PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive: Still Sexy After All These Years

Like a fine wine, PEOPLE's picks for Sexiest Man Alive get better with age. Need some handsome proof? Check out our past SMA studs posing with their younger selves 

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BLAKE SHELTON

BLAKE SHELTON
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2017

Let's just say he might not have scored the title if that mullet was still intact.

02 of 18

BRAD PITT

BRAD PITT
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Sexiest Man Alive Years: 2000 and 1995

Whether he is wearing shades or spectacles, Pitt is always 'looking' good.

03 of 18

CHANNING TATUM

CHANNING TATUM
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2012

Tatum landed his role in Magic Mike for a reason: This actor's attractiveness is a powerful – almost jaw-dropping – force.

04 of 18

RICHARD GERE

RICHARD GERE
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Sexiest Man Alive Years: 1999 and 1993

Sorry Anderson Cooper, but Gere is the original silver fox.

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ADAM LEVINE

ADAM LEVINE
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2013

Behati Prinsloo isn't the only lady with eyes for Levine. Women (and Blake Shelton) have been fawning over 2013's Sexiest Man Alive for years.

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JUDE LAW

JUDE LAW
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2004

It's hard to resist a beautiful Brit, and Law is one of the fairest of them all.

07 of 18

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2005

All right, all right, all right! May the beauty of the McConaissance continue to grow with age.

08 of 18

BRADLEY COOPER

BRADLEY COOPER
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2011

Here's hoping that Cooper's baby blues never lose their transfixing luster.

09 of 18

HUGH JACKMAN

HUGH JACKMAN
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2008

He sings, he dances, he acts and he even owns an adorable French Bulldog. No wonder we are still obsessing over Jackman!

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JOHNNY DEPP

JOHNNY DEPP
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Sexiest Man Alive Years: 2009 and 2003

From Freddy Krueger flicks to becoming a father of two, Depp can make any role smolder.

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SEAN CONNERY

SEAN CONNERY
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 1989

Once you play the ultimate ladies' man – James Bond – your sex appeal becomes eternal.

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PIERCE BROSNAN

PIERCE BROSNAN
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2001

Another Bond means another swoon-worthy man – especially in a turtleneck.

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MATT DAMON

MATT DAMON
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 2007

Will Hunting grew up to be quite the striking post grad.

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DENZEL WASHINGTON

DENZEL WASHINGTON
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 1996

Washington is known for his masterful dramatic roles, but his smile definitely deserves praise, too. Keep cheesing, Denzel!

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GEORGE CLOONEY

GEORGE CLOONEY
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Sexiest Man Alive Years: 1997 and 2006

Clooney had some beautiful bachelor years, but we like his married man look best of all.

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MEL GIBSON

MEL GIBSON
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 1985

Aussie exports appear to have many sexy years under their belts.

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TOM CRUISE

TOM CRUISE
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 1990

There is no such thing as the 'Danger Zone' for Cruise; his looks stay cute and cool year after year.

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HARRISON FORD

HARRISON FORD
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Sexiest Man Alive Year: 1998

When Ford looks this good, who cares if Han shot first or not?

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