From Paul Rudd to Pharrell to Jared Leto, some guys just make getting older look good. And while blowing out 40 candles on a birthday cake can spark midlife crises for an unlucky few, these 17 heartthrobs just keep getting better. Don’t believe us? Take a look!
1. Paul Rudd
He was cute in Clueless, loveable in “Friends” and now, at age 45, Mr. Rudd has blossomed into a full-blown heartthrob.
Lets face it, Eminem was always hot and will probably always be hot. He makes 41 look good.
3. Matthew McConaughey
This guy started a nation-wide McConnaissance at the age of 44, so yeah, he’s still got it.
4. Johnny Depp
This 50-year-old is also known as the Sexiest Man Alive, that’s all we have to say about that.
His fans still love him at 40 the way they loved him at 20, when he was just dropping his Illmatic debut, and understandably so.
6. Jon Hamm
Having an alter ego like Don Draper definitely doesn’t hurt his 43-year-old situation.
7. Nick Lachey
It’s hard realizing the lead from your favorite ’90s boy band is 40 years old, but it’s comforting once you remember he looks exactly the same.
8. Matt Damon
Whether he’s Will Hunting, Jason Bourne, or just 43-year-old Matt Damon, he’s still got it.
9. Jared Leto
Fortunately for Jared Leto (and us), he was immortalized at 22 on the cult-favorite series “My So Called Life.” Twenty years later, girls are still screaming for Jordan Catalano.
10. Brad Pitt
At 50, Brad Pitt is still notoriously the world’s most attractive man. He gives new meaning to the phrase DILF.
11. Will Smith
This guy will always have a special place in our heart: He was cute as a fresh prince, hot in “I Am Legend” and perfect as a 45-year-old dad.
12. Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant is Love ACTUALLY. (Get it?) At 53, he is also the only Brit to make our list. Congrats.
13. Rob Lowe
Rob rivals the other 50-year-olds on this list in many ways. But as we see again and again on “Parks and Recreation,” he definitely wins when it comes to being physically fit. Keep up the good work, Chris Treager.
As famous as he is for producing every song you’ve ever loved, he’s probably more famous for not having aged in 20 years. Pharrell is 41 this year, and he’s still got it.
15. George Clooney
At 53, Clooney is still the most dashingly handsome man on the planet. There’s a reason millions of women could be heard weeping when rumors of his engagement hit the Internet.
16. Mark Wahlberg
Clearly, he’s something special because it’s literally impossible to choose who’s hotter — 20-year-old rapper Marky Mark or 42-year-old Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg.
17. Jay Z
H to the Izzo? Try H to the Hottie. This 44-year-old is married to the closest thing we have to a Queen. Does that make him the King?