They Were Hot In The ’80s, But What Do They Look Like Now? ’80s Heartthrobs Then & Now!

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You old enough to remember the 1980s? You don’t have to admit it…I won’t! There were some heartthrobs in the ’80s, including the Brat Pack and John Stamos, as seen above. Let’s take a look at some of the ’80s Heartthrobs and see where they are at now. Did their looks hold strong?

Andrew McCarthy

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A member of the Brat Pack, McCarthy made a name for himself along with the rest of the group in the ’80s. While he has continued acting, he also has becoming an award-winning travel writer and he still has his good looks.

Johnny Depp

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We fell in love with him on the TV series 21 Jump Street and his good looks continued through to 2012. Even though he may be a little odd at time, he is still good-looking and one of the best actors in Hollywood.

John Stamos

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We fell in love with him as Uncle Jesse on Full House, but this is one guy that has gotten better with age. You can’t deny he looks good and he most recently had a recurring role on Glee.

Matthew Broderick

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How could you not include Ferris BuellerBroderick made everyone love him when he skipped a day of school, but now you can love him on Broadway most of the time. Also, he is married to Sarah Jessica Parker.

Corey Haim

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Such a sad story. Corey Haim and his friend Corey Feldman were the big hits of the ’80s. They starred in movies like Goonies and Stand by Me, but with all that fame came addiction problems. Corey Haim never moved past being a teen actor, but they did try a reality show out for A&E. He passed away from pneumonia in 2010.

Matt Dillon

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Starring in The Outsiders in 1983, Dillon has gone on and starred in many movies including an Oscar-nominated role in Crash. He has aged very well.

Michael J. Fox

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A sad story too, but Fox is still going strong. He was a hit in Back to the Future, but he was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and it has affected him greatly. He fights for a cure, but he has also gotten back into acting, including a role on The Good Wife.

Rob Lowe

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Another member of the Brat Pack, Lowe has kept his charming good looks ever since St. Elmo’s Fire. He has had some tough times, including being one of the first celebrities to be caught with a sex tape! He currently stars in Parks & Recreation on NBC.

Ralph Macchio

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Has he aged at all? We loved him as the Karate Kid and he still looks good, even in his 50s. He recently made a run for the title on Dancing with the Stars and was a fan favorite.

Sean Penn

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He starred in Taps in 1981, but that was only the beginning for Penn. He has gone on to star in many movies and has won two Oscars for those roles. While his looks may be questionable with that mustache, his career is going strong as an A-list actor.

Kiefer Sutherland

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He got started on Stand By Me, but he has gone on to make a name for himself in the TV world. He won an Emmy for his role on 24 and currently stars in the Fox drama Touch. He is still looking good!

Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise got his start in the 80s, starring in such films as Risky Business and Top Gun. Many people wanted to look more and more under that shirt up above! Cruise is still looking good in 2012 and going strong in the business, despite his divorce from Katie Holmes recently.

Keanu Reeves

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Keanu took the spotlight when he starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and went on to bigger and better things. Looks stuck with him and we are about to see a third installment of Bill and Ted, which he confirmed in 2011.

Anthony Michael Hall

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A member of the Brat Pack, Hall was a staple in all the ’80s teen movies, like Breakfast Club. He is still going strong and appeared in The Dark Knight. 

Emilio Estevez

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Another member of the Brat Pack, Emilio was a huge hit in the 80s with the other members. However, his brother Charlie Sheen has stolen all the limelight the past few years, but he still looks good.

Corey Feldman

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Unlike his friend Corey Haim, Feldman has survived the crazy road of addiction and fame. He still has issues with drugs and alcohol, but he is still trying things out in the reality TV world.

Don Johnson

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Can anyone think of the ’80s without Miami Vice? He brought on the loafers with no socks and t-shirts under sports jackets, but Johnson isn’t look bad today. He has starred in some roles since Sonny, including on Nash Bridges.

Alec Baldwin

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The Baldwin brothers were staples in everything in the ’80s and now, so long after, Alec is still going strong with a starring role on the hit show 30 Rock and a new marriage and recent weight loss. He is looking good!

Robert Downey Jr.

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What a ride for Robert. He had hit it big in the ’80s with some hit movies, but then went downhill with a drug and alcohol addiction. He won us back with some huge roles, like Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. The drugs didn’t help him age well though.

  • Marn

    I don’t know what the hell StyleBlazer was talking about when they said Robert Downey Jr. did not age well. In my oppinion he is one of the ones that aged the best.

    • Heather

      I agree. One of my 16 year old daughter’s friend has a “crush” on him and has (recent) pics of him plastered all over her walls…so I’d say yeah, he’s aging well…

    • Jeanette Angelica Mathisen Bal

      I know! I’ve always thought he was a bit of a pudding back in the day, but after he got a bit more masculine and wrinkly he looks GORGEOUS! He’s riiiight at the very top of my to-do-list, alongside Zack Ward and Alan Rickman… 😀 (I’m a sick puppy, I admit it.)

    • MissyMae

      I was just scrolling down to write this same comment. Glad someone got to it before me. I think RDJ is a stone cold fox <3

    • Cheryl

      THANK YOU I was said the same thing. RDJ looks great

    • Southlib

      I’ve read that Robert did not have an easy time of it in prison, which is not a surprise, but is not discussed, since he is not the type to complain. There were lots of fights, maybe more, and the prisoners went for his face. Things had to be fixed, but I won’t complain, either. He’s just out-of-this-word gorgeous, young or old !!

  • shay

    Robert Downey Jr hasn’t aged well?! Apparently the person who wrote this article did a lot of drugs in the 80’s cause he is gorgeous!

  • ugh

    Take any styleblazer article, google the title, and you’ll find a dozen better researched, better thought out, and better written articles. CNN should be ashamed if their association with this garbage.

  • Bromia

    Gotta say.. never considered Downey, Feldman, Penn, Broderick, Sutherland, Haim and a few others on that list to be heartthrobs. Not sure they’re doing anything different than they should be- aging, some extremely badly, some nicely.

  • whatajoke

    Why would any editor approve the blurbs for these photos? This guy/girl/whatever may quite literally be the most uninteresting writer i’ve come across in all my years of perusing the internet. These couldn’t be more poorly written. Kudos on your punctuation. At least you’re getting something right.
    I will however NOT be visiting this site again. #fired

    • Disapproving Reader

      In agreement. I think this person may actually have some neurological condition that causes a total loss of creativity.

  • Mukwakwe

    Strange that the article mentions “Stand by Me” and “Goonies” in conjunction with Corey Haim. Corey Feldman was in both, but Haim didn’t appear in either movie.

    • Richard Bergstrom

      Must’ve thought Corey Haim was Sean Astin in the Goonies.. who knows where Stand By Me came from though…

  • facebook-1604321580

    I had a crush on Corey Haim, I don’t understand why Corey Feldman’s movies were listed under Haim’s photo. You would think they would remember The Lost Boys or License to Drive, Silver Bullet, Watchers, Dream a Little Dream and lesser known Fast Getaway, Fast Getaway II, The Double 0 Kid, Just One of the Girls. Come on people do a little research. These were just off the top of my head.

  • Susan BetzJitomir

    More importantly, Sean Penn is a major and sustained financial supporter of rebuilding Haiti

    • libdouche

      That’s awesome! Maybe he’ll move there. Here he’s a certified asswipe.

  • karen

    Jason Bateman?

  • Millie

    It really is just unfair that men get so much hotter as they get older. Almost all of them look as good or better now than when they were younger (except Rob Lowe, but he still looks amazing.)

  • Nispedana Righder

    Corey Haim looked like Beiber! Haha. Poor guy.

  • RyanT

    Where’s my Christopher Atkins?

  • Droosmom

    between the pop up ads on the top AND the bottom of the screen that I’d have to close to even see the story having to scroll down every page, and the extremely slow loading pages (and it’s not my computer, its a new one) I only made it to Michael J. Fox before I gave up

  • not_to_old

    Corey Haim? He hasn’t “aged” since 2010! How can you include a dead man in a “What do they look like now?”article???

  • Dave Dodge

    Corey Haim was neither in Goonies, nor Stand By Me. That was Corey Feldman.

  • Dee

    Well folks, Time DOES march on! Give people a break!

  • @VirginRemyMan

    those faces..bring back childhood memories

  • Fred

    You’re so busy throwing up ads that it’s impossible to navigate your site.

  • Gramma Kaye

    I don’t think that’s what Corey Haim looks like now. He died 2 years ago. Very bad taste including him here.

  • Gramma Kaye

    Anthony Michael Hall was a heart throb??? On what planet?

  • Gramma Kaye

    What – no Travolta? No Swayze?

  • Yanni Makari

    Do you people have a proof-reader on staff? The writing is terrible.

  • Cinderella

    Ya. I don’t care.

  • Tootrue4you

    Corey Haim looks great for a dead guy!

  • OBKB

    Corey Haim wasn’t in Goonies or Stand By Me. Both were only Corey Feldman.

  • Blank

    Very tacky comment about Downey, Jr. He is going strong and looks handsome. Shame on you!!!!

  • Kim Russell

    They ALL look dynamite, and SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better then they did when they were kids. They’re all great looking and I miss them compared to the no-talent, unappealing, forgettable people in movies these days. Jeez. I don’t even watch any movies anymore, and I haven’t seen a local TV program (on ABC, NBC, CBS, etc..) for like the last 7, 8, 9 years, because they are ALL just so awful, just garbage, and the people in them too. They are ALL lousy. And I can’t stand most, not all, but most of the people getting cast in movies and local TV shows these days. I don’t know their names, but I couldn’t watch them any longer then 2 minutes before I had to switch the channel.

  • Davetta L Wilson

    They forgot Judd Nelson, and left out all of the women of the 80s

  • Jessica

    Did a child write this? A very stupid child, who insulted the best looking man on the list by claiming that he has not aged well? As others have stated, there should have been some editorial work on the captions. Facts were not correct, the writing was boring, and it was written from the viewpoint of a 12 year old.

  • Boxingwithangels

    Agreed. A friend of mine worked with him as an extra, and he’s rather snobby & unfriendly too.

  • Boxingwithangels

    I think Christian Slater looks even better now.

  • DS

    He looked like a hairy mutt.Too much hair everywhere.LOL

  • Nanny mo

    Life can be cruel, but fans crueler. At least their is still parts for ugly has-beens in movies still. Someone needs to play the has-been.

  • Kimberly

    Too many things wrong with this to comment! Charlie Sheen, Judd Nelson, Michael Schoeffling, C Thomas Howe??? No females? If you are going to iclude people who have passed away, how can you leave out River Phoenix? Argh!

  • Megan

    Love how they say Christian Slater looks good today right after they say that Robert Downey Jr hasn’t aged well… The author must be blind

  • Jessica Cennamo Crowe

    John Stamos is hotter now

  • Jessica Cennamo Crowe

    <3 Depp

  • Kenkire

    Or in Stand By Me…. Who wrote this page?

  • ME

    Corey Haim was not in The Goonies or Stand By Me. SMH

  • gingerthree

    MEOW- PHEW-WE-FARTS! . . .what about those ADORABLE pets that were part of the ’80s , too ?!

    PHICK- relax-sista . . .some of these kinks. . . COULD qualify as pets- but not ADORABLE pets. . . particularly-

  • ChickSyx Tsyx

    he looked like a dork

  • No One

    Sean Penn is and has always been so ugly in my opinion

  • No One

    Don Johnson is still one of the most handsome men around.

  • Dominic Blais

    when will tom cruise come out of the closet enough already i can’t respect anyone who is not honest

    • JaySBee

      And how exactly do you know for sure that he’s gay? What’s more, what business is it of ours if he is or isn’t? Do you go around introducing your sexuality to perfect strangers? I mean, that would be the “honest” thing to do, according to you…

      • DR BLAIS


    • CT

      I don’t know about that. His “adopted” son Conner looks suspiciouly just like him

  • Me

    Matt Dillion. I love you.

  • CT

    And Is!

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