Poppy is the author of "A Bard's Lament" and the Black Diamond series. She lives in Enoshima with her husband and young son.
We've all had a crush on a famous person at some time or another. Some you see and at once think "Oh wow, they're cute", and others grow on you over time due to their personality, the roles they play, or their unwavering charisma.
A lot of people don't lose this charm as they get older, although the wealthy do admittedly have an advantage with makeup, plastic surgery, and Photoshop! A lot of men out there only seem to improve with age, and fortunately, some of them are famous enough that we can enjoy their beauty! Here are 27 favourite actors, in no particular order, above 50 years old who are still gorgeous, cute, handsome, and sexy even in their senior years.
1. George Clooney
Born: May 6, 1961
An obvious one to start with is the dashing George Clooney, who has been attractive for decades. He's probably most well-known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), and Argo (2012). I also liked him in Gravity (2013).
I don't crush as hard on Clooney as I do on some of the others on this list, but I know a handsome man when I see one. This talented actor has aged well and continues to inspire dreamy sighs from fans around the world.
2. Colin Firth
Born: September 10, 1960
Colin Firth was the favourite of many when he starred in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). I always preferred his character, Mark Darcy, over Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver, too. What really caught my eye, though, was the masculine character he portrayed in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). I thought he was cute before, but he really showed his sexy side in that movie!
Mr. Firth is now in his late '50s but still retains his cute and handsome features.
3. Denzel Washington
Born: December 28, 1954
Denzel Washington is just gorgeous, always has been and always will be. I really liked him in Inside Man (2006) and Deja Vu (2006), and he was really good in Flight (2012) as well. You can't deny that Washington is one of America's most handsome actors, and being in his sixties hasn't robbed him of that title.
4. David Thewlis
Born: March 20, 1963
You'll probably recognise David Thewlis from the Harry Potter series where he played the role of Professor Lupin, one of the teachers at Hogwarts. I also really loved him in Dragonheart (1996).
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I feel that Thewlis has only improved with age. He's maintained his slightly nerdy look (nerdy in a good way!), yet he has got some serious sex appeal along the way. I really enjoyed watching him in Harry Potter!
5. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Born: April 22, 1966
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an all manly man. He’s currently starring in The Walking Dead as Negan, a cruel villain. Morgan does a great job of portraying the twisted and power-hungry character.
Mr. Morgan was also in Supernatural and Grey’s Anatomy. In his early fifties, he is rocking confidence, charisma, and a devilishly handsome smile.
6. Jamie Foxx
Born: December 13, 1967
Jamie Foxx is known for his work in Django Unchained and Annie. He also played one of the lead roles in Law-Abiding Citizen alongside another Hollywood hottie, Gerard Butler. Foxx recently turned 50 years old, and he is still as handsome as ever.
7. Tobin Bell
Born: August 7, 1942
Mr. Tobin Bell is known for playing the main antagonist in the horror franchise Saw and the recent sequel Jigsaw (2017). He’s terrifying as Jigsaw but in real life he seems like a caring and kind man, as well as charismatic and sexy!
I like him a lot, and if you know any man in his 70s who looks as good as him, give the man a medal!
8. Ken Watanabe
Born: October 21, 1959
Ken Watanabe is a Japanese actor known for The Last Samurai (2003) and Inception (2010). He is a really handsome guy and just oozes class and charisma. He’s definitely one of the sexiest actors out there, of any age.
9. Mads Mikkelsen
Born: November 22, 1965
Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his roles in Casino Royale (2006), the TV show Hannibal (2013), and Doctor Strange (2016). He also played the antagonist in Hideo Kojima's 2019 game Death Stranding. This gorgeous fellow is nothing short of a work of art, and he is ageing like fine wine.
10. Jack Nicholson
Born: April 22, 1937
Jack Nicholson has never lost the charms of that cheeky grin and dashing charisma. He was already getting on a bit in Anger Management (2003), Something’s Gotta Give (2006), and The Bucket List (2007), and now he’s 80, but I’ve always thought he was really cute and handsome.
11. Sean Bean
Born: April 17, 1959
Yorkshireman Sean Bean is another well-loved actor. Most know him from the Lord of the Rings (2001) and Game of Thrones (2011). He also provided the voice of Martin Septim from the fantasy role playing video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) by Bethesda.
Maybe it’s the Yorkshire twang or that chiselled face, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Sean Bean, and I’m sure I’m not the only one!
12. Ralph Fiennes
Born: December 22, 1962
Another familiar face for Harry Potter fans! Although he wasn’t so handsome as Voldemort (I prefer guys with noses), Ralph Fieness is nevertheless a gorgeous artwork of a man. He’s manly, he’s talented, and he’s played in some great movies over the years, such as Schindler’s List (1993), In Bruges (2008), and Skyfall (2012). Definitely one of the hottest over-50s there is.
13. Charles Dance
Born: October 10, 1946
This handsome gentleman is well-known for his role as Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011) as well as Commander Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014). His striking blue eyes and effortless portrayal of confident power makes him more than a little sexy.
14. Jason Statham
Born: July 26, 1967
Jason Statham is known for his roles in Crank (2006), The Transporter (2002), and The Mechanic (2011). This popular heart throb is on the favorite list of many movie buffs! With his charming East Anglian accent and his portrayal as many an action hero, lots of women (and men) love this gorgeous and talented actor.
15. Gerard Butler
Born: November 13, 1969
Gerard Butler turned 50 in November 2019 and just had to be added to this list! This Scottish dreamboat has starred in masterpieces such as 300 (2006), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Law-Abiding Citizen (2009), and The Ugly Truth (2009).
As well as having the skills to appear in a variety of movie genres, many would agree that Butler ticks off all the boxes in talent, accent, and looks.
16. Hiroyuki Sanada
Born: October 12, 1960
Hiroyuki Sanada is one of the hottest guys in Hollywood right now. This Japanese sixty-plus-year-old is proficient in swordplay and martial arts, and he speaks English well. You might recognize him from The Last Samurai (2003), 47 Ronin (2013), and Mortal Kombat (2021).
He's handsome, he's humble, and he's talented. He's a perfect choice for any movie with a samurai as he gets across the brooding, serious vibe extremely well. Anyone else thirsty for Sanada?
17. Ted Danson
Born: December 29, 1947
Ted Danson is tall, handsome, has fabulous hair, and captured my heart as an afterlife architect in Netflix's comedy The Good Place. He's just adorable. Yes, he's in his 70s, but catch me caring.
18. Johnny Depp
Born: June 9, 1963
This talented actor is known for a multitude of fantastic movies, including Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Sleepy Hollow. He's charmed audiences with his diverse acting skills for decades. Despite approaching 60, Depp is still a heart throb.
19. Brad Pitt
Born: December 18, 1963
Brad Pitt is a well known actor known for his amazing performances in movies such as Fight Club, Inglorious Basterds, and Meet Joe Black. Though he's already in his late fifties, Pitt is no less handsome than he was in the 90s.
20. Liam Neeson
Born: June 7, 1952
Everyone's favourite Irish tough guy had to have a spot on this list! Noted for movies like Taken, Love Actually, Schindler's List, and The Grey, this tall and handsome actor has captured the hearts of thousands of fans.
21. Will Yun Lee
Born: March 22, 1971
This Korean-American actor has starred in shows like The Good Doctor and Witchblade. He's so handsome and talented, and recently turning 50, had to be added to this list!
22. Keanu Reeves
Born: September 2, 1964
Keanu Reeves seems to defy the flow of time itself; he still looks great even as sixty approaches! This wholesome Canadian actor has appeared in many hits over the years, such as The Matrix, John Wick, and 47 Ronin with the aforementioned Hiroyuki Sanada.
Many people love Keanu Reeves for his positive energy and acting talent. The fact that he's a hottie too is just a bonus!
23. Robert Downey Jr
Born: April 4, 1965
Robert Downey Jr is known for his performances as Iron Man in The Avengers, and the genius English detective Sherlock Holmes. I first noticed Downey Jr's startlingly pretty eyes when I saw him in Iron Man! Now in his 50s, he's just as sexy as he was in 2008!
24. Mark Ruffalo
Born: November 22, 1967
I first noticed Mark Ruffalo in 13 Going on 30, though he gained most of his popularity from playing the Incredible Hulk in the Avengers films! Ruffalo has a kind face and a reputation as being one of the sweetest people in Hollywood, so it's no wonder we love him!
25. Daniel Dae Kim
Born: August 4, 1968
Daniel Dae Kim has smooth confidence and an incredible body. He's known for his performances in Lost, The Good Doctor, and New Amsterdam, and is one of the most daddy actors out there.
26. Will Smith
Born: September 25, 1968
Will Smith has been loved for generations, since his side-tickling sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air through his many star roles in Hollywood movies; I Am Legend, Focus, iRobot, Hancock, and Hitch, to name just a few.
He's always been handsome and is another actor who doesn't seem to age. will Smith continues charming audiences and likely will continue to do so for years to come.
27. Ewan McGregor
Born: March 31, 1971
Another sexy actor representing Scotland is Ewan McGregor, noted most for his work in movies like Trainspotting, Star Wars, and I Love You Phillip Morris. He's also known for being another actor who just doesn't seem to age. Despite celebrating his fiftieth birthday in March 2021, he's still just gorgeous.
People don‘t stop being sexy when they get older! Personally I find salt and pepper hair and crow‘s feet wrinkles very endearing. Did you agree with this list? Which dreamboat do you like best?
© 2017 Poppy
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on August 13, 2020:
Someone Dutch on August 13, 2020:
Mads Mikkelsen is Danish not Dutch.
Not that it matters. Just saying.
Have a good day
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on August 01, 2020:
He really is.
FilipaMR on August 01, 2020:
Mads Mikkelsen is a truly piece of art.
hk on July 28, 2020:
Ab2738 on June 13, 2020:
Jon Michael on April 01, 2020:
Sean Bean's picture was taken in 2013! But he still is a hottie!
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on November 14, 2017:
Oh wow, is he 50 already? Great mention, he definitely deserves to be on the list! Some of the most captivating eyes I've ever seen, haha. Loved him in "Sherlock Holmes."
Alexis on November 14, 2017:
No Robert Downey Jr? Haha, to each their own. That said, I agree with a couple of your picks.
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on November 14, 2017:
Lol are you a male actor?
Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on November 14, 2017:
I hope to be on this list in 18 years, lol.
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on November 13, 2017:
Thank you for taking the time to comment, Liztalton! Tobin Bell is really sexy haha I don’t care what anyone else says ;)
Poppy (author) from Enoshima, Japan on November 13, 2017:
Thanks Flourish! Yeah there were a few I could have added but weren’t 50 yet!
FlourishAnyway from USA on November 13, 2017:
George Clooney is a hottie although I think he robbed the cradle marrying so young. I was going to say Mark Wahlberg (all time favorite) but he’s “only” 46. And I’ve always enjoyed the rugged good looks of Sean Penn (what an actor!), but recently age and stress have caught up with him.
Liztalton from Washington on November 13, 2017:
Very interesting! You picked a few men on here I was not expecting, especially the Jigsaw killer. Watching the movies I always thought Tobin Bell was sexy in a very creepy way. Great job!