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The Hottest Men Over 40 

Keshvar Alikhani
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Updated June 14, 2019 1.2M votes 38.1k voters 616.3k views 194 items

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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 50

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he ...more
2
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 53

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more
3
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy ...more
4
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 49

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and musician. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such ...more
5
Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 53

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States of America

Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy, starring ...more
6
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 52

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor of film and television. He is known for his roles as John Winchester in the fantasy horror series Supernatural (2005–2007; 2019), ...more
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Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 46

Birthplace: USA, Minot, North Dakota

Joshua David Duhamel (; born November 14, 1972) is an American actor and former fashion model. After various modeling work, he made his acting debut as Leo du Pres on the ABC daytime soap opera ...more
8
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Coolza added Age: 43

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He played for Manchester ...more
9
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 49

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before ...more
10
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
alexray111413 added Age: 46

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the ...more
11
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 55

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own ...more
12
Shemar Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
StacyKruse added Age: 48

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek ...more
13
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, Lexington, Kentucky

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the ...more
14
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 54

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Keanu Charles Reeves ( kee-AH-noo; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor and musician. He gained fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill ...more
15
John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, California, Cypress

John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an American actor, producer, musician, comedian and singer. He first gained recognition for his contract role as Blackie Parrish on the ABC ...more
16
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 51

Birthplace: Shirebrook

Jason Statham (; born 26 July 1967) is an English actor and film producer. Typecast as the antihero, he is known for his action-thriller roles and portraying tough, irredeemable, and ...more
17
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 49

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Uvalde

Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), ...more
18
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 55

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the ...more
19
James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 45

Birthplace: Stillwater, USA, Oklahoma

James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more
20
Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 46

Birthplace: England, London

David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received nominations for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two British ...more
21
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 47

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 51

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

Mark Ruffalo (; born November 22, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 44

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (, Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. His accolades include an Academy Award and three Golden ...more
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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
MarcelinaPiastowska added Dec. at 40 (1973-2013)

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor, social activist and philanthropist. He was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the ...more
25
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Age: 45

Birthplace: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles. Bale is the ...more