So there I was on Sunday afternoon, mindlessly moseying my way through the grocery and trying to remember what I needed in each aisle (I am so not a list girl). I reached the end of the first row, politely looked ahead to see if anyone was crossing and I saw some sort of glorious vision ahead. There were rows of magazines on display, but my eyes immediately locked on to one; I saw bright blue eyes and a naked, chiseled torso as I moved in closer. I snatched it up in my hands and quickly secured it in my cart, as it was the last one on the rack. I finished shopping and stood waiting while the cashier rang up up my order. When the magazine appeared in front of her, she stopped cold. She picked it up and clearly had the same visceral reaction as me; we discussed the fact that the man on the cover, Rob Lowe, was nearly 50 years old. Men, it’s time to step up your game. And since the cover mentioned contemporary actor, Charlie Sheen, we naturally had a little discussion comparing the two—while the clerk was a Warlock fan, she still readily admitted that the tiger blood didn’t seem to be helping Sheen’s appearance any.
In his Vanity Fair interview, Lowe discusses the Brat Pack and other fellow actors. I have yet to read more than the online excerpts but I though we could do with a little peer comparison, since Sheen and Lowe are only five years apart. Clearly, one is aging much better than the other. After exhaustive research, I can now present to you Sheen’s hottest contemporaries (all born between 1960 and 1965):
5. Andrew McCarthy, 1962:
4. Brad Pitt, 1963:
3. Johnny Depp, 1963:
2. Robert Downey, Jr., 1965:
1. Rob Lowe, 1964:
While I have poked fun at Johnny for his horrible hair and glasses and clearly there is something that drives aging men to wear ridiculous hats, under all the crap, he and Brad are still quite beautiful men. But Rob Lowe, you have taken aging gracefully to a new and seriously hot level. Bravo Sodapop!