The Sexiest Movies of All Time According to Charlize, Cate and Rooney

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Carol “All my life I’ve been playing dress-up, and now I get to do it for a living. In film, particularly, the costumes are a big part of my characters. When I first appear in Carol, in a fur coat, hat, and gloves, the audience immediately ascribes meaning to the person I’m playing. A certain scarf or handbag or a pair of glasses can reveal multitudes about someone’s persona.” Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress.

For W's "Best Performances" issue this year, editor at large Lynn Hirschberg asked Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, and of the 31 actors and actresses featured to reveal their favorite sex scenes. Everyone answered differently: Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal prefer steamy romance, while Carey Mulligan and Richard Gere love the classics. Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander are drawn to the more awkward scenes, Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen are really into puppets, and Greta Gerwig doesn't seem to care about the concept of "spoiler alert." Meanwhile, Benicio del Toro likes the 1973 Steve McQueen prison drama Papillion. Ok! Find out all the favorites below.

Alicia Vikander
Blue Valentine

Photo by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

Bel Powley
Blue Is the Warmest Color and 45 Years

Benicio Del Toro
It Happened One Night and Papillion

Bradley Cooper
James Bond: A View to a Kill and The Rookie

Brie Larson

Bryan Cranston
The History of Violence

Carey Mulligan
An Affair to Remember

Cate Blanchett
Silver Streak

Charlize Theron
Body Heat

Eddie Redmayne
The English Patient

Elizabeth Banks

Greta Gerwig
Don’t Look Now and Brief Encounter

Jake Gyllenhaal
Out of Sight

Jennifer Jason Leigh
In the Realm of the Senses and Don’t Look Now

Joel Edgerton
Fatal Attraction

Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogan
Team America

Maika Monroe
Dirty Dancing

Margot Robbie
True Romance

Michael Caine
To Catch a Thief

Mya Taylor
The Titanic

Paul Dano
Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock

Peter Sarsgaard

Richard Gere
A Place In the Sun

Rooney Mara
Rust and Bone

Samuel L. Jackson
The Lover and Damage

Saorise Ronan

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