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15+ Hollywood Heartthrobs That Proved You Can Break Hearts in Youth and Adulthood Alike

The passage of time proves that many celebrities will always be adored no matter their age. Some people will even have posters with pics of them on their walls. And as we grow older, so do the stars. Their look changes, they become even more talented, and gain charisma. Plus, we can track how they change because of their celebrity status.

1. Chris Evans

Chris Evans has starred in several action movies that became very popular, but he managed to steal the hearts of many fans with his role as Captain America in the Marvel movies. He turned 40 and continues to make us sigh.

2. Zac Efron

Zac Efron became famous after starring in Disney’s High School Musical. From that moment on, he stole the hearts of many teenagers for his role in the endearing story of teenage romance. Little by little, he landed other leading roles where we can see a completely different side of him. For example, think of Hairspray, Neighbors, or Baywatch. He’ll only turn 35 this year, but even so, we can see he has changed a lot.

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. began his career at a very young age in the films his father directed. After several flops, he made a comeback to the spotlight after starring in 1992’s Chaplin. He was even nominated for an Oscar. Sometime later, he returned to stardom when he starred in Iron Man.

4. Michael B. Jordan

American actor Michael B. Jordan turned 35 this year. Jordan has managed to captivate comic book and superhero movie fans after playing Killmonger, the antagonist of Black Panther, in 2018. He was also named the sexiest man alive in 2020 by People.

5. George Clooney

George Clooney has caught people’s attention since he first appeared onscreen thanks to his incredible charisma and looks. Some of his most popular movies are Batman and Robin, Three Kings, and Ocean’s Eleven. In addition, he has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2008 and has been awarded several times throughout his career. On May 6, 2022, Clooney turned 60!

6. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s most memorable leading men, from his roles in Titanic and The Aviator to The Wolf of Wallstreet and The Revenant. Not only is he recognized for his work as an actor, film producer, or his social work as an environmentalist, but he also seems to look better the older he gets.

7. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is an icon of action and science fiction movies. Mission: Impossible is one of the most popular sagas worldwide in this genre, and Tom has starred in it since 1996. He has also been among the highest-paid actors and, at 59, is still a superstar of Hollywood cinema.

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 enormous charisma.

9. Chris O’Donnell

After playing Robin in Tim Burton’s Batman films, Chris O’Donnell became an icon. Since 2009 he has starred in NCIS: Los Angeles, endearing him to the crime series audience. In 2022 he will turn 52, and, as you can see, he still is in perfect shape —so good that he can easily continue in his role in that TV series.

10. Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni is another popular actor in crime-themed television series. He has appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz, and True Blood, although he has also worked in comedy and romance films. In 2022, at 61 years of age, he can definitely brag about having an excellent physique.

11. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman became an icon of action movies when he played Wolverine in the X-Men movies. We saw him doing all kinds of chases and action/adventure sequences in that saga. Later, he experimented with roles in Les Miserables and The Greatest Showman in film and musical theater. This man can definitely do it all.

12. David Beckham

David Beckham is one of the most renowned ex-footballers in the world. He is married to Victoria Beckham, a model, and former singer. His career as a soccer player lasted approximately 20 years, and although today he is no longer a professional athlete, he is still involved in the sport. He recently turned 47 and looks yummy.

13. Jared Leto

Jared Leto is an actor and 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. Although he has always looked very young and in perfect physical condition, time seems not to pass for him. In 2022 he turned 50 and looks still looks half his age.

14. Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal started his acting career at the age of 11, but it was not until 2005 that he gained traction after starring in Brokeback Mountain, a romance film alongside actor Heath Ledger. In 2019, he caught the attention of superhero movie fans by playing Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. In December 2022, he will be 42 and remains one of Hollywood’s most beloved heartthrobs.

15. Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas is an actor and singer who started his show business career by appearing in Disney movies like Camp Rock. He is a member of the band Jonas Brothers, which he founded with his brothers. Music is his main occupation but has recently resumed his acting career. He appeared in Jumanji: The Next Level and Chaos Walking

16. Matt Damon

Matt Damon has been breaking hearts since he started his acting career with Good Will Hunting, a film written by his friend Ben Affleck. Matt was even nominated for Best Actor for his performance in that film. Today, he remains one of cinema’s most iconic leading men.

17. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck first drew the critics’ attention when he starred in and wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting. That screenplay earned him an Oscar. He has also starred in Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and played Batman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League film series. Ben turns 50 in August 2022, and he definitely looks better than when he was younger.

18. Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa began his career with a small role in Baywatch back in 1999. It was not until 2011 that he caught the public’s attention when he played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. This role turned him into an international star. Then he was cast to play Aquaman in the DC Comics extended universe. In 2022, he will turn 43.

19. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill became famous after playing Superman in 2013. But he made his big screen debut in 2001 with the film Vendetta, where he played Thomas Aprea; a year later, he appeared in The Count of Monte Cristo. He is now one of Hollywood’s most famous heartthrobs.

What actors do you think look better as adults than in their teenage years?

Please note: This article was updated in September 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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