Most of the scenes described below are classics, but there are a couple of more obscure moments in films listed that I found unforgettable:
Marilyn Monroe, "Some Like It Hot", the subway grate
John Travolta, and his strut, "Saturday Night Fever"
Ann Margaret, as stunningly kittenish teen-aged Kim in "Bye Bye Birdie"
Marlon Brando, absolutely flawless "The Wild One"
Elizabeth Taylor in that white dress, "Giant"
James Dean, shooting pool nervously, looking at Elizabeth Taylor in that white dress "Giant"
Tom Cruise, dancing in "Risky Business"
Brad Pitt, flyfishing, in "A River Runs Through It"
Audrey Hepburn, ready for the ball, "My Fair Lady"
Robert Redford, as Katie (Barbra Streisand) ruffles that hair in "The Way We Were"
Julia Roberts, the red dress, "Pretty Woman"
Rita Hayworth, as she tosses back her hair in "Gilda"
Nicole Kidman, dancing in car headlights, "To Die For"
Charlize Theron, holding up her hair for Al Pacino's appraisal of her neck in "The Devil's Advocate"
Angelina Jolie, spinning on the runway as the aids-stricken model Gia Carangi in "Gia"
Michelle Pfeifer, in the soooooo-slow glass elevator scene, wearing an emerald green dress, "Scarface"
Robert DeNiro, in green beret uniform, "The Deer Hunter"
Kim Novak, barefoot in black, curled up on a couch in "Bell, Book, & Candle"
Lisa Bonet, as Epiphany, washing her hair under the appreciative gaze of Micky Rourke in "Angel Heart" (I thought the movie sucked, but the moment was still breathtaking)
Paul Newman, as Fast Eddie Felson in "The Hustler"--any scene.
I sometimes find myself gasping at the sheer beauty of the human being captured in moments on film. As I pondered over some of these more obvious moments, I got to wondering about what some of your classic moments might be - so...care to share?
Another "name 'em" game for you folks.