Out of respect for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, I went goggling aeround to learn more about Yul Brynner who played Ramses in Cecil B DeMille’s epic 6 decades ago. Found out more than I bargained for. NSFW gallery after the jump.

1956 was a big year for Mr Brynner. Anastasia, The King and I, The Ten Commandments. Every year was a big year for Yul Brynner, who began his career in his early 20s as model, immortalized in a nude session with photographer George Platt Lynes in 1942.

Rameses: Command them to kneel before Pharaoh.
Moses: Command what you have conquered, my brother.