Anthony Hopkin's eyes are very bright and alive. He has a look to him that makes him seem very human and approachable. Despite his excellent performance, I always though it a bit odd that he was cast as Hannibal Lecter. If you want to see him as a younger man, you should watch "Magic" or "Lion in Winter".
Vincent Price is remembered as much for his voice as his face. His signature eyebrow raise seems to make an appearance in nearly all of his roles. He was most famous after his 40's. Most people don't realize that he was quite an attractive man in his younger years.
The first word that comes to mind when watching Ronald Colman in movies is "dashing." A veteran of silent films and some of the great pictures of the 30's. Watch 'The Prisoner of Zenda,' or the masterpiece 'Lost Horizon' to see Colman at his best.
Errol Flynn has the charm of a rogue. He's the kind of guy that can duel a man to the death with a smile on his face. Whatever role he's playing, be it pirate, boxer, or revolutionary, you can't help but find yourself rooting for his side to win.
You have to see Robert Donat in a motion picture to understand his charm. One of a few men on this list with whom a mustache is a must. Tragically, he didn't act in many roles due to his death in 1958.
There's nothing perfect about Gabriel Byrne's face. But that might be what's so great about it. He could be a holy man in one movie, and the devil in the next, and you'd believe him both times. For one of his more interesting roles, watch Miller's Crossing.
I was first introduced to Pierce Brosnan's work in a show called Remington Steele. He had the right stuff to play James Bond, and did a great job in his first two roles as 007. If you want to see and exciting Pierce Brosnan movie performance, watch The Fourth Protocol starring Michael Caine and Brosnan.
Peter O'Toole played many challenging roles throughout his film career. His bight eyes and elongated form helped to make him unique among many of the great actors of his time. For roles less famous but very interesting, watch Rogue Male, and My Favorite Year.
Christopher Eccleston is a man not mentioned enough for all he's done in movies and television. A great supporting actor, and owner of a beautifully flawed face. The sum of those flaws equal near perfection in character and uniquity.
When I was younger, Ralph Fiennes had a face I kept telling myself I didn't like. Afterwards, I kept -trying- to tell myself I didn't like it. Then, I -stopped- trying to tell myself I didn't like it. You win Ralph. Your face rules.
I first watched Jonny Lee Miller in Trainspotting as Sick Boy. He was lying down in the park, shooting a dog with an air rifle. If he looked like anyone except Jonny Lee Miller, I would have hated him right there. Somehow, he was still likeable. That's the power of the Jonny Lee Miller smirk.
The face Robocop, and Buckaroo Banzai. Big movies in my development as a human being. Peter Weller looks nothing like a movie star. But if you need someone a little different, Peter Weller is your man.
Michael Biehn's biggest roles were in James Cameron's Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss. He often play soldiers and cops, and seems comfortable with a weapon in his hand. He's also got a sensitive side, which he sometimes gets to express with his leading ladies (see Terminator for reference)
Sometimes I look at John Malkovich and say "Man he ain't human" (no offense John). But somehow, that equates to Malkovich bringing certain quirks to his roles that most other actors don't possess. He's got a strange face, but it works in so many movies. I wouldn't change a thing.
As he was described in A Clockwork Orange: "Lovely lovely Ludwig Van."
Beethoven has a wild look most musicians wish they could have. Even at his most formal, he looks like he could turn feral and shove a symphony up someone's ass without warning.