Entertainment 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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10,504 3,448
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47 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
8,562 4,651
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48 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
7,112 5,410
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54 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
7,091 6,216
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54 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
8,682 4,062
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52 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
7,797 3,500
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 40 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
6,193 5,054
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46 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
6,524 3,634
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51 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
6,335 5,486
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 41 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
6,779 3,794
Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 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

11
6,161 4,537
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 56 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

12
5,536 4,324
John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54 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

13
5,107 4,808
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44 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

14
4,247 5,382
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
6,803 3,438
Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52 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
5,272 4,315
Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50 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
5,493 4,410
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53 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
5,637 3,267
Shemar Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
StacyKruse added age 45 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, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal ...more

19
4,643 4,316
Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 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
5,606 3,495
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48 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
5,554 3,483
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
alexray111413 added age 43 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
5,191 2,483
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Coolza added age 42 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

23
5,284 4,130
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 50 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

24
3,439 4,238
Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
5,578 3,621
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46 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

26
3,660 4,099
Josh Holloway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48 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

27
2,686 3,613
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He attended Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen in 1993. In the United States, he played Detective John Amsterdam in the ...more

28
4,125 4,057
Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47 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

29
3,986 4,392
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 43 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

30
4,145 4,463
Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47 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

31
2,553 5,216
Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 57 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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3,995 4,345
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 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

33
4,293 3,029
James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44 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

34
3,412 3,604
Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48 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

35
3,955 2,847
Wentworth Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 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

36
3,744 3,483
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 43 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

37
3,815 3,709
Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 37 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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2,906 3,376
Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49 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

39
3,622 3,717
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 61 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

40
2,957 2,714
Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 41 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

41
2,755 4,215
Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 64 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

42
3,445 4,010
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 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

43
2,916 4,302
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53 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

44
3,158 3,515
David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48 David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as the vampire Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as FBI ...more

45
3,560 3,968
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46 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

46
3,351 3,838
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49 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

47
3,307 2,540
Eric Dane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45 Eric Dane is an American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 2000s, he became known for playing Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the medical drama television series ...more

48
2,941 3,688
Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53 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

49
2,379 1,551
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 38 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

50
4,592 1,288
Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 50 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