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The Year's Sexiest Movie Character

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2007

James McAvoy

ATONEMENT’S LOVESICK WORLD WAR II SOLDIER

AGE: 28

STATUS: MARRIED, TO ACTRESS ANNE-MARIE DUFF

Not even imprisonment and a global conflict can dampen the love of McAvoy’s character, Robbie Turner, for his childhood sweetheart Cecilia (Keira Knightley). “He doesn’t want anything else,” says the Scottish actor. “It’s a passionate, sexy thing.” Indeed. “The director gave us instructions like, ‘Pull the leg up, Keira, now grab his hair. Unbutton your flies. James, kiss her on the neck,'” recalls McAvoy of a love scene with Knightley. “It’s never comfortable. But I did have a good partner to do it with.”

Movie Characters

A RED-HOT RETROSPECTIVE OF CINEMATIC HUNKS

1987

DENNIS QUAID

Remy McSwain

The Big Easy

1988

KEVIN COSTNER

Crash Davis

Bull Durham

1989

JOHN CUSACK

Lloyd Dobler

Say Anything

1990

PATRICK SWAYZE

Sam Wheat

Ghost

1991

BRAD PITT
J.D.

Thelma & Louise

1992

DENZEL WASHINGTON
Demetrius Williams

Mississippi Masala

1993

TOM HANKS

Sam Baldwin

Sleepless in Seattle

1994

KEANU REEVES
Jack Traven

Speed

1995

ANTONIO BANDERAS

El Mariachi

Desperado

1996

TOM CRUISE
Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire

1997

LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Jack Dawson

Titanic

1998

GEORGE CLOONEY
Jack Foley

Out of Sight

1999

HUGH GRANT

William Thacker

Notting Hill

2000

JOHNNY DEPP
Roux

Chocolat

2001

COLIN FIRTH

Mark Darcy

Bridget Jones’s Diary

2002

GAEL GARCIA BERNAL

Julio Zapata

Y Tu Mamá También

2003

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY

Benjamin Barry

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

2004

RYAN GOSLING
Noah Calhoun

The Notebook

2005

HEATH LEDGER

Ennis Del Mar

Brokeback Mountain

2006

DANIEL CRAIG
James Bond

Casino Royale