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Sexiest Man Alive 2002
Beaming Ben! Although initially snubbed by the Academy for a Best Director nod, Affleck had the last laugh following a whirlwind awards season. After Argo won Best Picture, Affleck, 40, reminded us all why he’s still one of the Sexiest Men Alive – with a teary-eyed thank you to wife Jennifer Garner and their children.
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Sexiest Man Alive 2012
While Magic Mike failed to be nominated for an Oscar, Tatum made sure he brought the sexy to Sunday night’s ceremony, doing a choreographed ballroom dance routine with Charlize Theron during the show opener. But perhaps the sexiest moment was when Tatum gushed over his expectant wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum and revealed the couple’s first child will be born in London.
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Sexiest Man Alive 2011
The Best Actor nominee – who lost to Daniel Day-Lewis early in the evening – looked very different from his Silver Linings Playbook character, Pat Solitano. With slicked-back hair and his mother as his date, Cooper was a gentleman all night, even rushing to costar Jennifer Lawrence’s aid when she slipped on her way to the podium to accept her Oscar.
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Sexiest Man Alive 2006 & 1997
He may be a little more gray than when he first graced the pages of PEOPLE in 1997 but Clooney’s still got it! The Argo producer sported matching salt-and-pepper-colored hair and a full beard. After winning the Oscar for Best Picture, the actor, 51, celebrated alongside girlfriend Stacy Keibler.
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