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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
Hugh Jackman age 48 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

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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Gerard Butler age 47 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

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Brad Pitt age 53 William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting ...more

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Johnny Depp age 53 Johnny Depp is an actor.

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Robert Downey Jr. 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 substance abuse and legal ...more

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3,915 1,647
Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Bradley Cooper age 42 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

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3,176 2,548
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Matthew McConaughey age 47 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

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3,041 1,541
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jeffrey Dean Morgan age 50 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

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Leonardo DiCaprio age 42 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

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
dganita001 added Ewan McGregor age 46 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

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Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Josh Duhamel age 44 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

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John Stamos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
John Stamos age 53 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

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George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
George Clooney age 55 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

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Christian Bale age 43 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

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Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Patrick Dempsey age 51 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

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Mark Ruffalo age 49 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

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Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Keanu Reeves age 52 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

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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jude Law age 44 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

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Shemar Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
StacyKruse added Shemar Moore age 46 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

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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Paul Rudd 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

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Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jason Statham age 49 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

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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jon Hamm age 46 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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Josh Holloway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Josh Holloway age 47 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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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Mark Wahlberg age 45 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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Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Ryan Phillippe age 42 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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Daniel Craig is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Daniel Craig age 49 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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
alexray111413 added Dwayne Johnson age 44 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

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Coolza added David Beckham age 41 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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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Ben Affleck age 44 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) 30 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Pierce Brosnan age 63 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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Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jeremy Renner age 46 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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James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
James Marsden age 43 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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Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Simon Baker age 47 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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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Viggo Mortensen age 58 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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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau age 46 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

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Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Rob Lowe age 53 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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Wentworth Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Wentworth Miller age 44 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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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Eric Bana age 47 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 crime film Chopper. After a ...more

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Matt Damon age 46 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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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Russell Crowe 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

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Denzel Washington age 62 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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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Idris Elba age 44 Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell "Stringer" ...more

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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Clive Owen age 52 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

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David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
David Boreanaz age 47 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

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Jared Leto age 45 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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Eric Dane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Eric Dane age 44 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

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Will Smith age 48 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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Dylan McDermott is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Dylan McDermott age 55 Dylan McDermott is an American actor. He is known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best ...more

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Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
Colin Farrell age 40 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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Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hottest Men Over 40
vj_vienna added Mark Harmon age 65 Thomas Mark Harmon is an American television and movie actor who has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the mid-1970s. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as former U.S. Marine Corps gunnery ...more