Clooney and Bullock hit top 40
09:30 06 February 2005
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have topped a poll of the sexiest stars over 40.
The sexy pair scooped the top spots in the survey carried out by British TV channel FX289.
Gorgeous George, who celebrated his 43rd birthday last year, beat off competition from his 'Ocean's Twelve' co-star Brad Pitt and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny Depp to claim most desired male.
Sandra beat 'Desperate Housewives' beauty Teri Hatcher and actress Michelle Pfeiffer into second and third place in the female listing.
Psychologist Robert Holden, who analysed the results, said the findings proved that 40-year-olds were enjoying new found wealth and better lifestyles.
He said: "The research reflects the growing recognition that mid-life does not have to be a crisis.
"We should relish a time of more money, better sex, quality family time and rejuvenation."
But despite the accolade, heartthrob George is reportedly less enthusiastic about getting older, after an Italian fan mistook him for a 50-year-old.
He explained: "We were in Italy and some younger girl asked me how old I was.
"I stupidly asked her: 'How old do you think I am?'"
"She said 'Fifty?', and I said 'You think I'm fifty years old?!', and she replied 'Erm, are you fifty-one?'"
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