In Praise Of Older Men: The 15 Hottest Male Celebrities Over 50

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Brad Pitt turns the big 5-0 today and is still a total dreamboat. We took stock of our male-celebrity fantasy index and realized the 12 Years a Slave star isn’t alone: A number of other notable hotties are in their sixth decade (or later) and still getting us fired up.

Check out our list of hot male celebrities over 50, then share your own picks in the comments section below.


Christopher Meloni, 52

Meloni plays the bad boy, even when he’s playing good guy Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVU. We wouldn’t be opposed to a little heightened interrogation from this TV cop.


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Johnny Depp, 50

He played a vampire in Dark Shadows but maybe Depp really is a bloodsucker. How else to explain how he stays so eternally youthful.

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Eric McCormack, 50

The Will & Grace star has got the broad shoulders and hips a sweater dreams about. Plus, he just seems so gosh-darn nice.

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John Stamos, 50

Does this even need an explanation?

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Marc Jacobs, 50

The tattooed designer has gone through his share of troubles, including a breakup with 25-year-old porn star Harry Louis, but there’s no denying he’s in amazing shape and still climbing creative peaks.

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Dylan McDermott, 51

The American Horror Story cast member gets better looking as the years go on. Maybe he’s made a deal with a demon living under his house or something?

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Colin Firth, 52

Firth has that English accent going on for him, but it’s his versatile acting skills and inborn charm that make the King’s Speech star so damn irresistible.

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Pierce Brosnan, 60

The Remington Steele star and James Bond icon is dapperness defined—and still turns our head.

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Viggo Mortensen, 55

A heady mix of dangerous and sophisticated, Mortensen has starred in everything from Lord of the Rings to Eastern Promises, and creates art, photography, poetry and music on the side. He even launched his own press to publish the works of lesser-known authors and artists. Because, why not?

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Lenny Kravitz, 49

Okay, the Catching Fire star is about five months shy of his 50th birthday, but we would kill ourselves if we couldn’t put him on the list of older stars who make us “hunger.”

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Daniel Day-Lewis, 56

Whether he’s drinking our milkshake or delivering the Gettysburg Address, this Oscar winner has stark good looks and Oscar-caliber acting chops to spare.

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George Clooney, 52

Not only is the Gravity star a looker, he’s a gentleman: the most eligible bachelor on this list refuses to deny gay rumors, saying it would be insulting to the LGBT community to do so.

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Antonio Banderas, 53

The male muse of Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar has beautifully portrayed both straight and gay men on screen, and isn’t afraid to make fun of his Latin lover image.


Jon Stewart, 51

The Daily Show host makes us laugh, which is half the equation. The other half is that ridiculously charming smile.

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 George Takei, 76

We originally put Takei on this list because of his good heart, strong activist bent and hilarious sense of humor. But since he just did a hundred pushes ups on Conan, we’re guessing he’s a tiger in bed, too. (No disrespect to his hubby, Brad.)


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