Male actors are like fine wine, they only seem to get better with age. They were handsome leading men in their heydey, but they’re even more charming now in their golden years. Such charm and refinery only add to their handsomeness. So come along and feast your eyes on the rugged beauty of the handsome men of Hollywood.

Don Johnson – Then


Don Johnson is prominently remembered as the smooth-talking James Crockett from Miami Vice, but few know that he struggled initially to get his career on track. He appeared in a lot of failed pilots that never made it to the silver screen, but all this led him to star in Nash Bridges and HBO’s Eastbound and Down. 

Don Johnson – Now


Despite the lucrative career, Johnson has come to the point where he has amassed immense amounts of debt. In Germany in 2002, he was confronted by the local authorities about bank statements regarding $8 billion worth of transactions that were found lying in the trunk of his car. He was also charged with a $23 million lawsuit by Rysher Entertainment, wherein the company accused him of scamming them. 

Paul Newman – Then


Paul Newman was one of the legends of Hollywood, who acted as good as he looked. After serving his time in the Second World War, he studied at Yale University’s School Of Drama. His gorgeous looks and amazing acting skills made him an undisputed heartthrob of his time. His best works include The Color of Money, The Hustler and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 

Paul Newman – Now


Newman had a greatly successful career where he starred in a lot of films throughout the entirety of it. He won several awards for his acting prowess which include three Oscars, six Golden Globes, and one Emmy Award. He also had one of the longest-lasting marriage in Hollywood to his second wife, which only ended with his death in 2008. 

Idris Elba – Then

Idris Elba Young

Idris Elba is a man of many trades, which include actor, musician, producer, and even as a DJ. Elba gained recognition for playing the role of Nelson Mandela in the activist’s biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Apart from acting, he has also dabbled in music, moonlighting as DJ Big Driis in his younger years. 

Idris Elba – Now

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Elba has starred in a number of feature-length films which include, but not limited to, Taker’s, Thor, Prometheus and Pacific Rim. His variety of roles in TV and movies have earned him several award nominations and winning one Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. He currently stars in the BBC series Luther in the lead character of John Luther.