Entertainment The Hottest Men Over 40  

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

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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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11,123 3,760
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50 Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more

2
9,009 5,082
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49 Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. ...more

3
7,562 5,885
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 55 William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has been described as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media ...more

4
7,514 6,743
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 55 John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. ...more

5
9,197 4,378
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53 Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more

6
8,336 3,821
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44 Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing. He was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by ...more

7
6,571 5,466
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49 Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as ...more

8
6,926 3,959
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52 Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the 2005 medical drama Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, The Comedian in the 2009 ...more

9
6,709 5,983
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44 Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more

10
5,454 5,186
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at ...more

11
7,157 4,196
Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46 Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel is an American actor and former fashion model. His first acting role was as Leo du Pres on ABC's All My Children and later as chief of security Danny McCoy ...more

12
6,574 4,915
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 57 George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting ...more

13
5,926 4,677
John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 55 John Phillip Stamos is an American actor and musician. He is known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House. Since the show's ...more

14
4,471 5,835
Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
dganita001 added age 47 Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 ...more

15
7,201 3,799
Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53 Patrick Galen Dempsey is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a ...more

16
5,634 4,668
Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51 Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He portrayed the Marvel Comics character, Bruce Banner / The Hulk in The Avengers, and will reprise his role in ...more

17
5,886 4,728
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54 Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, musician, and author. Reeves is most well known for his acting career, beginning in 1985 and spanning for more than three decades. ...more

18
5,956 3,634
Shemar Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
StacyKruse added age 48 Shemar Franklin Moore 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 and as the third permanent host ...more

19
5,009 4,629
Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46 David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first ...more

20
5,979 3,843
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49 Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, ...more

21
5,923 3,833
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
alexray111413 added age 46 Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more

22
5,593 4,479
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51 Jason Statham is an English actor, martial artist and former diver. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver. He has ...more

23
3,692 4,619
Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47 Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series ...more

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5,587 2,814
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Coolza added age 43 David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the ...more

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5,865 4,000
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 25 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