20 Celebrities That Look Just as Handsome Now as They Did When They Were Younger

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Many film actors begin their careers at a very young age. For example, Jake Gyllenhaal started at the age of 11, when he was just a little boy. Because of this, we’ve been able to see the evolution of his work, his personality, and his physique as well. He and many others have improved their physical form and retained their charisma over the years. And that’s a win-win combination because these types of people, when they become adults, are still just as attractive, or even more so, than before.

Bright Side has made a list of actors who prove to have time on their side and never stopped being attractive.

1. Chris Evans

Chris Evans starred in several action movies that have become very popular lately. However, he managed to steal the hearts of many fans after the amazing performance he gave as Captain America in the Marvel movies. In 2021, he turned 40 years old, and it looks like he’s not even close to stopping our hearts from skipping a beat when we see him on-screen.

2. Zac Efron

Zac Efron’s road to international fame began when he starred in Disney’s High School Musical. From that moment on, he captivated the hearts of many teenagers for his role in the endearing story of a now-classic young romance. Little by little, he managed to land other leading roles where we would see him with a completely different set of skills than what we saw back on Disney. We’re thinking, for example, about Hairspray, The Greatest Showman, Baywatch; and more recently, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. He will only be 34 years old in 2021, but even so, we can see how much this great actor has changed in terms of his personality.

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. started his acting career at a very young age. His father was a director, so it was only natural that he developed a special connection to the industry as he grew up. After appearing in several films that were not very popular, he returned to the spotlight when he starred in Chaplin in 1992. He was even nominated for an Oscar. Sometime later, he returned to stardom when he starred as Iron Man, and from then on, it has been nothing but one blockbuster after another.

4. Michael B. Jordan

American actor Michael B. Jordan turned 34 years old in 2021. Jordan has managed to charm a very special type of audience that was more into comic books than superhero movies. But in 2018, after seeing the amazing performance he delivered as Killmonger, Black Panther’s nemesis, there’s no chance in the world anyone wouldn’t become a fan of his. On top of his acting skills, you might be interested in knowing that he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2020 by People magazine, proving he’s not a bad catch at all.

5. George Clooney

George Clooney caught the eye of audiences from his very first on-screen appearance thanks to his incredible charisma and — let’s just put it out there — his extraordinary good looks. Some of his most popular movies from the ’90s are Batman and Robin, Three Kings, as well as his leading role in the drama series, ER. The new millennium brought with it new opportunities for Clooney, amongst which was the film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and the popular Ocean’s Eleven franchise. Additionally, he has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2008 and has been awarded several times throughout his career. In 2021, Clooney turned 60 years old.

6. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s most memorable leading men thanks to his roles in Titanic, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Revenant, and The Aviator. Knowing that DiCaprio is starring in a movie is a guarantee of thrills, suspense, romance, and great acting skills on top of good looks. However, DiCaprio isn’t just recognized for his work as an actor, film producer, or his social work as an environmentalist — he also seems to look better and better the older he gets.

7. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise was launched to fame after he starred in Top Gun back in the ’80s. After that, he gradually became an icon in action and science fiction movies, and that’s how we all remember him today. One of the most globally recognized sagas in this genre is Mission Impossible, and Cruise has starred in all of its installments since 1996. He has also been deemed one of the highest-paid actors around and, at 58, is still a superstar ready to rock any challenge that Hollywood throws his way.

8. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has starred in several Hollywood action and romance films, such as Fight Club, Troy, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. He has become an iconic actor in American cinema due to the great success of his films, critical acclaim, and his great charisma both on-screen and with the public. Not only that, but he has proven to be a true chameleon. He can go from being a stereotypical action movie leading man, like in World War Z, to a funny and entertaining sidekick, as we all saw in Inglorious Bastards or Ocean’s Twelve.

9. Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp is a talented, versatile actor who we’ve seen completely transform in films, from his wardrobe and style to his character and attitude, whether it’s to play a pirate, a mad hatter, a vampire, or even the owner of an exotic chocolate factory. And as time goes by, this actor continues to look amazing, and it seems like he’ll never stop surprising us with his new transformations, not only on-screen, but also in real life.

10. Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell first became famous when he starred as Robin in Tim Burton’s Batman films. Since 2009, he has starred in the series, NCIS: Los Angeles, for which he has won the hearts and souls of crime series fans. In 2021, he will turn 51 years old, and as you can see from the picture above, he is still in very good shape. In fact, he still looks so good that he can easily continue playing the same role in NCIS: Los Angeles for a while without anybody complaining about it!

11. Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni is another popular actor in the realm of crime-themed television series. He has participated in shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz, and even True Blood. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t play other roles that aren’t related to cops and criminals. He has also worked in comedy and romance films. Plus, in 2021, at the age of 60, he dons an excellent physique. We’re not even sure if he actually looks older in the above picture on the right!

12. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman became an icon in the action film genre after he appeared as Wolverine in the X-Men movies. In that saga, we saw him perform all kinds of chases and action/adventure stunts that will be hard to forget. Later, he experimented with different genres, such as musicals and live theater. You might remember him for his leading roles in Les Miserables, or even Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. This man can definitely do anything he sets his mind to do.

13. David Beckham

David Beckham is one of the most renowned ex-soccer players in the world. He is married to Victoria Beckham, a model and former singer from the pop group, Spice Girls. His career as a soccer player lasted approximately 20 years, and though he’s no longer a professional athlete, he is still very present in the sports business, as he’s the owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City FC. In 2021, he turned 46 and still looks amazing, maybe even more so than he did before, when he still played on the soccer field.

14. Jared Leto

Jared Leto is an actor, musician, and founder of the rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Some of his most famous movies are Requiem for a Dream, American Psycho, Suicide Squad, and Blade Runner 2049. He looks very young and is in perfect physical shape, and it seems that the years have not even affected him since, in 2021, he’ll turn half a century old and still looks amazing.

15. Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal began his acting career when he was very young, at the age of 11. However, it was not until 2005 that he gained international fame after he starred in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, a romance film about 2 cowboys who fall in love, in which he shared credits with the late actor, Heath Ledger. In 2019, he caught the attention of superhero movie fans when he played Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In 2021, he will turn 41 years old and is still one of the many actors who will make you sigh at first glance.

16. Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas is an actor and singer who began his career in show business after he appeared in Disney movies and TV series, such as Camp Rock, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and Hannah Montana. You probably also know him as a member of the boy band, Jonas Brothers, which he founded with his brothers. He has devoted himself mostly to music but has recently resumed his acting career. He appeared in Jumanji: The Next Level and Chaos Walking.

17. Matt Damon

Matt Damon has been known as Hollywood’s heartbreaker ever since he launched his acting career with bigger parts, such as in School Ties. Later on, he appeared in Good Will Hunting, a film that he actually co-wrote with his close friend, Ben Affleck. Damon was even nominated for “Best Actor” for his work in that film. Today, he remains one of cinema’s most iconic leading men.

18. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck first caught the eyes of film critics and fans when he starred in and wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting with the aforementioned Matt Damon. That screenplay ended up winning an Oscar. He has also appeared in Armageddon and Pearl Harbor and has played Batman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League film franchise. Ben will be 49 in 2021 and definitely still looks just as handsome or even more so than he did when he was younger.

19. Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa started his career in showbiz with a relatively simple and small role in Baywatch back in 1999. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that he caught the eyes of audiences when he played Khal Drogo in the HBO drama, Game of Thrones. This role led him to become so famous and known all over the world that he was cast as Aquaman in the DC Comics extended universe. In 2021, he will turn 42 years old.

20. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill has become internationally known as the face of Superman since he first took on the role in 2013. However, Cavill made his big-screen debut in 2001 with the film, Vendetta, playing Thomas Aprea. Then, a year later, he appeared in The Count of Monte Cristo, an adaptation of the book by Dumas. He is now one of Hollywood’s most famous heartbreakers and, as you probably already know, he steals smiles and sighs from most of the people that see him in movies.

Which actors do you think look better as adults than they did as teens?


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