Step Aside, Young Actors, Because It’s the Season of Timeless Leading Men

Step Aside, Young Actors, Because It’s the Season of Timeless Leading Men


From Piolo Pascual to Paulo Avelino, these Filipino gentlemen are just constantly elevating their popularity, growing even more captivating as time goes on

People often claim that a celebrity’s popularity has a shelf life as new talents emerge frequently. Yet, this notion doesn’t hold true for some Filipino actors who have stood the test of time. Over the years, their charisma, looks, and talents have set them apart. Their influence extends beyond fleeting moments as they continue to dominate the entertainment landscape with blockbuster movies and chart-topping series. Here are a few Filipino leading men who are excellent examples of this statement:

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Piolo Pascual

Timeless leading men - Piolo Pascual
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The man of the hour, Piolo Pascual, kicks off our list with a bang. Fresh off his role in Netflix’s first Filipino series, Replacing Chef Chico, and the award-winning Warner Bros. film, Mallari, the 47-year-old actor is set to hit the screen again in the action-packed family series, Pamilya Sagrado. Partnering with young talents Kyle Echarri and Grae Fernandez, Pascual is proving that he’s still at the top of his game despite the emergence of younger actors.

Paulo Avelino

Timeless leading men - Paulo Avelino
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When we talk about actors aging like fine wine, Paulo Avelino is definitely someone not to be overlooked. Undoubtedly one of today’s most sought-after leading men, his stellar performance in Linlang has left his fans yearning for more. Brace yourselves as he takes on the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, reuniting with Kim Chiu.

Dingdong Dantes

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Dingdong Dantes, at 43, proves that his appeal only grows stronger with time. His movie comeback, Rewind, was a clear box office hit at the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival. Paired with his real-life wife, Marian Rivera, Dantes continues to be a force to be reckoned with, leaving us eagerly anticipating his next move.

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Richard Gutierrez 

Richard Gutierrez
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Richard Gutierrez recently concluded his hit Kapamilya primetime action series, The Iron Heart. Having renewed his contract with ABS-CBN, his upcoming projects have us on the edge of our seats, excited to witness what this seasoned actor has in store for us.

Dennis Trillo 

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Dennis Trillo, one of the men behind GMA’s historical drama series Maria Clara at Ibarra, is not just an actor who gets better with time, but a TikTok sensation as well. At 42, his account is a treasure trove of entertainment, proving that age is just a number when it comes to delivering content that resonates with everyone.

Jericho Rosales

Jericho Rosales
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Concluding this list is Jericho Rosales. At 44, he certainly has come a long way since his Mr. Pogi days. More than his looks, it’s his exceptional acting skills that continue to captivate his fans. As he gears up to headline the cast of the upcoming prison action series, Sellblock, we can’t help but look forward to the next chapter of his career.

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