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