Xhyniie is a J-pop lover and a fan of Arashi! She also loves anime like Code Breaker, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, and Attack on Titan.
20. Toma Ikuta
- Born on October 7, 1984 in Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan.
- His biggest break in Japanese entertainment is playing the role of Shuichi Nakatsu in the Japanese drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi).
- He rise to fame brought about another project; this time a double-lead with Arashi's leader, Satoshi Ohno, in the Japanese adaptation of the Korean drama Mawang.
- He is also part of the drama Hana Yori Dango Returns.
- His ideal dream date is to drive at night to a hilltop with his girlfriend and see a view of the city from there.
- He admitted that he once dreamt of the Kanou Sisters and their big boobs. Hahahaha.
- According to him, his best asset is his ass and he even showed it off to Hina and Yoko.
- Toma is a very sensitive person, and he cried during the movie I Am Sam.
- Toma and Yamapi are best friends.
- Toma love to read manga like One Piece.
- He is a big fan of rock music. He often listens to Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- He and Shun Oguri had to kiss 12 times for the drama Hanazakari No Kimitachi E. Oguri said that Toma's lips were very soft and it was actually the first time he encountered such lips.
- He is a huge fan of Backstreet Boys. He even begged Music Station’s staff to let him in the studio to watch Backstreet Boys rehearse.
- He was confirmed to be the male lead role for the live-action adaptation of Bokura Ga Ita in which he will play Yano and have a relationship with Yoshitaka Yuriko (Nanami Takahashi.)
19. Koji Seto
- Born May 18, 1988 in Kama, Fukuoka, Japan.
- His nickname is Setomaru and he is a member of the acting group D-Boys.
- The first time he confessed his feelings and went out with a girl was when he was in middle school.
- He likes a girl who is fair and innocent.
- His childhood dream was to become a vet.
- He is the only actor to appear in Ju-On and The Ring, two of Japan's most famous horror movie series.
- Has two younger sisters, Saori and Arissa.
- In 2010, he was named one of the most promising actors and actresses, placing 7th in a poll conducted by Oricon.
- Seto's official D-Boys logo is a chameleon, in reference to his versatility.
18. Hiro Mizushima
- Born April 13, 1984
- Popular works include Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Zettai Kareshi, Kamen Rider Kabuto, and Black Butler.
- Besides being an actor, he is also a producer, writer, and creative director.
- His birth name, Tomohiro Saito, is being credited as co-producer in his films.
- His first novel, Kagerou, was chosen as the winner of the 5th Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction and was published in 2010.
- He serves as the co-screenwriter and co-producer of his movie Black Butler.
- He is fluent in both English and Japanese.
- He first appeared on the television drama Gokusen in 2005, where he played Hiro Misawa. In the same year, he found guest starring roles in dramas such as Ame to Yume no Ato ni and a small role in the TBS drama Brother Beat.
17. Ryo Nishikido
- Born November 3, 1984.
- Popular works include Teru Teru Kazoku, Ryusei no Kizuna, Orthros no Inu, and Last Friends.
- Aside from acting, he is also a singer and songwriter.
- He is a member of the boy band Kanjani Eight and was also a member of the male idol group NEWS, both of which are under the management of Johnny & Associates.
- His image color in Kanjani Eight is yellow, while his image color in NEWS was blue.
- He first film appearance was playing the lead role in Chonmage Pudding, released in the summer of 2010.
16. Mokomichi Hayami
- Born August 10, 1984
- He is also a model.
- He debuted in 2002 with the television series You're Under Arrest, and came to fame with Gokusen 2 in 2005.
- He has also acted in shows like Densha Otoko, Tokyo Tower (as Nakagawa Masaya), and Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend, as Night Tenjo.)
- Hayami has appeared on TV commercials for Daihatsu Tanto, Bourbon Petit, and au by KDDI.
- He is also the spokesperson for the brand Edwin. He is known for his cooking skills and has published several cookbooks.
- He is of mixed Filipino and Japanese descent.
15. Kento Yamazaki
- Born on September 7, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan.
- He started showbiz in the year 2009 and is under the Japanese talent Agency Stardust Promotion.
- He starred in Clone Baby which aired in 2010.
- He also starred in Suikyu Yankees.
- He was recruited when he was in his third year of junior high school, worked as a model, and debuted as an actor in 2010 in the drama Atami no Sousakan. He played a mysterious high school student.
14. Ryosuke Yamada
- Born on May 9, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan.
- He began working as a backup dancer for Tackey &Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, and KAT-TUN and appeared regularly onThe Shounen Club in autumn 2004.
- He was selected to be one of the main backup dancers for a temporary two-man group, Shuji and Akira. This was the first time he danced in the front row, making this a turning point for his career.
- In April 2007, he was selected to be a member of a temporary boy band, Hey! Say! 7. He released his first CD on August 1, 2007 with the #1 single Hey!Say!
- He came to prominence as a teen idol in 2007 following his role in the Japanese television series Tantei Gakuen Q.
- He became the first teenage male artist in 33 years to have a number one debut single as well as being one of the only two artists in history to achieve this milestone.
13. Masaki Okada
- Born on August 15, 1989 in Tokyo, Japan.
- He is best known for his roles as Sekime Kyogo in the drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi and as Takuma Kakinouchi in the 2009 film I Give My First Love To You.
12. Osamu Mukai
- Born on February 7, 1982 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
- He graduated from Meiji University and majored in genetic engineering.
- He received the Best Poster Award at the International Zoological Genetics Conference in 2004.
- While he was attending university, he worked as a bartender.
- He became a full-time employee of the bar after graduation, and he became a manager later.
- While working as a bartender, he got into the magazine Tokyo Graffiti.
- A reader later recruited him to be an actor. Now he works for Hori agency as an actor.
11. Sho Sakurai
- Born January 25, 1982
- Popular works include Honey and Clover, Yatterman, and Kamisama no Karute 2.
- Sho Sakurai is also an idol singer, songwriter, newscaster, TV host, and former radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi
- At the age of 13, he joined Johnny and Associates in 1995.
- Sho Sakurai is the designated rapper of Arashi.
- After 7 years of being a member of Arashi, he became a newscaster in 2006 appearing in the news program News Zero every Monday.
- He was appointed the official newscaster for coverage of the Olympic games in Beijing on NTV in 2008.
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10. Takahiro Nishijima
- Born September 30, 1986.
- He is also known as Nissy.
- He is also a singer, dancer, and member of the popular J-Pop band AAA (Attack All Around) since their debut in September 2005.
- He was a stage dancer for the famous Ami Suzuki's live performances and PVs.
- His hobbies are fishing, singing, acting, and dancing. He plays the guitar and is the Hokkaidō société NTT Docomo mascot.
- He really hates cucumbers.
9. Teppei Koike
- Born on January 5, 1986 in Osaka, Japan.
- His name Teppei came from his father's favourite manga, Ore wa Teppei.
- A member of the singer-songwriter duo Wat with his partner, Eiji Wentz.
- In 2002, he debuted as an actor in the drama Tentai Kansoku.
- Acted in the drama Gokusen 2, which helped in increasing his popularity.
- Appeared as Hideki Ogata, a major character, in the TBS television drama Dragon Zakura (July - September 2005.) He appeared alongside his high school buddy Tomohisa Yamashita.
8. Takuya Kimura
- Born November 13, 1972
- Popular works include Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi, Tsuki no Koibito, and Hero 2.
- He is also a singer.
- He is a member of the Japanese idol group SMAP.
- Most of the TV dramas he starred in produced high ratings in Japan. He has become one of the most well-known and successful actors, singers, and entertainers in Japan and Asia.
- He won the Ishihara Yujiro New Artist Award for his performance in his film debut Shoot!.
- He has been chosen as Japan's most popular guy for 14 years in succession.
- He appeared in Space Battleship Yamato, which released on December 1, 2010. This was the franchise's first live-action film and was directed by Takashi Yamazaki.
7. Hideaki Takizawa
- Born March 29, 1982
- Popular works include Romeo and Juliet, Yukinojo Henge, Kokuchisezu, Orthros no Inu, Akutou, and Mayonaka no Panya San.
- In 2002, when he reached the age of 20, he debuted with Tsubasa Imai in the group Tackey & Tsubasa under the record label Avex Trax. That same year, he graduated from the group Johnny's Junior. Tackey & Tsubasa have released many popular singles such as Ho! Summer and Venus.
- He gained fame as an actor after starring in Japanese dramas such as Majo no Jōken and Strawberry on the Shortcake.
6. Takeru Satoh
- Born March 21, 1989
- Popular works include Kamen Rider Den-O and Rurouni Kenshin.
- His first drama appearance was in Princess Princess D where he appeared as Toru Kouno.
- In 2007, he appeared in Shinigami no Ballad as a guest and gained popularity in the 17th installment of the Kamen Rider series. He claims that Den-O became popular because of its comedic timing.
- Takeru Satoh has a blog where he has talked about the stress and loneliness he sometimes feels as being the star of a television show.
- His hobbies include playing with his pet cats, b-boying and Rubik's Cube.
- On June 18, 2011, he decided not to update his blog anymore because he felt it was a burden. He began to use an official website.
5. Mamoru Miyano
- Born June 8, 1983 in Saitama Prefecture
- He is also a voice actor and singer.
- He is best known for his roles in Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Death Note, Soul Eater, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Kōtetsu Sangokushi, Steins;Gate, Nobunaga the Fool, and Uta no Prince-sama.
- He was nominated twice at the 2007 Seiyu Awards for his role as Light Yagami in Death Note. He won the Best Voice Actor award at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair.
- At the 2008 Seiyu Awards, Miyano won Best Lead Actor Award for his role as Setsuna F Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and as Hakugen Rikuson in Kōtetsu Sangokushi.
- His first acting job was in 1992 in Tokusou Exceedraft, where he appeared in a flashback as a child in a yakuza member's past.
4. Jun Matsumoto
- Born on August 23, 1983 in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan.
- He joined Johnny & Associates in 1996 and started acting in the role of Teddy Duchamp for a stage production of the film Stand By Me.
- He is one of the few talents that got into Johnny’s without an audition.
- Out of all the members of the agency, he is the most directly involved with planning concerts.
- He is a fan of Harry Potter.
- Jun prefers a really private life, even when it comes to saying what the color of his curtains are. He’ll usually say, “normal curtains.”
- When writing text messages or e-mails, Jun typically includes emoticons and other symbols to give them a cutesy flair.
- He is good friends with his high school classmates, namely Shichinosuke Nakamura (Kabuki Actor) and Ryuhei Matsuda.
- He is the first Japanese male to make it to the cover of the Japanese Marie Claire magazine. The only guys to grace its cover in its 24 year history have all been foreign superstars such as David Beckham.
3. Kenichi Matsuyama
- Born on March 5, 1985.
- His parents named him Kenichi as they hoped that he would have a passion to discover.
- He has starred as L in the films Death Note and L: Change the World. He won a 2010 Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Norwegian Wood.
- He made his acting debut in 2002 on an episode of Gokusen.
- He was cast to play the lead character, Toru Watanabe, in the movie adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, which was released in December 2010.
- Many people call him the Japanese Johnny Depp.
- He married actress Koyuki Kato on April 1, 2011. The couple welcomed their first son in 2012.
2. Yamashita Tomohisa
- Born on April 9, 1985 in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan.
- He joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates as a trainee in 1996 and made his acting debut in NHK's Shonentachi in 1998.
- A former member of Johnny's Jr., the "idol in training" department of the prestigious boy band/idol agency in Japan. He became a "junior" at age 11, and is still part of Johnny's Entertainment.
- Made his solo debut in 2006, singing the song Daite señorita, while his band News is taking a break.
- Has starred in two television series with Maki Horikita.
- Changed his name from Tomohisa Aoki to Tomohisa Yamashita when his father left the family.
- His nickname is Yamapi (Yamashita + pink, also stylised as ‘YamaP’.) This most popular nickname was given to him by Takizawa Hideaki because he was often put into pink costumes!
- He starred in Nobota wo produce and Buzzer Beat.
1. Jin Akanishi
DOB: July 4, 1984
- Born July 4, 1984.
- He is also a musician, singer-songwriter, voice actor, and former radio host.
- Jin Akanishi is a former member of the J-pop boy band KAT-TUN and was one of the two lead vocalists. Since the group's debut in 2006, it has achieved 14 consecutive number ones (including studio albums) on the Oricon charts.
- He has roles in the movies 47 Ronin and Bandage as well as in shows such as the second season of popular NTV school drama Gokusen 2, Yukan Club, and the romantic comedy Anego.
- He was also a co-host of KAT-TUN's own variety show Cartoon KAT-TUN and used to host a radio program called KAT-TUN Style with ex-bandmate Junnosuke Taguchi from October 2007 to March 2008.
- He made his debut as an actor in 1999 in a cameo appearance in the second episode of NTV's romance comedy P.P.O.I.
- In 2013, he made his Hollywood debut in the film 47 Ronin which also had Keanu Reeves in the lead role.
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Baraba on July 10, 2020:
For me Toma is the most handsome dan hottest actor in Japan
chitra on April 24, 2020:
thank god i thought it was just me... but most of them think the same as I did!!! instead of Hansome... the heading shd be who is the prettiest twink among these!!! man don't get me wrong!!! all of them look like girls!!!!...
Xans on April 23, 2020:
Most of them do look like girls, but saying Mokomichi Hayami & Takuya Kimura look like girls is just...LOL!
Narutah on April 23, 2020:
Where is oguri shun...?
Shirubia on March 18, 2020:
they all look like women, don't they?
Jacqueline G Rozell on February 08, 2020:
Must agree with Allayzia Curry... like ALL of them! Would love a bouquet of them for Valentine's Day.. lol
allayzia curry on February 06, 2020:
like all of them
inyo on January 09, 2020:
why do i think that they look girls. i mean i girl but sill they girls!!
Jacqueline G Rozell on December 20, 2019:
They are all FINE!
Diva Misaya on December 17, 2019:
What about Sousuke Takaoka!!
Piotr_Sikorsky on December 16, 2019:
they all look like lesbians. where are the real man ?
Jacqueline G Rozell on November 24, 2019:
I can't even vote. To make the effort to choose just one would make my head explode.
MYEL on November 15, 2019:
I won't vote.. since there is no written "MASAKI SUDA" on the list. :(
Sushma karki on November 14, 2019:
Masaki okada my frvt..
just someone out there on October 16, 2019:
oh God, Takeru Satoh is the best!!!! he's the first japanese actor that i ever loved!! when I first aw him at the rurouni Kenshin movie I said I wanted to marry him right away!!!! lol he's just so damn good in acting and a very handsome and attractive guy as well. I just sooo love him.. that I know.
Jacqueline G Rozell on September 13, 2019:
At some point in the future, someone should do an article and poll the most handsome and sexy anime leads. And right away I am voting for Kirito of Sword Art Online. There are enough of these guys in the parallel universe of anime to keep the discussion going for a while if the anime lovers join in. There are even demons such as the Black Butler (oh, my!) and the character from Kamisama Kiss....
Jacqueline G Rozell on September 13, 2019:
My heart will not be able to handle much more of this eye candy, and I apologize for making the term sound as though good looks are all these guys have on hand. They are talented as well as beautiful. Again, as well as with the Korean actors, I cannot place just one of them at the top. All I want to know is where do I send my money and how much of it for a poster of these guys?
Jenga rebi on July 06, 2019:
very good work, i really appreciate this ,kento yamazaki always will be no. 1
Tree on June 22, 2019:
gee on May 05, 2019:
Man is this the popularity list or the handsome list.
Lola on May 04, 2019:
Yamapi is the best japanese person ever..
Greg on May 03, 2019:
Jurippe on April 20, 2019:
Kimura Takuya should be placed at number one as he was named the most popular and handsome celebrity in Japan countless of times. He is Japan's number one actor.
Dudu on April 07, 2019:
nanana on April 07, 2019:
Kentaro Sakaguchi is the best
Sharon on February 21, 2019:
where is miura haruma? For me Kento Yamazaki should be in top 10 list.
MLTer on February 18, 2019:
and what about YUKI FURUKAWA??!!!
Mylche on February 05, 2019:
Where is Taishi Nakagawa??
Tobi on January 30, 2019:
Masaki Suda should be on this list
apirl on January 06, 2019:
is Yamashita Tomohisa and Yamashita Tomoyuki are relatives?
Avie on December 20, 2018:
reo sano‘s fan on December 17, 2018:
reo sano is the most handsome and cute..
Crazy Fangirl on December 15, 2018:
I think I'm pregnant now..
arcm on December 12, 2018:
can you add mackenyu he is handsome enough to be nominated
Victoria on December 05, 2018:
My opinion - TOMA IKUTA is MOST gorgeous, sexiest JAPANESE guy, I ever see!!!
Joey Gio on November 17, 2018:
Where is oguri shun?
Takuya gets badly hoping his not smoking on October 23, 2018:
I do likes when his younger and his drama SONNA WAKE NAIJAN...?
actor is ok. But not handsome enough
I vote YOUTAKA TAKENOUCH..I falling love that he played NAGAREBOSHI.
Bloom on October 14, 2018:
Shunya Shiraishi should be on this list.
Reika on September 19, 2018:
Takuya Kimura is the biggest actor, it's actors we're talking about here right?
sandy jean on August 15, 2018:
yah!where is yu shirota?!
Aniki on August 13, 2018:
Lmao..the biggest actor I know from Japan only Shun Oguri and Takuya Kimura
Shiraz on August 13, 2018:
where is yudai chiba?
lovekentos123 on August 12, 2018:
kento yamazaki is so hot and amazing
Βαβυλών on August 10, 2018:
Where is Koji Tadokoro?
Upha on July 26, 2018:
Yamapi your face is sexy
mao on May 21, 2018:
why jun so handsome??? pls answer the dumb question:]
meow on May 13, 2018:
how is ikuta toma 20th? and no furukawa yuki or oguri shun whyyyy
ren on May 03, 2018:
you missing yuki furukawa, yudai chiba, kento yamazaki,and haruma miura(・・;
ATIL.SHUNKHUN on May 02, 2018:
JIN AKANISHI SO HANDSOME AND HOT
kiran on April 17, 2018:
where is sakai masato? nagayama kento? eita? :(
Ri on April 16, 2018:
I like Takuya Kimura and Yamapi.
em_cube on April 16, 2018:
Where is Shirota Yuu? :(
Mimoko on March 31, 2018:
Where is Mokomichi??
megan on March 25, 2018:
where is furukawa yuki
Polly Sancen on March 08, 2018:
Is missing Yuki Furukawa
KAME*PI on March 07, 2018:
i am so happy that Pi is on the list and even on the second.
Jhunnian on February 16, 2018:
I'm happy that Kento Yamazaki is included but sad at the same time that Taishi Nakagawa and Sota Fukushi are missing. Damn, those guys's visual is not a joke!
hjh on January 22, 2018:
wheres inoo chan?
tu on January 17, 2018:
where are Nagase and Mifune?
yuna on January 08, 2018:
I'm kinda happy cuz my best actor is on the list which is the best...(
roberta on January 08, 2018:
where is junpei mizobata
ok on January 05, 2018:
bruh where is haruma miura lmao
mk on January 05, 2018:
where's masaki suda
aj on December 19, 2017:
why is shota sometani not here? and also yuki furukawa?
nikki on December 16, 2017:
where is Kentaru???????????????????
vunniea on December 05, 2017:
How could you skip my baby Fukushi Sato T__T
Zeyadaldahmani on November 18, 2017:
where is My favorite
The best actor
He is from antoher plant
I lovE HiM
FanFan on November 18, 2017:
wow, Haruma Miura's name wasn't on the list.I doubt if this ranking is legit...
Killah on November 02, 2017:
I'm a little bit sad cause i didn't see my favorite Kamenashi on the list.
AvyKhy on October 30, 2017:
Ikuta Toma is 20th and there's no Oguri Shun? SERIOUSLY?! I cannot even -- *walks out*
??? on October 20, 2017:
what about Oguri shun???
NANAP on October 11, 2017:
JUNE on October 11, 2017:
Don't want to sound rude but Kamenashi Kazuya should be on the list. He's dead gorgeous and definitely one of the best young actors in japan.
myu on October 10, 2017:
where is Kazuya Kamenashi?
Miyako on October 10, 2017:
Jin-Akanishi has been ranked in the 100 most handsome faces every year.
yui on October 10, 2017:
I think Akanishi Jin is the most handsome!!
But Kamenashi Kazuya is also handsome.Why is he not on this list?
mikochan on September 29, 2017:
i love Jin Akanishi he so handsome and sexy
shirayukie on September 25, 2017:
.Where is kanata hongo????
Mayushi on September 08, 2017:
Why is haruma miura not in the list???? He is very talented,hot....I'm a huge fan of haruma...well I'm also a huge of kentaro sakaguchi...sad to see he didn't make in the list but a bit happy because masaki okada is in the list... while I guess haruma should really be in this list!!!
None on September 02, 2017:
Where kazuya kamenashi? Oguri shun? Haruma miura? Hmmmm
Hamza on August 26, 2017:
Ryo Segawa ?
YAKULT on August 17, 2017:
Where is Kamenashi Kazuya? he's FREAKING HOT, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS AND A TALENTED ACTOR.
Alleycat999 on August 11, 2017:
What about kamenashi
Elissa on August 08, 2017:
Not to hate the list but where is oguri shunnnn .-.
Crescent on July 28, 2017:
Yuu Shirota should be included in this list.
ritsu nakasaki on July 15, 2017:
ow... Kento Yamazaki is so cute
Rine on June 22, 2017:
where is furukawa yuki?! ._.
John on June 16, 2017:
I think you should also put in Kenji Sahara.
Dark on June 12, 2017:
Where is haruma miura??!"
Argo on May 20, 2017:
Miura Haruma - most handsome, and hot, and sometimes talented :)
Kamiki Ryunosuke - Most talented, and handsome, and sometimes even hot. ;p
Ei on May 08, 2017:
Haruma Miura ??? :(
Janet Santi on April 02, 2017:
This is inaccurate because Oguri Shun is missing
Rudo on March 31, 2017:
Why is Asuma Kosuke not here??? He is the total description, the perfection of the word ikemen....
Yina on March 25, 2017:
Haruma Miura is not on the list at all??? I was happy not seeing his name at last hoping that his will be on the top 5 or something!!! But I see so many comments asking for him...such hot, talented actors he is.
yan on March 08, 2017:
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN!?!?
Sylt on February 03, 2017:
My favorite is Yamamoto Yusuke, but he's not on the list !!!
Shay on January 16, 2017:
Wondering where Haruma Maura is in this? He's better looking than 95% of the men on this list. Happy about Sato Takeru, though. Sato and Haruma are my faves.
.......... on November 28, 2016:
Sorry to all the fans but they are all so... I mean there should be more attractive people than them in Japan.
Sheng on November 22, 2016:
I got scared for a moment and thought that Yamapi wasn't gonna make the list. Glad to see he's#2.
I'm kinda on a Yamapi craze right now. Personally, I think he deserves the top spot. I have never seen another Japanese man so aesthetically pleasing as Yamapi!!! I watched two of his dramas in a row and I couldn't help but stare at him and drool all over him (especially in 5 to 9, where his costar Satomi Ishihara was just as good looking, then I was daydreaming about the gorgeous kids they would have if they got together)!!!!!!!!!!!
frances soares on November 18, 2016:
Yes, they all look so handsome, young, multi-talented, promising, hope to see and hear more of their work in film and stage, etc. But I've become very fond of Haruma Miura in Koizora, first time I saw him in My life, and continue to watch his movies, dramas, as much as possible. But there is another young actor that is not listed and he is all that and then some is Takizawa Hideaki. I also am a fan of Haruma Miura's friend and fellow actor Satoh Takeru of Blood Partners. Wish them all good luck, good health, good life, and continued success in their careers.