin-esque man-carpet on his chest.
Notable Quote: “Shall we shag now, or shall we shag later?”
3. Alfie Elkins (1966, 2004), Alfie
While two men may have played this role, one man and one man only made this role a classic. Michael Caine’s Alfie was one of the original ladies men to pave the road and was the inspiration for Austin Powers. Caine’s Alfie was also a cinematic success with five Oscar nominations. I only have to mention Jude Law because of the fact that he’s a ladies man in real life, nearly balancing both fiance Sienna Miller and his nanny.
Notable Quote: “I’ve never told her that I love her – except at those times when you’ve *got* to say something for appearance’s sake.”
2. John Shaft (1971), Shaft
Who’s the black private dick / That’s a sex machine to all the chicks? / SHAFT! / Ya damn right!
Who is the man that would risk his neck / For his brother man? / SHAFT! / Can you dig it?
Who’s the cat that won’t cop out / When there’s danger all about? / SHAFT! / Right On!
They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother… / SHUT YOUR MOUTH! / I’m talkin’ ’bout Shaft
Notable Quote: Ellie Moore: “I love you.”
John Shaft: “Yeah, I know. Take it easy.”
1. James Bond (1962-2006), Ian Fleming’s James Bond
Not much can be said for James Bond that isn’t already well known. Armed with style, good looks, sophistication, great cars, impeccable wardrobe and the just the right amount of machismo, Bond is the ultimate ladies man. He is a skilled spy, an excellent poker player, a precise marksman, an expert with mixed drinks, a fine driver and knows his way with the ladies. The only debate possible might be who made the best Bond ladies man. I’d have to say that Connery was the better Bond, but Brosnan had the better looking Bond ladies.
Notable Quote: “You’re a woman of many parts, Pussy.”
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