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22 Silver Fox Actors: Are They Hotter Today Or In Their Heyday?

Older. Wiser. Zaddy-er.

You know how wine and cheese get better with age? Well, for a lot of actors, the same is true.

But with wine, cheese, and even actors, it's all a matter of taste. So I need to know if you prefer these leading men as silver foxes or if you were more into them when they were young stallions.

And before we get started, it should be noted that all of these men are attractive no matter their age, and this is all in good fun! :) Here we go!

1. First up, here's Pierce Brosnan in his silver fox era:

On the red carpet

And now here he is as babyface Brosnan:

Smiling and showing chest hair

Now side by side for good measure:

2. What about Andy Garcia? Here he is now:

On the red carpet

And here is as a fresh-faced star:

In a bow tie

Now side by side, just to be sure:

3. Wowie wow. Here's Idris Elba in silver fox mode:

In a suit

And yow, yow, yow! Here he is all young and shit:

In a sleeveless top

Last looks!

4. Up next is THEE Anderson Cooper. (Not an actor, but it felt wrong to me not to have him on the list.) Here he is now:

On the red carpet

And here he is back then (still pretty silver, TBH):

Smiling in a suit, no tie

Now side by side:

5. OK, the time has come for Antonio Banderas. First, as a lil' silver zaddy:

In a leather jacket

Second, as a young lil' baddie:

Smiling at the podium

Third, together:

6. A silver-haired Colin Firth has entered the arena:

On the red carpet in a bow tie

As has his younger counterpart, Young Firth:

In a suit, no tie

Who will win?

7. I hate to do this to you, I really do, but Oscar Isaac is next. Here he is giving daddy vibes:

On the red carpet in a turtleneck

And here he is looking like a lil' baby coffee shop poet:

In a sweater and jacket

What about side by side?

8. We must continue on. Look at Jeff Goldblum now:

On the red carpet

And look at Jeff Goldblum then:

On the red carpet

All together now:

9. I'll be honest, this one feels mean, but here's George Clooney all silvered up:

On the red carpet in a suit and tie

And here he is somehow REALLY working this leather jacket. Like...wut??

In jeans and a vest

And now all the handsomeness side by side:

10. Alright, moving right along to Daniel Dae Kim. *Hot & sweaty emoji* Here he is serving "daddy realness":

On the red carpet

And here he is serving "I will carry Lost on my two perfect cheekbones":

On the red carpet in a short-sleeved T-shirt

Now take them both in:

11. It's Ted Danson's turn. Let's see him now:

On the red carpet in a suit and tie

And let's see him then:

In jeans and a jeans top, touching grass

You know the drill:

12. We gotta talk about John Slattery. Take him in as a pure-white fox:

On the red carpet

Now take him in as a black-and-white babe:

Black-and-white photo of him with dark hair

Really think about this, now!

13. Welcome to the stage the legendary Denzel Washington. Here he is now:

On the red carpet in sneakers

And here he is then:

In a cap and leather coat

Side by side:

14. All Harrison Ford has ever known is SEX. APPEAL. Whether he's older:

In a suit, no tie

Or younger:

Smiling in jeans and shirt

Or anywhere in between:

15. Here's Javier Bardem the da-dee:

On the red carpet

And here's Javier Bardem the bay-bee:

In jeans and a long coat

Now here they are together:

16. Ooofda! Look at this next specimen! Here's Mark Ruffalo with a lil' silver at the temples:

In a jacket, no tie

And here he is with no silver, but enough boyish charm to knock someone out cold:

On the red carpet giving the peace sign

It's almost too much to see all together:

17. Next up to the plate is Don Cheadle. First we'll see him with some silver scruff:

Smiling on the red carpet

And next, with no scruff at all:

In a jacket

Get ready:

18. I wanna know how you feel about Ken Watanabe. Let's take a peek at him now:

Waving and wearing a suit with tie

And a peek at him back then:

Waving on the red carpet and wearing a bow tie

Now side by side:

19. Did you think I'd leave Hugh m'fing Grant off of this list? Don't be silly. Here he is basically five minutes ago:

Waving at San Diego Comic-Con

And here he is like, IDK, 30 years ago? I'm bad at math:

Smiling and wearing jeans and a shirt

Look one more time:

20. Tony Shalhoub is our next challenger. Peep him as a smirky silver fox:

On the red carpet, no tie

And peep him as a smiley young buck:

On the red carpet in a suit and holding an award

Once more for old times' sake:

21. I think we can all agree that Jaime Camil. So here he is giving us daddy to the max:

Smiling on the red carpet

And here he is giving us something a little more bro-ish:

Smiling and pointing at the camera

Both are a vibe:

22. And finally, we've got the certified silver fox Taika Waititi. Here he is now:

In a suit on the red carpet for Thor: Love and Thunder

And here he is after a trip in the wayback machine:

In a plaid vest and tie and giving a peace sign

And now side by side:

Thank you for playing! May you all age as well as these fine gentlemen.