When it comes to aging in Hollywood let’s face it, men have it pretty easy. As women get older not only do their roles become along a little slower, but also they are often cast in more matronly roles; devoid of the sexual attraction the roles of their youth allowed. Men, on the other hand, experience a second awaking moving from young heartthrob to an older, more distinguished form of sexy. This list is dedicated to the guys in Hollywood who are aging handsomely in their 40s, we’ll take a look at different actors in each year highlighting some of my (and hopefully some of your) favorites. Some are A-listers, some aren’t, but what we can all agree on is that these guys are definitely hotties in their 40’s.
Boris Kodjoe: I’m pretty sure that we took a census of all the men on earth named ‘Boris’, Boris Kodjoe would be the most beautifullest (yes, beautifullest.). Having his fair share of success on both television and film, Boris’ latest work can be caught in last year’s Resident Evil: Retribution. He’s 6’2 and armed with a lean build and a killer smile, he could make anybody a little weak in the knees. Too bad he’s happily married to Nikole Ari Parker (of Boogie Nights and Soul Food fame).
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Whew. The things I would do to Dwayne Johnson. Dwayne made his way into the hearts (and sordid dreams) of millions as WCW athlete, ‘The Rock’. He slowly made his way into acting with roles in action films, but what really surprises me about Dwayne (other than the amount he can bench press) is how funny he is; with hilarious turns in Be Cool and guests spots in SNL. Dwayne shows that he isn’t only one dimensional action star.
Jon Hamm: When I think of a distinguished gentleman, Jon Hamm comes to mind. When I think of whom would I make pancakes butt naked for after a night of forbidden pleasures, Jon Hamm comes to mind. Not only is he smolderingly hot, he’s a great actor, proving his acting chops time and time again on his hit show Mad Men. And not only is he a great dramatic actor, the dude is also funny, lending his talents in Bridesmaids.
Bobby Cannavale: I don’t know what it is about Bobby Cannavale that does it for me, I don’t understand it, but if it was biologically possible to have his kids I would. Bobby C. has been around for a long time but is mostly known for his television work, being a regular on both HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie last season. Bobby has quite the dramatic and comedic range (you may remember him as a member of the ‘shooters anonymous’ scene from The Good Guys), if you haven’t taken notice of him, now is a good time to start.
Paul Rudd: Instead of buying all these lotions and concoctions to look younger, follow Paul Rudd around for a day and see what he’s doing because that man hasn’t aged since Clueless. With his Green eyes and sharp wit, Paul Rudd is the thinking guy’s (and gal’s, I suppose) hottie. God, it’s so hard to believe he’s 44, I bet you he bathes in Cambodian breast milk, he just has to.
Hugh Jackman: If you were to look up Australia’s most profitable exports, it would be hot men with hot accents, and they get no hotter than Hugh Jackman. Huge…um, I mean Hugh is a Jack of all trades, not only is he capable of being a total badass in movies like the X-men franchise, but he can sing too, with runs on Broadway and his latest role in Les Miserables. With Hugh Jackman, there is literally something for everyone. God, why does he only have to like women?
Liev Schreiber: What isn’t there like (if not lust) about Live Schreiber? He towers at 6’3, chest like a barrel, has a perpetual 5 o’clock shadow, and his voice resembles the soft low hum of a dryer full of cotton towels. Add the fact that he is just as accomplished in theater as he is on film; Liev Schreiber is the total package. I just typed package and Liev Schreiber in the same sentence, now I’m thinking about Liev Schreiber’s pack… let’s move on to 47 shall we?
Jeffery Dean Morgan: I’ll tell you, if you haven’t noticed I am a sucker for some scruffy facial hair, and scruffy facial hair is Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s calling card. JDM is a man’s man. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he is a lumberjack on the weekends in between working on his Harley and playing the bass in a Blues band. JDM does great on both the silver screen and Television, with roles in The Watchmen and The Losers while holding down reoccurring guest spots on Supernatural and Magic City.
Adrian Pasdar: There is something very sexy about power, whether it’s the confidence that comes along with it or the authority to tell someone what to do; either way you slice it, power=hot. Adrian capitalizes on this equation as Nathan Patrelli, an ambitious politician that can also fly on the cult classic TV show, Heroes. With those chiseled features and dark hair you wouldn’t have to ask me twice to be his intern…
Djimon Hounsou: Kimmora Lee, you lucky floozy, you’re already a millionaire, did you have to take this piece of man candy off the market too? While on the subject of candy, I am certain Djimon Hounsou taste like the most exquisite dark chocolate truffle ever crafted on this side of heaven, you cannot convince me otherwise. Djimon is an immensely talented actor, snatching roles in such films as Amistad, Four Feathers, Push, and Constantine.
What do you think about my list? If you’re interested in a female list of over 40 hotties, check out Special Guest Dave’s list here.