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The Hottest Male Actors Under 30


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Recently, we brought you the hottest female actors under 30 and lest we be accused of unfairness – it only seems right that today we bring you the hunks of the moment who are the 20 hottest male actors under 30 too. So we have:

Liam Hemsworth (1990)


From the Hunger Games to Independence Day: Resurgence Liam’s been belting out big box office numbers for a while now. He’s also engaged to Miley Cyrus, though in an on again – off again kind of way. There’s no doubting that he’s one of Hollywood’s hottest properties and one its hottest men.

Jonny Weston (1988)


Assuming you can forgive him for starring in the genuinely dreadful Taken 3 and the almost as appalling The Divergent Series: Allegiant you can probably agree that Jonny is a serious heartthrob. Apparently Johnny fell into acting after taking a theatre class in college; so it’s a bit of a stroke of luck he’s in anything at all.

Taylor Lautner (1992)


Taylor’s not been in very much this year but with his past performances in the Twilight series of movies and Valentine’s Day among others – he’s still very much a fan favorite. He keeps in shape with martial arts and when he’s not acting, he’s modeling – hunk city.

Skylar Astin (1987)


The ladies love him and that’s probably as much because he sings as well as he acts and the fact that he’s smoking hot of course. His roles in Pitch Perfect and its sequel are what brought him to the public’s attention. He’s stayed there because of his good looks.

Jeremy Irvine (1990)


It was the movie War Horse which catapulted Jeremy’s career into the major leagues. He’s worked with Kevin Spacey among others on The Billionaire’s Club and appeared in Fallen with Joely Richardson.

Andrew Bachelor (1988)

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Our first and only Canadian on the list is “King Bach”. He’s a comedian first and foremost but he’s also a movie actor and that gets him a spot on our list – check out Fifty Shades of Black for a strong performance from Andrew.

Zak Efron (1987)


Zak’s been setting pulses aflame ever since he starred in the world wide mega hit High School Musical. This year he’s been in Dirty Grandpa and Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. He’s a well-established actor who we’d expect to see much more from in the future.

Ryan Guzman (1987)


If you like your men chiseled out of stone then Ryan Guzman might be the perfect actor for you. He’s been in a range of hits from The Boy Next Door to There’s Always Woodstock. This year he’s been in Everybody Wants Some a baseball themed comedy.

Alexander Ludwig (1992)


One of the youngest picks in our selection at the tender age of 23 and with a very smooth face to go with it is Alexander Ludwig. Given his youth, it’s fair to say his career so far has been a touch limited but his part as Cato in the Hunger Games means he’s still a very familiar face.

Michael B Jordan (1987)


It’s fair to say that the “B” is necessary to distinguish the actor from the basketball player. He had a funny year last year starring in both Creed and the rather terribly received remake of the Fantastic Four. But his best moment was appearing on the Bear Grylls TV show.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (1990)


The first Brit to make our list is only 25 but has a serious list of movies under his belt already. Kick-Ass (and the sequel), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and a ton more. Hunky and very accomplished is what that makes Aaron.

Brenton Thwaites (1989)


Another Aussie who caught the attention of the US market when he starred in SLiDE back in 2011. He’s appeared several movies including the blockbuster Maleficent of 2014. This year he’s been in the unfortunately slated Gods of Egypt which is more down to the political correctness of casting than any particular fault with his acting.

Nick Robinson (1995)


At the tender age of 20, Nick’s our youngest entrant on the list but he’s not short on pedigree. He’s been in Jurassic World and Boardwalk Empire as well as starring in the damp squib that was The Fifth Wave this year.

Will Poulter (1993)

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Another British actor and this time one with a BAFTA under his belt for his stellar performance in 2014’s The Maze Runner. He’ll back to the big screen in 2017 with a sequel too which should keep his fans very, very happy indeed.

Douglas Booth (1992)


Douglas appeared opposite Russell Crowe in Noah back in 2014 and starred in 2010’s About the Boy too. He’s also in four movies in 2016 including one of our favorites Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which was just bad enough to be good.

Keiynan Lonsdale (1991)


Keiynan began his career in Australia but that hasn’t held him back. He’s starred in The Divergent Series (both Insurgent and Allegiant) as well as All Saints, The Flash and Dance Academy.

Jack Reynor (1992)


Handsome Jack’s biggest role will be in the highly-anticipated 2017 version of The Jungle Book – Jungle Book: Origins (which should not be confused with the Disney remake of The Jungle Book released this year). If you can’t wait that long you can check him out in Sing Street or Free Fire.

John Boyega (1992)


When you’re the lead in Star Wars then you’re going to be smoking hot and John Boyega fits the bill to a T. He’ll be back next year in the second of the sequel trilogy movies and we’re expecting great things from him then.

Daniel Radcliffe (1989)


While starring as Harry Potter can’t hurt your ability to be famous; it doesn’t exactly set you up to become one of Hollywood’s hunkiest men but Radcliffe managed it anyway. His role in Woman in Black proved there’s a much less cuddly side to his talents too.

Nicholas Hoult (1989)


Hot stuff Nicholas Hoult has had a great career and his role in 2013’s Warm Bodies is one of our all time favorites. Sadly, this year’s X-Men Apocalypse wasn’t great but we doubt that’s going to hurt his career in the long run.

Melissa Stenson
Melissa Stenson is a senior writer at PopCrunch. She covers movies, tv, and music news. She also writes engaging and fun lists about various pop culture events.

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