5 Older Men Who Could Get It – Who’s On Your List?

by Britni Danielle

I haven’t been smitten by Denzel Washington since he was Bleak Gilliam in Mo’ Betta Blues.

Back then, Washington embodied all things cool and sexy when he portrayed a musician who loved his trumpet more than he loved the two ladies in his life. Although he was the epitome of a player, Bleak’s presence filled up the screen, and despite his cheating ways, you couldn’t help but root for him to get it right.

In the October issue of GQ, Denzel Washington once again recaptures his signature swag. Draped in a well-tailored suit and with waves so deep you could swim in them, the 57-year-old Oscar-winning actor looks absolutely amazing.

While he’s been a standard sex symbol for years among many women, I’ve always thought he was a bit overrated. But seeing him all polished up in the GQ spread made me give him a second look. Even though he’s approaching 60, Denzel seems a long way from slowing down, and like a fine cognac, he’s getting better with age.

The October GQ spread made me think of a few other mature gents who still got it (and who could get it).

Here are 4 men over 45 who just keep getting better with time.

Ozwald Boateng (45)

Menswear designer Ozwald Boateng is best known for flipping classic British tailoring style on its head. With his striking features, smooth dark skin, and impeccable style, the London-bred couturier is not only en vogue, he’s sexy, too.

Photo cred: Tom Stoddart

Lenny Kravitz (48)

Lenny Kravitz has been driving women wild since he first burst on the scene. Although he’s shed his signature locks and is quickly becoming an in-demand actor, the rock star will always have a special place in our hearts for letting love rule.

Photo cred: Gregory Harris

Peter Thomas (50-ish)

Although he comes off as completely domineering, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas is one handsome man. Perhaps it’s the gray beard, the slight lilt in his voice, or the way he commands a room, but while many were focused on Apollo, I was checking for Peter.

Photo cred: Uptown magazine

Djimon Hounsou (48)

Don’t let the gray beard fool you; Mr. Housou’s body still looks like he just stepped off the Amistad. Although he’s pushing 50, Djimon continues to get sexier as the years roll on. Though he’s a dedicated family man, the former model can still command attention.

Photo cred: Andrew Macpherson

What older gents top your list?

  • Beautiful Mic

    OMG @Boateng – Amazing!

    Yes, yes, Lenny, Lenny!

  • http://AirInDanYell.tumblr.com Erin

    Had no idea Lenny or Djimon were 48! WHEW! They’re SOOOOO fine!

  • http://www.jessicasimien.com Jessica

    Denzel is the only one on my list! Doesn’t he look amazing on the featured photo? *fans self*

  • http://cupofjo-jo.blogspot.com bk chick

    yes Dijmon! I thought I was the only one lol..and it’s only now that I’m older can I appreciate how attractive Denzel is…when I was younger I wasn’t ready lol

  • African Mami


    Yo, WEST AFRICAN dudes got maaaaaaaaaaaaaaad swag! He would get it from Monday through to Friday, rest on Saturday-as it is the day of the Lord as per the Bible, and resume our shenanigans on Sunday, AFTER church. We sho’ gon get to heaven happy!

  • elyse


  • Blaque217

    Djimon, Djimon, and more Djimon!!! That man is fine!
    Oh, but my list of older men would definitely include Prince. Come on, let’s give one light skin brother some love! LOL

  • Nic

    Girl but he is TINY…you could probably carry him in a footrace and still win.

  • Lady P

    Ooh sama toot toot ew whew..ah la la ~ Denzel Denzel Denzelll.. Yes…you still make me speak in tongues since “our” Glory days, honey!!!

    . . . And Djimon Housou Hou sou sou..is looking better with age…Such a great mid-day delight. ;)

    Can’t wait to purchase this GQ magazine…

  • http://sownbrooklyn.wordpress.com nettie


  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    i don’t want it, thank you………

  • http://jojasminraquel.tumblr.com/ Jasmin

    i liked Kimora Lee before she married Djimon. Now I am too jealous. I remember being a kid and seeing him in that Janet Jackson Love will never do video. YES GAWD! and Denzel is just… i don’t have words. I’m 27 and these young fellas could never have this kind of swag. No No this gentleman don’t have swag they have CLASS.

  • Patience

    I have no list.

  • Lisss

    Ummm…is it just me or Idris seem to be missing from this list?

  • Patience

    He is 40 and this list, as stated above is about men over 45.

  • LovMEsomeIdris

    Idris just turned 40.

  • MK

    I love Djimon Hounsou, always have. Denzel looks so good in this pic, so Lenny. I have to say all look pretty good, love this list

  • OSHH

    Denzel looks very handsome on this cover/ styled for this article.
    Ozwald B is FLYYYYYYYYYYYY and the rest are ok.
    I’m not really into any of the guys mentioned or in the comments.

  • http://museandwords.com NinaG


  • elle

    Denzel can still get!! Lenny…delicious!!!

  • elle

    Get it I mean :)!

  • gmarie

    Bryan Cranston. Sue me.

  • flower

    Uh How about our President! Him and Denzel can get it anytime!

  • becomingtiffany

    Dennis Haysbert. I thought he was okay-looking when he was Kenneth in Waiting to Exhale…but then when he was President Palmer….*fans self*

  • Laugh

    I’m am cracking up! That’s was tooooooo funny!

  • Laugh

    Lenny looks INCREDIBLE for 48!!!

  • Laugh

    That don’t mean you can’t have a list!

  • LaNubiana

    I mean can a man get any more bloody handsome and distinguished than Mr. Washington? I think not! The fact that we know little about his personal life gives him that mysterious edge that makes him boarderline a sin.


  • http://www.lifestylebyky.com Kydee

    Morris Chesnut definitely.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Didnot know Lenny was 48 damn he looks great O would second those wjo said Morris and Blair : )

  • Rue

    I know I’m gonna get mad hate but…Barack Obama. Regardless of the presidential gray hair/age issue, he still seems like he can charm your pants off.

  • Rue

    (whispers) also Jon Stewart. What the heart wants and all…LOL

  • Lisss

    @ LovMEsomeIdris I am well aware of that. But since i am 22 and cant say his name without giggling like a schoolgirl….he is on my older-men list.

  • shadow

    They all look good!! from the five listed to the ones posted in!! My 44 yr. old self is over here in my GLORY Y’ALL!! I’ll still be grinning tomorrow morning!

  • lauryn

    Denzel, Lenny, Idris.

  • Mrs. Jones

    Blair Underwood,Michale Early,Morris Chestnut,Denzel Washington,Boris Kodjoe,Hill Harper,Barack Obama,and Idris Elba/

  • MommieDearest


  • MommieDearest

    Girl YES! I swoon at those Allstate commercials. He’s so “manly” in a sexy way.

  • MommieDearest

    Is Will Smith 45 yet? He’s aging very well. I’m loving his gray beard.

  • swissmiss261

    This is a GOOD LIST!! LAWD!!! I just want Ozwald Boateng to say my name in his British accent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcia.wingfieldhill Marcia Wingfield Hill

    I thought I was alone in the Peter Fan Club. I’ve always thought he was the hotter husband on RHWOA. It’s the beard, that is all. I’m a sucker for a close cut grey one.

  • Jess

    Lenny Kravitz is the ONLY one on this list who could get it! He is SO fine. I never would have though he was 48, he looks at least 10 years younger!

  • amanahill

    Isaiah Washington. If you don’t know google him. That body (when he was on Grey’s) and that voice. Did I mention he is handsome? yeah and Denzel will forever be the number one.

  • mikey kun

    it’s Idris Elba all day for me, but I do like Brad Pitt and Dijmon

  • Overseas_Honeybee

    Yes LAWD to Denzel, Lenny (even hotter in concert) and Ozwald.
    They all look amazing and at peace with life. Low stress and good living. Sorry but I can’t do “Uncle Ben” (a.k.a. Peter) but I do love the fact he has no problem “checkin” folks who step outta line.

  • S.

    I just googled Ozwald Boateng

    Amazing designer
    Handsome man
    He has a White wife

    You should see how surprised I look

  • Lesa

    Denzel of course but i know his wife……so actually no. Dijmon and Idris Elba ……oh yes. But as older men go I would be all over Thomas Gibson from Criminal Minds.

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