Best Shirtless Performance: A Daniel Craig GIF Retrospective

Of all the fantabulous nominees at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, there’s one category of performers whom we’re watching particularly closely. And by “closely,” we mean “on a continuous loop, drooling, with a ’Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door.” Yes, we’re talking about the Best Shirtless Performance oeuvre—a contingent of exquisite manly men who made a special impression in this year’s films when they put their, um, acting skills on full, glorious, quivering display.

The 2013 nominees are a veritable buffet of sexy (or, in certain cases, fuzzy) pectorals: Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Daniel Craig (“Skyfall”), Seth MacFarlane (“Ted”) and Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”). But before we get down to the rock hard business of awarding the Golden Popcorn for shirtless supremacy, we’re doing a daily retrospective featuring each nominee’s finest shirtless performances over the years. And today’s hot-bodied beefcake? It’s Craig. Daniel Craig.

Although British agent James Bond is perhaps best known for his ability to wear the hell out of a finely cut suit, Daniel Craig has additionally distinguished himself in the role by wearing the hell out of his finely cut abs. And with a torso like this, there’s no question that he’s a leading contender for the win. Just look at all the fine sights in our collection of his top topless moments.

Daniel Craig: A Shirtless GIF Retrospective

Check out this shirtless swagger.

A slow, smirking 180 shows off all Daniel’s best angles.

Even making That Face, this is some seriously good shirtlessness.

Daniel does not require a shirt (or pants, either) to easily withstand the sadistic scrotal tortures of Le Chiffre and his Rope of Pain.

Sometimes, he’ll even muse on the philosophical implications of his shirtlessness.

In fact, so titillating is Daniel’s shirtless bod, it’s sexy even when you can’t see it at all.

Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.

Is Daniel Craig a shoo-in for shirtless supremacy? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!

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