Sly and Arnie, the boffo beef boys of cinematic brutality, are jumping on the .90s bandwagon and softening their macho images. Tough , ten-pints-a-night Tom Lappin skips rugby practice to carp Canute-like at the rising tide of the New Man cult.

Paul Bianca's photograph (above): soli-but-strong images at masculinity began to gain popularity in the mid-1980s. Arnold Schwarzenegger (right. in Kindergarten Cop) was slow to catch on, and still looks asthough he could loosen up a little.

8 The List 25 January 7 February 1991