“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.” This quote truly describes these 19 celebrities who were so handsome in their youth, with some even more dashing in old age.
Whether it’s about maintaining their star image or not, celebrities try their best to stay fit and attractive even as they age. At 60, or 70, many of them continue to wow us with their looks.
Their appearance in their youth is worth drooling over, so much so that we could keep staring at them forever. We compiled a list of 19 of these famous men, showing you what they looked like in their youth and how they look now.
We leave it to you to decide which version of them looks most handsome and dashing.
The 64-year-old retired actor played Romeo Montague in Romeo and Juliet and is also known for his roles in The Boxer, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln. His “mercurial intensity” when it comes to work is worthy of admiration, as is his chiseled face.
From The Ben Stiller Show to Meet the Parents, this American actor, producer, and comedian entertained viewers. Comparing his looks then and now, we must say he looks just as dashing.
From Resident Evil to Game of Thrones, the 60-year-old Iain Glen has given us a lot to talk about regarding his acting skills. From his younger self, you can easily tell that he’s British. There is something so refined about his looks.
Known for his roles as Billy Mack in Love Actually, Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean, and Viktor in the Underworld series, Bill Nighy is a great actor. His great dress sense made him one of GQ‘s 50 best-dressed British Men in 2015. His bespoke suits, often accompanied by that stern look, makes him magazine cover-worthy.
Intense in movies, the actor and filmmaker has always delivered his roles to perfection. The fact that he has been married five times says a lot about his attractiveness.
The American actor who gave us evergreen movies like Dragonslayer and Crimes of the Heart has really aged like fine wine. One major difference, though, is that the clear, sharp look synonymous to youth that his eyes used to hold is now replaced by eyes filled with life’s experiences.
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was an all-around entertainer from acting to comedy, singing, and dancing. Rarely will you find a picture of him without a smile or deep-throated laughter—a joyful soul, still the consummate showman even at 95.
Always the villain, but a handsome one, always. He is well-known for his ability to imitate a variety of accents. From his role in Made in Britain to Incredible Hulk and other movies, he has remained Hollywood royalty.
Comparing his younger and older self, we must say he has finer dentition and a much leaner face as an older man, although the smile is the same. From playing the lead character on Cheers to The Good Place to featuring on Jerry and Tom, this grey-haired man with his trademark glasses remains a fine specimen of American Manhood.
From Shaun of the Dead to the Mission Impossible series, his innocent, nerd-like appearance has always made him look endearing.
Martin Scorsese is known as one of the most influential directors in film history. From his 20s, he has been fully immersed in filmmaking and has aged on the job. You would agree with me that those eyebrows have always made a statement.
Plummer had an adventurous acting career, from Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Knives Out. He died in February 2021 at age 91.
The 66-year-old American actor is best known for the blue-skinned Yondu Udonta in Guardians of theGalaxy and Merle Dixon on the TV show, The Walking Dead. He is often a dark persona in movies but nothing of such in real life. How well do you think he had aged from when he first featured in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 37 years ago?
Being this good-looking in both his younger and older self is sinful, especially with those mesmerizing eyes. He is known for his roles in Gone, Baby Gone, Manchester by the Sea, the Ocean’s trilogy, and The Assassination of JesseJames.
The “cleft-chinned, steely-eyed” star was a keen athlete and wrestler when he was younger who later ventured into acting as a way out of his meager existence. He gave his acting career his best shot and was recognized for it, one of the major stars from the Golden Years of Hollywood. Although he was a helicopter crash victim and suffered from a stroke in the 1990s, he continued to appear in front of the camera until he passed away in February 2020 at age 103.
Clive Owen looks forever young. At 56, he looks as good as he did when featured in the movies Croupier in 1998 and Closer in 2004.
Do you remember him from The Hobbit? Although he acted as the dwarf prince, he was and is no dwarf at all. This 50-year-old English actor remains as dashing as ever.
Our very own James Bond in Casino Royale at 53 is just as handsome and jaunty as he was in his debut drama, The Power of One. He is the perfect cowboy and has graced the movie scenes with some very spectacular movies. Among these are Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die.
From You Can Count On Me to acting as the Hulk in the Avengers series, this 53-year old American actor and producer continues to grace our screens with his ruggedly handsome face.
Were you able to tell who looked better in their youth or became more handsome as they age?