There have been a lot of sexy men gracing the cover of People magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue. But who is the sexiest of them all? Let’s look at all the men deemed sexiest by People magazine and decide who is the reigning king of sexiness.
Sexiest Man of 1990, Tom Cruise
Here’s how he looks now.
Tom Cruise is the sexiest man of 1990. He oozes charisma, and his good looks have always landed him on top of Hollywood’s most desirable actors list. With roles in blockbuster films like “Top Gun” and “Mission Impossible,” it’s easy to see why Cruise has been at the top of people’s lists for years. Despite some personal turmoil in recent years, Cruise remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Fans can’t help but be drawn to his magnetic personality and undeniable good looks. Here’s to hoping Cruise will continue making movies for many years.
Sexiest Man of 1991, Patrick Swayze (passed away 2009)
Though Swayze was best known for his acting and dancing skills, he was also an amazing singer. Before he died, one of his last projects was a recording studio session with Chris Isaak. Who knows what else he might have accomplished if he’d been given more time? We can only imagine… Fortunately, we have plenty of great memories of Patrick Swayze to keep us warm.
Sexiest Man of 1992, Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte, the sexiest man of 1992, is known for his rugged good looks and impressive acting skills. But what most people don’t know about Nolte is that he has a dark past. The actor has been arrested several times and has battled addiction and mental health issues. Despite his struggles, Nolte continues to work on new projects and remains one of Hollywood’s most beloved veterans.
Sexiest Man of 1993, Richard Gere
When People Magazine named Richard Gere the sexiest man alive in 1993, they got people talking. Though he was already a well-known actor, this title propelled him into superstar status. With his good looks and charismatic personality, it’s easy to see why Gere became one of the most sought-after actors of the 1990s. Even over 25 years after he won that title, Gere is still considered one of Hollywood’s most handsome and talented stars.
Sexiest Man of 1994, Keanu Reeves
The sexiest man of 1994 was undoubtedly Keanu Reeves. He had the looks, the body, and the charisma to make any woman weak in the knees. Even over two decades later, Reeves is still considered one of Hollywood’s most desirable men.
Sexiest Man of 1995, Brad Pitt
What do you think of when you hear the name Brad Pitt? Sexy, right? Well, the ladies thought the same back in 1995 when he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. Pitt has come a long way since then and is now one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, but we’ll always remember him for his good looks and wonderful acting.
Sexiest man of 1996, Denzel Washington
Has there ever been a sexier man than Denzel Washington in 1996? The actor was on top of his game that year, starring in two of the biggest hits of the year, “The Pelican Brief” and “Malcolm X.” His good looks and charismatic personality won over audiences everywhere, making him the Sexiest Man Alive, according to People magazine. Looking back at Denzel’s career from that year onward, it’s clear he has only improved with age.
Sexiest man of 1997, George Clooney
In 1997, People magazine named George Clooney the sexiest man alive. What made him so sexy? Some say it was his piercing blue eyes, while others attribute his appeal to his sense of humor and easygoing personality. No matter the reason, Clooney quickly became a Hollywood heartthrob, appearing in films like “The Peacemaker” and “Out of Sight.” His good looks and charm landed him a spot on Barbara Walters’ list of Most Fascinating People that year. Twenty years later, Clooney is still considered one of the most attractive men in the world.
Sexiest Man of 1998, Harrison Ford
Do you remember who was named the Sexiest Man of 1998? No? Me neither. But that didn’t stop Harrison Ford from claiming the title in a magazine poll. The 74-year-old actor is still considered one of the sexiest men alive. So what’s his secret? According to Ford, it’s all about being honest with yourself and embracing your flaws. “The older I get, the more comfortable I am in my own skin,” he said. “I’m not trying to be younger; I’m just trying to be myself.” And we can’t help but love him for it!
Sexiest Man of 1999, Richard Gere
Then there was Richard Gere. Handsome and mysterious, he burst onto the scene in 1999 with his starring role in ‘Pretty Woman.’ It was hard not to notice him, especially with that lopsided grin. Although he had been around Hollywood for a while, it seemed as if Richard Gere was finally finding his place in the sun. And we loved every minute of it. With his matinee-idol looks and talented acting skills, Richard Gere quickly became one of the sexiest men alive. Who could forget that scene where he takes Julia Roberts out on a date in a white tuxedo? Swoon! As the years went by, Richard Gere continued to make us weak in the knees, whether he was flying through.
Sexiest man of 2000, Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men in Hollywood, and he proved that in 2000. He was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine, and women worldwide fell in love with him. He’s known for his good looks and charm, and he’s a lady's man.
Sexiest man of 2001, Pierce Brosnan
It’s been more than sixteen years since Pierce Brosnan last graced our screens as James Bond; in that time, a lot has changed. The Irish actor is now sixty-four years old, and some might say he’s no longer the heartthrob he once was. But we’re here to tell you that Brosnan is still as sexy as ever, and we have the proof.
Sexiest man of 2002, Ben Affleck
In 2002, People magazine named Ben Affleck the sexiest man alive. At the time, many people agreed with the decision – including Ben himself. However, over the years, opinions have changed. Some believe he is no longer sexy, while others think he’s one of the sexiest men. So, what do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.
Sexiest Man of 2003, Johnny Depp
There’s no doubt that Johnny Depp is one of the sexiest men alive. He has a certain charm and charisma that just draws you in. In 2003, People magazine named him the ‘Sexiest Man Alive, and it’s easy to see why. He’s talented, creative, and can rock a pair of sunglasses! Depp is someone who always keeps you guessing, which is why we love him so much. Whether acting in a movie or just living off-screen, you can never quite predict what he’ll do next.
Sexiest Man of 2004, Jude Law
Jude Law is the Sexiest Man of 2004. He’s got movie star good looks and an impressive repertoire of films to his name. Even as a child, Jude showed unusual talent and promise as an actor. At just nine years old, he starred in the BBC mini-series “The Forsyte Saga.” From there, he became one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. With talents like these, it’s no wonder that Jude was voted Sexiest Man of 2004 by Empire magazine readers.
Sexiest man of 2005, Matthew McConaughey
Did you hear that Matthew McConaughey won the sexiest man of 2005 award? I don’t know about you, but I think he’s worth a second look! He’s got those dreamy eyes and that amazing accent…I could listen to him talk all day! Plus, he’s got a great sense of humor and is always up for a good time. If you’re not convinced yet, just check out some of his movies – he’s one talented guy! I’m sure you’ll be just as in love with him as I am. 😉
Sexiest man of 2006, George Clooney
Looking back on 2006, a few things stand out in our minds. The Duke University lacrosse team scandal, the first iPhone release, and the sexiest man alive award is given to George Clooney. Although he may not be as “sexy” as he was ten years ago, we can all agree that George Clooney is still one of the hottest men in Hollywood.
Sexiest Man of 2007, Matt Damon
I don’t know about you, but I think Matt Damon is pretty sexy. I think he’s the sexiest man alive. If you don’t believe me, just look at some of his pictures from this year. He’s got that “I’m-sexy-and-I-know-it” look going on. Plus, he seems like a down-to-earth guy, which is always attractive.
Sexiest Man of 2008, Hugh Jackman
If there was ever a discussion as to who the sexiest man of 2008 is, Hugh Jackman would be at the top of the list. With his piercing blue eyes, chiseled facial features, and bulging muscles, it is easy to see why women (and men) are drawn to him. Not only is he attractive, but he is also a talented actor with a great sense of humor.
Sexiest man of 2009, Johnny Depp
Who is the sexiest man alive? You may have your own opinion, but most would agree that 2009’s title goes to Johnny Depp. With his captivating brown eyes, scruffy good looks, and talented acting skills, it’s no wonder this Hollywood hottie takes the prize. From playing quirky characters on screen to being a doting father and husband in real life, Johnny has a melting heart everywhere he goes.
Sexiest man of 2010, Ryan Reynolds
It’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds is one of the sexiest men alive. He was named the Sexiest Man of 2010 by People magazine, and for good reason! Reynolds is not only good-looking, but he’s also talented and down-to-earth.
Sexiest Man of 2011, Bradley Cooper
Is it just me, or does Bradley Cooper get better-looking every year? According to People magazine, this man is gorgeous and the sexiest man alive. I’m sure plenty of women (and men) would agree with me! If you’re not convinced yet, check out these photos of Bradley Cooper and decide for yourself.
Sexiest Man of 2012, Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum is the sexiest man alive for 2012. No one can argue that he doesn’t have the looks, the body, or charm to sweep anyone off their feet. Although he may not be everyone’s type, there’s no denying that Channing Tatum is sexy! He has come a long way from his days as a dancing child in Florida, and now he’s one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. If you’re still not convinced that Channing Tatum is the sexiest man, just look at some of his shirtless scenes in movies like Magic Mike.
Sexiest Man of 2013, Adam Levine
You’re all wondering who has been crowned the Sexiest Man of 2013. Well, it’s none other than Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine! I have to say, I’m not that surprised. He always looks so good and seems like he has a great personality.
Sexiest Man of 2014, Chris Hemsworth
Don’t worry, ladies, we have not forgotten about the sexiest man alive. Chris Hemsworth deserves the title for 2014. This Australian actor has shown us his good looks and amazing talent since 2003. From his roles in soap operas to blockbuster movies, Hemsworth has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
Sexiest Man of 2015, David Beckham
David Beckham was named the Sexiest Man of 2015 by People magazine. This isn’t the first time he has been given this honor, and it is sure not to be the last. Beckham is a well-known and respected figure in both the United States and England, thanks to his successful career as a professional soccer player. He is also known for being a devoted family man and for his charitable work. As if all of that wasn’t enough, Beckham is also considered handsome! He has many qualities that make him deserving of this title.
Sexiest Man of 2016, Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, was voted the sexiest man of 2016. This isn’t the first time that The Rock has won this title. His chiseled features and amazing physique make it easy to see why people find him attractive. In addition to being sexy, The Rock is also a successful actor and producer. He has starred in many popular movies and is currently producing a TV show called Ballers. If you’re looking for some hot guy inspiration, you must check out Dwayne Johnson.
Sexiest Man of 2017, Blake Shelton
Who is the sexiest man of 2017? Blake Shelton, of course! He’s always been known as a lady's man, and this year he was crowned Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Not only is he gorgeous, but he’s also got an amazing sense of humor and is a great singer. If you’re looking for a date night idea, check out one of Blake’s concerts – you won’t be disappointed!
Sexiest Man of 2018, Idris Elba
How do you choose the sexiest man of the year? It’s a tough decision, but someone has to do it. In the year 2018, the honors went to Idris Elba. He’s got the looks and knows how to work them. Whether he’s on the big screen or on stage, Elba is always turning heads.
Sexiest Man of 2019, John Legend
John Legend was the sexiest man of 2019, according to People magazine. The singer and actor beat out finalists including Blake Shelton, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake for the title. Legend, married to Chrissy Teigen and has two children, said he’s “humbled” by the honor.
Sexiest Man of 2020, Michael B.Jordan
Who was named the Sexiest Man of 2020? It’s Michael B. Jordan! His smoldering eyes and chiseled features are enough to make any woman weak in the knees. With his unstoppable career trajectory, it’s no wonder he’s one of the most sought-after men in Hollywood.
Sexiest Man of 2021, Paul Rudd
“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’ ” the actor in his 2021 cover story. “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.” He said, “I mean, I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like, ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me, and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends.”
[WATCH] An Intimate Look At ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Paul Rudd’s Body
It’s no surprise that people like sexiness in their leading men. The age range that has been voted the sexiest man alive may be a little more surprising. From Tom Cruise in 1990 to Paul Rudd in 2021, these sexy guys represent a wide swath of hotness.
Who do you think takes the top spot? Let us know in the comments!