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From 'Borat' to 'Boogie Nights': The Most Famous Male Nude Scenes in Film History

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Full-frontal male nudity is perhaps the biggest taboo in Hollywood, but that hasn't stopped some pretty famous actors from dropping trou and showing off what they're packing. Yes, these men are dedicated to the craft, and they hold nothing back. Here are some of the most famous (and infamous) male nude scenes in film history.

Peter Sarsgaard, Kinsey 

In this biopic of the famed sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey, Sarsgaard plays his assistant and co-author who easily seduces him by strutting around in the buff.

Tom Hardy, Bronson

In this biopic of Michael Peterson, a petty criminal who rebranded as a boxer named Charles Bronson, Hardy stripped down—it wasn't just his knuckles that were bare.

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Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash

The title of this film is a little ambigious, but we like to assume it's a reference to every time Fiennes jumps into a pool buck naked.

Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

It may be entirely unsexy to watch Mortensen's Russian mobster get the shit kicked out of him in a Turkish bathhouse, but it's also something to see.

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Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, Women in Love

Nude male wrestling was never so prestigious than this Oscar-winning adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel.

Tom Cullen and Chris New, Weekend

In Andrew Haigh's drama, Cullen and New play a pair of Brits who meet at a club, go home together, and spend the next two days having a lot of sex (and emotions).

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Cillian Murphy, 28 Days Later

Murphy's breakthrough performance was in Danny Boyle's neo-zombie thriller, and his very first scene shows off the goods.

Vincent Gallo, The Brown Bunny

Perhaps one of the most infamous scenes on film occurs in Gallo's much-maligned film in which Chloe Sevigny gives him a blowjob on camera.

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Mark Rylance, Intimacy

Long before he won an Oscar and became one of Spielberg's frequent actors, Rylance starred in this indie drama in which he had unsimulated sex with his co-star, Kerry Fox.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, Y Tu Mama Tambien

Alfonso Cuaron's coming-of-age tale is sexier than most, with Bernal and Luna's teenage boys going on a road trip with an older woman (and being naked a lot).

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Ken Jeong, The Hangover

There are a lot of hilariously shocking moments in this drug-fueled comic rampage, but Jeong's really naked and really angry villain is one of the movie's highlights.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat

No one pushes comedy boundaries quite like Cohen, who is clearly a fan of comic nudity as seen in his side-splitting mockumentary, Borat.

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Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

A nude scene can often indicate vulnerability, and no scene is as cringe-worthy as when Jason Segel's protagonist gets dumped as he's fully naked.

Harvey Keitel, Bad Lieutenant

While Abel Ferrara's crime drama earned an NC-17 rating for its violence and drug use, don't sleep on Keitel's infamous nude scene, which is worthy of the adult rating.

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Ben Affleck, Gone Girl

It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment toward the climax, but the shower scene shows a glimpse of Affleck's junk—a nice break from all the manipulation and murder.

Ewan McGregor, Velvet Goldmine

McGregor has been naked in a lot of movies, but his Iggy Pop-inspired character in this love letter to glam rock is definitely his most memorable nude scene.

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Richard Gere, American Gigolo

Gere's breakout leading role also saw him at his sexiest as a Los Angeles escort who falls for a client—and is at the center of a murder investigation.

Kevin Bacon, Wild Things

In a movie that already boasts a threesome between Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, and Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon proved he could still steal a scene.

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Michael Fassbender, Shame

Steve McQueen's drama may have been about a sex addict, but its star Michael Fassbender had little to be ashamed of when it came to his nude scenes.

Mark Wahlberg, Boogie Nights

Sure, it's a prosthetic. But the final scene reveal of what Dirk Diggler was working with in this porn drama still shows off the best dick to grace the silver screen.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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