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Jesse Bradford: Still Swoon-Worthy

There’s nothing sexier than a man in uniform, and in director Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers – the story behind the six U.S. servicemen who raised the flag over Iwo Jima – Jesse Bradford, 27, cuts one dashing figure. The onetime teen-movie heartthrob (Swimfan, Bring It On) unleashed his killer smile on PEOPLE’s Kristen Mascia.

Jesse Bradford

Not just an idle teen pinup, Jesse Bradford (Swimfan, Bring It On) is making the scene in his own right: as a club owner. The investment-minded actor – who plays a struggling thespian in the recent ensemble drama Heights, costarring Glenn Close, and an aspiring filmmaker in Happy Endings – opened New York City hot spot NA last fall with a group of celebs including Chris Noth, hip-hop mogul Damon Dash and model Petra Nemcova. Bradford, 26, tells PEOPLE about what’s it like to join the ranks of Hollywood entrepreneurs (like Dolce restaurateur Ashton Kutcher).