Colin Firth’s Open-Shirted Sexiness: Through The Years

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We first noticed Colin Firth in a big way when he portrayed Mark Darcy opposite Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’ Diary. Even back in 2001 he was rocking his signature red carpet look, the unbuttoned collar. Not many men can get away with having an open shirt at a formal event, but Firth’s been pulling this trick for so long that he’s mastered it. How else can you explain the fact that his leading ladies seem to hang all over him wherever he goes?

In honor of Colin Firth’s Oscar nomination for Best Actor in The King’s Speech, we thought we’d pull together some pictures of the charming, handsome actor through the years, but it was hard to miss the fact that rocks the same look again and again. He might play a stuffy character on film, but off-screen, he’s anything but buttoned up. Check out his trademark style in our gallery below.

11. On the Wireless

10. The King And His Queen

9. A Single Man

8. Hanging With Uma

7. The Devoted Husband

6. Nanny McV-Neck

5. Six Degrees

4. The Importance Of Being Colin

3. In The Driver’s Seat

2. Colin and ScarJo

1. Bridget Jones And The Look That Started It All

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