James GarnerWho doesn't like James Garner? He is everybody's (in my age-range) favorite grandpa figure, always playing affable and loveable characters. Also, he plays old Noah in The Notebook, so there's that. Garner had an interesting military career that eventually landed him in the Korean War. He is a decorated hero, with two Purple Hearts under his belt. Noah Calhoun was a veteran, too...
Clark GableGable's story is a bit different as he joined the Armed Forces after already cultivating an acting career most would be envious of. After the death of third wife and "love of his life" Carole Lombard, who had previously suggested he fight for his country, Gable enlisted in her honor. He would go on to fly five combat missions in World War II and be promoted to Major. And you thought he was just a pretty face, didn't you?!
Ernie HudsonBefore Ernie Hudson was busting ghosts as Winston or busting Sandra Bullock's chops in Miss Congeniality, or any other role in his fantastically storied career, he was a United States Marine. He knew it wasn't for him, however, and decided to take a more creative route. Hudson has had roles in Grey's Anatomy, ER, The Crow and so much more. I've always been drawn to him with that deep, velvety voice and those lovely...arms. Ernie is an American treasure!
Tom SelleckAhh, Selleck. Everyone's favorite mustachioed man. He truly may be the only man alive that can rock a 'stache like this one. According to Wikipedia: "Selleck served as a soldier in the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard and his unit was activated for the Watts Riots in Los Angeles." Although I don't agree with his politics, I do agree that he's sexy enough for me to overlook that discrepancy; at least for the purposes of this post.
Paul NewmanPaul Newman. Paullllll Newman. Go on, say it with me now. It is, and should be, a familiar benediction. Not only was he a spectacular actor and Hollywood legend; he served in the Navy during World War II and the Battle of Okinawa. But really, who cares about that? LOOK AT HIM! He is easily one of the most gorgeous men to ever live, and that he lived his adult life in love with the same woman until the day death parted them only makes him more appealing. Gorgeous, loyal AND romantic? Puh-leaze! That does it for this week's installment of Thirsty Thursday! For our American readers: I wish you a fun, happy and safe Fourth! Make sure to vote in our poll below for your favorite National Treasure. [yop_poll id="35"] Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!