With his chiseled chest and exaggerated facial features, it’s no surprise French film legend Jean-Paul Belmondo was born to a sculptor father and painter mother. Boasting Italian, Sicilian and Piedmontese genes, the masterpiece of ass easily filled out his jeans. After performing his National Service in French North Africa and attending the Conservatoire of Dramatic Arts in Paris, Belmondo burst onto the screen, literally ass backwards, since À double tour (1959) showcases his bare bum! Jean-Paul then exposed his… sense of humor alongside Alain Delon in the romp Be Beautiful But Shut Up (1958). Yet he’s best known for his association with French New Wave cinema thanks to Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou (1965) and Breathless (1960). The latter black-and-white classic features Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, and Belmondo’s boxer shorts! If that’s not arousing enough, Jean-Paul also touts his pecs! Shirtless turns in the comedies Up to His Ears (1965) and Cop or Hood (1979) followed. In between, the topless hunk could be seen donning swim trunks in That Man from Rio (1964). During his successful career, Belmondo was called the French version of James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Humphrey Bogart. Perhaps that’s why Swiss sexpot Ursula Andress and Italian actress Laura Antonelli were the first two of Belmondo’s four wives. The handsome heartthrob also attracted critical accolades. He won a César Award for Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté (1988) and, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, received the Palme d’honneur; probably because his movies moved the palms of his fans’ hands!