I turned 30 on Monday and after a long hard look in the mirror, I decided it wasn’t nearly the big deal I thought it would be. I have a few wrinkles on my forehead and I found a single gray hair but despite what some would have me believe, I didn’t age ten years over night. This got me thinking, as most things do, about Hollywood celebrities. There are a whole lot of celebrities in Hollywood that time has been very kind to. In honor of my 30thbirthday, I decided to share a list of 30 celebrities who look younger than their age. I’ve split the list into two articles – one for ageless male celebs and one for ageless female celebs. Make sure you come back next Friday for the women. This week is all about the men. Enjoy!
Birth Date: February 8, 1974
Current Age: 38
I adore Seth Green and I’ve adored him for a very long time. I remember seeing him in Can’t Hardly Waitwhen I was in high school and falling madly in love. I always assumed he was somewhere around my age. Perhaps it’s his personality or his small stature. Finding out Seth is only two years away from 40 blew my mind in ways I can’t explain. He’s just so adorable.
Birth Date: March 24, 1973
Current Age: 39
I love Jim’s portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the smash hit comedy, Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is one of my favorite parts of the show simply because of how Jim plays the character. It would be easy to make Sheldon too annoying or too over the top but Jim executes each performance with just the right amount of snark. I actually remember seeing Jim in Garden State in which he played a somewhat similar character and it occurred to me that since that time, it doesn’t appear that Jim has aged at all. I was shocked to learn that Jim is approaching 40. I would’ve guessed he was the youngest out of all the main Big Bangactors.
Birth Date: May 14, 1972
Current Age: 40
Gabriel is best known for portraying Nolan Ross on ABC’s Revengeand Gabriel is a big part of the reason the show is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. He’s a talented actor and sexy in a why-is-he-so-sexy sort of way. I was checking him out on IMDB one day when I noticed his birthday (same as mine!) and then the year. Ten years older than me? Really? I would’ve guessed he was my age and no older.
Birth Date: December 26, 1971
Current Age: 40
I remember Jared from My So-Called Lifeso I knew he had to be getting up there but I was still surprised to see he was turning 40 around the time I did his Man Candy Monday profile. I am a ginormous Jared Leto fan. He seems to be one of those people that is just naturally good at everything they do. He’s an actor. He’s a musician. He’s a director. He’s a model. Perhaps he should add stopping the hands of time to his already impressive resume.
Birth Date: July 27, 1968
Current Age: 43
I’ve made no secret of the fact that Hart of Dixieis one of my favorite television shows currently on the air. I love the entire cast but I have a special soft spot in my heart for recent Man Candy Monday winner, Cress Williams who plays Mayor Lavon Hayes. He’s charismatic, charming and gorgeous. He’s also 43. I never would’ve guessed. He looks much younger than that to me.
Birth Date: February 7, 1965
Current Age: 47
I cannot believe Chris Rock is coming up on 50. His edgy, in your face comedy probably has something to do with it, but I’m quite sure the fact that he doesn’t look like he’s even reached the other side of 40 yet has more to do with it than that. I’ve always been a pretty big Chris Rock fan and I love the fact that he doesn’t seem to be mellowing in the least, even as he approaches 50.
Birth Date: May 26, 1954
Current Age: 47/48
As I write this, Lenny Kravitz is approaching birthday number 48 and that kinda stuns me. I always knew Lenny looked far younger than he is but I didn’t realize just how much younger until I started preparing this article. The man is ageless. He’s also ridiculously attractive in every sense of the word. I love the fact that despite pushing 50, he still rocks his own style. Love this man.
Birth Date: June 9, 1963
Current Age: 48
Johnny Depp. This man has been my fantasy man since I was about fifteen years old. He’s just always been the kind of guy that does this his own way. I both respect and am turned on by that. Here’s the shocker though – Johnny is nearly 50. I knew he had to be somewhere in that area as I knew he was much older than me when I used to dream of marrying him as a teen but I was still surprised to see the actual number. While you can see a bit of his age around his eyes, he’s still gorgeous. I suspect this will always be true.
Birth Date: March 17, 1964
Current Age: 48
Rob Lowe. Man, he has been through it and then some. His career took off, stalled, survived scandals and sex tapes and now he’s back in the game again. His performance on Californication? Brilliant. So he’s talented and gorgeous but that’s not why he’s on this list. I was stunned to see Mr. Lowe is nearly 50. He doesn’t look much older than many of the young pups coming up in the business now. Beautiful, ageless man. I’m thrilled to see he’s back on top again.
Birth Date: October 26, 1961
Current Age: 50
I have been a huge Dylan McDermott fan since his days on The Practice. His time on American Horror Story only made me love him more. Appearing on that show was a gutsy move. It was a weird show and a controversial one at that. Plus taking the role meant having to show off his 50 year old behind. I don’t think anyone was complaining. This man looks incredible for his age. Rumor has it that maybe he’s had a little work done but he doesn’t seem to have the tell tale stiffness in his face that often comes with cosmetic procedures. My guess? Father Time has just been very, verykind to Mr. McDermott.
Birth Date: December 28, 1954
Current Age: 57
What? I’m sorry but this man does not look like a man who’s only three years from hitting 60. Looking over this list, I’m starting to wonder if maybe talent is akin to the Fountain of Youth. If that’s the case, it’s no wonder Denzel has stayed so youthful looking. He’s always been a beautiful, beautiful man and that hasn’t changed in the least even though he’s on the downside of 50. Even looking back at some of his older movies, it’s hard to see any signs of aging at all.
Samuel L. Jackson
Birth Date: December 21, 1948
Current Age: 63
Perhaps it’s his bad ass attitude that makes him seem younger but I would not think for a moment that this man was seeing his 50s in the rearview mirror. I can’t imagine it bothered him much though. They say you’re only as old as you feel and Samuel gives off the impression that he feels like a man half his age. Perhaps that’s why we see him that way as well.
Birth Date: July 13, 1942
Current Age: 69
Clearly Harrison looks like he’s getting up there in his age – early to mid 50s perhaps. That’s what I thought, anyway. I was wrong. Can you believe the man in the photo above is nearly 70 years old? One of the things I love most about Harrison is his approach to aging. He’s said he’ll never have “work done” because he believes in letting nature do its thing. Not his exact words but I couldn’t find the quote. The point remains though. I suppose it’s a little easier to let nature take its course when it’s being this kind to you.
Birth Date: August 25, 1931
Current Age: 80
Regis doesn’t look young per say but he looks much younger than his 80 years. He may not look like he’s in his 20s anymore, but I’d easily guess 60s, maybe early 70s. I have always loved Regis. His guest spot on How I Met Your Mother was one of my favorite guest spots the show has featured thus far. Although I miss Live with Regis and Kelly, it’s no wonder he chose to retire. He is a senior citizen, after all.
Birth Date: September 19, 1926
Current Age: 85
You may not know the name James Lipton but I’m sure you’ve heard of his incredibly popular Bravo show, Inside the Actors Studio. I love his show and I love him as host of the show. My question is simple though. Can you believe the man in the photo above – Mr. James Lipton – is five years away from 90? It boggles the mind. He doesn’t look young per say but he looks a heck of a lot younger than 85. Remember the episode of The Simpsons where Homer learns Ned Flanders is 60? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that plot line was based on James Lipton.
I know there are bound to be some people I missed but that’s the nature of these lists. Make sure you let me know who I forgot in the comments section below and come back next week for 15 ageless female celebrities!