||The French have given the world a whole lot of wonderful things -- everything from Champagne to the Champs-Élysées, but surely one of their best gifts to a sad and weary world has been incredibly sexy men who seem only to grow sexier as they age. Case in point today is Vincent Cassel who in a career spanning 30 years has gone from being a slim and lovely youth to a seriously smoking hot mature man.
Starting with his breakthrough role in 1995's La Haine where he played a working-class kid in the racially-charged Parisian suburbs, Monsieur Cassel has charted a challenging and provocative passage through both French and international cinema, appearing in films as diverse as Comme mi vuoi, Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen, Oceans 13 and, of course, director Gaspar Noé's ultra-controversial Irreversible.
It was in this compelling 2002 film that skin fanatics were given the opportunity to fully acquaint themselves with every aspect of Vincent's lean and compact form in a long, elaborate and very explicit love scene with beautiful co-star (and real-life wife) Monica Bellucci. While far-and-away his most skinning performance, it was not the first time he'd put his goods on public display -- that honor goes to 1995's Adultère, mode d'emploi from which the cap at left is taken.
The Starmale archive for Vincent Cassel is not huge, but it is extremely tasty, including a long clip from the aforementioned Irreversible: