14 Hottest Male Celebrities In Their 40s!

Age ain’t nothing but a number – and these male celebrities are living proof. As they head into middle age, they’re looking better than ever, proving that 40 might actually be the new 30. We have combed through all of the hottest men in Hollywood and have created a list of 14 of the hottest male celebrities in their 40s! Check them out:

14. Will Smith

The rapper turned actor has been a sex symbol since his role in the hit movie “Bad Boys.” Will Smith is definitely more attractive now than in his “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” days – have you seen him in a suit? Perfection!

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13. Ben Affleck

There has always been something about Ben Affleck. After his turn as a superhero in “Daredevil,” his co-star and future wife Jennifer Garner, summed it up. “He’s your basic tall, dark and handsome. He’s it. You want him to save you. I can’t imagine anyone in the world I would rather see swoop in and save the day than Ben.”

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12. Javier Bardem

Javier Barden is one of Spain’s hottest exports and PEOPLE magazine agrees, which is why he was selected as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2008. Penelope Cruz is one lucky lady!

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11. Matt Damon

Matt Damon is definitely hot – even George Clooney agrees! “If you’ve been around him, you know he’s sexy. His eyes pop. They have a twinkle. He’s got a good smile. He’s quite the dancer. He does rock a Speedo in Ocean’s 13,” he said.

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10. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is the whole package – he can sing, dance, act and he is also gorgeous. He won PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive title in 2008 and, like a good wine, this Oscar-nominated actor only gets better with age.

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9. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. has it all – he’s gorgeous, charismatic and ridiculously talented. Along with his Oscar nod in 2009, he was voted one of People magazine’s Sexist Men Alive in 2012.

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8. Jason Statham

This British actor is definitely something to write home about. Jason Statham went from being a model for French connection to one of the greatest – and sexiest – action heroes around.

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7. Gerard Butler

This lawyer turned actor is the perfect combination of looks and brains. Gerard Butler has always been a hunk. In 2004, he was he was featured in People’s Sexist Man Alive issue and this was before he appeared in the movie “300” as the loin-clothed Spartan King Leonidas.

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6. Idris Elba

Idris Elba is known for his superior acting chops and for being really easy on the eyes. He has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, winning one, and he has been selected as one of PEOPLE’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Essence’s Sexiest Man of the Year and one of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive.

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5. Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey has always been a stud. He first found fame in the ‘80s as a teen heartthrob in “Can’t Buy Me Love” and he made a comeback as Reese Witherspoon’s charming fiancé in “Sweet Home Alabama.” He has since cemented his heartthrob status as Dr. Derek Shepherd – or Dr. McDreamy – on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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4. Jude Law

Jude Law is one of England’s most talented exports and he is incredibly sexy to boot. After a couple of Oscar nods and PEOPLE magazine’s Sexist Man Alive title in 2004, this actor only gets better with age.

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3. Clive Owen

Clive Owen is practically perfect. Not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he is also an exquisite actor. The Oscar-nominated actor once said that he doesn’t consider himself to be a “pretty boy” and, with his smoldering good looks, neither do we.

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2. Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is easily one of the hottest men alive today, but he is more than just a handsome face with a chiseled body – he is a critically acclaimed actor with an Academy Award – now that’s sexy!

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1. Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg, 43, is unarguably one of the hottest male celebrities on the planet. His bad boy image has been capturing the hearts of women all over the world for many years. Unfortunately, ladies, this family man is off the market. He’s been married to Rhea Durham since 2009 and the two have 4 children together!

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.