The Sexiest Photos Ever of Our 32 Sexiest Men Alive

Warning: lots of heat ahead

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1985: MEL GIBSON

1985: MEL GIBSON
Dino De Laurentiis Company/Getty

Gibson played a sailor in 1984's The Bounty.

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1986: MARK HARMON

1986: MARK HARMON
Barry King/WireImage

Real men rock chest hair.

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1987: HARRY HAMLIN

1987: HARRY HAMLIN
Globe

Something about this photo just says "step into my office and let me solve all of your problems for you."

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1988: JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.

1988: JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.
Getty

It takes a special man to look this hot in short shorts.

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1989: SEAN CONNERY

GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, portrait, 1964
Everett

How about you show us your gadgets, Bond?

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1990: TOM CRUISE

1990: TOM CRUISE
Getty

Why exactly did Cruise ever take off his Top Gun uniform?

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1991: PATRICK SWAYZE

1991: PATRICK SWAYZE
Terry O'Neill/Getty

We'd practice our Dirty Dancing any time, anywhere for Mr. Swayze.

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1992: NICK NOLTE

1992: NICK NOLTE
Zuma

We'll just leave this here.

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1993 AND 1999: RICHARD GERE

1993 AND 1999: RICHARD GERE
American Stock/Getty

A young Gere is just the thing to cure the rainy day blues.

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1995 AND 2000: BRAD PITT

1995 AND 2000: BRAD PITT
Ron Galella/WireImage

What we'd give to know what's going on in Pitt's mind in this pic ...

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1996: DENZEL WASHINGTON

1996: DENZEL WASHINGTON
Everett

Shirts are so overrated.

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1997 AND 2006: GEORGE CLOONEY

1997 AND 2006: GEORGE CLOONEY
Jun Sato/WireImage

We love Amal, but Clooney will always be our imaginary husband.

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1998: HARRISON FORD

1998: HARRISON FORD
Paramount Pictures

Indiana Jones can wrangle us any time.

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2001: PIERCE BROSNAN

2001: PIERCE BROSNAN
Anthony Jones/UK Press/Getty

The name's Alive, Sexiest Man Alive.

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2002: BEN AFFLECK

2002: BEN AFFLECK
CORBIS

Astronaut Affleck might just be the best Affleck.

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2003 AND 2009: JOHNNY DEPP

2003 AND 2009: JOHNNY DEPP
20TH CENTURY FOX

So young, yet so bad (in the best way possible, of course).

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2004: JUDE LAW

2004: JUDE LAW
Steve Granitz/WireImage

Those eyes and that suit? It should come with a warning label, we're just sayin'.

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2005: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

2005: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
Splash News Online

"All right" doesn't even begin to cover how this photo makes us feel.

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2007: MATT DAMON

2007: MATT DAMON
Universal

Damon will always be Jason Bourne in our hearts.

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2008: HUGH JACKMAN

2008: HUGH JACKMAN
Carlos Costa/Pacific Coast News

Jackman has maybe gone to the gym, like, a couple times.

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2010: RYAN REYNOLDS

2010: RYAN REYNOLDS
Splash News Online

He cleans up nice, to say the least.

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2011: BRADLEY COOPER

2011: BRADLEY COOPER
Twentieth Century Fox

Need to take a vacation? Short-term solution: Look at this photo over and over again.

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2012: CHANNING TATUM

MAGIC MIKE XXL TURNED THE SUMMER TEMPERATURE WAY UP
Warner Bros.

One word: magical.

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2013: ADAM LEVINE

ADAM LEVINE
Mark Seliger/NBC/Getty

This just in: There's something really, really sexy about a plain white tee.

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2014: CHRIS HEMSWORTH

2014: CHRIS HEMSWORTH
Splash News Online

God of thunder and of our hearts.

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2015: DAVID BECKHAM

MUSCLE MATTER
UPI Photo /Landov

It's impossible to pick the sexiest photo ever of Becks because every photo of him is the sexiest photo ever of Becks.

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2016: DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON

ROCK ON
Pacific Coast News

It's a tough choice between the workout selfies and cute dad pics, but this smiley Baywatch shot is a winner.

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2017: BLAKE SHELTON

13th Annual Stars For Second Harvest Benefit
Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

A guy + a guitar = the way to our hearts.

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2018: IDRIS ELBA

idris flex
Idris Elba/Instagram

Can we just do a whole gallery on him? (Oh wait, we did!)

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2019: John Legend

Image
Source: Chrissy Teigen/Instagram

Sometimes wife Chrissy Teigen's propensity to overshare on social media pays off, as it did when she gave us a glimpse of the Sexiest Man Alive winner's impressive rear view.

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2020: Michael B. Jordan

Michael B Jordan
Lori Harvey via Michael B Jordan/Instagram

What we wouldn't give to be on that yacht ...

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2021: Paul Rudd

Actor Paul Rudd attends the "The Catcher Was A Spy" Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 19, 2018
Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

The eyes have it in this shot of our reigning Sexiest Man Alive.

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