Great Cheekbones in History

In honor of Halloween and that great horror actor Peter Cushing, whose cheekbones could slice cheese, here are some more seriously high ones.



Young, hot and cut

Cillian Murphy

Tyrese Gibson

Kim Kardashian







Pirates of the Caribbean Cheekbone Invitational: Whose are highest?
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, or Kiera Knightly

Johnny Depp


And it’s the one old enough to be papa to the other two, Johnny Depp. Like Britney Spears’ mental health, Johnny’s ‘bones get better with age.




L.A. Confidential Caged Death Match:
Kim Basinger vs. Guy Pearce





Sorry, Kim. Pearce’s are just more piercing.


Everyone was high in the 60s

Faye Dunaway

Lara Parker

David Bowie







Battle of the Daniels
Daniel Day Lewis
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Craig
The winner: The Daniel who is also Kim. There were a lot of beautiful people on Lost, but one set of ‘bones soared above the rest.



Separated at birth?

Brit actor Colin Salmon

That guy from Fine Young Cannibals







Usually, cheekbones fade with age and thickening jowls. Not so for these two distinguished gentlemen:

Pete Postlethwaite

Will Sampson







I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t figure out the deeper meaning underlying Prometheus’s Lawrence of Arabia riff, other than the resemblance between these two hot British Islanders. But whose cheekbones cut a deeper swath into the movie firmament?
Peter O’Toole vs. Michael Fassbinder





Sorry, Michael, you’re lovely, but Peter O’Toole in his Lawrence years was one of the most stunning human beings who ever lived. And so were his cheekbones.



A Brit who competed for roles with Peter Cushing: Christopher Lee.



But who wins the Ultimate Cheekbones of All Time award?

Well-played, bony Christopher, but come on. Peter Cushing’s cheekbones come with their own shade.



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2 Responses to Great Cheekbones in History

  1. Will Downs says:

    I love it! A contest on par with “What’s the sweatiest movie every made?” [Cheers, 1982]


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