Gorgeous Celeb Men I Grew Up Watching Who Are Now Killing Their 40s

Sarah Kester
Chris Evans selfie
instagram | Chris Evans

Hollywood has got some fine men. And although it's gotten even hotter with the recent addition of men like Jonathan Bailey, Darren Barnet, and Regé-Jean Page, our former '90s and '00s hearts will always pine for a certain few.

This includes everyone from Chris Evans to Ashton Kutcher to Usher — all men who we've practically watched grow ~~glow~~ up.

James Marsden

James Marsden posing
instagram | James Marsden

Even at 48, the actor is still Disney-Prince kind of hot. He's got that great head of hair, good looks, and an irresistible charm. And that's even before he takes his shirt off. His career is equally impressive, with roles in Enchanted, The Notebook, and more.

Prince William

Prince William walking on stage
Giphy | BAFTA

It seemed like everyone and their sister had a picture of the prince on their wall growing up. How could you not?! He was always the handsome prince. Now, in his 40s with a wife and three kids, he's the perfect embodiment of a future king.

Jaleel White

Jaleel White with daughter
instagram | Jaleel White

If you were into the quirky Steve Urkel from Family Matters, you have to see what he looks like now all grown up at 45. He has definitely had a glow-up! He gave that smile and gentle eyes to his sweet daughter.

Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett in tux
Giphy | Operation Fortune

This hot All-American actor is best known for his roles in Pearl Harbor and Forty Days and Forty Nights. Although he retreated from Hollywood for quite a bit, he hasn't lost his place as one of the hottest men in Hollywood.

Joshua Jackson

It's crazy to think that Jackson has been a part of Hollywood since he was 14. Back then, he had his breakout role in The Mighty Ducks. Now that he's married and rocking a beard at 45, he looks like quite the distinguished gentleman.

Chris Pine

Chris Pine on red carpet
Giphy | SAG Awards

Chris Pine has sure come a long way. The blue-eyed cutie got his start in Hollywood doing a lot of rom-coms, like The Princess Diaries. Now, in his early 40s, Hollywood has made him the leading man he was always destined to be.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
instagram | Ashton Kutcher

With the reboot of That '70s Show coming in the form of That '90s Show, it's given us a reminder of just how much time has gone by. Ashton has stamped a permanent mark on our hearts since then!


Usher on The Voice
Giphy | The Voice

Oh, Usher. Where would '00s music be without him?? Better yet, where would today's music be without him, as he's the one who discovered Justin Bieber. The 43-year-old was always famous for showing off his abs, so we're so glad that hasn't changed.

Ryan Phillippe

This blonde-haired babe stole hearts in the late '90s with movies like Cruel Intentions. But the only intentions we have for him are sexy ones. He's all grown up now, evident by the fact that his oldest son just graduated high school!

John Krasinski

John Krasinski clapping
Giphy | SAG Awards

The 42-year-old has been aging like a fine wine! He first rose to fame as the hilarious Jim on The Office. Although he was crush-worthy back then, he has stepped up his game by getting buff for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and for marrying sweetheart Emily Blunt.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa with his friends
instagram | Jason Momoa

Although his breakout role was in Game of Thrones, the 42-year-old has actually been acting since he was a teen! The real ones know those roles! Now, he's firmly planted himself as a massive hunk in Hollywood and as a star of blockbuster films.

Adam Brody

Adam Brody shrugging
Giphy | The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Whether you find him adorable or hot, it's been a pleasure to watch the 42-year-old grow up. He starred in many hit shows, such as Gilmore Girls and The O.C. He even made our '00s heart scream when he married Gossip Girl's, Leighton Meester.

Shane West

Shane West selfie
instagram | Shane West

Although he hasn't been in much since the '00s, the A Walk to Remember star will always be a man to remember. He was perfect at playing bad boy characters that you just wanted to tame. He's 44 now.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr. in a tux
instagram | Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie! The actor just about dominated the '90s and '00s. He was in so many popular films, such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and She's All That. Now, he's a 45 and a dutiful husband and father!

Jesse Bradford

Remember him?! He was the adorable rocker/love interest to Kristen Dunst in Bring It On. Although he's a lot more shaggy these days (look at that hair!), he still has that adorable slanted smile and Magnum P.I. fans know him as Neil Conlan.

Kumail Nanjiani

When it comes to glow-ups, Kumail's is one of the best around! He first got his start in Hollywood in 2008 doing small gigs here and there. His popularity has exploded in recent years thanks to The Big Sick, which he wrote, and his massive bulk-up for Marvel.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal kissing and walking away

This talented actor is 41! Jamie Lee Curtis, his godmother, must be so proud! He first burst into the scene with movies like October Sky and Donny Darko. Now, he's all grown up and looking fine, especially with that beard.

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray selfie
instagram | Chad Michael Murray

With his muscular physique and that handsome mug, the Riverdale actor has maintained his spot as many people's celeb crushes. We first fell for him in movies and TV shows, such as A Cinderella Story, Gilmore Girls, and One Tree Hill.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans selfie
instagram | Chris Evans

Daddy, Steve Rogers, Captain America — whatever you want to call him, Chris Evans has always been considered one of the hottest men of all time. He went from acting in films like Not Another Teen Movie to being Captain Freaking America. We love this 41-year-old!