Male celebrities who look better with age
Hugh Jackman, age 44
Jackman is a triple threat: He can act, sing, and dance. So it’s no surprise that he received his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Jean Valejean in Les Miserables. The native Aussie will also continue to star as superhero Wolverine in the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Patrick Dempsey, age 47
Dempsey, otherwise affectionately known as McDreamy for his role as a neurosurgeon in Grey’s Anatomy, continues to make interns and women everywhere swoon after nine seasons of the ABC hit show.
Johnny Depp, age 49
It’s hard to believe that Hollywood’s favorite bad boy will be celebrating his 50th birthday this year. With three Academy Award nominations for swashbuckling films including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Depp has much to celebrate.
George Clooney, age 51
Clooney travels the world on behalf of charities such as Enough Project, which fights to end genocide in Sudan and Congo, and Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization he co-founded. This beloved bachelor also finds time to write, direct, and star in his own films like 2012 Academy Award-nominated The Ides of March.
Denzel Washington, age 58
The native New Yorker caught the acting bug while attending Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus. Washington’s role in the 2012 film Flight earned him his sixth Academy Award nomination and third possible win. He received Oscars for his performances in Training Day and Glory.
Colin Firth, age 52
The British actor is best known for his Academy Award-winning lead as King George VI in The King’s Speech. In 2012, he also earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award (all for his performance in The King’s Speech). But before his reign as king, he probably stole your heart in romantic comedies such as Bridget Jones or Love Actually.
Daniel Craig, age 44
Craig catapulted into the limelight when he was tapped to play the world’s most famous secret agent in Casino Royale. This British actor has since starred in two more films in the 007 franchise; the most recent one, Skyfall, became the highest grossing Bond movie to date. Craig is married to fellow English actor, Rachel Weisz.
Chris Noth, age 58
This TV star got "Carried Away" during his role as Mr. Big in HBO’s hit series Sex and the City. His other notable works include Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Good Wife.