Friday, January 11, 2013

FRIDAY FAB 40+ ANTONIO SABÀTO, JR.

It's no secret that Italy has given the world some of our greatest artistic treasures. The home of the renaissance, we have been blessed by this great nation with works of genius by the masters. However, for us good little gay boys, there is one masterwork to come from Italy that puts even Michelangelo's majestic David to shame...



ANTONIO SABÀTO, JR. 


Antonio Sabàto, Jr. was born February 29, 1972 in Rome, Italy.  His mother is from an aristocratic family in the Czech Republic and his father is the equally handsome Italian actor from whom Antonio gets his name. Though born in Europe, Antonio grew up in the United States. A celebrated model and actor, Antonio got his start On General Hospital playing a the character Jagger Cates. This was the early 90s, when television had an infatuation with using the last names of 60s rock stars as first names for their male characters. Dylan anybody?

















Being of Italian, it is no surprise that Antonio has a great fashion sense, and with looks like his, he can pull off any look.

FASHION DU JOUR























GETTING SPORTY







MODEL MAN
As mentioned, Antonio has also been a successful model, most notably as the Calvin Klein underwear poster boy. Quite honestly, Times Square wouldn't be Times Square without scenes like this...





































CALVIN KLEIN



















LOVE WILL NEVER DO
While he had been on soaps, Antonio's first real stardom came from being Janet Jackson's love interest in her über sexy video Love Will Never Do. Oh, to be Miss Jackson and get nasty with Antonio and Djimon Hounsou!





PRINCESS OF MARS
A few years before Disney decided to sink far too much money into the property with 2012's John Carter, Antonio played that same character in  SyFy adaptation of the same book, keeping the novel's title for the TV film...


Anything that gets hot men like Antonio and Taylor Kitsch into a loincloth is a worthy endeavor, imho.

I will even offer an US Weekly comparison:  WHO WORE IT BEST?



As for me, it's a tie...which is what I'd like to do to Antonio, up or down!





















LOIS & CLARK
Antonio played a villain who suddenly became magnetic on the 90s series Lois & Clark.  Imagine being Teri Hatcher and getting to show up for work with Dean Cain AND Antonio!  Some bitches got all the luck, if you ask me. 










THE OUTER LIMITS
Quite wonderfully, Antonio has not been shy giving us the male tail that we desire, and it all started in the reboot of the sci-fi series The Outer Limits. 










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GENERAL HOSPITAL








GUILTY AS CHARGED







THE BIG HIT

The next big moment for Antonio watchers was The Big Hit, in which we got a locker room with not only his bare bum, but that of Bokeem Woodbine and Lou Diamond Phillips, with a shirtless Mark Wahlberg to boot!  It's like the male pulchritude casting equivalent of Steel Magnolias

















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WASABI TUNA

I can honestly say that I know nothing about this movie, nor do I feel a need to. Judging from these caps and the clip, I get a feeling everything that would be of interest to us exists in this very scene. 











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ANTONIO DOES GAY 
(AND RATHER WELL)


Not to be a rumor spreader, but it is said that Antonio is bisexual and very comfortable with it. So it is no complete surprise that Antonio has played more than a few gay parts. Here he's doing publicity for...well...gay parts!









TESTOSTERONE
While Antonio was never stingy with the skin, was always comfortable with his body and his sexuality,  there was nothing to prepare us for this. Antonio not only played a gay part but went full frontal for the role, hence proving that he doesn't have a flaw...ANYWHERE!










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DEADLY SKIES
A few years later, Antonio added further gay delight to our lives by playing a gay character in the disaster film Deadly Skies. What made this doubly impressive was that the gayness was not the point of the film--the characters just happened to be gay. Putting the cherry on top was this frank love scene, the type usually reserved for far lesser stars in far lower profile entertainment that is only about gay fringe.


















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Whether its film or photography, Antonio is that rare gift to us:  the beautiful man who is happy to share his beauty with the world. 










I think this one is a fake. I am enjoying it no less with that thought in mind. 



ANTONIO SABÀTO, JR.:   RENAISSANCE MAN INCARNATE



3 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the fine pics Derek--the frontal shots were a really great from Antonio, and he still proves he's in shape past 40 with that recent diving show...Viva Antonio!

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  2. Thanks, reksy! Antonio has always delivered. I am still surprised he isn't bigger than he is. He is truly one of the sexiest men Hollywood has ever seen.

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  3. ever hear him interviewed? an uneducated hick. Descended from Czech aristocracy? yeah, right ... is there such a thing? and if so, why would anyone think this mouthbreather was descended from it ... 'cause his publicist says so?

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