This marks the 28th Sexiest Man Alive announcement, with the annual feature in its 29th year after deciding not to name anyone in Some of the past winners are still widely considered the biggest heartthrobs around — such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Pierce Brosnan. Others, like Mel Gibson who was the very first person to be given the honour in , have seen a fall from grace.
The late son of President John F. Kennedy and Jackie O remains the youngest person to have been given the title, while the oldest was Sean Connery, who was 59 when he won in Meanwhile, Richard Gere won in but was also the recipient of the special Sexiest Couple Alive edition in , with Cindy Crawford.
Scroll down for video Fall from grace: Mark Harmon pictured right in September hasn't lost his handsome looks Eighties hunk: Harry Hamlin was all the rage in while starring on LA Law and is seen right last month The youngest recipient ever: He died 11 years later.
Kennedy and Jackie O is pictured right a year and a half before his tragic death And the oldest: Sean Connery was 59 when he was given the title in Now 84, he is seen right in August He's barely aged!: Tom Cruise won in , and doesn't look very different 24 years later seen right in June Gone too soon: Patrick Swayze is seen right a year before his death following a battle with pancreatic cancer in Nick Nolte, pictured right in January , is now 73 but won the title when he was 51 Special mention: Richard Gere seen right last month won in , but was given the honour of Sexiest Couple Alive alongside Cindy Crawford in , in lieu of the usual title Still one of Hollywood's favourite heartthrobs: Brad Pitt has won twice, in and He is seen right last week Action man: It's hard to believe that Denzel Washington pictured right in September turns 60 next month He could win again!: George Clooney, who took home the title in and , hasn't lost his brooding looks pictured right in May Hot property: Harrison Ford is just as in-demand 18 years after his win, having just wrapped filming Star Wars: He is seen right earlier this month License to thrill: Pierce Brosnan may no longer be James Bond, but he is still one of the sexiest men alive.
The year-old is pictured right earlier this month Superhero in the making: The actor seen right last week won in He's a firm favourite: Johnny Depp pictured right in September is another star to be named Sexiest Man Alive twice, in and British invasion: Jude Law seen right in March was the It guy in , when he took home the title Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey was no doubt thrilled to win in , and following his Oscar win earlier this year he could receive the nod again soon.
He is seen right last week A big year: Matt Damon received the honour in , just under a year after he got married and a few months after he welcomed his first of three children into the world. He is seen right in November The X-Men factor: Hugh Jackman's role as sexy Wolverine in the X-Men movies no doubt contributed to his win.
He is pictured right over the weekend Hot stuff: It was no surprise that Ryan Reynolds was given the crown in The Green Lantern star seen right last month is now showing off some facial hair Star on the rise: He is seen right last month He's got the moves: Adam Levine scored the honour in , and is pictured right in April The new champion: