The Sexiest Photos Ever of Our 30 Sexiest Men Alive
1985: MEL GIBSON
Gibson played a sailor in 1984's The Bounty.
1986: MARK HARMON
Real men rock chest hair.
1987: HARRY HAMLIN
Something about this photo just says "step into my office and let me solve all of your problems for you."
1988: JOHN F. KENNEDY JR.
It takes a special man to look this hot in short shorts.
1989: SEAN CONNERY
How about you show us your gadgets, Bond?
1990: TOM CRUISE
Why exactly did Cruise ever take off his Top Gun uniform?
1991: PATRICK SWAYZE
We'd practice our Dirty Dancing any time, anywhere for Mr. Swayze.
1992: NICK NOLTE
We'll just leave this here.
1993 AND 1999: RICHARD GERE
A young Gere is just the thing to cure the rainy day blues.
1995 AND 2000: BRAD PITT
What we'd give to know what's going on in Pitt's mind in this pic ...
1996: DENZEL WASHINGTON
Shirts are so overrated.
1997 AND 2006: GEORGE CLOONEY
We love Amal, but Clooney will always be our imaginary husband.
1998: HARRISON FORD
Indiana Jones can wrangle us any time.
2001: PIERCE BROSNAN
The name's Alive, Sexiest Man Alive.
2002: BEN AFFLECK
Astronaut Affleck might just be the best Affleck.
2003 AND 2009: JOHNNY DEPP
So young, yet so bad (in the best way possible, of course).
2004: JUDE LAW
Those eyes and that suit? It should come with a warning label, we're just sayin'.
2005: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
"All right" doesn't even begin to cover how this photo makes us feel.
2007: MATT DAMON
Damon will always be Jason Bourne in our hearts.
2008: HUGH JACKMAN
Jackman has maybe gone to the gym, like, a couple times.
2010: RYAN REYNOLDS
He cleans up nice, to say the least.
2011: BRADLEY COOPER
Need to take a vacation? Short-term solution: Look at this photo over and over again.
2012: CHANNING TATUM
One word: magical.
2013: ADAM LEVINE
This just in: There's something really, really sexy about a plain white tee.
2014: CHRIS HEMSWORTH
God of thunder and of our hearts.
2015: DAVID BECKHAM
It's impossible to pick the sexiest photo ever of Becks because every photo of him is the sexiest photo ever of Becks.
2016: DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON
It's a tough choice between the workout selfies and cute dad pics, but this smiley Baywatch shot is a winner.
2017: BLAKE SHELTON
A guy + a guitar = the way to our hearts.
2018: IDRIS ELBA
Can we just do a whole gallery on him? (Oh wait, we did!)
2019: John Legend
Sometimes wife Chrissy Teigen's propensity to overshare on social media pays off, as it did when she gave us a glimpse of the reigning Sexiest Man Alive winner's impressive rear view.