Ewan McGregor and Kate WinsletFor some movie stars, choosing to go naked in a film role is usually the last throw of the dice in a career that's hurtling earthwards really quickly. For others, it can get well needed early recognition in Hollywood.

Having said all that, there are a select few well-established actors who, if the role requires it, like to reveal everything that Mother Nature gave them. All the time. No, honestly, all the time.

So it is to those actors and actresses that we now pay our respects and hope that they act as a beacon of hope to other stars who are shy about baring it all. Oh, except Danny DeVito, of course. We'd rather he left his clothes on.

See who's made our top ten after the jump... Ewan McGregor and Kate WinsletFor some movie stars, choosing to go naked in a film role is usually the last throw of the dice in a career that's hurtling earthwards really quickly. For others, it can get well needed early recognition in Hollywood.

Having said all that, there are a select few well-established actors who, if the role requires it, like to reveal everything that Mother Nature gave them. All the time. No, honestly, all the time.

So it is to those actors and actresses that we now pay our respects and hope that they act as a beacon of hope to other stars who are shy about baring it all. Oh, except Danny DeVito, of course. We'd rather he left his clothes on.

By the way, there's no need for warnings below as each image has been cleverly edited. Enjoy...

Colin Farrell10. Colin Farrell
To be honest, Mr Farrell is lucky to make this list... but it's not through want of trying on his part. The poor chap has actually gone full frontal in quite a few roles but, for one reason or another, the scene gets cut. Instances of this happening began with A Home at the End of the World (2004) where Farrell's nude scene was cut for being "too distracting." Then the same thing happened again - in the same year - with Alexander, although the Director's Cut has now corrected that. His behind has been far luckier however making appearances in movies like Hart's War (2002) and Ask the Dust (2006).

James Franco9. James Franco
The Spider-Man actor can't match up to some on this list when it comes to 'showing the lot' - but his bottom is no stranger to the cinema screen. Don't bother looking through any of the three Spidey films though because you won't see it there. Nope, for Franco's posterior sightings you need to unearth his smaller budget movies such as the James Dean TV movie biopic (2001), Sonny (2002) and Milk (2008).

Anne Hathaway8. Anne Hathaway
It may be a surprise to see Miss Hathaway in the list as she spent the best part of her early career in pretty princess dresses and the like. But she soon made up for lost time. Her departure from wearing clothes first came in Havoc (2004), a movie about gangs with not a princess in sight. The following year she did the same thing again in Brokeback Mountain, famously, in the back of a car with Jake Gyllenhaal. And we, for one, applaud her new direction.

Angelina Jolie7. Angelina Jolie
She's more famous nowadays for being surrounded by kids but, back in the day, Ms Jolie was the queen of on-screen nudity. It all began with a breast tattoo scene in Foxfire (1996), then a topless moment in TV movie Gia (1998) and followed, in 1999, with another top half showing alongside husband Billy Bob Thornton in Pushing Tin. With the bigger roles came more clothing, but, that also meant that this rule went the other way in the smaller films such as in Original Sin (2001) and Taking Lives (2004). And don't think she's retired from the birthday suit business yet as 2008 saw minor on-screen nudity in both Changeling (2008) and Wanted (2008). Keep up the good work, Angelina.

Harvey Keitel6. Harvey Keitel
Let's be honest, if the phrase 'I didn't recognise you with your clothes on' suited any actor, it would be Harvey Keitel. And whereas most actors bare all for, generally, their weaker work - old Harvey does the complete opposite by having his old boy out in most of his best stuff. It all began with Bad Lieutenant (1992), and was to happen again - during several graphic sex scenes - in the Oscar-nominated The Piano (1993). Up to now, 1999 was the last time 'mini' Keitel was spotted in Holy Smoke where he starred opposite another actor from this very list, Kate Winslet. More on her coming up...

Nicole Kidman5. Nicole Kidman
She's one of the hardest working actresses around... particularly when it comes to some flesh showing. Kidman kicked things off (as well as her clothes) with her first major movie, Dead Calm (1989), and was last seen au natural in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006). Other non-clothing related moments in Kidman's career include Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Lars von Trier's Dogville (2003). And we don't think she's retired from the nude stuff yet.

Marisa Tomei4. Marisa Tomei
If we'd done this list five years ago, Marisa Tomei's name wouldn't even make the Top 100. But twenty years or so after her career began, Tomei made the decision to let it all hang out with Factotum (2005) and then Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), in which she spends the entire movie practically starkers. Her final entry into the nude files came with her Oscar-nominated turn in The Wrestler (2008), where she plays a stripper. All we can say is, better late than never.

Kate Winslet3. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has shown flesh in almost one-third of her movies - now you can't argue with statistics like that. Her debut naked moment came with Jude (1996) but she saved her next topless gig for what was, until recently, the biggest film of all time, yep, Titanic (1997). The list goes on and on from that point but more recent sightings include Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), and The Reader (2008) in which she won an Oscar, but not for taking her clothes off we don't think.

Julianne Moore2. Julianne Moore
Meet the Harvey Keitel of the ladies. After spending most of the film Short Cuts (1993) not wearing any pants, Julianne Moore has never feared from a nude role. Some of those films include The End of the Affair, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights and Body of Evidence. She even found time for some girl on girl action with Amanda Seyfried in recent release, Chloe. In her defence, Moore says that she doesn't look for the more revealing roles. "It's not like I ever intend to! I never do," she says. "I think it's happened a lot of times because I'm involved in things that are love stories." Fair enough, but, er, how come Jennifer Aniston does so many 'love stories' and we never see her bits. Hmmmm.

Ewan McGregor1. Ewan McGregor
All hail the king of nudity in films. Over the last 15 years, McGregor has been famous for revealing his 'best supporting actor' from Trainspotting (1996) all the way up to Incendiary (2008). And he's shared love scenes with everyone from Tilda Swinton to Jim Carrey (in the just opened I Love You, Phillip Morris). We can only imagine him asking George Lucas if he could show his other lightsaber in the Star Wars prequels. And what does Mr McGregor have to say about it all: "I remember getting a kind of rush out of that first time, a slight feeling of power about it, you know?" Well said that man.

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