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The Hottest Men Over 40

Updated October 6, 2020 1.1m votes 42.4k voters 690.4k views138 items

List RulesVote up the most attractive male actors over 40 years old.

The hottest men in Hollywood? Turns out, the longer these hot older men are around, the more we like them! Like fine wine and your favorite pair of jeans, some things just get better with age. The sexiest celebs over 40 (who are still living) are definitive proof that not all guys peak in their 20s. They may be older, but these are certainly some of the best looking male actors.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we were lovingly scribbling about the handsome Ryan Phillippe in our notebooks? The boys of our dreams are now a bunch of good looking older men. Now, he and a bunch of other sexy, surprising actors (like Leonardo DiCaprio) are marching directly over the hill. But we still think these hot older guys are some of the sexiest men in Hollywood. There are hot actors in their 40s, like Ryan Reynolds, as well as hot middle aged men, like Brad Pitt. 

Who do you think are the hottest male celebs over 40? Be sure to vote up your favorite attractive older men, so they can take the top spots on our hot male actors over 40 list. 

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  • 1
    Robert Downey Jr.
    13,347
    7,136

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • 2
    Hugh Jackman
    15,440
    6,022

    Hugh Jackman

    1968-10-12

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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  • 3
    Bradley Cooper
    12,011
    6,511

    Bradley Cooper

    1975-01-05

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 4
    Gerard Butler
    11,842
    8,344

    Gerard Butler

    1969-11-13

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    10,076
    6,908

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

  • 6
    Patrick Dempsey
    10,399
    6,040

    Patrick Dempsey

    1966-01-13

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, United States of America

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  • 7
    Paul Rudd
    9,234
    6,162

    Paul Rudd

    1969-04-06

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • 8
    Josh Duhamel
    9,721
    6,765

    Josh Duhamel

    1972-11-14

    BirthplaceMinot, North Dakota, United States of America

  • 9
    Brad Pitt
    11,506
    8,690

    Brad Pitt

    1963-12-18

    BirthplaceShawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • 10
    Dwayne Johnson
    8,757
    6,397

    Dwayne Johnson

    1972-05-02

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

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  • 11
    Keanu Reeves
    9,384
    6,699

    Keanu Reeves

    1964-09-02

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • 12
    Shemar Moore
    8,402
    6,146

    Shemar Moore

    1970-04-20

    BirthplaceOakland, California

  • 13
    George Clooney
    9,432
    7,492

    George Clooney

    1961-05-06

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

  • 14
    John Stamos
    8,749
    7,027

    John Stamos

    1963-08-19

    BirthplaceCypress, California, United States of America

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  • 15
    Michael Fassbender
    5,082
    3,872

    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

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  • 16
    Johnny Depp
    10,871
    9,804

    Johnny Depp

    1963-06-09

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • 17
    Jude Law
    7,566
    6,811

    Jude Law

    1972-12-29

    BirthplaceEngland, London

  • 18
    Jason Statham
    7,728
    6,820

    Jason Statham

    1967-07-26

    BirthplaceShirebrook

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  • 19
    Matthew McConaughey
    9,127
    8,249

    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

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  • 20
    Idris Elba
    6,550
    5,656

    Idris Elba

    1972-09-06

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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  • 21
    Mark Ruffalo
    8,272
    6,978

    Mark Ruffalo

    1967-11-22

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 22
    James Marsden
    6,651
    5,383

    James Marsden

    1973-09-18

    BirthplaceStillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • 23
    Mark Wahlberg
    7,978
    6,332

    Mark Wahlberg

    1971-06-05

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • 24
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    9,238
    9,012

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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  • 25
    Christian Bale
    7,746
    7,809

    Christian Bale

    1974-01-30

    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

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