DiCaprio verb: To become even more good-looking with time.
Like the man from which the phrase originated: Leo looked mighty fine as a young man in 1996, but he's all kinds of beardy, godly goodness now.
1. Johnny Depp, 1984 and 2013
He ~somehow~ pulled off a crop top in A Nightmare on Elm Street in the '80s. He was the Cry Baby we all wanted to ride pillion with, and we'd still ride pillion with him now!
2. Tom Hardy, 2008 and 2015
Tom might've blushed when his Myspace photos resurfaced. The rest of us cried tears of joy, which we would happily dry with his beard today.
3. Brad Pitt, 1999 and 2014
Brad Pitt. BRAD. FUCKING. PITT. We all enjoyed his Fight Club days, his cameo in Friends days, his World War Z days...basically ~every~ day with Brad Pitt is a day the sun should never set on.
4. David Beckham, 2004 and 2015
2004 David Beckham? Yes please. 2015 David Beckham? There are no words. Those golden balls clearly didn't deflate.
5. Keanu Reeves, 2003 and 2014
As the hero from The Matrix, everybody wanted Keanu to be The One. Now he's this enigma of beard and eyes, and we're totally down with that.
6. Ashton Kutcher, 2005 and 2014
He was the floppy-haired hunk we all wanted to take away from Demi. Now he's beardy and muscly and funny and a dad and all Mila Kunis's. If you listen REALLY carefully... Yep, there's the sound of every heart breaking.
7. James Franco, 2006 and 2015
He was cute in Spiderman, there is little doubt about that. Then age happened and Franco just kept on winning.
8. Will Smith, 1996 and 2015
In the '90s, he was the Prince to our hearts. Now he's the adorable family man who's equal measure beauty and humour. Fun fact: In I, Robot Will had to strap his manhood to his thigh for a steamy shower scene...
9. Ryan Reynolds, 2005 and 2015
There should be a petition to burn all of Ryan's clothes.
NO CLOTHES EVER!
10. Jake Gyllenhaal, 2005 and 2015
Jake "I'll teach you how to spell my last name when we're married" Gyllenhaal has never been one to crack a mirror. But in 2015, he bulked up and made us all want to throw on a nurse's outfit to tend to his boxing wounds in Southpaw. At present, there is a queue for said privilege.
11. Orlando Bloom, 2003 and 2013
Kit Harington there may be, but Orlando came first. He managed to pry our eyes away from Johnny Depp in 2003 when he was the pirate we all wanted to be saved by. Fast-forward and he has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes our heart go all a-flutter.
12. Gerard Butler, 2005 and 2014
Gerard has always been that "rough around the edges" Scotsman. Now he does it with a bowtie instead of a dog tag. Either is something to hold onto.
13. Henry Cavill, 2007 and 2015
In 2007 you could have Henry "The Tempting Tudor" Cavill. In 2015, you can have Henry "my-beard-is-sex" Cavill. Either is a choice you should sing hallelujah for.
14. David Gandy, 2008 and 2015
Look above. To the left first. Admire the rack. You're welcome.
Now look above again. To the right. Imagine how good that suit would look on your bedroom floor. You're also welcome.