Fug the Head-Suits: Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt


Let’s check in on three erstwhile heartthrobs who are becoming — kind of like Intern George has — one of those Hot Guys We’ll Talk About Fondly To Our Kids And They Will Look At Us Strangely And Go, “Whatever, Mom, He’s Old, I Don’t Get It,” and then we’ll have to fire up the old YouTubes that will, by then, be implanted in our heads.

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  1. JJPP
    +41

    I think Brad’s face has lost its angles. He’s all soft edges here. Maybe he didn’t like the crags he was developing, so he filled them in… If so, bad choice.

    • HelenBackAgain
      +24

      The sunglasses aren’t helping – that graduated shading does not work with his face. One of the rare exceptions to Everybody Looks Better in Sunglasses! If the lenses were solid, I think they’d be fine on him.

      •  Looly
        +6

        They look like women’s glasses to me.

      • sooz
        +29

        Are we sure that’s Brad Pitt and not Robin Thicke? With the hair and the glasses and the fillers, it’s REALLY hard to tell.

    • Maria L.
      +12

      I think you are absolutely right about fillers. It was all the nooks and crannies that gave his face any interest to begin with. That little whoop-dee-do hairdo is certainly not helping.

    • Maisie
      +7

      Hmm, I was thinkin’ that Brad has put on a few (or more than a few) pounds, which have taken up residence in his face and filled it out, not in.

      • Sophy
        +7

        I think its the curse of being too good looking- you can never look as good as you did in your 20s/30s, unlike if you started out average like say Sandra Bullock and stay in shape and dress well and have great hair you look better as you get older.

        • Sophy
          +7

          And the other thing( which we almost never tell guys) is dress your age!!!- there is such a thing as mutton dressed as lamb for men too!!! – and BRad Pitt would look so much better if he stopped trying to dress cool like a twentysomething and just dressed classic- that never goes out of style!

  2. Fifie
    +9

    Umm, all of these guys are getting old now. It happens. Move on to younger models, ladies.

  3.  Carolina Girl
    +36

    Most men aren’t going to keep getting better looking with age (Clooney is a freak of nature, ya’ll).

    • JJPP
      +38

      Redford and Newman! I know not every man has the type of face that looks just as good with a little more weathering… But I think Brad DOES have that type of face, if he’d roll with it.

      •  KLeewrite
        +43

        Absolutely. In fact, while these are terrible pictures of Brad, I think that overall, he looks great with a few lines. I think he may be been his hottest in “Moneyball” — he looks good with a little experience and character in his face. I feel the same way about Clooney.

        Frankly, I think all these guys look good with some lines but they problem is they’re fighting the aging process. It’s similar as with actresses — they’ll look so much more attractive if, like JJPP says, they’d simply accept that they’re getting older and go with it.

        •  ErinG
          +11

          Yup! Definitely fighting too hard – if my dad tried to rock the ‘Bama Bangs or thick-rimmed transition lenses a la Tom/Brad, pretty my sister and I would step in, hand the man back his khakis and blue button downs, and let him continue on looking adorable (and dad-like).

        • emerald_bunny
          +11

          I never saw what’s so attractive about Brad Pitt in his glory days, but when he started looking a little scruffy and weathered I went “Oh I see now!”

          • Jess
            +3

            ^This! I was never on the Brad Pitt train until he reached the scruffy, weathered stage (to borrow your description, which is perfect). Now, sadly, I am back to thinking “Brad Pitt? Meh.” Embrace the sexy weathered look, gentlemen!

      • AmandaD
        +5

        I just can’t get behind Robert Redford–and not just because of his smoothing out his face (http://www.askmen.com/women/galleries/men/robert-redford/picture-1.html). My stepdad looks kind of like Redford, and so it weirds me out. A lot. Redford and Pitt both have those square jaws that just get more jowly as they get older.

      • KHS
        +17

        Paul Newman was absolutely gorgeous as a young man, and stayed pretty attractive all of his life. Although, as an older man, I stopped finding him hot and just saw a good looking man. These guys…they all just kind of lost it?

        • greatwhitenorthchick
          +14

          Paul Newman, absolutely. He was so attractive in his late 50′s-early 60′s movies, it was almost blinding. Imho, he was handsome right to the end.

        •  Aspasia
          +3

          Those eyes….. good lord but they were beautiful!

        •  Sharon
          +6

          In the movie “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor are the most beautiful humans God ever made.

      • chello
        +6

        Yes Redford and Newman!! I also think Sean Connery is one of the few men who look sexier older than younger.

      • Caro
        0

        Hmmm. . . sadly, age was unkind to both of those guys, but young Paul Newman was tough to beat–OMG>

      •  Shay O'Brien
        +1

        I will give you Paul Newman kept his great looks into forever but Robert Redford has embraced some very bad plastic surgery and looks bizarre to me now.

    • Jessica
      +72

      Yeah, I don’t think it’s that as much as none of them appear committed to doing so gracefully and they’re making weird-ass hair/clothing choices. I think Tom Cruise’s genetic material still looks REALLY good, actually, but his hair is drifting toward The Biebs, and that has nothing to do with him getting any older and everything to do with him having weird hair taste.

      There are loads of hot older dudes in the world who haven’t drifted into The Crazy. John Slattery is still a silver fox. Harry Hamlin looks great. Steve Carrell is as cute as ever (I think Steve Carrell is cute). LIAM NEESON! Liam Neeson is still sexy as can be and he’s 61. Tony Goldwin is 52! Colin Firth is 53! ALL those dudes are keeping it together.

      •  KLeewrite
        +5

        Or what GFY Jessica wrote at the same time.

      •  Kristen from MA
        +37

        Don’t for get Daniel Day-Lewis!

        • Jessica
          +41

          Let’s just name older hot dudes. I am not kidding. There should be a list.

          •  KLeewrite
            +37

            Viggo Mortenson!

            • QB
              +53

              My problem with Viggo is that I only find him attractive in Lord of the Rings, and only when he is dirty. In fact, the more dirt and greasy hair he has in that movie(s), the better. Because once he cleans up at the end and puts on the crown and starts singing… Nope. I’m done.

              • Sandra
                +6

                If you like ‘em dirty and sweaty, cast your eyes on Paul McGann as The Eighth Doctor in The Night of the Doctor, a short made for the 50th anniversary of the Who-niverse.

                http://mashable.com/2013/11/14/doctor-who-night/

              • Helena
                +9

                I KNOW. I had the biggest crush on Viggo Mortensen when LOTR first came out, but he does absolutely nothing for me when clean-shaven and not wielding a sword. Ahem. And in general, I tend to go for more well-groomed guys, so my attraction to Viggo and his scruff is a bit of anomaly.

                •  alamedapeg
                  0

                  EXACTLY how I feel.

                • Meggiemoo
                  +5

                  OMG, when that man rides a horse in LOTR. SMOLDER.

                • QB
                  +2

                  I was so disappointed when I found out that Viggo was actually a blond, since I’ve never really had a thing for blondes.

                  Except for Iain Glen. And Tom Hiddleston. And Alan Rickman. And… what was I saying?

          • Rachael
            +12

            I searched Google. It’s my go-to move. I came up with this:
            http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/the-17-hottest-silver-foxes — which is . . . interesting. It had one name that jumped to my mind immediately, which is John Stewart. Is that weird?

            •  S
              +3

              I was all intrigued by the unknown fox until I saw that he was a former porn actor. Ack!

              • Rachael
                +1

                Yeah, I did a bit of a double-take at that one. Like I said, the list is interesting!

                •  KLeewrite
                  +1

                  Holy hell, Anthony from the Wiggles! My kids are now too old, but back when they were watching, I did notice that Anthony was looking quite foxy with some gray in his hair.

                  • chello
                    +3

                    oh my gosh I thought it was a sign that I’d been watching kids’ tv too long when I started thinking Anthony was really hot!

              • emerald_bunny
                +4

                Omg, he had sex! And he did it on camera! All his attractiveness is automatically nullified and he is disgusting!

                • Rachael
                  +7

                  Well, that is a bit of a exaggeration of what either one of us said. Way harsh, Tai.

                  • S
                    +1

                    Agreed. Plus, while you could argue that there are a few enlightened, feminist pornmakers out there, I doubt they were around in his heyday, implying that he was probably involved in skeevy, sleazy porn. He is still very attractive, but I prefer my male fantasies to have more character and less cumshot.

            •  Stacey
              +6

              Not weird. Smart is sexy.

              • Jess
                +5

                Absolutely! I’ve always had a crush on Jon Stewart! Oh, and Anderson Cooper: total silver fox!

          • HelenBackAgain
            +38

            Patrick Stewart, the late Paul Newman (I say he still counts because the man looked good his entire life)… Pierce Brosnan, Denzel Washington, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Gere, Jimmy Smits, Viggo Mortensen… is John Corbett too young for this list? He’s older than he looks.

            There are loads of them!

            •  KLeewrite
              +27

              I remember seeing “Nobody’s Fool” three times in the theater. Newman was 69, I was 23, and I thought he was beautiful. Possibly, the most beautiful man who ever appeared in cinema.

              • Jessica
                +34

                I remember seeing Cat On a Hot Tin Roof at the local revival house back when I was 12 — this must have been right around when he was nominated for Color of Money, and they were doing a whole thing. OBVIOUSLY this is the Hottest Of Paul Newman (arguably), but I remember FEELING SO MANY THINGS looking at him in that movie.

                • Nancy
                  +14

                  Oh, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!! Newman and Liz Taylor!! Were there ever two more beautiful people in a film together?? Maybe something with Vivien Leigh, but I can’t really think of it!

              • Aurora
                +16

                I met Paul Newman once; he was campaigning for Eugene McCarthy and came into the NH newspaper office where I worked at the time. He was SO HANDSOME; stunning…those eyes and the charisma just made me step back as he held out his hand for me to shake. It was a couple of minutes later before I realized he was short…I was at 5’10″ in my heels and looked down on him…didn’t matter though!

                • fritanga
                  +19

                  My Paul Newman story: I was very young, working as an usher at a big venue in LA. One night I was at the front doors, and Newman came in, followed by Joanne Woodward. He came straight at me, put his left hand around my left upper arm, smiled and asked “Where’s the bar, honey?” “Up there,” I managed to squeak out. He winked at me and went up the stairs, while his wife smirked at me pityingly and followed him.

                  Yeah, he was short – eye to eye with my 5′ 8-1/2″-in-flats self – and grey haired, but still unbelievably gorgeous, so much so I actually thought I was going to pass out.

                  • greatwhitenorthchick
                    +6

                    I love these Paul Newman stories!

                  • Agent Sculder
                    +2

                    One summer while I was in college I worked in the customer service department of an electric company in CT. Knowing Paul Newman lived in CT, I ran search for his address, since I knew what town he lived in. I had no intention of ever using it, I was mostly just curious. I didn’t get anything, and I wasn’t surprised. Most famous people who live in CT (who are our customers) have their bills paid through other companies in order to protect their privacy.

                    Then I remembered who Paul Newman was married to: Joanne Woodward. Sure enough, their address popped right up. It amused me to no end that their electric bill was in her name.

                    Oh and for my money, the movie where he is at his most gorgeous is Suddenly Last Summer. He’s so beautiful he’s almost hard to look at.

              • Maria L.
                +33

                I think Newman is THE hottest dude that ever lived. Those eyes, that FACE. He exuded sexiness because he wasn’t even trying. He is followed closely by Steve McQueen who is the definition of cool as far as I am concerned.

              • Meggiemoo
                +9

                Hottest male duo EVER: Redford and Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

                Oh, and Newman in Cool Hand Luke. Wow.

              • llism
                +1

                I just watched this last night! He did indeed look great, and Melanie Griffith never looked prettier than she did in that movie, IMO (just a year before she started delving into plastic surgery, which I still don’t understand). The chemistry between Paul Newman and Bruce Willis is awesome.

            •  ErinG
              +31

              Yes yes yes on Patrick Stewart – plus bonus points for being a lovely person.

          •  Mouse
            +39

            Jeff Bridges! (Not even joking. Love his hippie awesomeness.)

          • HelenBackAgain
            +13

            And how could I forget Kurt Russell?

            “Snake Plissken? I heard you was DEAD.”

          • Rachael
            +28

            Sean Connery. 83. Still got it. Boom!

          •  Dani
            +22

            Jeff Goldblum!

            Alan Rickman!

            Mads Mikkelsen! (Okay, not in his 50s yet, but still.)

            Tate Donovan!

            Dennis Quaid!

            •  Dani
              +46

              Also: David Bowie. He’s 67. How.

              • greatwhitenorthchick
                +3

                Dani, You’re a woman (I think!) after my own heart. David Bowie, yes. I saw him in concert in 2004 and could not believe how charismatic he was, and I’m no groupie type. Physically, he really is just a Thin White Duke, but that voice and presence. Whatever it is, he’s definitely got it. You just can’t take your eyes off him. Terrible curse….

            • Jac
              +14

              Jeff Goldblum all the way! Been swooning over him since I saw Jurassic Park the second time as a teenager (the first time being when it came out, and I was about 5, and was traumatized by the velociraptors).

              •  Dani
                +6

                YUP. It’s my favorite movie of all time, so I think that laid the groundwork. When I saw Lost World in middle school, I fell hard. My best friend and I used to rent a bunch of his movies from Blockbuster and hold “Jeffyfests.” As an adult, I saw him in a play in London and waited stage door. When I blabbered about how much I love his work and have been a huge fan, he took my hand in his and said I was a doll. BEST.

              • Other Emily
                +7

                Ok, I hate to admit this, but the hottest Jeff Goldblum moment for me is in “Earth Girls Are Easy” when he comes out of the transformation booth. SO HOT!!!

                • fiatluxury
                  +2

                  right there with you, Other Emily. I think that might have also been my Jeff Goldblum awakening, even though I was completely obsessed with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension. I’d also give it up for Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson, yum.

                • HelenBackAgain
                  0

                  I LOVE Earth Girls Are Easy! That is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is a FUN movie. And Goldblum did look terrific!

            • Minutiae
              +13

              OMG, Mads Mikkelsen. I am a die-hard Hannibal watcher, and I feel so dirty finding him so sexy… but HE IS.

              •  Dani
                +1

                I do NOT find him attractive when he’s Hannibal. He looks like a slimy fish. But out of character, holy hell. And last week’s shirtless scene.

              • greatwhitenorthchick
                0

                I have no problem finding him sexy, in and out of character. He inhabits that role so well.

            • Caro
              +1

              I think you’re stretching it just a bit with Goldblum and Rickman!? Yikes.

          •  Fawn
            +13

            Jon Bon Jovi (50)

          • erin
            +4

            NCW. He’s turning 44 this year and just keeps getting better. Have you seen the photo shoot from this month’s Details? whoa

          • Ms. Chanandler Bong
            +17

            DITTO INFINITY TO WHOEVER SAID JIMMY SMITS. I’ll add Blair Underwood and Andy Garcia (though he makes wonky style choices sometimes also)

          •  KLeewrite
            +27

            Idris Elba is not old — he’s 42, which is my age, and I refuse to consider myself old — but I think he’s someone who looks better as he ages.

            •  KLeewrite
              +5

              And while I’m on the subject of “The Wire,” let’s talk about Lance Reddick, who’s 52.

            • allisankelly
              +8

              Thank You! I’m like, wait, I’m only 42…let’s not pick dudes my age and call them “older men”, please and thank you!

            • Marnie
              +3

              Benedict Cumberbatch is 37 and certainly not “old” but he also gets better with age.

              And Bill Clinton was on Kimmell recently and was still looking good, even with a weird tan going on. He’s still so incredibly charismatic.

          •  Fawn
            +10

            Tom Selleck
            Denzel Washington

          • deee
            +26

            Stamos will be 51 this year. swoooon.

            • Stefanie
              +3

              I was coming here to nominate Stamos.

              • Jess
                +2

                Yes! Stamos was on my list too! I was scrolling through to see if anyone else gave him a nomination.

            • camille
              0

              I am extremely on board with Stamos. As in I would get on board HIM if the opportunity presented itself.

          • Minutiae
            +17

            Rob Lowe
            Bruce Springsteen
            Christopher Meloni
            Shoot… I even think Bruce Willis is still hot.

          • TonyG
            +22

            I’ll take one Harrison Ford (71!), please.

          •  Steph
            +12

            I am a card-carrying diehard Dave Matthews Band fan, and IMO Mr. Matthews has aged very, very well. There’s this smirk he gets during parts of their shows and it’s quite sexy. It’s a “You know what I’m thinking, naughty lady” look.

          • Lerie
            +21

            I am oddly attracted to Ciaran Hinds, the actor who plays Mance Rayder in “Game of Thrones”. He was also in “Rome”, among other things.

            Also, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Jeremy Irons, and the guy who plays Littlefinger in GoT.

            •  jeanette
              +19

              Ciaran Hinds and Alan Rickman have those ‘voices’ and are excellent Austen heros in Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility.

            • G
              +3

              Jeremy Irons, all day, every day. My husband teases me to no end for this, since The Lion King is my favorite movie (“daydreaming about Scar again?”)- but I will watch Brideshead like it’s porn.
              So hot, so good.

          • sooz
            +28

            Rupert Graves. A thing of beauty when he was in A Room With a View, and still damn fine as DI Lestrade in Sherlock.

            •  Anne
              +8

              I second Rupert Graves. He was always attractive, but as Lestrade he is definitely a silver Fox!

            • Marnie
              +8

              Oh yes! Martin Freeman is another one who wears gray hair well. He’s freakin’ adorable.

              Ok so maybe I just am irrationally in love with ALL the men on Sherlock. SORRY NOT SORRY.

          • Lori
            +22

            Robert Downey Jr. — rawr! Sting. Peter Gabriel. Michael Stipe. (My musical era is showing, I know.)

            • CCKilleen
              +5

              How old is Robert?! Don’t care, still would.

            • Jess
              +10

              Thank you! I was coming here to nominate RDJ. He is 49 today actually. He just gets better with age, for sure.

          •  Gauty
            +6

            DYLAN MCDERMOTT SLAYS ALL YOUR FAVES

          • llism
            +13

            Ed Harris is 63. I think his face has only gotten more interesting.

          • KHS
            +11

            I don’t know if anyone established an age minimum for this list? I think it has to be at least 50, and even that seems young. So I definitely would vote RDJ in there, but he’s only 48 (49 tomorrow!).

            I wrote above that Paul Newman will always be the hottest man to me. He is sadly no longer with us, but damn. I saw the movie The Hustler when I was a teenager, and that was it for me.

            As far as living hot men over 50:
            1) Hugh Grant – gotten so much better with age.
            2) Intern George, of course.
            3) Denzel, without question.
            4) Weird choice, I know, but Bruce Willis. Ever since Moonlighting, I’ve had a thing for him.

          • Sajorina
            +3

            I have such a crush on Paul Gross and Don Henley… They are so on my list! My mom likes Paul Newman, Tom Selleck and George Clooney! And my sister is all about Daniel Day-Lewis and David Bowie!

            • Sandra
              +1

              Oh my dog! How could I have forgotten Constable Fraser? Totally agree on him.

          • Art Eclectic
            +8

            Some dudes just really get better with age. I didn’t find Clooney or Richard Gere particularly hot when they were younger. Now, with some age and non-dyed hair they are both smokin’ in my book.

            Not improving for me:
            Depp
            McConaughey
            Pitt’s hair

          • MegoPachego
            +8

            I think Aaron Eckhart (45) and Trent Reznor (48) are pretty good looking dudes. I mean, Reznor is my major crush, so I’m obviously biased.

          • malie
            +19

            Aidan Quinn! Eyes. Voice.

          • nichole
            +3

            Sebastian Roche – he’s been predominantly on tv, but a few movies here and there. Gorgeous and an accent to die for. Y’all will see him on Scandal this week with Mama Pope.

          • Lizzy
            +6

            Please add Ray Stevenson, who played Titus Pullo on “Rome.”

          • Jess
            +14

            I love that this thread exists. Thanks GFY Jessica!

          • greatwhitenorthchick
            +4

            Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Costner (I know, huge ego, womanizing aside), David Bowie (magnetism galore), Alan Rickman, Kevin Bacon, Mads Mikkelsen….and probably a ton of others I can think of this early.

          • Nan
            +3

            Late to the party but don’t forget Warren Beatty and Clint Eastwood (although my personal favorite is Paul Newman). Splendor in the Grass with Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood, I was gobsmacked by the fact that he was prettier than her (I couldn’t pay attention to the movie, I was just staring at the beautiful people-just like when I watch White Collar-Matt Bomer is too pretty!).

          • camille
            +5

            John Hawkes is 54. Is it weird that I think he’s attractive? It is, isn’t it. It’s weird. I’ll go.

            Maybe I’m just attracted to his incredible acting talent.

          • camille
            +7

            Oh. Mike Rowe. There, that isn’t weird of me at all. He’s craggy and handsome and funny and he used to be an opera singer.

          •  Portia
            +2

            Brendan Gleeson. He’s a big, sloppy-looking man and never was pretty, but he’s always been sexy as all get out. I first saw him in Braveheart (he was Hamish, a.k.a. the large, hairy dude who throws the sword at the end). He’s 59 now and still … yes.

          • llism
            +5

            Oh! How could I forget Bruce Campbell (56)? I LOVE that man.

            • camille
              +2

              YES! Finally someone I can share this with. My husband is in love with him too (in an “is his spirit animal” way) and I think he’d find it creepy that I think he’s honestly quite good-looking. And then go watch some old Adventures of Brisco County Jr and recognize that he’s always been good-looking.

          • Ash
            0

            I’LL HAVE THE HAMM, PLEASE.

            (Just shouting since I’m so late to this post…and obsessed with the Hamm)

        •  Fawn
          +27

          Daniel Day-Lewis actually looks BETTER now than he did when he was younger.

          •  Fawn
            +31

            Patrick Stewart is 73 y’all. 73!

            • Rachael
              +15

              Patrick Stewart swoon.

              •  Looly
                +39

                I think Ewan MacGregor has gotten better looking with age. He might not be old enough to qualify for this list, but he’s a fine wine.

                And I concur with all of the other nominees!

                • AnnieC
                  +10

                  Ricardo Montalban! He’s gone now but I remember being around 12yo and seeing him as Kahn in Star Trek and being amazed at what a hot older man he was. I just made my nieces watch the movie so that they could agree with me at what a gorgeous man he was, at every age.

                  • Lerie
                    +5

                    Totally had a crush on Ricardo when I was a kid watching Fantasy Island.

                • CCKilleen
                  +1

                  He’s on my laminated list and I totally wanted to say him but thought, no he’s too young.

                  • CCKilleen
                    +3

                    Ewan that is, we’re all so excited the comments are crazy all over the shop! Mmmmmm Mr. McGregor…

              • Rachael
                +32

                Then, we can mention the lovely men in their 40s, who are going grey and look the better for it: Idris Elba, Clive Owen, Mark Ruffalo. These aren’t really hot “older” men, but I got carried away by the idea of listing hot men.

                • Art Eclectic
                  +2

                  Yes! I so much prefer it when men let their hair go naturally grey. I understand when women do it, but it starts to get freaky when you look at a craggy lined face of a “man of a certain age” and he’s got shiny non-grey locks.

                • chello
                  +15

                  Clive Owen, Clive Owen, Clive Owen!! His eyes, his face, his voice! read the phone book to me, I don’t care!

                  • Sandra
                    +1

                    Clive is one of the five Owen brothers…which means there’s almost enough of them to go around. Think we could wangle an invite to their next family reunion? ;-)

                • Sajorina
                  +5

                  Gorgeous men in their 40s… Jared Leto and Gavin Rossdale are on my list! YUM!!!

          • CCKilleen
            +1

            Yum

            • Sandra
              +1

              Damn, it’s hard to remember that he’s in his 40s now. I watch the Hornblower films with some friends every fall and he’s still that utterly delicious 24-year-old in my mind.

      • carol
        +16

        Steve Carell IS cute!!! Always has been!

      • Sandra
        +17

        My beloved Liam Neeson caught a bad case of the “F’ing around with a face that didn’t need it” flu from his late wife and her sister.

        Ciaran Hinds (Captain Wentworth in the 1995 Persuasion) is my contribution to The List. If, as Rachel, suggested, we’re also including Hot Dudes in Their Forties, Richard Armitage is first.

        • Lerie
          +4

          Funny about Ciaran! I just mentioned him too and didn’t see you post until now.

        • chello
          +6

          Richard Armitage!

          • fritanga
            0

            Not old enough – I don’t know if he’s even 40.

            • Rachael
              +2

              42, according to the internets. I feel like I may have opened the door with my list of hot 40s above. However, I say Armitage is not eligible for silver fox status, because I cannot find a picture of him with any grey hair with minimal effort (I’m lazy). But, still pretty hot.

        •  cg
          +5

          Oh, Captain Wentworth!

        • greatwhitenorthchick
          +2

          Apparently Neeson and Hinds are best buddies.

      • filmcricket
        +12

        Carell’s actually gotten foxier as he’s aged. Now that he’s allowed to have his own hair rather than Michael Scott’s, he’s looking damn fine.

        • Orange Clouds
          +25

          ROBERT DOWNEY JR!

          Much better looking than when he was in his 20s.

          • HelenBackAgain
            +15

            Agreed, Downey, Jr. weirdly manages to look better and better over time, despite his dissipated past.

            And I forgot Ken Watanabe – who is a natty dresser as well as handsome.

            • Other Emily
              +15

              Ken Watanabe has long been on my list. SO HANDSOME!

            • CCKilleen
              +4

              I just love Robert, always have

            • Squirrel!
              +2

              I think the word you’re looking for may be “dissolute” rather than “dissipated.” Now, there are probably some elements in RDJ’s past that he wishes would dissipate…. ;-)

              • HelenBackAgain
                0

                I meant it in the “debauched, decadent, intemperate” sense. But “dissolute” would also work!

          •  Peggy
            +5

            I recently saw Iron Man 3, and I suddenly saw Robert Downey Jr.’s appeal!

      • Aurora
        +7

        I follow some anti-Scientology sites; there is speculation that Tom Cruise’s latest hair style is due to another round of plastic surgery…necessary to hide scars.

        • fritanga
          +2

          Yes, and the rumor is the surgery was botched. Judging from those tousled bangs it appears as if he asked for the “Owen Wilson Without The Wonky Nose” job.

          I wish Pitt hadn’t pumped his face full of fillers. At this rate he’ll soon start looking like the male Madonna.

      • JenLWB
        +3

        I don’t think it’s as much a case of copying the Biebs hair cut- more a case of the plastic surgery scars again…

    • Nancy
      +3

      Sean Connery!! Hey, men don’t have to stay young looking to stay good looking. Some simple grooming would be nice – Brad Pitt, I’m looking at you, and Depp. Honestly, Cruise still looks good. He has a great smile and is in good shape. Looks the best of the three, although I think he is a kook.

      •  Trace
        +5

        I just never saw the appeal of Sean Connery. I’m just not into guys who think it’s ok to beat their wife.

        • CCKilleen
          0

          Really? Totally googling that tomorrow…

          •  Jennipher Lewis
            +6

            Daniel Craig, Billie Burke (Bella’s Twilight Dad), Jason Isaacs (Daddy Malfoy in HP), Hugh Jackman, Richard Roxborough (Duke in Moulin Rouge) are some of my picks…..but there are so many.

            • QB
              +7

              Jason Isaacs! I remember watching him in The Patriot and realizing that he was the only part of the movie I enjoyed.

              •  alamedapeg
                +6

                I never thought of Captain Hook as a sex symbol until Jason Isaacs played him. With his shirt off.

                •  Aspasia
                  +7

                  Jason Isaacs easily sexes up any role he’s in. I never, ever thought of Papa Malfoy as hot, until Jason. Ditto with Alan Rickman’s Snape.

              • katb
                +1

                I love Chris Cooper in the Patriot!

                • QB
                  +4

                  Ah! I forgot about him! I also love Cooper in October Sky, with a fresh-faced Jake Gyllenhaal. (I’ve no idea if I spelled that right. I think I just smashed my fingers on some vowels and the “L” key and hoped for the best.)

              • greatwhitenorthchick
                +1

                Jason Isaacs in the BBC’s “Case Histories”. Perfectly grizzled handsomeness.

          • Rachael
            +2

            Trace — I googled as a result of your comment, and I revoke my nomination of Sean Connery. Yikes.

    •  Michelle
      0

      Yeah, like the Biebs (just kidding!)

      •  Michelle
        +1

        Wow, this was supposed to be connected to an entirely different section, sorry. It sucks I can’t delete it.

  4.  KLeewrite
    +10

    It also doesn’t help Brad’s case that he clearly threw on the first three articles of clothing he had lying around. Seriously, Brad, at least look like you care.

    • LoriK
      +12

      At least he looks clean. It’s a very low bar, but after he spent like a year running around looking like he smelled terrible I’ll take it.

    •  Mrs. Ditter
      +2

      Maybe the first four pieces of clothing he could find? I swear to Dog he’s wearing some sort of sheer horror over his t-shirt. You can see it if you look at the bottom hem of the shirt.

      • Jessica
        +1

        RIGHT?? I think you are spot on and it’s horrid. HORRID. In the close up, look at the neckline; there’s some sort of rolling thingy there – UGH.

  5. kathryn
    +17

    Depps pants look high. High waisted.

    • eatapeach
      +4

      Yes, too high! He looks like a pepe (as in Le Peu). That is what my brothers and I used to call old men (usually ones we liked the look of), borrowed from the term for grandfather used by the many people of French descent in our backwater New England town.

    • Julia
      +7

      Seriously, did he borrow them from a Florida retiree? They are TERRIBLE.

  6. Lisa
    +6

    This post made me laugh. is ‘s hair is bananas. Brad looks “refreshed” and I don’t like it. ,Johnny looks middle age.d and that’s fine, but his clothes are silly

  7. Janine
    +6

    Johnny Depp looks a bit like his own figure in this photo, which is kind of sad (although I never really got the appeal of him (or Tom Cruise) so it might be me).

    • Janine
      +6

      Whoops, that was supposed to say ‘wax figure’ of course. I was distracted by Johnny’s glassy eyes.

  8. maryse
    +18

    i don’t like seeing this because like them, i’m getting old too and i didn’t start out as hot as they did. sigh.

    also, i can never not see that tom cruise’s teeth are not arranged symmetrical in his mouth.

    •  Erin
      +3

      Oh. My. God. I’ve never noticed that about Tom’s teeth and now I can’t unsee it! Gah!

      • Squirrel!
        +1

        That’s why he wore those Invisalign braces for a while! Guess they weren’t entirely helpful. And for what it’s worth, I just discovered there’s a Facebook page entitled “Tom Cruise’s Middle Tooth.”

      • Sophy
        +1

        Oh God- me too!!- I never saw that before and of course had to go back and look- now its creeping me out!- how is that even possible- how can he have one tooth lining up with his noe instead of his frenulum?????? oh why did I have to look????

    • Philippa
      +1

      Thank you, maryse. I thought I was the only one who can’t unsee TC’s teeth. Same with Shannen Doherty’s facial asymmetry.
      For the list: Chris Noth (59) and Peter Gallagher (58).

  9.  Lucille Austero
    +9

    Yes to all of this, but if Brad’s arm were around my waist like that, I’d probably be feeling a tingle or two.

  10. Tassie
    +3

    At least they look like they bathed. (Depp & Pitt often don’t) & is Pitt wearing two shirts?

  11. Jules
    +2

    Aside from the pants, that’s the best Johnny has looked in a while. He was soooo dreamy on Jump Street. He’s pretty handsome in Finding Neverland too. Tom Cruise looks ridiculous. I’ve never been on the Brad Pitt train, but he looks ok. Better than when his hair was down to his shoulders, that’s for sure.

  12.  LT1
    +9

    I was the idiot who watched 21 Jump Street from the very first episode and liked. . . Peter DeLuise. Strange taste I had (have).

    • Lindy
      +2

      I always like Peter DeLuise, too.

      •  Steph
        +4

        I sold Peter DeLuise coffee once. I worked at a concession stand in the latter years of 21 Jumpstreet. He seemed very nice.

    •  Anne
      0

      Me too, I was super-anti everyone everyone else liked, so no Depp, DiCaprio or Cruise for me. Peter seemed really likeable!

  13. farsidian 
    +21

    The Fifty Shades of Beige that Brad is wearing aren’t helping either.

    • Marnie
      +2

      He looks like Jack from Melrose Place just came over to paint the dining room and then he’s going on a date with Kelly later on so oops better toss on a blazer.

  14. lesli
    +7

    On Brad, it’s the glasses. The whipped dessert hair beats the long stringy stuff he has had. Johnny Depp is just looking ridiculous lately, I don’t know what’s happened there, it’s like he forgot who he is or something. I never got Tom Cruise’s appeal so I can’t comment on that except his hair does often look Flowbee-licious.

    Peter DeLuise is good-looking and funny, you’re not alone, LT1!

  15. QB
    +10

    Oh, are we just going to name older hot dudes? If so, I call dibs on Iain Glen.

    • Donna J
      +2

      I saw him doing naked cartwheels in the Blue Room! Very talented!

      • QB
        +14

        I just Googled that, then saw that he was married to Susannah Harker – Jane Bennett from the ’95 BBC Pride and Prejudice!

        This… isn’t important to any of the above conversations, but I’m a gossip hound, so there we are.

        *backs away slowly*

        *fires up DVD of P&P*

  16. marylou bethune
    +7

    Jude Law and Johnny Depp have lost their youthful beauty. They refused to let us bask in it ala Cary Grant or intern George and now it’s gone. The only time Johnny was in a romantic movie was Chocolate. JUde was beautiful in Ripley and that is it. Thanks guys… was it too much to ask in exchange for unlimited wealth and all the women you want? Not fair…

    • HelenBackAgain
      +6

      Law was also stunning in A.I.

      I thought his beauty would age well! And he’s only in his early 40s, but… no.

      • Other Emily
        +8

        I totally disagree. I think he looks delicious. I like the receding hairline and I think it suits him. I’m excited for his new movie where he has a paunch and bad teeth. Don’t care. Jude is my man.

      • filmcricket
        +22

        I actually feel like he’s getting it back. He was SUCH a beautiful young man, and he went greasy trying to hold on to it. Now that he seems to be accepting his age, I’m picking up what he’s putting down once again.

        • Gypsy Danger
          +6

          Agree! He went from hot to meh and now I think he is on a hotness upswing.

          • Jessica
            +17

            I also think he’s in a hotness upswing and I think it’s because he’s kind of funny now.

            • greatwhitenorthchick
              +3

              Can’t wait to see his new movie “Dom Hemingway”. He put on 25 or so lbs for it; co-starring Richard E. Grant (another attractive older guy).

      • CCKilleen
        +1

        Agreed, he is now a definite NO

      • Erica
        +4

        See Jude Law in Gattaca. He’s so young and beautiful (and sad) in it!

    • Jac
      +15

      Jude Law in the Holiday! I swooned!

    • lusucanna
      +3

      Also beautiful in Wilde.

    • Gypsy Danger
      +5

      After his character in Ripley died, I lost interest in the movie. lol. This was also back in my “I hate Matt Damon” days. I like him now. Bourne movies and the Oceans movies helped A LOT.

    • Caro
      +3

      OMG–Jude in Ripley? How hot was he? If I were he, I would have kept that extra weight and blonde hair as long as I could–he was never as hot again.

    • Sophy
      +1

      I disagree too on Jude Law- so handsome and such a good actor- they should cast him as Bond – he would be so good!!!!
      IMHO Johnny Depp never had any good looks- he is ( or was) just a good actor !

  17. Rachael
    +8

    Oh no. This is just making me sad. I think Pitt has gotten hotter with age, but he needs to commit to being a silver fox. He’s fighting it, and it looks bad. The other two, I just. No. Tom Cruise has never lit my fire. Johnny Depp looks kind of sad, doesn’t he?

  18. Lynne
    +4

    Is there an herbal reason Pitt is wearing those sunglasses? He looks a bit stoned to me. And listen. I don’t care if a guy decides he doesn’t want to dress well for public appearances anymore. If he’s been shilling his stuff for as long as Brad has. I care that he probably spend thousands of dollars to appear as if he just came from watching his kid’s softball game.

  19. Kate
    +7

    Johnny Depp looks like Work Has Been Done. His face is gaining a familial resemblance to Madonna which I’m quite sure has nothing to do with his family tree. Sad. He was cheekbony enough that he probably would have aged beautifully on his own.

    Brad Pitt is just STANDING like an awkward German actor in that picture. Seriously, is that random girl THAT BAD that you have to lean at her as though your name was Gunther and you had bad youthful porn in your past?

    And if La Mer blessed by Scientology will do that for Cruise, I’ll have what he’s having, even with the side of cult. Isn’t he the oldest of this lot? And the only thing you can definitely point to on his face is “probably some Botox between the brows.”

    I feel both glad and sad at the same time that the only one of these I ever liked much was Depp.

    • Jessica
      +4

      Cruise is 51, Johnny is 50, Brad is 50 also. So about the same.

      • Kate
        +5

        Yeah, I just looked that up. I don’t know why I thought Brad Pitt was five years or so younger than the other two. But seriously. Cruise. Maybe he’s actually some kind of Scientology cyborg. They draw in a few lines every year or two when they remember just to avert suspicion. The couch-jumping was due to a malfunctioning chip, or possibly a virus – but they don’t let him line in directly to the internet any more.

        • greatwhitenorthchick
          +1

          LOL. He’s always seemed like some alien life form to me, too. If you’ve ever caught his appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio….he really does come across like some kind of machine. It’s eerie.

    • val.
      +10

      I never thought Cruise was that attractive even in his Top Gun years (just not my type) but damn he just does not age. He has looked the same for decades!

      • Lindy
        +8

        It’s those $100k South American face lifts he’s rumored to get.

        •  karen
          0

          Re: Tom Cruise – I read on some gossip site that his new bangs were to cover up some botox gone wrong! Hopefully not.

    • Caro
      +2

      Nope–Cruise has had lots of (really good) surgery. You’ll notice it if you look at pics of him through the years. He was much more rugged looking in the early days.

  20. HelenBackAgain
    +1

    Depp’s hair looks like Sy Swerdlow’s “Hairlooming” from Amazon Women on the Moon.

  21. Liviania
    +3

    Brad Pitt’s hair is awful here, but so much better than it has been lately. It is clean and he’s not doing anything weirder on his chin than some stubble.

  22. Heidi the Hick
    +8

    I think it looks like they’re all colouring their hair and that makes me sad. Men look good with grey hair. I hope it’s all being done for roles.

  23. MercyMercyMe
    +17

    I thought Brad was Robin Thicke in those pics. Yikes! And he is wearing a sheer overlay double tee shirt. I remember you once called Jude Law “Skeevy McMuffler” I think Depp is sliding into that category (but wearing a bolo tie not a muffler)
    What happened to your Before/After photos and the Orange alerts for the dudes?

  24. Sandra
    +11

    For me, the absolute apex of Johnny’s hotitude was the Donnie Brasco era. You could’ve cut diamonds with those cheekbones back in 1997.

  25. tp
    +3

    sometimes our minds paint over the current with the past. i recently noticed Harrison Ford got old and then i found a picture of him in the Indiana Jones days and all i could think we, ‘get it now’.

    • Nancy
      +12

      I always loved Harrison Ford’s something craggy, masculine, unshaven look. Man, was he hot in the Indiana Jones movies!!!

  26. Liesl
    +1

    Well, it’s been a long time since someone’s been called “the European Brad Pitt” as a compliment -European actors are The New Black! (I actually never really got what was so attractive about BP and TC, both good actors though, but to me they look quite like themselves, only …older.)

  27. Annmartina
    +7

    Johnny Depp’s waistband is sadly drifting closer to his armpits.

  28. Sarah L.
    +4

    Brad Pitt looks like Robin Thicke and that is a horrible thing.

  29. Lerie
    +21

    Brad Pitt looks like Robin Thicke here! Arrrgghhhh! And I can’t un-see that now.

    Speaking of “21 Jump Street”, my older sister went on two dates with Johnny Depp during those days and then decided not to see him again because she thought he was a dork. She had never seen the show and had no idea who he was. Bwahahaha

  30. Rigor_Mortis
    +9

    Those outfits/haircuts/sunglasses really scream MIDDLE AGE CRISIS, don’t they?

  31. shirley
    +24

    I never thought Cruise was hot. Mildly cute, maybe, in “Riskey Business” and “Top Gun.” But when I took a close look at him, I realized that he resembled a big rat.

  32. Gypsy Danger
    +22

    This comment thread is the best.

  33.  Angela
    +8

    I am just…sigh. Not happy with what Brad is doing here. Or has been doing for, like, 5 years. Can’t we just go back to the Ocean’s movies, for example? He seemed to be accepting the aging and moving forward nicely at that point. I mean, 50 ain’t no death sentence, Brad! To wit: Paul Newman.

  34.  jeanette
    +4

    Richard Gere, John Slattery, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Downey Jr.
    LOVE this post!

  35. WHAT
    +10

    WHAT is happening?! JDepp is suddenly weirdcool minus cool, the glint in his eye taken over by a stare that reminds me of a Roz Chast cartoon. TCruiser has soft bangs and puffy face WHERE did his awesome chisel go? I’m not convinced he lost it, that he was just having a sort of feminine day. BPitt looks like an old person trying to dress young and like maybe it’s soon time for him to move to Florida?

  36.  Michelle
    +13

    I have always had a thing for John Cusack. He was adorable in Better Off Dead!

  37. CCKilleen
    +8

    Best post! Yay to hot men!

  38. Kat
    +6

    Laurence Fishburne.

  39. Kat
    +10

    And I forgot Chris Isaak who is not only hot but wicked funny and awesomely talented. I reckon funny and talented trump even hotness for this old lady now.

    •  Elizabeth
      +5

      While we’re on funny and talented musicians, I recently saw Lyle Lovett perform. He’s 56. I have always had a thing for him, and that craggy/ugly appeal doesn’t age. Remember when he was the detective in “The Player”?

      • GFY Heather
        +13

        I turned to Jess once and confessed a potentially weird crush on Dick LeBeau, the 70-odd defensive coordinator for the Steelers. I can never find internet pics to support it but during games when he is walking the sideline in his wool cap and you can see his breath… I don’t know, y’all, it works.

        I also think Chris Noth still has it. And when Hugh Laurie is a bit rumpled… Yes. And Greg Kinnear.

        I am learning things about myself.

      • mandiann
        +5

        Lyle Lovett is my secret, inexplicable crush. There’s something about the way he tells stories in concert that makes me want to pull up a chair, have a drink and let him talk to me all day.

        •  Elizabeth
          +3

          At the show I saw he played a bunch of great old stuff like “LA County” and “If I Had a Boat,” and I felt like I was in my 20s again, making mix tapes on my CD/cassette boombox. Plus he was playing with John Hiatt, whom I adore but whose total lack of hotness made LL look even better.

          Also: the kick-ass Tonto character in “If I Had a Boat” makes Depp’s Tonto look even more ridic.

  40. Carrick
    0

    Doper glasses are not shades.

  41. Sajorina
    0

    I think they all look great! So sexy and interesting!

  42. Lucy Spartalis
    +4

    It’s gone. It’s over. Their time has come to an end.

    All hail the rise of the Gos.

  43. Sara
    +7

    Ha, I’m trying to imagine the straight guy version of this list, and I have a feeling that sadly it’d be much shorter. I know my husband’s is Marisa Tomei and Mary Louise Parker, neither of whom is 50 yet. And that’s pretty much it. Guys have it so easy.

    • Jessica
      +16

      All the straight dudes I know are way hot for Helen Mirren.

    • Lerie
      +6

      I was just thinking about what if I read through some internet forum comment section where a bunch of straight guys were discussing just what we are discussing, but then with the women they find hot. Yeah, the list would be much shorter and then I imagine is would just steer into graphic, almost gross territory, where all men just morph into teenage boys when this subject comes up. (I assume)

      Girls are so funny and quaint, talking about “swooning” and how handsome a man is. Haha! Or maybe we’re just trying to keep it clean here. Probably a good idea. :D

  44. Jules
    +3

    Yes to the Cusack thing. Always loved me a bit of John and he does seem to be aging nicely.
    Tom Cruise I never understood, though my sister loved him. He looked ok in Jerry Maguire but that’s about it. I think he has definitely had some work done, if you look at his mouth in The Outsiders, its so different now.
    Johnny Depp, i never understood the appeal. I mean he just looks like he needs to be thrown into a bath. He has always gone for that dirty rockstar look, which I do get, but others do it better.
    And Brad, well I have always loved him, but something wrong is going on there. I think he would age beautifully if he just left well enough alone.

  45. Bambi Anne Dear
    +4

    Wow, millions of comments here……..

    Whipped dessert or not, Brad’s still got it.

  46. Sajorina
    +6

    We need more posts like this one!

    • Marnie
      +15

      Yes let’s keep this discussion going forever and ever please and thank you. Hot older man of the week feature? The Intern George trophy? INTERN GEORGE HOT OLDS MADNESS PLAYOFF??? Oh please make this happen.

  47. purplehays
    +3

    Johnny has never done it for me. However, Brad, back in the day – swoon. I was living in Los Angeles 10 years ago, plus, and went to the Ocean’s Eleven premiere. He was gorgeous then. Do blond men just not age well??

  48. Jana
    +3

    “Becoming one of those Hot Guys We’ll Talk About Fondly To Our Kid?” I’m afraid Clooney passed that milestone a long time ago. Depp seems to have indulged in some unfortunate, feminizing plastic surgery and/or filler, but Brad still has it, as far as I’m concerned.

  49. llism
    +6

    This post and its comment thread have officially become my favorite thing ever at GFY.

  50. andrea
    +8

    I’ll just say that Paul Newman was beautiful, beautiful to the end–because he wasn’t trying, like someone else posted.

    Robert Redford has looked terrible to me for about 20 years, because he fights the aging so hard with the surgery and the pancake make-up. Which is too bad–he does real stuff (Sundance) and has no reason to ride on the fumes of the looks of his youth.

  51. greatwhitenorthchick
    +7

    Never saw what the big fuss was about with Depp. Liked many of his movies, though. He’s got talent.

    NEVER understood Cruise’s appeal. I just never got the feeling there was someone real in there. And he cannot act.

    Pitt is conventionally handsome, but not, imho, sexy. At the Oscars, I found him unusually puffy-looking in the eyelid area, which happens to some folks as they get older. Now that he has all those kids and seems to be doing a lot of producing, maybe his looks will become less important and he’ll grow old disgracefully, like us mere mortals.

    • Agent Sculder
      +3

      Are you me? I feel very similarly about all three men. When I was a young teen almost every girl had a crush on Tom Cruise at some point. I never did. Although in my case, I think that may have been a height thing. I’m tall (nearly six feet in my bare feet), and all the Hollywood trickery could not convince me that Tom Cruise was 5’8″, even when I was 13. Dude is SHORT. Which is totally fine, just don’t try to convince me otherwise.

  52. fiatluxury
    +5

    in some lighting, I can still get behind Sting, and David Bowie too; and Alan Rickman is forever and always my very own Colonel Brandon, and NONE MAY SWAY ME FROM HIM WHATEVER THE YEARS BRING.

    • fiatluxury
      +4

      Oh, and I always was indifferent to Johnny D in his rocker days but he turned me around circa Chocolat, but also “Don Juan DeMarco” which is a silly movie but sweet; the same thing happened with Matt Damon, whom a friend always describes as looking like “an Easter ham,” around the Bourne flicks. Totally won me over. Acting-wise, I think Pitt maxed out as the stoner roommate in True Romance, and I’d give him his mostly naked performance in Fight Club on sheer ab-power alone; but Cruise does nothing for me and never did, even when my girlie girl friends were screetching about him in Cocktail and Days of Thunder and whatever all tripe. And you wanna know why? NO ONE WEARS JEANS TO PLAY SAND VOLLEYBALL, MAVERICK, you douche.

  53. Sandra
    +3

    Bringing Rufus Sewell (46) and James Purefoy (49) to the Hot Dudes, Mature Division party. (Though if I actually had either one of them, I would keep him all to myself…..)

  54. fiatluxury
    +7

    oh yeah, and Mikhail Baryshnikov is 66 and he’s pretty smokin still. I think I’ve had to give up on Robert Plant (same age) though.

    • greatwhitenorthchick
      +2

      re: Plant: I think it’s the long hair. It looked great on him until about 40-45, but not so much anymore.

    • Lerie
      +1

      Hell yeah to Baryshnikov. I met Plant a few years back at a party, and though I am more of a Page girl, wow, that man has something mesmerizing about him.

      • fiatluxury
        +9

        charisma: it’s a real thing. a friend reported seeing Intern George walk past her in a hotel lobby and before she knew what she was doing, she’d stood up to start following him. Like, she suddenly came back to awareness and had to sit herself right back down.

        • Lerie
          +3

          LOL

        • Agent Sculder
          0

          You are so right. Some men (and women) just have it, and the rest of us mere mortals just have to hope they use their powers for good.

          Another guy who has CRAZY charisma: Bill Clinton. I used to live in DC, and I heard stories all the the time about how magnetic he was in person.

          • Jessica
            +5

            One of my favorite stories comes from when two of my bosses — ages ago — went to a party that Bill Clinton was at (must have been a fundraiser or something). It’s pertinent that one of them is a lesbian, and the other is a straight man. And the day after the party, we’re all dying to hear all about it, and what he’s like, and the lesbian goes, “he is so charismatic. Let me just tell you. I TOTALLY would have slept with him,” And straight dude goes, totally seriously, “me too.”

            •  JanetP
              0

              That’s awesome. Apparently Bernie Madoff had mad charisma, too, and cheated on his wife all the time. A friend’s sister worked for him and said if she wasn’t married, she would have been really tempted. Maybe that partially accounts for why he was able to scam so many people…

  55.  Suzie
    +1

    Playing the hot men game is always fun! I used to play the hot boys game with my friend in High School– we actually kept a written list. Wonder if one of us still has it to see how our tastes have changed…

  56. fiatluxury
    +1

    ooh, and since he’s 49, I nominate Alexander Siddig, who is currently being the smoking hot and myseterious Al Rahim on Da Vinci’s Demons, but whom I first saw on MI-5 as a pro-peace former spy – OR IS HE? Those eyes, heavens to betsy. (Sorry, I think I’m done now. Good thing I didn’t catch this thread when it was in full swing.)

  57. Lerie
    +2

    It’s Friday evening (European time) and I just sat here and read through ALL the responses here. That might be kind of sad. I mean, I almost forgot all about Fug Madness!

    Going to add my #1 which I am certain no one will agree with. lol Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Most would say he hasn’t aged well at all (hell, past age 30 he wasn’t looking so hot) and he probably hasn’t, but damn, in the late 60′s-early 70′s at the height of his talent and beautifulness, that man was something to behold. I could stare at photos of him in his youth for hours. Apparently by all accounts by the women he dated, he was like a pre-Raphaelite painting come to life, and walking heartbreak.

    And therefore, though he is like 70 now, I still totally would.

    • greatwhitenorthchick
      +2

      Hey, Lerie. I totally get it. I saw Leonard Cohen in concert a couple years ago and women were going wild for him still. (I believe he’s 75-ish.)

  58.  Amy
    +1

    Robert Wagner. I think he is in his 80′s now, but still so sharp.

  59. KT
    +1

    How about Oded Fehr from The Mummy? He was they mysterious Arabian guy who saved their a…es.. Gorgeous eyes!!! This was the most enjoyable thread I’ve read in ages, thanks ladies!

  60.  Sharon
    +2

    Johnny Depp… what comes across when one is 20 as kind of tossled and yummy when one is 20 becomes “old man in need of a bath” when one gets to a “certain age”.
    Tom Cruise… I read that he had some work done on his face and that it has not healed as quickly as he wanted and the “bangs” are there to hide some scars until they are healed.
    Brad Pitt… for the last 25 years he has two looks, Sasquatch and Brad Pitt… I think he has finally evolved into a Brad Pitt with Sasquatch genes.

  61. Lerie
    +2

    and then suddenly it was late on a Friday night and I found myself browsing through photo galleries obtained here in the comments section of Alan Rickman for at least an hour.

  62.  JessicaAZ
    +1

    When I was a kid it was John Cleese. My Mom would always watch old episodes of Fawlty Towers and Monty Python. I was absolutely in love with him. No idea what he looks like now, but he was my jam when I was 10!

    • Lerie
      +1

      I think I had a bit of a crush on all the Monty Python gents when I was younger. I am slowly beginning to realize that I have always had a thing for older men. lol

  63. papersitter
    +1

    Ladies, I gotta add John Taylor and Simon Le Bon (despite SLB’s amusingly scary facial hair). They were both, JT in particular, stunning young men and have seriously improved with age. Just…GRRRRR! I have been crushing on JT the last 28 years – more than half my life- so I’m not surprised that I still find him dead sexy. Simon’s appeal is more of a surprise. I think he would be so much fun to be married to.