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"People's Sexiest Men Alive"
Mel Gibson was People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1985.
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 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!”
With a string of box office hits, Cruise won the honor in 1990.
Patrick Swayze graced the cover in 1991.
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.
Following the one-two punch of “Legends of the Fall” and “Interview with the Vampire,” Brad was the 1995 choice.
After being named “People’s Sexiest Man” in 1996, Denzel admitted,“I don’t stop in the mirror and go, hey, sexy man.”
George’s first “Sexiest Man Alive” cover was in 1997.
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 was 50 when he was honored in 1999.
The choice in 2000 was none other than Brad Pitt, earning his second cover.
Brosnan’s Bond was almost as sexy as he is… he got 1991’s cover.
Ben Affleck was romancing Jennifer Lopez when he landed the cover in 2002.
2003’s honoree, Johnny Depp, said, “Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all!”
Jude Law took 2004’s honors.
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!”
2006’s cover was again George Clooney. He became the second celebrity to be twice honored.
Matt Damon was honored in 2007.
Hugh Jackman was the man of the moment in 2008.
This year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” is Jonny Depp — for the second time!