Recently, I’ve noticed a batch of movies featuring older leading men playing awesome butt-kicking characters. My father who is 75 years old is the most powerful man I know. He is a 5th year black belt in Aikido and one of the top teachers in Hawaii. He taught me that age has nothing to do with how you feel or act. If you act old, you feel old, that’s his philosophy. I am dedicating this post to him. Cheers.
Here is my list of Leading Actors over the age of 50. Like always, this is in no particular order.
1. Ken Watanabe Age 53
Watanabe has been in some the most epic movies. For example, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Letters From Iwo Jima, and who can forget Inception. He has this swagger that most younger leading men don’t have. And those eyes, very soulful.
2. Patrick Stewart Age 71
Who needs hair when you have a deep chocolatey british voice. Stewart has played very powerful characters like, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Charles Xavier. Plus, he is a very accomplished thespian. I’ve always felt a great actor should be able to act well on the stage.
3. Bill Murray Age 61
To some people, Murray may not be their cup of tea, but I love him. The reason I find him attracting is his humor. He doesn’t rely on being awkward or crazy-like. He just sits back and let’s the comedy come out naturally. He is the guy who wins you over by being easy going and cool. If you don’t believe me, go watch Lost In Translation and tell me that you didn’t fall in love with him. I dare ya.
4. Jeff Bridges Age 62
Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not “Mr. Lebowski”. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
Last year, was the year of the Dude. Bridges was the leading man to some pretty bada$$ movies like, Tron and True Grit. Anyone who played a character that John Wayne once played is automatically sexy.
5. Denzel Washington Age 57
6. Clint Eastwood Age 81
7. Bruce Willis Age 56
He had me at “ Yippee-ki-yay, motherf#cker.” Willis has the great blend of comedy/action/sex appeal. I don’t know why, but even after he killed 80 men and covered in sweat and dirt (maybe a little blood), I just want him to take me and kiss me. Ya, that’s kinda weird, but oh-so hot at the same time.
8. Ian McKellen Age 72
I know, I know, he is gay, but I don’t discriminate. When you have it, you have it! All I have to say is this: X-Men and Lord Of The Rings. BOOM. If he played Professor Albus Dumbledore, then he would be the MOST awesome person on earth!
9. Liam Neeson Age 59
Maybe it’s his accent or the fact that he still loves his deceased wife. But after watching Taken and Unknown, how can you not find him sexy! If that doesn’t convince you, he is Qui-Gon Jinn. Now that’s some major swag points right there.
10. Harrison Ford Age 69.
Ford has been on my list for many years now. You know, “The List” of men that you are allowed to sleep with and it’s not considered cheating. I’m sure almost every couple have these list and if you don’t, you should make one. I recently saw him in Cowboys & Aliens and he still has it. I’m sorry, I can’t say no to Dr. Jones.
There it is, my list of hot older actors.
What’s your list?