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Most dapper Oscar chaps of all-time

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Year after year, the Academy Awards remain the perfect girls' night in. What is there not to love about beautiful dresses, Hollywood glamour and hilarious on-stage antics, after all? So put on your comfiest pair of PJs, call your girlfriends and get the Ben & Jerry's out, because this is one gallery you won't want to miss. In the name of pure research (naturally), click on to see the most handsome men to attend the Oscars over the years...

Words: Elodie Russo, picture credit: Rex Features

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Brad Pitt

    Ever since he made his breakthrough on Thelma & Louise, Brad Pitt has been charming audiences the world over - and never has his allure been so poignant than at the Oscars.

    No tie? No problem when it comes to Hollywood's most feted hunk.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

    Who could forget Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's youthful exuberance as they won the Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting ? Irresistible.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Matt Damon

    A couple of years on and Matt Damon clearly still has what it takes when it comes to looking sleek in a suit.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Will Smith

    Forget the Oscars themselves: all we need is Will Smith on the red carpet and we're happy for the rest of the day.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Colin Firth

    It was 15 years after he won over a nation of TV viewers with his infamous Mr Darcy lake leap in Pride and Prejudice, but Colin Firth continued to get pulses racing when he picked up a best actor Oscar in 2010 for The King's Speech.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Jude Law

    Jude Law scrubs up nicely amid the crowd of Hollywood A-listers.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper sure gets Oscars gold when it comes to his red carpet appeal: no wonder he's just been confirmed as one of the presenters at this year's ceremony.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Cary Grant

    Our grandmothers also had their fair share of beautiful men to look at back in the day. Even today, many of us still swoon over Cary Grant's smile.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps : George Clooney

    George Clooney is one of these faces that we never get tired of seeing at the ceremony, which is a good thing considering he is in the running for not one but two gold statuettes this year - best actor for The Descendants and adapted screenplay for The Ides of March.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Jamie Foxx

    He's got the grin, he's got the gong - is there anything not to love about Jamie Foxx, celebrating his best actor win for Ray in 2005?

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig plus tuxedo will always be a good combination.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Ryan Reynolds

    Handsome doesn't quite cut it for Ryan Reynolds; the man is a lady-killer through and through.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Chris Pine

    Chris Pine is a sight for sore eyes as he wows the paparazzi.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Jake Gyllenhaal

    Rivalling Chris Pine on the dazzling blue eyes front is the lovely Jake Gyllenhaal.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Andrew Garfield

    After shining in The Social Network, Andrew Garfield is now taking over as super hero Spider-Man. Here's hoping he looks as natty scaling buildings as he does in a tux.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Gregory Peck

    To Kill A Mockingbird star Gregory Peck cuts a dashing figure.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps : Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman smoulders and charms like the true pro he is.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Patrick Dempsey

    Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey lives up to his McDreamy credentials.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Leonardo DiCaprio

    Old-school crush Leonardo DiCaprio bedazzles the Oscars audience.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: James Franco

    His hosting stint at the Oscars alongside Anne Hathaway may have been slammed by some, but James Franco is still undeniably easy on the eye.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Denzel Washington

    He's a veteran attendee of the Oscars and Denzel Washington has always delighted with his natural charm and good looks - not least here, winning the best supporting actor for Glory in 1990.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps : Paul Newman

    Paul Newman was THE leading man back in Hollywood's golden era; and with suave-ness like this, it's not hard to see why.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Robert Downey Jr.

    Ignoring the zany dress code for a second, Robert Downey Jr. ticks all the boxes when it comes to bad boy allure.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Ryan Gosling and Peter Sarsgaard

    Ryan Gosling and Peter Sarsgaard make a very handsome Oscars duo indeed.

  • Oscar Dapper Chaps: Sean Penn

    With two Academy Awards under his belt, Sean Penn has talent as well as looks.