1985: Mel Gibson
Australian actor Mel Gibson was the first man proclaimed Sexiest Man Alive, by the American magazine People, in 1985.
1986: Mark Harmon
merican actor Mark Harmon excelled at American Football during his time at UCLA, graduating cum laude in 1974 with a B.A. in Communications. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1977 for his performance as Robert Dunlap in the TV movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the hit CBS series NCIS.
1987: Harry Hamlin
The American actor played attorney Michael Kuzak in the NBC legal drama series L.A. Law from 1986 to 1991. Since then he has appeared in several episodes of season six (1968) of Mad Men as ad executive Jim Cutler, and was nominated for a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance in "A Tale of Two Cities."
In 1988, John F Kennedy Junior was chosen as World's Sexiest Man, he died in 1999.
1989: Sean Connery
At 59, the Scottish actor is the oldest man to have won the award, the first Briton, and the first to have played James Bond.
1990: Tom Cruise
The American actor has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards, he is Hollywood's highest-paid actor. Hit films he has starred in include; Rain Man (1988), A Few Good Men (1992), Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Tropic Thunder (2008), Jack Reacher (2012) and Oblivion (2013).
In 1991, the World's Sexiest Man was Patrick Swayze, who died in 2009.
Born in 1941, the actor from Nebraska, USA, has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor. His films include The Deep (1977), 48 Hrs. (1982), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Another 48 Hrs. (1990), The Prince of Tides (1991), Cape Fear (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Hulk (2003), The Good Thief (2003), and Warrior (2011).
1993: Richard Gere
In 1993, People took a one-year hiatus from Sexiest Man and instead awarded Sexiest Couple, to Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford. The American actor's hit films include An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, Arbitrage, and Chicago. There was no award in 1994.
1995: Brad Pitt, the first of his two awards
Born in 1963, the American actor and film producer has received four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one Golden Globe.He has starred in Thelma & Louise (1991), A River Runs Through It (1992), Interview with the Vampire (1994), and Legends of the Fall (1994), Seven (1995), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fight Club (1999), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Troy (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Moneyball (2011) and World War Z (2013). He lives with actress Angelina Jolie.
1996: Denzel Washington
The American actor is to date the only African American to have won the award. Washington has received two Golden Globe awards and a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Glory (1989) and Best Actor for Training Day (2001).
1997: George Clooney, the first of his two awards
Clooney is the only person to ever be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. The American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards—one for acting and the other for co-producing Argo in 2013. He starred in long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. Hit films include Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen and The Descendants.
1998: Harrison Ford
Ford is an American film actor and producer. He played central roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series of films. He is married to actress Calista Flockhart.
1999: Richard Gere
Richard Gere was the first two-time winner of the Sexiest Man Alive, having jointly won it in 1992 with Cindy Crawford as Sexiest Couple.
2000: Brad Pitt was the first two-time solo winner
2001: Pierce Brosnan
The second James Bond actor to receive the award, Brosnan was also the first Irish winner. Apart from Bond, films include The Fourth Protocol, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dante's Peak, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Matador, Mamma Mia! and The Ghost Writer.
2002: Ben Affleck
Affleck gained recognition as a writer when he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote and in which he co-starred with actor Matt Damon. He starred in Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003), Hollywoodland (2007), State of Play (2009), and The Town (2010).
2003: Johnny Depp, the first of his two awards
Depp has been nominated for top awards many times, winning the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
2004: Jude Law, the first English winner
Law was was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley. In 2000 he won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA Award for his work in the film. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in another Minghella film, Cold Mountain. He is also known for his role as Dr. John Watson in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
2005: Matthew McConaughey
In the 2000s McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). Since 2010 he has moved away from romantic comedies and has had critically acclaimed roles in the films The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011), Mud (2012), Magic Mike (2012) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
2006: George Clooney, his second win
2007: Matt Damon
The American actor received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top-40 highest-grossing actors of all time.
2008: Hugh Jackman
the Australian actor is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, Real Steel, Les Misérables, and Prisoners. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.
2009: Johnny Depp. His second award
2010: Ryan Reynolds
The Canadian actor has starred in films such as Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Finder's Fee, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, The Change-Up, Smokin' Aces, Adventureland, Buried, and Safe House.He also portrayed the DC Comics superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Green Lantern (2011) and made cameos in the well known films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Ted.
2011: Bradley Cooper
The American actor achieved fame with his roles in The Hangover trilogy (2009–2013), The A-Team (2010), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2013). His work in Silver Linings Playbook earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
2012: Channing Tatum
The American actor and film producer is best known for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012) and Magic Mike (2012).
2013: Singer Adam Levine
The frontman of Maroon 5 and a judge on the NBC show The Voice, was named People magazine's sexiest man alive