George Clooney, Colin Firth and Denzel Washington have been named as the sexiest men over 50.

The actors are among 21 hunks to make AARP magazine’s ‘Men on Fire’ list of older heartthrobs.

Other stars to make the cut include actors Viggo Mortensen, Liam Neeson and Samuel Jackson, rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Antonio Banderas.

When asked by the magazine whether he feels pressure to look younger, 51-year-old Banderas said: “No. Well, yes, I’m a little bald, but I don’t think the pressure is just a Hollywood thing. It’s a social thing.

“I work out every morning, and when I’m finished, the first thing I put in my body is white tea. Everything is about balance.”

Clooney was nominated not only for his looks, but also his philanthropic nature, while Washington’s Flight co-star Don Cheadle thinks his friend’s on-screen persona helps to project an image of him as a “grounded” star.

“Denzel’s mystique is that he projects self-confidence. You see his performances and know you’re looking at a grounded person,” he said.

Other men on the list include cellist Yo Yo Ma, author John Irving and palaeontologist Paul Sereno.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Nancy Perry Graham, said readers understand that sex appeal is ageless.

AARP magazine, Men on Fire list 2012:

George Clooney
Colin Firth
Denzel Washington
Jon Bon Jovi
Antonio Banderas
Jon Huntsman Jr.
Samuel L Jackson
Liam Neeson
Brian Williams
Yo-Yo Ma
Scott Bakula
James Brolin
Rupert Everett
John Irving
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Andy Mill
Leslie Moonves
Viggo Mortensen
Paul Sereno
George Strait
Mario Van Peebles

Check out the gallery here.

Do you agree with the gents that made the cut? Who would be on your list of sexiest men over 50?

– BANG! Showbiz