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The Hottest Men Over 40

Updated October 6, 2020 1.1m votes 42.2k voters 688.4k 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.
    13,304
    7,094

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

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  • 2
    Hugh Jackman
    15,400
    5,995

    Hugh Jackman

    1968-10-12

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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  • 3
    Bradley Cooper
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    6,486

    Bradley Cooper

    1975-01-05

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 4
    Gerard Butler
    11,817
    8,312

    Gerard Butler

    1969-11-13

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan
    10,049
    6,879

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

  • 6
    Patrick Dempsey
    10,365
    6,010

    Patrick Dempsey

    1966-01-13

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, United States of America

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  • 7
    Paul Rudd
    9,194
    6,137

    Paul Rudd

    1969-04-06

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA

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  • 8
    Josh Duhamel
    9,701
    6,732

    Josh Duhamel

    1972-11-14

    BirthplaceMinot, North Dakota, United States of America

  • 9
    Brad Pitt
    11,465
    8,667

    Brad Pitt

    1963-12-18

    BirthplaceShawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • 10
    Dwayne Johnson
    8,737
    6,366

    Dwayne Johnson

    1972-05-02

    BirthplaceHayward, California, United States of America

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  • 11
    Keanu Reeves
    9,359
    6,674

    Keanu Reeves

    1964-09-02

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • 12
    Shemar Moore
    8,375
    6,124

    Shemar Moore

    1970-04-20

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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  • 13
    George Clooney
    9,410
    7,472

    George Clooney

    1961-05-06

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

  • 14
    John Stamos
    8,726
    7,003

    John Stamos

    1963-08-19

    BirthplaceCypress, California, USA

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  • 15
    Michael Fassbender
    5,060
    3,851

    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

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  • 16
    Johnny Depp
    10,835
    9,784

    Johnny Depp

    1963-06-09

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, USA

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  • 17
    Jude Law
    7,554
    6,788

    Jude Law

    1972-12-29

    BirthplaceEngland, London

  • 18
    Jason Statham
    7,717
    6,790

    Jason Statham

    1967-07-26

    BirthplaceShirebrook

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  • 19
    Matthew McConaughey
    9,109
    8,223

    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

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  • 20
    Idris Elba
    6,531
    5,633

    Idris Elba

    1972-09-06

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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  • 21
    Mark Ruffalo
    8,248
    6,958

    Mark Ruffalo

    1967-11-22

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • 22
    James Marsden
    6,640
    5,359

    James Marsden

    1973-09-18

    BirthplaceStillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • 23
    Mark Wahlberg
    7,958
    6,311

    Mark Wahlberg

    1971-06-05

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • 24
    Christian Bale
    7,720
    7,792

    Christian Bale

    1974-01-30

    BirthplaceHaverfordwest, United Kingdom

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  • 25
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    9,206
    8,990

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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