Friday, February 27, 2009

Better with Age?

Today’s blog is superficial, silly and just overall frivolous. But then, aren’t we all sometimes?

Our local paper’s entertainment section released a gallery of men over 40 that women love. These are men who, according to the article, are looking fine as time refines them. I personally don’t think this list represents what most women would agree are the top 10 men over 40. On this list were:

1. George Clooney

2. Patrick Dempsey

3. Denzel Washington

4. Clive Owen

5. Robert Downey Jr.

6. Rickey Gervais (okay, I had to google this one. No clue and well…not so much.)

7. Steve Carell (okay, someone’s joking now, right?)
8. Will Smith (now folks this one should fall a LOT higher on this list)

9. Daniel Craig

10. Javier Bardem (who is actually only 39)

I can't say I agree with many of these. I'll give you Clooney, Will Smith, and even Robert Downey Jr. But for the most part I just can't see it. So instead I offer you my version of the list of Hollywood's top ten men over 40 (not necessarily in order):

1. Hugh Jackman –40 years old, he just makes the list. But I ask you, how you miss 2008’s sexiest man alive on this list?
2. Will Smith-40 years old and would grab my #2 slot easy. (Get your minds out of the gutter.)
3. Antonio Banderas -48 years old and they don’t come much hotter.

4. Jeffrey Dean Morgan -42 years old (granted he and Bardem seem to have been separated at birth, but at least he is legitimately over 40)
5. Colin Firth -48 years old. Is there anyone who could resist the original Mr. Darcy?

6. Sean Bean -49 years old, this one is more in homage to my friend Jenn who would follow him anywhere. And he has certainly improved with age.

7. John Cusack -42 years old (a fact that depressed me deeply, by the way) is charming, funny and sexy.

8. Pierce Brosnan -54 years old, he is and will always be the only man who could take Sean Connery’s place as James Bond.

9. George Clooney – I’ll give you this one. He has certainly improved from his days on “Facts of Life.”

10. Gerard Butler –Okay, he won’t be 40 until late this year, but if they can stretch for Bardem, I can stretch too. And come on, the guy deserves the improved with age label. Check out Dracula 2000 sometime and you’ll see he’s come a long, long way.

Hmmmm… I wonder who would be on the list if we did women in Hollywood who have aged well, ie. are even more beautiful now. Well, let’s have your suggestions, who should have been on the guys list and who should we put on the women’s list.


Jenny Beans said...

Mm! Sean Bean HAS improved every year he's gotten older. And Hugh Jackman. I agree 100% that your list is far more accurate than the original one posted. Who misses Hugh Jackman and Sean Bean? Who???

Ava Rose Johnson said...

Yum Jacqueline, that's a very hot list!I'm completely with you on all of the, especially Colin Firth and John Cusack!


anny cook said...

Oooooh. Love Pierce Brosnan. Definitely improved as he aged. Yes.

Women? Goldie Hawn.

artlover said...

Your list, is MUCH better, girl. I'd put Colin and Pierre Brosnan higher though.... You've got much better taste, even it does happen to agree with mine.....Jean

Sandra Cox said...

Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Jackman,Harrison Ford, Antonio Bandaras, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Viggo Mortesen are my picks.

Julia Barrett said...

Men over 40, hmmm - Daniel Craig is a must for me as is his predecessor, Sean Connery, no matter how hold he is. Clive Owen - yeah baby! Hothothot! Will Smith, especially when he bulks up for his roles. Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, the guy who plays Hilo in Battlestar Galactica, Viggo Mortensen is pretty amazing... Pierce Brosnan and George Clooney do nothing for me.

barbara huffert said...

I like your list much better! What about Richard Dean Anderson?