John Stamos, Matt Lauer share TODAY bromance: 'Should we make out?'

John Stamos didn't make the cover of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue this year, but he still had a photo spread worth gloating about, where he was pictured in a fancy suit with the headline "How I Stay Sexy at 50." 

During a visit to TODAY Wednesday, it turned out that the "Full House" star's youthful charms are not only for the ladies. First, Stamos admitted he liked host Matt Lauer's Movember beard and asked if he could give it a rub.

"Is that a snap-on beard? ... I love touching you!" said Stamos, running his hands on Lauer's stubbly chin.

Lauer later asked Stamos what his secrets were to looking so young. 

"I have good genes; I'm very lucky," he said with a dimpled grin. And when Lauer further noted that his guest looked more like like he was in his 30s than 50, Stamos joked, "Should we make out?"

But the two also shared less touchy-feely conversation, discussing Stamos' place in this year's Sexiest Man Alive issue. "People magazine has been so good to me over my 78-year career," Stamos joked. "This year, they said, 'Let's have a sense of humor about it,' and I said, 'I'm in for that!'"

And about turning 50, which the actor did in August? Stamos said he wasn't really bothered by hitting the half-century mark. In fact, he was rather "excited about it."

"Other than my father not being there, it was the greatest night of my life," he said. "Don Rickles came, Tom Jones sang, and the Beach Boys sang."

Still, just being handsome is no guarantee of long-term success in Hollywood. With a 30-plus year career in the business, he must be doing something right. Even here, the actor gave credit to family.

"I started on 'General Hospital' when I was 18. I said, 'Dad, what do I do? Give me something.' And he said, 'You treat the janitor the same way you treat the producer,'" said Stamos. "And that's sort of what I've tried to do most of my career."

Sounds like Dad knew best. 

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    Stars who never seem to age

    These famous faces may act, but they don't act their age. Take a look at then-and-now photos of celebrities who seem to have discovered the Fountain of Youth.

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    Lori Loughlin -

    Actress Lori Loughlin is one of many Hollywood actors who seems to have stopped the aging clock. That's her in 1995 at left, and in 2013, at age 48, at right.
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    Elijah Wood -

    Maybe it's Elijah Wood's Hobbit-powers that prevent him from aging. He's seen in 2001 at left and then in 2012, at age 31, at right.
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    Vanessa Williams -

    There she is, Miss Never Aging America. Vanessa Williams is seen in 1997 at left and then in 2012, at age 49, at right.
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    John Stamos -

    Like his "Full House" partner Lori Louglin, John Stamos has apparently sipped from the Fountain of Youth. That's him in 1993 at left, and in 2012, at age 49, at right.
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    Naomi Campbell -

    They're called supermodels for a reason. Naomi Campbell, shown in 1999 at left, still looks model-perfect in the 2013 photo at right, in which she's 43.
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    Angelina Jolie -

    She's a mom of six, and maybe chasing around after her brood is keeping her young. That's Angelina Jolie in 2000 at left, and then again in 2012, at age 37, at right. In 2013, Jolie revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of cancer after discovering she carried a gene that greatly increased her risk for the disease.
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    Stacey Dash -

    Actress Stacey Dash isn't "Clueless" about her looks. She's seen at left when she was on the "Clueless" television show, circa 1997, and again at right in 2010, at age 43.
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    Gillian Anderson -

    The truth is out there -- and it's that Agent Scully seems to be aging backwards. Gillian Anderson is seen in 2005 at left, and at right in 2013 at age 44.
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    Cindy Crawford -

    Cindy Crawford looks as young today as she did on her first magazine cover back in the 1980s. That's Crawford in 1989 on the left, and her virtually unchanged face again in 2013, at age 47.
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    Halle Berry -

    Halle Berry is an Oscar-winning actress, but she can't seem to act her age--she's seen in 1996 at left and looking awfully similar in 2013 at right at age 46.
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    Paul Rudd -

    Paul Rudd's a funny man, and he laughs at aging. Rudd is seen in 2000 in the photo at left, and again in 2009, at age 40, in the photo at right.
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    Jennifer Aniston -

    The famous "Friend" hasn't changed much from her Central Perk days. That's Jennifer Aniston in 1999 at left, and again in 2011 at right, at age 44.
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    Keanu Reeves -

    The star of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) is still in excellent condition. On left, he arrives at the world premiere of “The Matrix” in March 1999; on right, he appears at the Television Critics Association tour in August 2013.
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People's Sexiest Man Alive issue will be available on Nov. 22. 

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