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The Hottest Men Over 40  

Keshvar Alikhani
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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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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
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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
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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49
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
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53
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
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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 55
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
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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52
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
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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44
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
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52
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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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 45
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
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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49
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
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 44
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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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 54
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
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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
dganita001 added age 47
Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and ...more
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John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 52
John Phillip Stamos (Greek: Τζον Φίλλιπ Στάμος; STAY-mohss; born August 19, 1963) is an American actor, producer, musician, comedian and singer. He first gained recognition for his contract role ...more
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Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46
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
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Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 53
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
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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 43
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
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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51
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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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 48
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish pronunciation: [nekolaɪ̯ kʰɒstɐ ˈvæltaʊ̯]; born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor. He graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen ...more
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 47
Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC television drama series Mad Men (2007–2015). For much of the ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 49
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
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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Coolza added age 43
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
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
alexray111413 added age 46
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
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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51
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
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 46
Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
age 51
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