Man Crush: THE STING
|Director||George Roy Hill|
|Starring||Paul Newman, Robert Redford & Robert Shaw|
18 and up. No one under 18 admitted.
Thus far, Man Crush has celebrated men with great abs, flowing locks and sensitive souls. Now, we're kicking it old school with THE STING, featuring not one but two of the most handsome legends of the silver screen.
In this 1973 film, winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Paul Newman and Robert Redford play grifters determined to pull off the ultimate con in 1936 Chicago. It's a comedic, high stakes caper, jumping with intense poker games, assassins, FBI hunts and, of course, beautiful women. With a rollicking ragtime soundtrack and charming vintage style, this movie is an absolute pleasure, and Redford and Newman elevate it to dazzling levels.
It comes as no surprise that these men are such convincing con artists, because after one look at Paul Newman's devilish blue eyes and Robert Redford's cocky grin, we're all suckers. Director George Roy Hill defied several laws of physics in order to pack so much foxy masculinity into one movie, and no matter how the sting goes, the audience is guaranteed to get lucky. (Sarah Pitre)