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The Hottest Men Over 40  

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List Rules Handsome gentlemen over the age of 40. No young bucks here.

The hottest men in Hollywood? Turns out, the older they get, the more we like them! Like fine wines, tweens, and your favorite pair of jeans, some things just get better with age. The sexiest celebs over 40 are definitive proof that not all guys peak in their 20s.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we were lovingly scribbling "I <3 Ryan Phillipe" in our notebooks? Now, he and a bunch of other surprising actors (like Josh Duhamel, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Leonardo DiCaprio) are marching directly over the hill. But we still think these hot older guys are some of the sexiest men in Hollywood. Give us a fine-as-hell Daniel Craig or Idris Elba over Justin Bieber any day. 

Who are the hottest male celebs over 40? You decide. 
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the ...more
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Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 42
Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. He first appeared on the BBC's TV drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone a year later and was ...more
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Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48
Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor, singer, and film producer. Throughout the 2000s, Renner appeared largely in independent films such as Dahmer and Neo Ned. He also appeared in supporting ...more
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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 60
Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. is a Danish American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He made his film debut in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness, and subsequently appeared in many ...more
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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50
Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor. Cast as the fictional British secret agent James Bond 007 in October 2005, his first film in the role, Casino Royale, was released in theatres ...more
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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 41
Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor and producer. His first screen role was in the 2000 TV miniseries, Hearts and Bones, followed by the 2001 television miniseries Band of Brothers. He ...more
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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50
Eric Bana is an Australian actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical film Chopper. After a decade ...more
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Josh Holloway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49
Joshua Lee "Josh" Holloway is an American actor and model, best known as James "Sawyer" Ford on the American television show Lost and starred in the CBS drama Intelligence as
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Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44
Matthew Ryan Phillippe, better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor and director. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s starring in a ...more
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Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54
Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, ...more
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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor and filmmaker. Throughout his career, he has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Affleck ...more
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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 62
Pierce Brendan Brosnan, is an Irish-American actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went ...more
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 64
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures ...more
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Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49
Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is best known for his lead role in the CBS television series The Mentalist as Patrick Jane and as Nicholas ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him ...more
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more
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Wentworth Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46
Wentworth Earl Miller III is an American actor, model, screenwriter and producer. He rose to stardom following his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received ...more
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James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45
James Paul Marsden is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in multiple television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more
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Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 58
Colin Andrew Firth, CBE is an English film, television, and theatre actor. His films have grossed more than $3 billion from 42 releases worldwide. He has received an Academy Award, a Golden ...more
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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
MarcelinaPiastowska added Dec. at 40 (1973-2013)
Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence ...more
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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47
Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more
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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54
Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. He came to ...more
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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 42
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert. He is the ...more
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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54
Clive Owen is an English actor who first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He then received critical acclaim for his ...more