9 Greatest Penis Moments Movies
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Let's all be adults; this is not a puerile discussion of the male member. We're merely noting that throughout history, while paintings and sculptures have depicted the nude male body with regularity, film has a limited number of offerings (not counting the XXX variety, of course), whereas leading ladies (even Oscar-winning ones) drop cover again and again.
Michael Fassbender, however, has no qualms about showing what God gave him. In Steve McQueen's new drama
6. 'Watchmen' (2009)
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Strictly speaking, we'll never know how much of Dr. Manhattan's computer-generated blue body is true to actor Billy Crudup's own physique, but it doesn't really matter -- the perfectly sculpted Watchman is quite memorable.
Instead of glossing over the energy-based superhero's manly parts (the way Mystique's bod remains relatively modest in 'X-Men'), the blue being's bold penis is on full display again and again.
5. 'Boogie Nights' (1997)
The entire movie is based on the premise that Mark Wahlberg's Dirk Diggler has the one prodigious talent necessary for a successful career in the porn industry, but his tool of the trade is never shown ... until the final scene of the movie. And after two hours of wondering and imagining, there it is in all its prosthetic foot-long wonder. But like the has-been Diggler, the big reveal at that point is as sad as it is startling.
4. 'Wild Things' (1998)
There are plenty of memorably steamy scenes in this sex-filled drama (male viewers may fondly recall the menage-a-trois featuring Neve Campbell and Denise Richards), but the one 'Did that really happen?' moment is an unexpectedly candid shot of Kevin Bacon in the shower. He's talking to Matt Dillon while holding a towel across his chest -- but not his privates. It's a scene that adds a whole new dimension to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game.
3. 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (2008)
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Jason Segel drops his towel in an early scene of the comedy he co-wrote and produced. The penis shot, naturally, is played for laughs. There's 6-foot-4 Segel completely naked and crying like a baby during one of the most simultaneously cringe-worthy and hilarious break-up scenes ever. Segel all wet and distraught isn't just funny, it's a genius reminder of how nakedly raw and exposed being dumped can feel.
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2. 'The Crying Game' (1992)
There's no other penis moment in film history that has caused as many gasps -- as any unspoiled viewer of Neil Jordan's Oscar-winning Irish drama can attest. We'd say SPOILER ALERT, but the twist is a pretty pervasive cultural reference. The scene when the beautiful Dil (Jaye Davidson) disrobes midway through the story, and the camera lingers on the hitherto female character's manhood, is brilliant and shocking and unforgettable.
1. Any Ewan McGregor Movie
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No other Hollywood actor (again, excepting those who qualify for AVN Awards) is as much at ease with nudity as the handsome Scotsman. Scarcely a drama in his resume doesn't include a shot of him in all his glory. There's 'Trainspotting,' 'The Pillow Book,' 'Velvet Goldmine,' 'Young Adam'… pretty much anything bearing his name and an R rating. We hereby dub McGregor the king of the cinematic full monty.