Credit: Getty Images Photo: Jude Law: People's Sexiest Man Alive 2004

Jude Law is 39, turning 40 on December 29. The British actor has been something of a sex symbol since at least 1997, when he played the perfect genetic specimen in Gattaca. Nowadays you don't see him on the sexiest lists that much. His old cheating scandal with the nanny didn't help his appeal, and some folks may not like his penchant for facial hair, while most of the hair on his head disappears.

Now Jude is starring in Anna Karenina as Karenin, the severe husband of Keira Knightley's Anna. As the New York Times noted, a few years ago, Jude would've been an obvious choice for Anna's sexy lover, Vronsky. Jude knows those days are gone — and he won't miss them.

“In a weird way, it’s kind of a relief to think, 'Oh, I know I’m not that young sort of pretty thing anymore,'" Jude told the NY Times. “It’s quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it.”

Aww. you're still pretty, Jude! Do you still see Jude as one of the hot studs? Did you ever find him hot? Do you just appreciate his acting and never cared much about his looks?

Source: New York Times

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