18 Hollywood Men Who Look Even More Handsome With Age

Aging is the physiological changes we go through during our lifespans. The majority of people have accepted that aging is an unavoidable aspect of life. We are born, develop into reproductive adults, and then our bodies age until we pass away. Our cells, after all, aren't designed to endure indefinitely. Their architecture and activities deteriorate over time, which is a natural occurrence for all living beings.
However, aging doesn’t necessarily make a person’s physiological structure become uglier. In fact, there are times when aging can make someone become more attractive than their younger self. Who doesn’t want to age well, right? Just imagine we get more and more good-looking with age, what joy would that bring us? It is true that not everyone can age well. However, there are several celebrities that are able to fulfill this seemingly impossible task.
Don’t believe me? Scroll down below to see the 18 actors who grew even more handsome with age. Pick your favorite one among them!

#1 Christian Bale, 45 and 22 years old

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Here’s a 22-year-old version of the "American Psycho" star in 1999 (right) and 23 years later … the iconic Batman -- who turned 45 (left).

#2 Ryan Gosling, 37 and 18 years old

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You've probably heard of Ryan Gosling. He is most likely one of Hollywood's biggest stars. However, did you know that Mr. Gosling also starred in the film Young Hercules? Following his success as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, Gosling appeared as a guest star in a number of prominent television shows. However, his major break came when he was cast in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys spin-off at the time.

#3 Jensen Ackles, 40 and 27 years old

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The actor made his television debut on Wishbone in 1995. His first major break came as Eric Brady on the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, where he appeared for 54 episodes.

#4 Jared Padalecki, 35 and 22 years old

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On Gilmore Girls, the actor played Dean Forester, Rory Gilmore's first love, before becoming Sam Winchester.

#5 Jake Gyllenhaal, 38 and 23 years old

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Gyllenhaal's facial hair state is always a surprise, but he always looks beautiful, shaved or not.

#6 Dwayne Johnson, 47 and 25 years old

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Dwayne Johnson is a professional wrestler-turned-actor who is best recognized for his role in 'The Mummy Returns,' a fantasy adventure film. Before making his cinematic debut, Johnson was a tremendously successful professional wrestler known for his ring moniker, 'The Rock.'

#7 Tom Cruise, 56 and 33 years old

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Tom Cruise was a budding 24-year-old actor when the original Top Gun was released in 1986, not the action icon we know him as today. Cruise had to be persuaded to take the part, but six Mission Impossible films (soon to be eight), two Top Gun films, and a War of the Worlds later, he's still going strong. We have to wonder how he's managed to age so well.

#8 Tom Hardy, 41 and 28 years old

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Tom Hardy has clearly matured into his appearance – and his wardrobe. After taking on a series of high-profile and hard parts in films like The Dark Knight Rises and Bronson, the actor has bulked up his frame. We believe he is just going to grow better.

#9 Bradley Cooper, 44 and 31 years old

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Bradley Cooper may have started out as a handsome boy, but when the job calls for it, he can amp up the sex appeal. While 46 is far from ancient, he is a little more experienced — yet his excellent looks are as beautiful as ever. He's even more swoon-worthy now that he's a father.

#10 Matt Dillon, 56 and 26 years old

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It's difficult to believe the former adolescent darling will be 50 next month. Matt Dillon, who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with films like The Outsiders, There's Something About Mary, and Wild Things, has maintained his attractive looks. He attributes his youth to beneficial lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking and jogging.

#11 Ryan Reynolds, 41 and 25 years old

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Many people dread getting older, but Ryan Reynolds isn't one of them. The actor, who will turn 36 in October, says he enjoys growing older, particularly because he believes he looks better today than he did in his twenties.

#12 Daniel Craig, 52 and 27 years old

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His piercing blue eyes are still remarkable, but Daniel Craig's dazzling good features were ruined by his previous flattened hairstyle. The actor looks much better now, especially when he plays a certain James Bond...

#13 Brad Pitt, 55 and 26 years old

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A childlike appearance Brad Pitt's golden hair and clean-cut look in the 1990s wowed his followers. His stubbly beard and gruff features now make hearts skip a beat.

#14 Hugh Jackman, 49 and 34 years old

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Hugh Jackman is a guy of many qualities, one of which is his ability to look good at all times. Keeping in shape for his role as Wolverine has been extremely beneficial to him. Much younger Hollywood leading males continue to crop up – and take desired parts from him. Hugh, you go!

#15 Cillian Murphy, 42 and 25 years old

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Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor who has gained fame for his appearances in the films 28 Days Later, Breakfast on Pluto, In Time, and the television series Peaky Blinders.
Cillian was born in the Irish county of Cork on May 25, 1976. Cillian's family, which included three younger children, first resided in Douglas, but later relocated to Ballintemple.

#16 Benedict Cumberbatch, 41 and 28 years old

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Benedict Cumberbatch is no longer a guy of insecurity, as seen by his uncomfortable red carpet postures and ill-fitting outfits.

#17 James Franco, 39 and 23 years old

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James Franco (born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, United States) is an American actor, director, and writer known for his rakish charm and sculpted good looks, as well as his ability to convey honesty and seriousness to roles ranging from drug addicts to comic book villains.

#18 Matt Damon, 48 and 27 years old

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Matt Damon's look is a national treasure. Matt Damon himself is already a national treasure. And after seeing his latest photo, we've concluded that Matt Damon looks even better with age.
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