It seems like only yesterday that the hottest men in Hollywood were strapping young lads commanding our attention with their good looks and exciting talent. Today, decades later, they're still at it — and finer than ever. Since we all know a dash of salt and pepper makes everything more delicious, Wonderwall.com took inventory of the hottest seasoned celebs over 40 who just keep getting better with age (and grays) in honor of one handsome devil's birthday on Oct. 22, 2018… the one and only Jeff Goldblum. Jeff is a silver-haired version of his equally sexy 23-year-old self from the mid-'70s, which is when he started on his path to stardom. Jeff most recently reprised his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in 2018. His next project? "The Price of Admission" with Michael Sheen and Michelle Monaghan. Keep reading to see even more men who are getting hotter with age!
We're just going to park this picture of Idris Elba right here. This sexy Brit is making us salivate well into his 40s and we ain't mad at him for it. Up next for this "Dark Tower" star is "Hobbs and Shaw" alongside another hunk, Dwayne Johnson.
Come on, you had to know we'd include our favorite heartthrob, George Clooney. From his early days as Booker on "Roseanne" in 1988 to his more recent work directing "Suburbicon" and producing "Ocean's Eight," it's clear this handsome 57 year old (and dad of twins with wife Amal Clooney) has a secret potion for eternal hotness. (Also, we're starting a formal petition to ask him to star in more movies, ASAP.)
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We all collectively fell for Paul Rudd back in 1995 when he played brainy stepbrother-turned-boyfriend Josh in "Clueless." After a streak of comedies including "I Love You, Man," "This is 40" and "Role Models," boyishly handsome Paul — who turns 50 in 2019 — tried his hand at action films, taking on the role of Ant-Man in the character's Marvel franchise. What's better than a good-looking guy who can make us laugh… and then turn around and save the world?!
Those eyes. Those lips. That jawline. Brad Pitt is just as sexy in his 50s as he was at 28 when he starred in "Thelma & Louise" (remember that steamy scene with Geena Davis?). The single father of six — who's also an Oscar-winning producer — will next appear in 2019's "Ad Astra" (which he's also producing) and Quentin Tarantino's period drama "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Next up? A sparkling blue-eyed hunk who's been making us sigh since he popped up on "Saved By the Bell: The New Class" back in 1993. James Marsden is 45 — but don't let his middle age fool you, because he's clearly still got it. Up next for this smoking-hot "Westworld" star is Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood."
How is Rob Lowe in his 50s? Since the '80s, when Rob was a member of the infamous Brat Pack, he's been a steamy sex symbol. While we might need to keep a fan handy to watch him, at least he's wildly entertaining onscreen as well. Rob was busy in 2017, starring in the movie "How to be a Latin Lover" while also working on TV in "Code Black" and the animated series "The Lion Guard." In 2018, he starred in "Super Troopers 2" and reprised his role on "Code Black."
Time to add a Danish stud to the mix! Viggo Mortensen — who turned 60 in 2018! — has only increased his hunk appeal with age. Not only is the "The Lord of the Rings" star a talented actor, but he's well-versed in poetry and is a skillful photographer and musician! He even founded his own publishing company to help little-known artists get discovered, Perceval Press. He can be seen flexing his acting muscles next in late 2018's "Green Book."
We nominate Dwayne Johnson as the newest flavor of ice cream. He might be in his mid-40s now, but The Rock is so obviously delicious, we just want to scoop him into a cone and take a lick. The former heavyweight wrestling champ isn't just painfully fine — he's oozing talent too. You can currently catch this muscled hottie on HBO's "Ballers" and in 2019, he'll star in the sequel to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Hobbs and Shaw" and Disney's "Jungle Cruise."
Hold up. That's Bradley Cooper, with long hair, playing a guitar. That's officially too much hotness for one guy and we need to take a moment to calm down. Even back in 1999 when a 24-year-old Bradley was a smoking (literally) sex object on "Sex and the City," he had that undeniable thing about him that made him irresistible. Now, Bradley's full-grown and we just want to keep staring into his impossibly blue eyes all day long. Thankfully, we get to do a lot of looking right now as Bradley draws raves in "A Star is Born" (which he also directed).
We're tempted to say naughty things about handsome star Ryan Reynolds, but we've been told to keep it clean. What we will say is that Ryan is living proof that a well-balanced diet, physical exercise and perfect Canadian genetics make for a very attractive man. Up next for this famous, funny 40-something father of two is a reprisal of his famous superhero character in "Deadpool 3."
It doesn't take an optometrist to see that John Cho is all kinds of sexy. Born in Seoul, South Korea, John has spent the last 20 years in Hollywood simultaneously entertaining our minds and our eyes. Now in his mid-40s (and without a single wrinkle), John is still making us look twice whenever he's onscreen. He'll next appear in "The Oath."
Who could resist Colin Firth? The actor has kept us falling in love with him on the big screen since the '90s when he played Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice." Since then, roles in "Bridget Jones's Diary," "The English Patient," "Love Actually" and "A Single Man" have consistently kept us crushing on the star, who's now in his late 50s. Check him out on the big screen next in "Mary Poppins Returns."
In his late 40s, Matthew McConaughey is doing nothing but getting sexier and frankly, we're a little annoyed by it. Just kidding. We've fantasized about Matthew so many times it's almost as if we know him intimately. Sadly, we don't and never will (he's happily married to stunning former model and handbag designer Camila Alves). Next up, he'll star in "Serenity" with Diane Lane in 2019.
Just one look at lovely Jude Law makes us want to break out our feather pens and write some seriously deep poetry. The British star has held us captive with his good looks and coy smile for decades, and now that he's in his mid-40s, he seems to only be getting better with age. Next up for the star? Starring in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" as a young Dumbledore.
He was not lying when he called himself the Fresh Prince. Will Smith has been making us swoon since 1986 when he was only 18 years old. Now he's 50 and still making our hearts beat wildly. This multi-talented actor, rapper and producer isn't fading into the background either (thank God for that). Next up for Will? "Aladdin," where he'll play Genie!
Born as Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., the rapper and actor known as Common, who's now in his mid-40s, is anything but average. The star can make us swoon with his rich vocals as well as his insanely attractive smile. In 2017, he teased us onscreen in the movies "Girls Trip," "John Wick 2" and "Megan Leavey" and he followed that up in 2018 with parts in "The Tale," "Three Seconds" and "Quick Draw."
John Stamos is a Greek god and we are more than happy to worship him. Now looking gorgeous in his 50s, our favorite (hot) Uncle Jesse (and new dad) has never lost his sex appeal and we are so, so grateful for it. Whether John's starring in a yogurt commercial or reprising his role as Jesse on "Fuller House," he's still making us fall down to our knees and thank the heavens.
Mark Ruffalo isn't just hot because he's handsome (although that's certainly a scientific fact). Now in his 50s, Mark is also smart, talented and a passionate activist. Whether he's standing on the front lines protesting an illegal pipeline or supporting Planned Parenthood, Mark gives 100 percent to the causes he cares about and in return, we can't help but care a whole lot about him.
While Hugh Jackman is clearly a talented actor (with insane Broadway song and dance moves in his repertoire too), to us, he'll always be Wolverine, the muscled bad guy gone good. The 50 year old might actually have true superpowers, like the inability to age because he is as flawless today as he was in the first "X-Men" movie in 2000.
Another member of the Brat Pack to make our list is the devilishly handsome Robert Downey Jr. The star is now in his 50s but has maintained his boyish good looks since he first burst onto the big screen in the 1980s. Since then, Robert's been through it all, and by all we mean a terrible bout with drug addiction and repeat incarceration. What makes this playful star so appealing is that he managed to exorcise his demons and reach the other side, stronger and wiser for his experiences. We loved drooling over Robert in 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War."
He may be Lucious Lyon on "Empire," but Terrence Howard is simply luscious to us. Since the early 1990s when Terrence had numerous small roles on hit TV shows like "Living Single," "Coach" and "Family Matters," we've been feeling all kinds of feelings for this hazel-eyed hottie who turns 50 in 2019.
He wasn't called McDreamy for nothing. One look at Patrick Dempsey says it all — the dude is as fine today as he was back in 1989 in "Loverboy" (totally worth rewatching, by the way). The former "Grey's Anatomy" star took some time off from Hollywood to focus on his family (which makes him an even more amazing guy), but now he's back and better than ever. We'll get to see those pretty baby blues in 2019: Patrick's signed on to the television show "Devils."
Go ahead and get a fan. We'll wait. This hot, hot, hot Puerto Rican singer and actor has a long history of making us sweat. Even in his mid-40s, Ricky Martin is still bringing the heat — and we are more than happy to feel the burn. In 2018, we got to bathe in his warm light as he starred on "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace." Lucky us!
There is something so potent, raw and virile about Irish actor Colin Farrell that we can't help but add him to our list. While he is no stranger to playing the bad guy onscreen, now that he's in his 40s, the star can also slay a romantic role like none other. (Hello, did you see "Winter's Tale"? All the sighs right there.) This achingly sexy star isn't all eyebrows and a smile either. He's also a proud papa to his two children, one who was born with Angelman syndrome — a rare genetic condition that has no known cure. Colin has inspired us all by speaking openly about his son's diagnosis and using his platform to raise awareness. We can't to watch him on the big screen in the upcoming action flick "Widows."
If this is what your 50s look like, sign us up! Rock 'n' roll star and "Hunger Games" actor Lenny Kravitz is hotness personified at any age, and we're just happy to be witness to his glory. In 2016 and 2017, Lenny appeared on the FOX network drama "Star," which featured nowhere near enough of the handsome performer, but was enjoyable nonetheless.
We first got acquainted with Liam Neeson in the somber "Schindler's List" back in 1993. Since then, he's solidified himself as Hollywood royalty and upped his heartthrob status with flicks like "Batman Begins" in 2005 and the "Taken" franchise. Not only is the Northern Ireland-born actor easy on the eyes, but his native accent only intensifies our love for this 60-something stud.
Is there any fantasy better than getting stranded on a deserted island with hunky Josh Holloway? While his "Lost" days are far behind him (we miss you, Sawyer), brawny, blonde Josh is still making us weak in the knees. Bonus: We've always got his steamy (and shirtless) Davidoff Cool Water commercials to enjoy.
He can still be our "Hero" any day! Enrique Iglesias may technically be middle-aged, but he doesn't look much different than he did back in the "TRL" days. Plus, now he's got the added cute factor of being a dad to twins with partner Anna Kournikova, so our crush shows no signs of abating anytime soon.
Dennis Quaid has been working steadily in Hollywood since the '70s, with his legion of female fans ever increasing. From 1979's "Breaking Away" to 1998's "The Parent Trap" and 2008's "Vantage Point," he's managed to tackle all kinds of roles while seemingly getting more handsome with age. Next up for the hunk? 2019's "Midway," in which he'll share the screen with Woody Harrelson and Luke Evans.
Oh, to be Penelope Cruz! No, not just because she's rich, famous and beautiful, but because she landed the gorgeous specimen that is Javier Bardem. Turning 50 in 2019, Javier seems to only be getting more handsome with time, which has us seriously contemplating a move to Spain if that's how the men age over there.
Look up the definition of silver fox and we're pretty sure you'll find this fellow pictured next to it. Pierce Brosnan took over the iconic (and swoonworthy!) role of James Bond in the '90s and it's safe to say he's only become more irresistible now that he's in his 60s. Next up for the good-looking guy? Though he can be considered the king of our hearts, he'll next be taking on the role of a real-life king — King Louis XIV — in "The King's Daughter."
Sure, Robert Redford was one of the most handsome men around back in the '60s when he made his debut. But how impressive is it that he's still looking this fine well into his 80s?! Not only is he proving to be a sexy senior, but he's still working hard in Hollywood. He even pulled double duty, producing and starring in 2018's "The Old Man and The Gun."
Shemar Moore is so sexy that he's become something like the United Nations of hotness — bringing together adoring fans from all around the world. Now in his late 40s, the "Criminal Minds" star may be the living representation of physical perfection, but he's also a damn good actor too. While his "The Young and the Restless" days are long behind him, he still blesses our TV screens while starring on the show "S.W.A.T."
Born as Bradley Darryl Wong, we know this next star as BD Wong. He may have been born in 1960, but you wouldn't guess that from his baby face! The newlywed Tony Award-winning actor can currently be seen on "Mr. Robot" and "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" aging like a fine wine.