Most Handsome Black Men of Hollywood: A List of the Top 20 Leading Men

Handsome Black Men of Hollywood: Their ageless skin, and unwitting charm has mesmerised the public the world over. Considered to be some of the most talented in the industry, black men have successfully taken their place as top notch entertainers. Besides entertaining, they are philanthropists and global leaders who use their faces to make known some worthy causes.

20 Best World’s Most Handsome Actors In 2018

Let’s take a look at the 20 most handsome black men who are and have shaped the face of contemporary Hollywood.

#1: Morgan Freeman

 Morgan Freeman

At the age of 81, Morgan Freeman has been in any contemporary movie you can think of. From Million Dollar Baby, to Street Smart, and Driving Miss Daisy, Freeman has been the voice of many a prominent characters. His smooth as silk and comforting voice has been used for the narration of movies and documentary films such as Penguins, and Cosmic Voyage. His suave and formal style is timeless and inspires confidence in men of colour who are trying to break the glass ceiling.

#2: Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris is a 46 year old English actor who has been working in Hollywood and British television for the last two decades, give or take. His most famous role is that of Russell Bell in the HBO production – “The Wire”. He is set to play the role of Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic with the same name. Elba’s style whether off the red carpet, on it, or when he steps out of home is decidedly put together with a spirit of nonchalance. His graceful salt and pepper hair and gloriously adaptable style make him one to watch out for.

#3: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington legitimately won the title of the Sexiest Man Alive in the year 1996, at the age of 41. The now 63 year old actor is the recipient of three Golden Globes, and two Academy Awards for his outstanding acting. This father of four has been the chocolate boy of Hollywood before the word was even defined. His roles in Training Day, The Hurricane, Glory and Man on Fire have been successful in putting him on the map.

#4: John Legend

John Legend

The legendary crooner and husband of supermodel Chrissy Teigen is the recipient of all four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry – the EGOT – i.e. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. His work in making political statements makes him every bit as appealing to the brain as he is to the eyes. His adorable dad style is well documented on his Instagram page. His philanthropic endeavours like the Show Me Campaign and Gentlemen’s Fund have put him on the forefront of the change makers of Hollywood.

#5: Donald Glover

Donald Glover

At the age of 35, Glover has made a name for himself as an activist and an entertainer. He is set to voice of Simba in the upcoming film The Lion King. He has played iconic roles on TV in shows such as Community, 30 Rock. Glover’s commentary on the American scenario and systematic discrimination in the song “This is America” was successful in creating ripples all over the world. His ruggedly handsome look complements his many accomplishments perfectly.

#6: Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan may come off as edgy and troubled on screen, but his off screen persona is one to die for. His squared jaw and organized dreads make him a heartthrob. His latest reprising of the role of Killmonger in the movie Black Panther has pushed him back into the spotlight, and we are living for it!

#7: Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

The star of the show, a king among mortals, T’challa himself – the Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman has struck a chord with the crowd. The 40 year old actor embodies the essence of being a man. He is a gentleman and a charmer. A theatre actor first, Boseman has an aura of majestic pride about himself which translates into his fashion choices as well.

#8: Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Donald Faison is most known for his role as funny-man Turk in the Medical Drama, “Scrubs” on television. He also starred as the character Dionne Davenport’s boyfriend Murray in the classic movie “Clueless” starring Alicia Silverstone, and in the TV show of the same name. Faison is a comedian by profession and he carries off the clean shaven head look with ease like never witnessed before!

#9: Jordan Peele

jordan peele

From comedy, production, direction, writing to even acting, there isn’t a stone Jordan Peele has left unturned in his quest to make a name for himself. He is known for his comedic sketch show “Key and Peele” where he stars alongside Keegan Michael Key, where they play various characters. The sardonic and somewhat satirical Peele has most recently directed the award winning film, “Get Out”.  

#10: Jesse Williams

 Jesse Williams

Best known as Doctor Jackson Avery on Shonda Rimes’ stellar show “Grey’s Anatomy”, Jesse Williams is not a face you can forget. His stormy eyes delve into the depths of our souls, even through the TV screen! But he isn’t just soft on the eyes – Jesse is the youngest member of the board of directors at The Advancement Project which is a Civil Rights think tank. His well-rounded personality makes him perfect celebrity material.

#11: Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

trilogy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson – but also a legendary singer. He is a four time Grammy winner and holds many accolades for his music. His quirky style is to watch for as he makes the bolder choices, such as using a blanket sized scarf!

#12: Common


The rapper and actor is another example of just how agelessly good looking black men are. His constantly bearded, brooding look gives him an air of mystery with a sparkle. He has starred in countless films and has been awarded basically every award in the book!

#13: Drake


The 31 year old singer, songwriter and actor may have started at the bottom, but his excellent acting in the iconic 90’s TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation” has brought him here! From a shy prepubescent, to a dynamic young man, Drake is everyone’s teenage fantasy. His dreamy sound and clean-cut image put him on top of our list.

#14: Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr

Damon Wayans Jr. has played not one, but two iconic TV roles – one as Coach, in the show “New Girl”, and another as Brad Williams, on the show “Happy Endings”. His roles in Marmaduke and Dance Flick have made him the hottest funny guy on the market! What’s not to like?

#15: Corbin Bleu

Corbin Bleu

Did anyone hear the bell? Because it sounds like Summertime! Corbin Bleu or Chad from High School Musical was the quintessential jock boy. He was the best friend Troy Bolton knew and needed most, and his cocky, dimpled smile stole many a hearts. Corbin Bleu’s signature curly afro, either trimmed or allowed to grow out, is the recipe to his popularity with all the Monique’s of the world.

#16: Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx or Eric Marlon Bishop, is a well-known singer, actor and record producer. His symmetrical face, closely shaven hair and bright smile make him stand out from the rest. As if his musical career wasn’t decorated enough, Foxx also received an Academy Award for his role as Ray Charles in the biopic titled “Ray”.

#17: Terry Crews

 Terry crews

Easily the fittest man on this list, Terry Crews is known for his comically exaggerated roles in movies like White Chicks, Blended and Balls of Fury, and TV shows like “Brooklyn 9-9” and “My Wife and Kids”.

#18: Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

If we could, we would put Jesse Williams in another league altogether, but if anyone could, Micharl Ealy could join that league as well! His chiselled jaw, gentlemanly style and oceanic eyes make him a hot favourite.

#19: Will Smith

Will Smith

If there exists a power couple in Hollywood, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are it. Will Smith is one of the most powerfully exuding faces to watch on screen. His most iconic roles include “Men in Black”, “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “Hancock” and “Enemy of the State”. Will Smith has literally grown up in front of the camera as he starred in the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and well, he’s made a special place in our hearts!

#20: Ludacris


Ludacris has made his mark in the entertainment industry as a Screen Actor as well as musician and performer. His biggest roles include Tej Parker in “2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Show Dogs, “No Strings Attached” and many more. His signature thin lipped moustache and otherwise rugged, bad boy look makes him one of our choices of the most handsome black men in Hollywood.


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