People's Former Sexiest Men Alive!

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"People's Sexiest Men Alive"

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson was People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1985.

Mark Harmon

The former UCLA quarterback turned actor earned the cover of “People’s Sexiest Man” in 1986.


Harry was it in 1987 and said, “Certainly when I look in the mirror, I don’t get turned on,” he told People in ‘87. "It’s not something I spend a lot of time considering."

John F.Kennedy Jr.

JFK Jr. was just 27 when he landed the title in 1988.

Sean Connery

Sean was “People’s Sexiest Man” in 1989, when he was nearly 60. People quoted his memorable reaction: “For once, I’m speechless. It’ll all be downhill from here!”

Tom Cruise

With a string of box office hits, Cruise won the honor in 1990.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze graced the cover in 1991.

Nick Nolte

The rugged star was 1992’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere

People didn’t name a Sexiest Man Alive in 1993 or ’94. Instead, Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere were named Sexiest Couple Alive.

Brad Pitt

Following the one-two punch of “Legends of the Fall” and “Interview with the Vampire,” Brad was the 1995 choice.

Denzel Washington

After being named “People’s Sexiest Man” in 1996, Denzel admitted,“I don’t stop in the mirror and go, hey, sexy man.”

George Clooney

George’s first “Sexiest Man Alive” cover was in 1997.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford didn’t think he was all that when he was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1998. “Why this sudden outpouring for geezers?” Ford, then 56, asked People.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere was 50 when he was honored in 1999.

Brad Pitt

The choice in 2000 was none other than Brad Pitt, earning his second cover.

Pierce Brosnan

Brosnan’s Bond was almost as sexy as he is… he got 1991’s cover.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was romancing Jennifer Lopez when he landed the cover in 2002.

Johnny Depp

2003’s honoree, Johnny Depp, said, “Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all!”

Jude Law

Jude Law took 2004’s honors.

Matthew Mcconaughey

The Texan’s reaction to being named Sexiest Man Alive in 2005? “Wait until you see the roles I could take after this,” he joked to People. “You’re going to see my gut hanging over, plus 22lbs It’ll be a whole new kind of sexy!”

George Clooney

2006’s cover was again George Clooney. He became the second celebrity to be twice honored.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon was honored in 2007.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman was the man of the moment in 2008.

Jonny Depp

This year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” is Jonny Depp — for the second time!