5 Male Stars Who Are Happy to Age Naturally

Pressure in the spotlight in unavoidable and so much is about simply looking good. While usually it’s actresses commenting on how they have to look much younger than their age, these 5 male stars have given their own perspective on dying over greys and going under the knife. Happy to age naturally despite the criticism they might receive for not looking as good as they once did, these celebrities say they’re willing to embrace life, even if that shows in their faces and bodies – as it just naturally should.

Antonio Banderas


Antonio wants life to show on his face: “I prefer to let life take me wherever it’s going to take me. Wrinkles are welcome, because they mean I have lived a life. If I looked in the mirror and saw somebody I was not supposed to be, then I would freak out.”

George Clooney

George says he would never dye his hair or go under the knife: “For me it’s never been an issue or an option. I don’t think it would make much sense quite honestly. I’ve seen it happen – particularly on men – I don’t think it really works, I think it actually makes you look older. I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.”

Justin Timberlake

Justin thinks ageing makes him look better: “In my younger days, I looked ridiculous, I’ve tried to forget the way I looked! Seriously, I like myself more now than I ever have. I think it’s because you just get to a point where age becomes attractive to you in a way. When you accept the inevitability that you are ageing, that you are getting older, I think it becomes a thing you Settle into. I have no desire to be young again. I’m still young. I still feel very young and I’ll always feel very young, but I’m excited to progress.”

Robert De Niro

Robert thinks surgery often looks far too obvious: “It’s so transparent (surgery). If you’re doing a younger part in a story, say 15, 20 years younger, the audience will accept that, and you can do it in a very real way. But to to do it for yourself? I was reading something about Meryl Streep, and Meryl was describing how she doesn’t do any of that stuff, and that’s great. Getting old is a natural thing. And you’d better embrace it, ‘cos you’ve got no choice”.

Russell Crowe

Russell says that while looks are a part of his job, he isn’t fussing about getting older: “There’s a certain percentage of vanity that is unhealthy in my business and it affects both sexes. You see it with the men, dying their hair into their sixties pretending they don’t have grey hair, or having plastic surgery and using sun lamps. I’m not that guy. I’m totally happy – well, you’re never totally happy with ageing – but you accept it. You understand that you do age but there are roles for any age if you’re prepared to play them.”