AceShowbiz - "Age is just a number" may only sound like a sweet consolation for those who have grown older. However, for some male Hollywood stars, they have managed to show that the quality of their lives doesn't decrease just because their hair has turned gray.
In fact, a number of actors have reached a new peak of fame and earned their new statuses as heart robbers in their senior years. With big roles on their plates and fans following them everywhere, here are some hot male Hollywood stars over 50.
Daniel Craig started his acting career in 1992, appearing in such films as "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) and "Road to Perdition" (2002). But it's not until he landed the coveted role of James Bond in 2005 that all eyes were on him. With his suave looks on red carpet and his mysterious charisma, he has proven that he's perfect for the role. At 53 years old, he starred in "No Time to Die" (2021), which marks his swan song to the franchise.
Paul Rudd was one of the biggest romantic comedy movie stars in his era. When the genre got pushed aside by big-budget action and fantasy movies, his name was less heard of, though he keeps starring a number of films. That, however, changed when he was cast as the titular character in Marvel movie "Ant-Man" (2015). What's even more surprising is that he doesn't seem to age a bit since his younger years. No wonder that People magazine named him 2021 Sexiest Man Alive.
A multi-talented entertainer, Jamie Foxx continues to challenge himself with various roles even after nabbing several awards and nominations with his roles in acclaimed movies such as "Ray", "Collateral" and "Django Unchained". Recently, he worked hard in the gym to play boxing legend Mike Tyson on Antoine Fuqua's limited series. The result didn't disappoint as the 53-year-old showed off his buff physique in selfies. As if that's not enough, he gives single ladies another reason to pursue him as he seemingly has never been in an exclusive relationship since ending his longtime secret romance with Katie Holmes in 2019.
Dave Bautista made a name for himself as a professional wrestler. Known for his time in WWE, he turned to acting in 2006. Starting from small roles, he eventually became a part of MCU, starting with "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) that became his career breakout, before he retired from wrestling in 2019. It was the right decision as he has been striving in the movie industry. He has since appeared in big movies, namely "Spectre", "Blade Runner: 2049" and "Army of the Dead", in which he starred as the lead.
Robert Downey Jr. enjoyed success in his youth, with critically acclaimed performance in 1992's "Chaplin", followed with a role on "Ally McBeal", which earned him a Golden Globe Award. After a career setback due to substance abuse and legal issues, he managed to rise to the top again, which culminated in his iconic character Tony Stark/Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character's flamboyant persona continues to be attached to him despite his final appearance in "Avengers: Endgame", becoming part of his charm.
Who says that only young male stars are capable of filming action scenes? Liam Neeson changed the game when he led 2008's action thriller "Taken" at 56 years old, followed by its two sequels in 2012 and 2014. The franchise catapulted the actor, who first rose to prominence in 1990s, to a new level of fame and resulted in his being cast in many more big-budget movies, such as "Clash of the Titans" and "The A-Team" movie. He has starred in more action thrillers after taking the lead role in 2011's "Unknown", which led to a collaboration between him and director Jaume Collet-Serra on films "Non-Stop" (2014), "Run All Night" (2015) and "The Commuter" (2018).
Hugh Jackman may think he is too old to play Wolverine again now, but his fans are not wrong to disagree. Gaining his muscles to play the clawed mutant in the "X-Men" film series, he has been keeping his physique fit even after his final performance as Wolverine in 2017's "Logan". The Australian hunk, who also can sing and dance, recently made people swoon as his showed off his huge biceps when sharing a picture of him getting his vaccine booster shot.
Most people may still remember how Keanu Reeves became an international heartthrob after he starred in 1994's "Speed". From then on, he landed roles in more blockbuster movies, such as the "Matrix" franchise and "The Day the Earth Stood Still". His popularity died down after a series of commercial failures, but he rebounded in 2014 with "John Wick". With his long hair and facial hair, he once again won women's hearts. But it's not just his physical appearance that has earned the 57-year-old praises as he was recently hailed as "the nicest guy in Hollywood" for giving "John Wick: Chapter 4" stunt team a personalized Rolex each.