Watch 67 Sensitive Men Shed Hollywood Tears


If a man cries, he fears it will earn him ridicule—unless it’s for a film role, in which case it could earn him an Academy Award. Here’s a thorough supercut of boys who do cry. Ready your tissues.

Of the 57 men in the 67 clips, the lion’s share of them have been nominated for Academy Awards. In fact, just last month, even comedic actor Adam Sandler was invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, due to his dramatic (and tearful) turns in Punch-Drunk Love and Funny People.

Still, the prevalent notion in our society is that crying is for girls. But that’s probably why male crying scenes are often utilized in films—the rarity of overtly emotional men produces powerful results, either making the audience cry with them, or laugh at them.

Here is the list, in order of appearance, of the crying men in this clip:
Adam Sandler, Punch-Drunk Love
Patrick Wilson, Hard Candy
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Magnolia
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Denzel Washington, Glory
Kevin Bacon, She’s Having a Baby
Johnny Depp, Arizona Dream
Bruce Willis, Armageddon
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Alec Baldwin, Prelude to a Kiss
Hayden Christensen, Revenge of the Sith
Jamie Foxx, The Soloist
Pat Morita, The Karate Kid Part II
Ben Affleck, Jersey Girl
Keanu Reeves, The Lake House
Tom Cruise, Magnolia
John Cazale, The Godfather
John Ritter, Skin Deep
Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
Esai Morales, La Bamba
Harvey Keitel, Bad Lieutenant
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Boogie Nights
Peter Sarsgaard, Orphan
Will Ferrell, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Brad Pitt, Se7en
Mark Wahlberg, Boogie Nights
Seth Rogen, Funny People
Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Chris Cooper, American Beauty
Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
Robert De Niro, Goodfellas
Robert De Niro, City by the Sea
Robert De Niro, Analyze This
Robert De Niro, Analyze This
Adrien Brody, The Village
Jim Carrey, The Truman Show
Ben Affleck, Bounce
Robert Downey Jr., The Soloist
Robert Downy Jr., Tropic Thunder
Matt Dillon, The Outsiders
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
Matt Damon, All the Pretty Horses
Ray Liotta, Goodfellas
Cuba Gooding Jr., Boyz N the Hood
Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire
Paul Giamatti, Lady in the Water
Mel Gibson, Signs
Ryan Gosling, Stay
Jack Nicholson, Heart Burn
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Ed Harris, The Abyss
Tim Robbins, Mystic River
James Woods, Northfork
Jared Leto, Requiem for a Dream
Matthew McConaughey, Tiptoes
Michael Keaton, Clean and Sober
Jeremy Davies, Saving Private Ryan
Kevin Bacon, She’s Having a Baby
Brad Renfro, Bully
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Basketball Diaries
Sylvester Stallone, First Blood
Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man 3
Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking
Joaquin Phoenix, The Village
Al Martino, The Godfather

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