Whoever said men hit their prime at 30 was clearly mistaken.
By the looks of it (and the looks of these handsome fellows), 50 isn’t a bad place to be, especially not if you get to be with one of these finely-aged men!
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny dropped out of school at 15 to pursue his dream of being a rock star and ended up a Hollywood favorite. Forever the sexy and eccentric character, he’s still one of our favorites.
Fun fact: He’s been named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine twice.
2. Brad Pitt
From vampire to spy, we have seen Brad Pitt perform in a multitude of roles – he’s as versatile as he is handsome. He continues to win us over on and off the screen, year after year.
Fun fact: He has his pilot’s license.
3. George Clooney
As a well-established actor, producer and humanitarian, we know George is the entire package – not many men can claim to rank among both “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” and “Most Influential People in the World!”
Fun fact: He has appeared on the covers of both Vogue and Men’s Vogue.
4. Denzel Washington
He may not generally play roles with the best personalities, but we can be sure any character Denzel takes on is going to be smoldering. He’s been making us swoon since the 1980s, playing soldiers, doctors and everything in between.
Fun fact: He and his wife have been married for more than 30 years.
5. Colin Firth
There is nothing like a handsome man with an English accent to make us go weak at the knees. Whether he’s playing Mark Darcy or Mr. Darcy, he has already won us over.
Fun fact: He’s fluent in Italian.
6. Jeff Goldblum
There’s no denying earth girls are easy where Jeff is concerned. He got his start in television and film in the 1970s, and he has managed to keep us enthralled ever since.
Fun fact: He played Bob’s brother Minneapolis on “Sesame Street.”
7. Christoph Waltz
Christoph may typically play pretty sinister people, but we can’t help but fall for him when he comes on the big screen. He exudes a certain charm that make us melt every time.
Fun fact: He speaks three languages.
8. Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel is quite impressive to look at, but we also have to admire his method acting talents. We’re not the only ones fawning over him – the Queen knighted him for his services to drama!
Fun fact: He’s the first three-time recipient of the Best Actor Oscar.
9. Kevin Costner
Actor, director, musician, athlete, businessman and philanthropist – somebody this good looking shouldn’t be allowed to excel at so many other things! Fortunately for Kevin, we’ll forgive him.
Fun fact: He served as ceremonial Grand Marshal of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series’ Auto Club 500.
10. John Stamos
We think this former Uncle Jesse would let us touch his hair if we asked him nicely. Whether John’s playing everyone’s favorite bad boy relative or the dreamiest doctor in the ER, he’s delightful.
Fun fact: He has a lifetime pass to Disneyland.
11. Pierce Brosnan
The name’s Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan. This Irish actor has been turning heads since the 1980s, and it’s no surprise as to why. If only we could play the parts of the Bond girls!
Fun fact: He used his own singing voice in “Mamma Mia.”
12. Richard Gere
Richard has made himself known not only as a leading man but also as a sex symbol. He can handle himself in any role, whether that means tackling a musical or a Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
Fun fact: He attended college on a gymnastics scholarship.
13. Val Kilmer
A man who knows how to work both comedy and action is highly desirable, so that explains why we’ve always liked Val so much. Plus he saved Gotham, so we’ve got to give him credit for that, too.
Fun fact: He has an honorary doctorate of fine arts from William Woods University.
14. John Slattery
Somehow John Slattery makes an alcoholic womanizer look really, really good. We love him on “Mad Men,” but we’ve been after him since his days as Pvt. Dylan Leeds in 1988. He only gets better with age!
Fun fact: He originally wanted to become a baseball player.
15. Mark Harmon
He may have considered a career in advertising or law, but we are so glad Mark decided to spend some time on the screen. It makes it much easier for us to drool over him.
Fun fact: He was a two-year starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins.
16. Alec Baldwin
Alec won our hearts on “The Doctors,” and he has held them all the way through “30 Rock.” What’s not to like about a man who’s funny, passionate and so gosh darn handsome?
Fun fact: He has a cameo appearance in Andy Samberg’s “Great Day” music video.
17. Antonio Banderas
The fact he started off memorizing his lines phonetically as he learned English only makes Antonio sexier. He often plays the Latin lover, and we’re OK with that. He clearly fits the part.
Fun fact: He voices the bee in the U.S. Nasonex commercials.
18. Jon Bon Jovi
Yes, his middle name might really be Francis, but we can’t help but fall for Jon Bon Jovi over and over again. Many musicians fade into history, but both his appearance and music have only gotten better with time.
Fun fact: His first professional recording is “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
19. Samuel L. Jackson
It’s a good thing Samuel didn’t pursue marine biology, or we never would’ve gotten the chance to appreciate his handsome self and his ability to command the screen. We don’t know anyone else who can swear so much and still make us swoon.
Fun fact: He has appeared in more than 100 films.
20. Brian Williams
Brian got us interested in watching the news in 1981, and he has ensured we knew what was going on in the world since then. That smile? That jaw? They make the world seem like a better place.
Fun fact: He was the first (and only) news anchor to host SNL.
21. Viggo Mortensen
Not only has Viggo been keeping our eyes glued to the screen for the last 30 years, but he also works as an author, painter and photographer. Those LotR fantasies can commence once again.
Fun fact: He founded the Perceval Press publishing house.
22. Rupert Everett
He gave his voice to Prince Charming, but we know Rupert looks the part, too. He caught our attention in “Another Country,” and we haven’t been able to take our eyes off him since!
Fun fact: He provided back-up vocals for Madonna.
23. Dylan McDermott
Whether he’s a lawyer on “The Practice” or a doctor on “American Horror Story,” Dylan has kept our hearts throbbing. He may have only been a finalist for GQ’s “Man of the Year,” but in our minds, he won.
Fun fact: His first name is really Mark.
24. Sean Bean
Sean plays powerful men, and we can’t say we’re surprised. He’s had a certain power over us since before he took on the role of Richard Sharpe. We’d play the game of thrones with him!
Fun fact: He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
25. Christopher Meloni
Christopher can do no wrong . Whether he’s playing a detective or a sociopath, we can’t help ourselves from falling for him. He’s so passionate, so smart and so handsome!
Fun fact: He won “Celebrity Jeopardy!” in 2006.
26. Eric McCormack
Eric is a star of both screen and stage, and it’s that twinkle that sends us over the moon. We love him just as much now as we did before he was Will on “Will and Grace.”
Fun fact: He holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
27. Lenny Kravitz
No one gets us quite as hungry as this “Hunger Games” star. Lenny is a master of many trades, working as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, actor, producer and arranger – how could we not love him?
Fun fact: He wrote “Thinking of You” to honor his mother after she passed away.
28. Jon Stewart
He’s handsome, educated, funny, and he’s been keeping us informed since the 1990s. We couldn’t help but fall head over heels for Jon, the news reporting comedian. We’re glad we get to watch him every day.
Fun fact: He proposed to his wife with a personalized crossword puzzle.
29. Kevin Bacon
His debut in National Lampoon’s “Animal House” may not have given him the fame he hoped for, but it gave us another actor to drool over. We haven’t stopped dreaming of getting footloose with him.
Fun fact: He is the subject of the trivia game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”
30. Damon Wayans
Damon knows the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach – that is, with gut-wrenching laughter. He got us giggling in the early 1980s with his comedy, and he hasn’t stopped working his comedic magic.
Fun fact: He was considered for The Riddler in “Batman Forever.”
31. Sean Penn
All it took was “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for Sean to get our attention, but it’s his impressive acting career, humanitarian efforts and gorgeous eyes that have won us over.
Fun fact: He was married to Madonna.
32. Sean Connery
Sean has not only played James Bond in seven different movies, but he also was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. It’s no wonder we’ve been swept up by him since the beginning.
Fun fact: In 1999, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century.”
33. Dennis Quaid
Dennis is known and respected for his ability to handle comedy and drama equally well. Well, for that and his famous grin. What can we say? We like well-rounded men!
Fun fact: He’s a five-handicap golfer.
34. Gary Oldman
Gary has had a magical hold on us since long before the Harry Potter series. Whether he’s playing Sid Vicious or Sirius Black, we can’t help but smile at the handsome man on the screen.
Fun fact: He turned down the role of Sid Vicious twice before taking it.
35. Bruce Willis
How do you make someone who looks like Bruce even more attractive? You have him do the majority of his own stunts. From the first “Die Hard” movie to the last, we adore him.
Fun fact: His first name is actually Walter.
36. Tom Cruise
From “Risky Business” to “Oblivion,” we’ve been falling for Tom since day one. Even now, he’s just as charming and handsome as he was the day we first laid eyes on him – well, on the screen.
Fun fact: He was named among the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” by Empire.
37. Rick Springfield
Rick has everything going for him: the look, the sound, the accent! More than 30 years in the music business hasn’t taken away his appeal. We’re sure Jessie’s girl was into him, too.
Fun fact: He wrote “Bruce” because people would confuse him with Bruce Springsteen.
38. Tom Selleck
Whether it’s as private investigator Magnum Thomas or police chief Jesse Stone, we’ve always had a thing for Tom. No one can pull off a mustache like he can!
Fun fact: He was offered the role of Indiana Jones but turned it down for “Magnum, P.I.”
39. Hugh Grant
We love him as the well-meaning good guy and as the egotistical bad guy. In his years as an actor, Hugh has only gotten better, constantly reminding us why we always knew we liked him.
Fun fact: He funds The Fynvola Grant scholarship in memory of his mother.
40. Harrison Ford
Very few men could run with two of the biggest movie roles there are – Han Solo and Indiana Jones – but Harrison has managed to do it. He’s been acting since the 1960s, and we still think he’s the best guy around.
Fun fact: He became a LifeScout.
41. Bruce Springsteen
He’s been playing guitar since he was a teenager, and he’s been plucking our heartstrings for almost as long. His looks are just as timeless as the music he’s brought us.
Fun fact: Barack Obama said he ran for President because he couldn’t be Bruce Springsteen.
42. Hugh Laurie
Hugh is a man of opportunity. When he got mono, he quit rowing and joined the drama club at his university. Now look at him – skilled, successful and as sexy as ever!
Fun fact: He can play piano, drums, guitar, saxophone and harmonica.
43. David Duchovny
When you’re known for playing a guy named Fox, you’ve got to be pretty vulpine. Fortunately for David, he’s slick, smart and incredibly foxy. “The X-Files” may be over, but our love for him will never die.
Fun fact: He earned a master’s in English literature at Yale.
44. John Corbett
Carrie may have given up on him, but we never did. John won us over at every turn, whether it was “Sex and the City” or “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” There are some men you never get tired of.
Fun fact: He studied hair dressing for a year.
45. Chris Noth
From “Law and Order” to “Sex and the City,” Chris has shown he gets better as time goes on. We all wanted someone to take care of us, and we all dreamed it would be him.
Fun fact: He built himself a log cabin.
46. Ken Watanabe
Ken looks exactly the same now, bopping from one Hollywood blockbuster to another, as he did when we first laid eyes on him. He’s free to enter our dreams any time he wants.
Fun fact: He played the trumpet throughout his childhood.
47. Tim Robbins
Tim’s smile stole our hearts in the 1980s, and he still refuses to give them back. It’s hard to hold a grudge against a man who can act, direct, produce and make beautiful music!
Fun fact: He played college softball with John Cusack.
48. Tim Daly
Our infatuation for Tim took off even earlier than when he starred on “Wings.” Whether he’s a doctor or a screenwriter, we can be sure he will bring a flair for the character that no one else does.
Fun fact: He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
49. Henry Rollins
We heard his music and got weak at the knees. We saw him on the television and full-on swooned. Henry has so much going for him – he’s funny, he’s successful and he’s still so gorgeous.
Fun fact: He served as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
50. David Strathairn
We are so lucky David keeps taking roles for the screen and stage. With everything he brings to a role besides his good looks, we aren’t ready to give up seeing him so frequently.
Fun fact: He studied at clown college and briefly worked as a clown.
And there you have it: the 50 hottest men over 50. Who knew there were so many famous silver foxes?
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