Hottest Male Actors in their 40’s (Part Two)

By on October 7, 2013






You will already have seen some of the hottest men that Hollywood has to offer us – we have explored many of them in the Hottest Men in the World series of posts. We have now decided to take a look at some of the silver foxes, handsome hunks and older eye-candy for those that prefer their men a little more refined. We have finally come to the final part of our Hottest Male Actors in their 40’s Series. Just in case you missed the first part, just click on the link to catch us up!

We won’t keep you waiting anymore ladies! Are you ready for the hottest older men in Hollywood? We sure are!

20 – Paul Rudd

 Paul Rudd

You know who Paul Rudd is, right? He’s the funny guy in Hollywood that was once Phoebe Buffet’s boyfriend in Friends! We loved him in the US hit TV show and we loved him in almost all of his films. You will probably already have seen the likes of Dinner for Schmucks which was, quite frankly, utterly hilarious. That was back in 2010 and since then, he has been a very busy man with a number of films being released since. The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released just last year (2012) and then there was This is 40 in the same year. Before that, you would have seen him in the delights of I Love You, Man back in 2009, the fabulously brilliant Role Models in 2008 and even Forgetting Sarah Marshall again, in the same year.

Born April 9, 1969 in New Jersey, Paul Rudd is now a very impressive 44 years old. Can you believe he’ll be 45 in just over 6 months? It’s crazy when you think how good some of these guys look!

The good news is that the eagerly awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will be coming out soon and there is also another film due out next year starring this Hollywood hottie – They Came Together.

19 – Mark Wahlberg

 Mark Wahlberg

“Back when Mark Wahlberg was Marky-Mark” – most of us know this infamous line from an Eminem song. Whether he was Marky-Mark or Mark Wahlberg, he has women swooning all over the globe and when you see his beautifully chiseled looks and ripped abs, you can understand why.

If you hadn’t fallen in love with the young pop idol, you may have seen Mark Wahlberg strutting his stuff in the 1997 hit film Boogie Nights. It might even have been the amazing film The Departed that you know him from in which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. What about The Fighter? It was a boy film but sure had some impressive views of Marky-Mark not wearing many clothes…. That’s never a bad thing in our minds!

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He was born in Massachusetts on June 5th, 1971 and is currently standing at a rather respectable 42 years old. He’s a Gemini which means that he loves to be the center of attention and we wonder if his life reflects as such? He certainly stands center stage with some of the amazing roles he has had in his acting career, that’s for sure!

A committed Roman Catholic, Mark Wahlberg is unfortunately not in the market for a female friend. He has been married to a model by the name of Rhea Durham since 2009 and they now have four kids together – two girls and two boys. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect little family?

18 – Jude Law

 Jude Law

Who doesn’t love Jude Law; one of the hottest things to come out of Britain? We fell in love with his character in the hit film The Holiday back in 2004 in which he starred alongside Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, but he has a pretty impressive array of films under his belt. Who could forget Alfie back in 2004? Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was also released in the same year and since then, he has shot to a superstar with the amazing Sherlock Holmes films in which he starred alongside Robert Downey Jnr.

Believe it or not, this slick, smooth actor is now 40 years old. Born in London, UK on 29th December, 1972, he hasn’t a great time of things, especially with his media-frenzied relationship with the actress Sadie Frost, but this doesn’t appear to have taken its toll on his good looks. His relationship with actress Sienna Miller, whom he met on the set of Alfie, also ended rather badly after he had an affair with the nanny to his kids. They did get back together for a little while but unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan so lucky for you ladies – it would appear that Jude Law is back on the market and even with his four kids, he still keeps himself looking good and in plenty of film roles.

If you want to catch a glimpse of Jude Law, you will need to keep an eye out for some of his up and coming films. The Grand Budapest Hotel, for example, is set to be released at some point in 2014, and he is currently filming Black Sea, which is also said to be released in the same year.

17 – Jason Statham

 Jason Statham

We love this guy and very much enjoyed adding him to our Hottest Men in the World series! His gruff voice, rugged and chiseled jaw, and amazing body has certainly left him in the forefront of many women’s minds, and with followers of all ages, all over the world, you can see what has made him so popular!

He seems to play rather similar roles in all of his movies – he’s the British tough guy that beats the bad guys and occasionally plays the bad guy himself. You will have seen him in the delights of Crank, Crank 2 and The Transporter series of films which was a sure fire hit with both men and women the world over!

Currently dating the Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, he was once involved in a rather long term (7 year) relationship with British model-come-actress Kelly Brook. As well as some pretty high-profile relationships, he has done an incredible amount in such a short space of time. He is now 46 years old, born in Derbyshire, UK on 12th September, 1967 and as well as a pretty impressive selection of films, he has also played his hand as a diver in the British National Diving Team and back in the 1992 world championships, he finished 12th. Perhaps that would explain the amazing body?

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Of course, as well as the two Crank films and The Transporter films, he also has films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels under his belt alongside Death Race, Death Race 2 and even Snatch! These are all films that have made their mark in history and you can understand why this guy has become so popular! To see more of him, you’ll need to check out The Expendables 3 which is set to be released next year (2014), as well as Fast & Furious 7 in the same year and even a film called Heat! With no less than three films coming out over the next 12 months or so, it would appear that Jason Statham has been a very busy boy indeed! Not that we mind, of course!

16 – Ben Affleck

 Ben Affleck

Recently, Ben Affleck was announced to play Batman/Bruce Lee in the up and coming Batman vs. Superman film that is due to be released in 2015. This was met by some mixed reviews with a few people taking the opinion that he wouldn’t make a good Batman. I guess for now, we will just have to wait and watch this space. We are very excited for the film to be released, that’s for sure and we wish we didn’t need to wait quite so long for it to be released!

Of course, that’s not the only film that this Hollywood hunk has coming out soon. There are a couple due to be released in 2014 that you should keep your eyes peeled for and these are Live by Night in which he co-wrote and stars in, and also Gone Girl, which he is currently filming.

Believe it or not, Ben Affleck is actually 41 years old. Born in California on August 15th, 1972, his real name is Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, which is a name and a half! His happy marriage with fellow actress Jennifer Garner, and raising his three kids clearly keeps him young! Take a hint guys! (Right, ladies?)

15 – Josh Duhamel

Josh DuhamelThere’s a reason he features in our 100 Hottest Men in the World series – he is seriously HOT! He’s got a smile that would melt the hearts of even an ice queen, and the crows feet that are slowly starting to feature around his eyes are just making him more attractive! The men get all the luck, right girls?

Believe it or not, Josh Duhamel has just entered the 40’s club – his birthday is November 14th, 1972. Originally born in North Dakota in the States, Joshua David Duhamel is not only an actor; he’s a model too. We told you he was hot!

He is perhaps better known for his role in Transformers back in 2007 which then lead to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009 and then Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2011. By the way most boys will love that you know that information so make sure you remember it.

To see some more of the guy that managed to steal the heart of Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas, you’ll need to keep an eye out for Strings and You’re Not You that are due to be released next year (2014) and if you can’t wait that long, Don Peyote is coming out this year!

14 – Matthew McConaughy

Matthew McConaughy

You can’t talk about the Hottest Male Actors in their 40’s without having a mention for this Hollywood Hunk! Most women will remember him from the amazing film Magic Mike, but some of us will remember him in that white Naval uniform in the hit film U-571. You might even remember seeing him in the hilarious film How to Lose a Man in 10 Days with Kate Hudson. We loved him in that!

Just like Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey is 43 years old. He was born on November 4th, 1969 in Texas, USA and was the son of a school teacher and gas-station owner; mother and father respectively. In fact, his mother later went on to be a published author! He is the youngest of three boys and believe it or not, his mother and father actually divorced each other and re-married a number of times.

Just to prove that he has always been super hot, he was actually voted to be the most handsome kid in his year in the yearbook. Not bad going, right?

Although he was born in Texas, he did spend some time in Australia and even managed to adopt the accent for a while after his return back to the States. He even travelled around the country of Peru for a little while after filming A Time to Kill. We do like a well travelled guy, right?

To see more of the super delicious Matthew McConaughey, you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for a couple of films that he has coming out over the next few months. He also stars in Thunder Run which will be out in 2015 and will also star Gerard Butler, and Interstellar is set to be released in 2014 and will see Matthew acting alongside Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and even Michael Caine! We are actually very excited to see this Sci-Fi movie!

13 – Jared Leto

Jared Leto

He’s not just an actor; he’s a singer too. He’s in the band 30 Seconds to Mars which is a rock/indie/alternative band, so you’ll have more likely heard of his films rather than his hit songs.

He was in the brilliant Fight Club back in 1999 and also Lord of War with Nicholas Cage in 2005. It was his 2000 film Requiem for a Dream that shot him to massive fame, and although he doesn’t have any up and coming films coming out soon, choosing to focus on his music career rather than his filming for just now, you could always check out some of the lesser known films if you need your Jared Leto fix. The most recent film was once that came out just this year called Dallas Buyers Club but there was also Chapter 27 from 2007, Lonely Hearts in 2006, and Panic Room in 2002.

Shockingly enough, this blue-eyed beauty is actually 41 years old. Born on Boxing day; December 26th back in 1971, he was originally from Louisiana in the States. Keeping himself quiet, he had a 4 year relationship with Cameron Diaz that ended back in 2003, but that’s really it for his personal life.

12 – Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Right, we need to apologize for this guy because technically, he doesn’t belong in the 40’s club. He is now 50 years old but because his birthday is June 9th, 1963 and he has been out of the 40’s club for less than a year, we feel he deserves a special mention.

Originally from Kentucky, USA, he has a number of films coming out over the next couple of years. It would appear that this guy has been keeping himself rather busy. Despite this, he still looks a million bucks and sets the heart fluttering of many a woman over the years. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales has been announced for 2016 which we are super exited about, but if you can’t wait that long, there are a few more to keep you occupied.

Alice in Wonderland 2 has been announced for 2015, he is currently filming Into the Woods which is being released in 2014, and there is also Mortdecai coming out in 2014 and is currently in pre-production. Plenty of eye-candy, and if you can’t wait that long, you could always just catch up on the Pirates of the Caribbean collection of films!

11 – Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

When it comes to the Hottest Male Actors in their 40’s, you can’t get much hotter than Gerard Butler. Just to show exactly how hot he is, he also showed up in our Top 100 Hottest Men in the World! Now standing at a very respectable 43 years of age, Gerard Butler is yet another British hottie on our list of hot older actors.

Born November 13th, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland, he has certainly earned his place on this list. You remember him in the film P.S. I Love You, right? Despite being born in Scotland, UK, he actually spent some of his youth in Canada, and on his return back to the UK, he later went on to study law at Glasgow University! He actually graduated from the university with a degree in law! So he’s smart as well as hot! What makes him even hotter still is that while he was at university, he even sang in a rock band AND has an incredibly hot “rock & roll” voice!

Known to be one of the nicest actors around, he is said to always take the time to hang with the rest of the cast and crew and has always been considered to be social when filming! This seems a far cry from the man that once had an ongoing battle with alcoholism and an addition to prescription pain killers.

To see more of Gerard Butler in the future, you’ll need to check out some of his up and coming films. You’ve got the second installment of How To Train Your Dragon with the next film due to be released at some point in 2014. There’s also another film called Dynamo due out in 2014, plus Thunder Run, in which you will also see Matthew McConaughey and Sam Worthington, which is due to be released in 2015.

We are halfway through the list so far and super excited for what is coming up. What do you think of numbers 20 down to 11? We know that we cheated a tad with Johnny Depp but who really minds about that? What do you think will be coming up in 10 down to 1? Who have we missed out so far that you are super excited about seeing?

Let’s not wait any longer and delve right in….

10 – Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson

Although not conventionally attractive, he has a smooth way about him, an accent to die for and a sense of humor that would have any girl wetting her pants with laughter. Let’s be honest about this – all girls love a guy that can make her laugh and when you see some of the genius, hilarious films that Owen Wilson has appeared in, you can see why he is so loved.

The blonde haired, self-confessed troublemaker is 44 years old believe it or not?! Born in Dallas, Texas on November 18th, 1968, he is not just an actor; he’s a screenwriter too. With his long-time association with Wes Anderson; a film maker, and collaborations with Ben Stiller that currently stands at eight different films, you know this guy is good at what he does!

Who could forget films like Wedding Crashers (2005), Marley & Me (2008) and Midnight in Paris (2011)? And you certainly can’t talk about Owen Wilson without having a mention for the pant-wettingly funny Zoolander in 2001! We bring you some amazing news girls – there’s going to be a second Zoolander film!! The film has been announced and there are rumors that Owen Wilson will play Hansel once again, but this has not yet been confirmed. We are sure he’s going to do it though, and we are super excited for it!

9 – Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Better known for The Bourne Identity in 2002 and subsequent films, Matt Damon is actually a screenwriter and producer as well as an actor. In fact, he wrote the film Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck and was nominated for a whole bunch of awards for both his performance and his written skills. He was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award, and even won Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Academy Award for the movie! We’d say this guy was pretty talented as well as hot, wouldn’t you?

You might be surprised to hear that Matt Damon is actually 42 years old! He was born on October 8th 1970 which means that he will soon be turning 43. Happy Birthday in advance, Matt Damon!

Unfortunately ladies, for those of you that are hoping Matt Damon might be single… he’s not. Sad faces right ladies? He is a happily married man and father to three daughters plus one step-daughter. Clearly playing the role of family man agrees with him. Some would even go as far as to say that he has never looked better.

8 – Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Come on ladies – you can’t help but love this guy. He has that whole ripped body plus chiseled jaw plus beautiful eyes thing going on and he might be 42 years old (born January 7th, 1971) but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t just getting finer with age.

He hasn’t really been in the spotlight for very long. It was perhaps the 2008 film The Hurt Locker that first threw him into the main realms of Hollywood limelight, but there were a few films before that, that you may have spotted him in. We liked him very much in the film 28 Weeks Later which came out in 2007, and before that he was in the film Dahmer, about a serial killer. One of the members in our team is a keen reader of all things serial killer and she said that this film was very good. We should probably watch it sometime, especially as it has him in it!

7 – Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

Did you know that Josh Holloway was born on the same day that the two astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon? Isn’t that just the coolest day to be born? Back in July 20, 1969, this beautiful man came into the world, making him stand at a very difficult to believe 44 years of age!

Joshua Lee Holloway is from San Jose, California and is also a model as well an actor. Most of you will probably know him from the hit US TV show Lost but he has been in a fair few films too. One of the most recent hit films you will have heard of starring Josh Holloway is Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol back in 2011. Believe it or not, he even found himself in the Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look at video. Doesn’t that just make him too cool?

You’ll find him in the Intelligence TV series in 2014, and if you can’t wait that long, there is always the 2013 film Battle of the Year to catch him in.

Sadly ladies, Josh Holloway is not up for grabs. He married his Indonesian girlfriend back in 2004 and they now have a baby girl together. Everyone repeat after me – awwwww!

6 – Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew Chandler Fox was born in Pennsylvania in the USA on July 14th, 1966 which makes him stand at an unbelievable 47 years old. Not even a crinkle around the eyes yet he is just three years away from fifty. He is also another Lost veteran, just like Josh Holloway, and is also well known for his role in the hit TV series Party of Five in which he plays the part of Charlie Salinger.

An actor plus a keen photographer and even a proud family man. Is there nothing that Matthew Fox can’t turn his hand to? Married in 1992, he now has two kids (one boy and one girl) with the woman he met while in university. However, things may not always be as they seem and he is been in trouble with the press and the law on a couple of occasions. There was the one incident where he apparently punched a female driver of a bachelor bus, although he was never charged for this and a civil law suit was filed, and there was another incident where he reportedly drove under the influence and entered a plea of no contest for the one charge. I guess we all make mistakes, right?

It doesn’t appear that there is much happening for Matthew Fox for a little while. There has been no announcements of anything new since the 2013 film World War Z anyway. I guess we’ll just have to keep watching old runs of Lost right ladies?

5 – Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Our team seems to have mixed reviews on Robert Downey Jr. It is certainly a debate that divides women. Some think he is hot, others think he is arrogant. He is well known for his bad boy drink and drug past but it would appear that he has dramatically turned things around to become a loving husband and a very great actor.

With films like Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and Due Date under his belt, he is certainly in the running for being one of the coolest man in Hollywood. Although when you think about it, he had his first acting role in a film called Pound at the age of five so he should be pretty good at the acting thing by now!

Thankfully, you aren’t going to need to wait very long for more of the Robert Downey Jr. magic. The Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t be out until 2015, but there is The Judge coming out in 2014 and Chef, currently in pre-production, that is set to be released next year too!

4 – Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

There is a reason that he was grabbed the top spot for the Hottest Australian Men – this guy is not only hot but cool at the same time. He can act, produce, has had roles in both TV, films and even in musical theatre, has won over the hearts of men and women all over the world with some of the most infamous roles in movie history, is happily married to Deborra-Lee Furness and has adopted two beautiful kids after she sadly, had two miscarriages in their attempts to have children of their own.

He may have had a few setbacks in his life, but this appears to have just made him stronger in the long run. Perhaps that is the reason why he was chosen for the role of Wolverine in the X-Men series, and now even has films based on this character alone!

Luckily, there is a new X-Men film coming out soon called X-Men: Days of Future Past, and you only need to wait a bit longer for it to be released – it comes out in 2014. Chappie is another film coming out starring Hugh Jackman, but this one won’t be set for release until 2015.

This Hollywood hunk is actually 44 years old! He has British parents but was born in Sydney, Australia on October 12th, 1968. We couldn’t believe it when we found out how old he was either? That body is amazing for a man of his age. One thing is for certain – he sure gets some pulses racing.

3 – Will Smith

Will Smith

We cannot get enough of this guy right now! Clearly, from the look on his face when he saw Miley Cyrus in her VMA performance with his kids in the audience, he has old-fashioned values, and you can clearly that he adores his wife and his kids. With the entire family being famous in one way or another, you can see that his talent and love for life is infectious, even in rather serious roles such as his film Seven Pounds which had our entire team in floods of tears for the duration of the movie.

Just have a look at some of the amazing movies that this guy has been a part of – there’s the Men in Black films, The Pursuit of Happyness, I, Robot, Shark Tale, Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, I Am Legend, Ali, Wild Wild West…. Do we even need to say anymore?

We know we can’t have him because he is a happily married man but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t lusting after him with every fiber in our bodies. He’s hot, he’s smart and he sure can act!

2 – Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Come on – we can’t talk about hot men without talking about Brad Pitt. There is something very special about this guy – he’s blonde, ripped, he can act, he’s playing Daddy to a whole brood of kids and he broke the heart of Jennifer Aniston…..

Let’s add a few more things to the mix – he has had a total of four Academy Award nominations plus five Golden Globe nominations, and not only acts in film, but can produce the hell out of them as well.

Let’s take a look at some of the amazing films that we have had the pleasure in seeing Brad Pitt starring in. Who could forget, to start with, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, during which he met the new love of his life, Angelina Jolie. That was back in 2005, but there were many films out before that, that well and truly put Brad Pitt on the Hollywood map. Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen certainly didn’t hurt his career and neither did the weird and wonderful The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It would appear that there is no role too big or small for this guy, he can take on them all.

Luckily, for those of you that can’t get enough of Brad Pitt, who just so happens to be a very impressive 49 years old! We don’t understand how a man just one year away from fifty can look quite so amazing, especially with hectic filming schedules, a long distance relationship with his wife Angelina Jolie, and a brood of seven kids to take care of but with that much money, we assume you can hire help for the home-y stuff, right?

Are you ready for the number one spot on our Hottest Male Actors in their 40’s? Who do you think will grab the number one spot?

1 – Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Come on ladies – you all remember that scene in the James Bond film where Daniel Craig comes out of the water onto the beach in his pants…. Those tiny, tiny pants. Who didn’t lust after Daniel Craig with a body like that?

Believe it or not, Daniel Craig is a pretty impressive 45 years old. He was born in Cheshire in England on the 2nd of March, 1968! The good news is that there are two more James Bond films set to be released – the 24th and 25th films in the series. They have apparently managed to secure Daniel Craig into the deal and this is something that we are not going to argue with in the slightest!

There is also a rumor that he is going to be starring in the up and coming The Girl Who Played with Fire, which has been announced, but his part in the film has not yet been certified one way or the other as yet.

Just to prove how hot and stylish this man really is, not only was he awarded Esquire’s Best Dressed Man in 2006 but he was also voted at number 7 in the French version of Elle magazine back in 2007 according to a poll. Even the French like him!

So there we have them ladies – the hottest 40 actors in their 40’s. Who says that you can’t get better with age? These men certainly have matured nicely…. We prefer to think of them like a fine wine rather than a fine cheese, of course.

Keep coming back for more hot guys from around the world. Alternatively, you could take a peek at some of the other posts on the site for more gorgeous eye-candy….

Hope you enjoyed ladies!

*Images of these gorgeous men were found on Pinterest.com





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