Seriously Sexy Eye Candy: The Closest to Naked These Sexiest Men Alive Have Ever Been On Screen

Not all of them have done nude scenes, but many former SMAs have gotten pretty dang close — here's a guide to all those muscle-filled moments

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Michael B. Jordan: That Awkward Moment

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Michael B. Jordan. Focus Features

It may have been awkward for him to announce to Zac Efron and Miles Teller that he'd mistaken self-tanner for lotion to rather unfortunate effect, but audiences didn't seem to mind.

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John Legend: 'Tonight (Best You Ever Had)' Music Video

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John Legend. John Legend/Youtube

Despite his cutie-pie reputation, John's music video oeuvre is surprisingly stocked with clips that show off his chiseled bod (and with lyrics that will make you blush!). You probably knew that already, having just recovered from the steamy "All of Me" video.

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Adam Levins: The 'Animals' Music Video

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Adam Levine.

He didn't strip down, but Levine got shirtless (and bloody) in this music video, which also offers make-out scenes with his now-wife, Behati Prinsloo.

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Brad Pitt: 'Thelma & Louise'

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Brad Pitt in "Thelma & Louise". MGM/Pathe/REX/Shutterstock

It was this movie that shot Pitt to fame, and for a good reason: His chiseled six- (or is it eight-) pack made plenty of appearances, plus there was that sex scene with Geena Davis. More than 25 years later, it still holds up.

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Bradley Cooper: 'The A Team'

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Bradley Cooper in "The A Team". Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock

While he wasn't naked, Cooper spent a good chunk of this movie without a shirt on, leading us all to bask in the glory that is his chiseled abs.

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Channing Tatum: 'Magic Mike'

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Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike XXL". Claudette Barius/Warner Brot/REX/Shutterstock

This one won't surprise you: Tatum's turn as a stripper provided audiences with plenty of skin shots. Though he never got fully naked, the number of times Tatum stripped down in both Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL made up for it.

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Chris Hemsworth: 'Rush'

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Chris Hemsworth in "Rush".

It wasn't until after he was named the Sexiest Man Alive that Hemsworth shot his first nude scene for the film Rush, a task he found "daunting," he told PEOPLE. "To take your clothes off in front of 100 people and cameras was something I wasn't comfortable with," he said. "To be honest, it was embarrassing." With abs like that, it shouldn't be!

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Denzel Washington: 'Flight'

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Denzel Washington in "Flight".

The movie may be about the aftermath of a plane crash, but a highlight is Washington's early nude scene with Nadine Velasquez. For Velasquez, the chance to do a nude scene with Washington enticed her (despite her parents' protests!) to take the role, much to her parents' chagrin. "I said, 'Look Mom, it is Denzel Washington, Academy Award winner, an Academy Award winner director, I did a nude scene, it's good,'" she said. "Just be 10 minutes late, and don't bring Dad."

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Hugh Jackman: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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Hugh Jackman in "X-Men: Days of Future Past". 20th Century Fox/Marvel Ente/REX/Shutterstock

Jackman got ripped for each turn as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, but it wasn't until Days of Future Past that we saw all the fruits of his labor. Audiences got a back shot in this film, a moment he prepared for with plenty of workouts, which didn't always come easy: "It's harder at 45 than it was at 30," he said. "Even now, I'm noticing the weight starting to go down. You have to work hard. It sucks."

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Jude Law: 'Cold Mountain'

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Jude Law in "Cold Mountain". Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

Let's face it: Law's sex scene with Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain is what dirty scene dreams are made of.

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Matt Damon: 'Behind the Candelabra'RA

Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon in "Behind the Candelabra".

Many tuned in for a nearly naked Damon, plus Michael Douglas–Damon sex scenes aplenty (including a bath scene!).

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Matthew McConaughey: 'The Paperboy'

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Matthew McConaughey in "The Paperboy". Millennium Films/REX/Shutterstock

According to director Lee Daniels, McConaughey got "butt naked" in The Paperboy, which is enough reason to give it a watch, even if you haven't a clue what the plot is. (For the record, it's about a reporter trying to clear the name of a death row inmate.)

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