These Are the Sexiest Male Celebrities of the Last Century

Who do you think are the sexiest male celebrities? Explore our list of 15 hot Hollywood men to see if you agree with our choices.

OK, choosing just fifteen sexiest male celebrities is both difficult and super easy. It’s difficult because we have to wonder: Do we go back to, like, the Dark Ages, or stick with the last couple of decades? Can these be comic book characters, or do we have to stick with real, live humans who walk around and drive cars and go to awards shows? In the interest of simplicity, we’ve decided to stick to the last few decades. We picked regular flesh and blood dudes. It just makes more sense. You might have a totally different set of fifteen, and if so – let us know! It takes all kinds, as they say. One person’s George Clooney is another person’s Elmer Fudd.

Here Are Our Sexiest Male Celebrities:

15.) Michael B. Jordan

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You may recognize him from Black Panther or Friday Night Lights, but he is able to make a lot of hearts melt. He has a handsome presence that you won’t be able to miss on the small or big screen.

Fun facts:

  • Jordan’s favorite actress is Meryl Streep.
  • He took tap-dancing lessons as a child.

14.) Bradley Cooper

One of the sexiest male celebrities is Bradley Cooper

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From Silver Linings Playbook to The Hangover, Cooper’s acting roster has some variety. Those eyes and that smile? A constant attraction for many.

Fun facts:

  • His favorite hobby is cooking.
  • Cooper doesn’t drink alcohol.

13.) Idris Elba

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Another one of the sexiest male celebrities is Idris Elba. Since his breakout in America, the English actor has gained popularity fast. He is now breaking hearts all across the world with his red carpet appearances. In 2018, he was named People’s Most Sexiest Man Alive. Bravo, Idris!

Fun facts:

  • He worked as a DJ at the age 19.
  • Elba loves to wear sweatsuits.

12.) Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is a sexy male celebrity

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Many fans know him now as Deadpool, Green Lantern or Detective Pikachu, but he was a heartthrob before any of these movies started. Back in the mid-2000s, Reynolds made people fall in love with his characters in many romantic comedy movies.

Fun facts:

  • He is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers.
  • He loves motorcycles.

11.) Leonardo DiCaprio

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After getting multiple nominations, Leo finally won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2016. Even when he was younger, teens loved him. Now that he is older, he still remains a heartthrob for many as one of the sexiest male celebrities.

Fun facts:

  • Leo adopted his daughter from an orphanage.
  • He almost did not play Jack in Titanic. Jack might have been Matthew McConaughey instead!

10.) Drake

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If you listen to the Canadian rapper, you know that he definitely has a soft side. Drake has a sense of style that no one can understand and fans love it.

Fun facts:

  • He was an actor on the hit show Degrassi.
  • Drake writes and records his own music.

9.) Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is a sexy celebrity


Even though all of the Hemsworth brothers are all handsome, we had to call out Chris Hemsworth as one of the sexiest male celebrities. He is able to go from big and strong Thor to a fancy Hollywood gentleman on the red carpet.

Fun facts:

  • Surfing is his hobby.
  • He gained 20 pounds for the Thor movies.

8.) John Legend

John Legend is a popular male celebrity


Now an EGOT recipient, the singer has been getting more attention as he’s gotten older. He shares his life with his fans and it completely steals our hearts. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, is just as funny and hot. They are a perfect couple!

Fun facts:

  • Legend was homeschooled by his mom.
  • The singer started playing the piano at seven years old.

7.) Channing Tatum

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The actor gained popularity when he was in the dance move, Step Up. Then he made people swoon everywhere when he was in Magic Mike. He showed off his good looks and awesome dance moves. Between his sexy roles in romantic comedies and his tough roles, many people can’t get over this handsome celebrity.

Fun facts:

  • His favorite movie is Goonies.
  • He was a male stripper at the age of 19.

6.) Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is considered to be very sexy


The actor became popular when he was on the show Mad Man. Since then, he has been in many comedies and other TV shows. He is certainly one of the sexiest male celebrities in Hollywood.

Fun facts:

  • He was a high school drama teacher.
  • The actor was a football star in high school.

5.) Ryan Gosling

Gosling is a sexy male star

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We know, we know. Gosling overload. Everyone loves Gosling. There are entire Tumblr and Instagram accounts devoted to his hotness, and all of your best friends want to marry him. Whatever, he IS that hot, so stop hating. It’s not just Gosling’s crazy muscles and manly jawline. He’s also talented. His face isn’t perfect, but the whole package is pretty awesome.

Fun facts:

  • Britney Spears used to play spin the bottle with him.
  • Ryan gave himself his own tattoo with a tattoo kit.

4.) Warren Beatty

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OK, maybe he’s not the hottest granddad on the block today, but back in the 60s and 70s? Move over, Cruise and Clooney. Beatty had black hair, puffy lips, and gorgeous eyes. If you just do a little Google search, “Warren Beatty Splendor in the Grass” you might just swoon. He was a total womanizer. However, he finally settled down with Annette Bening. Back in the day, he was one of the hottest guys around.

Fun facts:

  • He is the younger brother of actress Shirley MacLaine.
  • Beatty turned down several football scholarships to study drama at Northwestern University.

3.) Taye Diggs

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He’s physically gorgeous, but the thing about Taye Diggs is that he wears those eyeglasses that make him look so refined and intellectual. He also looks sweet enough to melt hearts everywhere as one of the sexiest male celebrities. He almost seems nerdy, which is an irresistibly hot trait, right? Yes, yes it is.

Fun facts:

  • He studied acting in college.
  • He has five siblings.

2.) Paul Newman

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Even in black and white photos, Newman’s piercing blue eyes look amazing. The star of Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and a million other amazing flicks was a classic leading man. No one can argue that this one of the sexiest male celebrities was pretty much perfect looking. Plus, he stayed married to the same woman (Joanne Woodward) forever, which in Hollywood never, ever happens. Even Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are splitting after thirty years. Watch his old movies and see if he doesn’t make you melt.

Fun facts:

  • Newman launched a line of food products called “Newman’s Own”.
  • When he was young, Newman worked at his family’s sporting goods store.

1.) Ewan McGregor

McGregor is one of the sexiest male celebrities

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That’s right. This Scottish import is our number one sexiest male celebrity. Why, you ask, when we have Brad Pitt and DiCaprio? Because while those guys are obviously gorgeous, but they don’t have McGregor’s mischievous grin. Every time he smiles and gets that little twinkle in his eyes, it looks like he has a little sexy secret. You saw Moulin Rouge, right? He can sing, too, and he’s still masculine and hot when he’s being all theatrical. And don’t get us started on the accent.

Fun facts:

  • His old roommate was Jude Law.
  • In 2001, the University of Ulster in Belfast gave him an honorary doctorate.


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