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Hot Old Men

Having been accused (several times) of despising gratuitous mantitty, I present for your delectation the following…

Oooh. Alan Greenspan. He is just so … powerful. So … hot. Announcements about interest rates haven’t been the same since his retirement. It might only have been a quarter of an interest point, but temperatures would soar.

Sean Connery, the man who’s been shaking and stirring us for … decades. Oh baby.

Patrick Stewart who could make it so with me anytime. Not only can he wear spandex in public and not be embarrassed but he can sing and dance too. Check it out.

Peter O’Toole, once a lovely young thing, now a lovely, if cadaverous, old thing who could cross my desert any time.

Alan Rickman, the underground hit of Sense and Sensibility,.Women swooned at his imcomprehensible upperclass mumble and the slow crawl of his jowls seeking freedom from his high collar.

Ian McKellen, quite definitely a player for the other team and never the prettiest boy in the playground, but he does have a certain … something. There’s just something about him that makes you want to comb through his beard for snacks or offer to hold his staff if he looks tired.

Come on, ladies. Confess. Who’s your favorite hot old man?

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Lucy
Lucy
14 years ago

It’s no accident that Alan Greenspan is at the top the list. He’s the hottest. Forget the Fed rate — just watch my heart rate soar.

Diane Gaston
14 years ago
Diane Gaston
14 years ago

Oops. Try this

Christopher Plummer

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
14 years ago

Janet, I adore both Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery, although SC has no problem with hitting a woman which I object to on principle. Missing from your list besides Christopher Plummer, and Paul Newman, Harrison Ford who is one hot senior citizen. And Kevin Kline. Billy Connolly anyone?

Alyssa
14 years ago

I love Patrick Stewart. I saw him do A Christmas Carol many years ago (more than I want to count), and I was on the second row. Oh, I love that man.

Pam Rosenthal
14 years ago

The other bald guys, Ed Harris and John Malkovich.

But Alan Greenspan, who let the subprime mortgage thing happen on his watch?? Power’s cool. Ego and evil are not. Perhaps it’s time to quote a poet of our era:

For one by one, and two by two/ He tossed them humanhearts to chew

Janet Mullany
14 years ago

Elizabeth, Sean Connery manages to be an idiot virtually every time he opens his mouth in public without a script–must be all that reverberation inside his actorly skull.

Lucy, glad you could stop by! (She is the one who first pointed out to me the Greenspan’s essential hotness.)

And yes, I do have some notable missing in action hot old men.

Keira Soleore
14 years ago

I’d take Ian McKellan or Sean Connery in a heartbeat. Cary Grant or Gregoy Peck…Can’t pass those up. Then there’s Harrison ooh-la-la Ford. Finally, there’s Anthony Hopkins. Love that man!

Elena Greene
14 years ago

One thing I noticed is many of these hot old men–notably Connery and Stewart–have very distinctive and sexy voices. I remember being at our local observatory, listening to Stewart narrating a science show about the planets and melting in the darkened auditorium. It’s doesn’t matter what he’s talking about; that voice is just HOT. 🙂

Deb Marlowe
14 years ago

OMG, my family totally made fun of me as a teenager because I was into older men. All the other girls were swooning over Tom Cruise and I had a life sized poster of Baryshnikov. I must have watched White Nights a thousand times! I also loved Ricardo Montalban.

And don’t get me started on Patrick Stewart! LOVE HIM! You’re right, Elena, it’s that voice!

Cara King
14 years ago

Patrick Stewart, Derek Jacobi, Robert Redford.

Cara (who thinks Janet is extremely weird) 🙂

Megan Frampton
14 years ago

Ian McShane! And Pam’s mention, Ed Harris.

Lois
14 years ago

*sigh* Sean. . . ah, thank you for that peek for today. 😉

And I’ll gladly take Alan Rickman for a date or two as well (perhaps in a cravat). 🙂

Lois

Maureen
14 years ago

My favorite older guy is Jeremy Irons.

Diane Gaston
14 years ago

I am sorry, Elizabeth, Keira, and Cara, but Harrison Ford and Robert Redford have not, in my opinion, aged well at all!

Now how about Prince Phillip? He is a man who has aged well.

Cara King
14 years ago

Now how about Prince Phillip? He is a man who has aged well.

Ew! 🙂

And from everything I’ve read, he’s a very unpleasant, judgmental snob.

But I think Redford’s still nice. Harrison Ford was too for a long time, but he is going a bit off.

And I’ll add my vote too to Ed Harris and Alan Rickman.

Cara

Diane Gaston
14 years ago

Now how about Prince Phillip? He is a man who has aged well.

Ew! 🙂

And from everything I’ve read, he’s a very unpleasant, judgmental snob.

But he’s aged well. He doesn’t look much different than he did 40 years ago. He doesn’t exactly ring my chimes, though. Even Alan Greenspan is hotter.

But I think Redford’s still nice. Harrison Ford was too for a long time, but he is going a bit off.

Ew 🙂
Redford’s a prune!!!!

RevMelinda
14 years ago

Um, is Alan Rickman old?
I hadn’t noticed.

I’ve seen a couple of these guys in plays: Kevin Kline in Pirates of Penzance (on Broadway, with Linda Ronstadt–he was very young then), Christopher Plummer in Macbeth, Derek Jacobi in–oh, darn, it’s the Shakespeare with Beatrice and Benedick–Much Ado about Nothing?

Jacobi gave the best performance but Plummer was simply thrilling to watch.

What about Donald Sutherland? I like him so much better now that he’s “of a certain age.”

RevMelinda
14 years ago

Or Pierce Brosnan?
(is he old?)

doglady
14 years ago

I saw Patrick Stewart in Macbeth in Stratford on Avon about a hundred years ago. I was a kid and he was much younger and he was sexy then too! I just love him.

Alan Rickman is another “Mature” actor who has that quiet, sexy thing going on.

Pierce Brosnan is hot too!

janegeorge
14 years ago

As my entire family is well aware, Alan Rickman has a certain effect upon me. He’s definitely hot. And it’s not just his voice. It’s his eyes too.

Another mature guy with great eyes and his voice ain’t bad either, is Ben Kingsley.

True confessions time for me would be David Carradine. Still hot in Kill Bill, and able to poke fun at his image.

Sorry, I’m with Pam on Greenspan. He’s always looked like a greedy evil toad to me.

I second RevMelinda on Donald Sutherland, and I thank Janet for rising to the bait with a fabulous post!

Georgie Lee
14 years ago

I love Alan Rickman and Kevin Kline. Another hot old guy I like is John Malkovich.
Classic older guys I love include Ronald Coleman, Basil Rathbone and Rex Harrison.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
14 years ago

I loved Ben Kingsley until I heard that he’s adamant that people refer to him as Sir Ben and not just Ben Kingsley. As for Prince Philip, yes he has aged well, but he’s a complete jerk. I thought James Cromwell captured him rather well in The Queen. And Donald Sutherland and Pierce Brosnan are lovely. I can’t wait to see Mama Mia with Pierce and Colin Firth.

Janet Mullany
14 years ago

But Alan Greenspan, who let the subprime mortgage thing happen on his watch??

Oh, but Pam, free trade is so sexy. So alpha male and American. No wonder category romance (and single title too) is peppered with all those sexually-harrassing, stalking–oops, I think I mean in love virile Suits.

Santa
14 years ago

More hot men! I adore Patrick Stewart and would love to see him in inexpressibles! Hey, wouldn’t he make an outstanding lead in the screen adaptation of Janet’s ‘Dedication’?

I’m just sayin’!

Oh, and yay to Diane’s additions and I’ll just add George Clooney because he’s becoming as ageless as Cary Grant!

Santa
14 years ago

Sorry, I didn’t read the other posts but I do applaud the other hot old men you ladies have added.

Love the bit about Harrison Ford being off of late!

Janet Mullany
14 years ago

I adore Patrick Stewart and would love to see him in inexpressibles! Hey, wouldn’t he make an outstanding lead in the screen adaptation of Janet’s ‘Dedication’?

Interestingly, I suggested Harrison Ford to the Signet art dept., and Juliette Binoche for Fabienne.

RevMelinda
14 years ago

Clint Eastwood.

And how about some aging rockers like Sir Paul McCartney or Roger Daltrey or Mick Jagger?

janegeorge
14 years ago

Aging rockers?

Peter Gabriel is always God. And Elvis Costello is still adorable even though thicker through the middle.

Sorry, any of the Stones are horrorshow! And Rod Stewart never made the list. Shudder. Since I was a nasty little punk rocker eons ago, it’s very weird for me to see those icons age. The ones that are left standing anyway.

Would it be weird to do a hot older gal post? For writerly inspiration only, erherm.

Anonymous
Anonymous
14 years ago

“SC has no problem with hitting a woman which I object to on principle”

Oh, pul-eeze, look up the original interview and get the whole context of what he actually said. That’s been blown up and distorted into something he didn’t say.

He was talking about giving a hysterical woman a belt to snap her out of it, not the casual battering that bone-headed trogs inflict on their mates when they’re feeling drunk and mean.

If faced with a person in the throes of hysterics I would thump them one myself, no problem, though my first choice is to remove myself from the area and go play golf.

I expect Sir Sean would prefer to do the same himself.

Sheesh.

Sign me — Cranky Fact-Checker

Patricia Barraclough
Patricia Barraclough
13 years ago

Paul Newman, gorgeous blue eyes. I’d add Sting to the list. What about Clint Eastwood?

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

David Bowie. End of discussion.

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