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Ten Years of The Sexiest Men

Updated on January 9, 2011

Sexiest Man 2010- Ryan Reynolds

Nothing gives me more pleasure...

than to see Ryan Reynolds take the number one spot on the 2010 People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive honor. Sense of humor trumps in the sexy category. I've had a secret crush on him since he played Van Wilder. I constantly thought to myself why couldn't I have met a funny guy like that in college? It wasn't until 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' movie that I truly knew me and about a billion other women now thought of Ryan as a sex symbol. His six-pack in that movie was ridiculous.

Let me leave you with a few Van Wilder wisdoms: "I've learned that you can't treat every situation as a life-and-death matter because you'll die a lot of times."

"All you need is scented candles, massage oil, and Barry White".

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere".

Sexiest Man 2009- Johnny Depp

Swooning and Swashbuckling

Johnny Depp has been in the spotlight for as many years as far back when I was little girl who watched him on the TV show '21 Jumpstreet'. Although, he is one of those that has gotten better with age and his debut as Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Carribean' didn't hurt. I wouldn't mind being stuck on a deserted island with either Johnny himself or his pirate character. He's proven a unique style, humility, and no fear of what others think of him can be sexy. Johnny Depp is truly a gifted actor and his niche is entertaining children and the ladies.

Jack Sparrow "Me, I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you want to watch out for. Because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly…stupid. Savvy?"

Sexiest Man 2008- Hugh Jackman

I'd follow him to Australia or Jupiter

People voted Hugh Jackman as Sexiest Man Alive in 2008 and for obvious reasons- accent, six-pack, dangerous hero movie roles. Hugh Jackman somehow portrays a soft sensual man with rugged manly characteristics all wrapped into one undeniably easy-on-the-eyes package. Favorite movie roles: 'X-Men' movies and 'Australia'.

Sexiest Man 2007- Matt Damon

Like homemade apple pie

Matt Damon is the sweet guy from next door. You almost don't realize how sexy he is because his cute dimples and boyish smile sometimes masks that. He's a charming and talented actor and director, especially when I first saw him in 'Good Will Hunting', then 'Bourne Identity'.

Will Hunting "I'm holdin' out for somethin' better. I figure fuck it, while I'm at it why not just shoot my buddy, take his job, give it to his sworn enemy, hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal, hit the hash pipe and join the National Guard? I could be elected president."

Sexiest Man 2006- George Clooney

America's favorite bachelor

George Clooney is the epitome of America's heart throb. From the TV show 'ER' to his role on the 'Oceans' movie series, he's made more than a few hearts flutter.  

Sexiest Man 2005- Matthew McConaughey

Going down south

I'd be attracted to Matthew McConaughey even if I never saw him and only heard that smooth as silk southern accent. Of course his numerous romantic comedies and dramas he's appeared in gives him an easy title of one of the sexiest men on the big screen. Movies like 'A Time To Kill', 'How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days', 'Wedding Planner', and 'Failure To Launch' enhance his natural southern charm with an air of cocky confidence.

Sexiest Man 2004- Jude Law

English bad boy

Jude Law is not to be taken at face value. He has many attributes hidden under his English smirk. He's had a topsy turvy personal life and seems to be a bit more slippery for women to nail down than what he portrays in some of his on-screen devoted lover roles like Grahm in 'The Holiday'.

Sexiest Man 2003- Johnny Depp


Yes, Johnny Depp has nabbed the spotlight on more than just the big screen. He is a 2-time winner of the People's Sexiest Man Alive. But we don't mind looking at his sexy mug just one more time.

Sexiest Man 2002- Ben Affleck

Ben_ _ _ _ (Insert last few letters of your name)

Remember the "Bennifer" phenomenon? Ben has had some steamy off screen loves like Jennifer Lopez which coined the popular blended name "Bennifer". Other girls to add to his list are Gweneth Paltrow and his current wife, Jennifer Gardner. What makes him sexy is his appearing to be a loving dedicated father to his girls- it's very endearing. I think the ladies started paying attention to his sensual qualities when 'Armageddon' where he played a love interest to the very sexy Liv Tyler.

Sexiest Man 2001- Pierce Brosnan

It's Bond, James Bond

Pierce Brosnan has a wee bit of Irish in him and a whole bunch of sexy. He's played humorous roles and serious roles, but we'll never forget his James Bond roles. Very sexy indeed.

PREDICTED Sexiest Man 2011- Leonardo DiCaprio

A boy becomes a man

Leonardo has captured his audiences for years with his boyish grins and now his more dramatic and serious roles in 'Blood Diamond', 'The Departed' (one of my faves), and the recent 'Inception'. We've watched him turn into a man literally on screen. He's got my vote, and mark my words, sexiest man for 2011.

Other Sexy men I'd like to see in the top spot

Jake Gyllenhaal

Justin Timberlake

Gerard Butler

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler


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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Efficient Admin- Yes I like those younger versions you mentioned- as well as a mid age Bruce Willis!

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      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      My two favorites are included on this list: Johnny Depp and Pierce Bronson. My favorite followups: a young Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Beth~ He's my fave too!

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      Sigh... Ryan Renolds... a man with a sense of humor... and a few other attributes as well.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Joanne~ Ryan has his sense of humor going for him. It's very sexy. Sense of humor always is. He dated the beautiful Sandra Bullockso he must have something going for him and my vote is more along the lines of humor. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      I'm loving your hubs. I agree with all the choices here except for Ryan Reynolds. I've tried but just not seeing it. Everyone else has my votes.

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      van vero 5 years ago

      excactly hugh jackman is the best ever most sexies man alive

      hugh never down

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      mwatkins~ you're very welcome and glad you enjoyed! I enjoyed writing it.

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      mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - eye candy! I am STILL a sucker for George Clooney, and Matthew McConaughey but any one of these choices is GRRRREEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTTTT! ;-) I just can't say, "Thank you," enough! ;-)

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      For me the best on this list is Johnny Depp- he's mysterious and humble, and Ryan Reynolds because of his sense of humor. Every woman is different. I've never, at all, fancied Brad Pitt or Colin Farrell.

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      MrAhSea 6 years ago

      OK OK I've changed the plastic surgery now :( but that's not going to help because because Colin Farrell not on your list either ..... humm isn't it strange how the lists differ between what men want to look like and females fancy ?? (having said that humm looking identical to Richard Branson may have its perks ... i could raid his bank account :) )

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Ha funny! Brad Pitt is old news dude. I think he has 20 kids now. He's going to need the plastic sugery after dealing with so many kids.

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      MrAhSea 6 years ago

      Firstly may i just say I'm shocked again not to be on this list myself :(

      But oddly enough also the guy i (would like to most look like (i didn't type that)) do look most like (in my dreams any rate) Brad Pitt has all the lady's gone off him should i cancel the plastic surgery what's going on have i missed something

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      luminita1977 6 years ago from New York

      good article,thanks..

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      FortuneCookieProj 6 years ago

      Ah! I am so with you on this article. Ryan Renolds is so gorgeous, and I love his quirky sense of humor. Jude Law as well. Great post!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Your list got them all! I second Jake and Jude Law!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Leonardo DiCaprio is it for me and that isn't even a good shot.


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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Martie~ I'm definitely on a sexy kick here with my last few hubs, but what the heck. Sean Connery won Sexiest Man Alive People Magazine award several years back. He is sexy. I have to agree!I also noticed about this list that not many young young guys get it. I think the younges tthat I saw for the last 25 years was 29 years old, Mel Gibson (first winner) and a few years later was JOhn F. Kennedy Jr at 27 yrs old (youngest winner). Most of the men are in their late 30's to 50's. Sean Connery was the oldest.I believe men (and women) need time and age to develop sexiness. When we're young, we don't have to work as hard. Being sexy is hard work, but not about the appearance, it's hard work to be done from the inside out.

      drbj~ Justin isyoung for me even, but I love his sense of humor and he has charisma with every interview he does. Something light and fun about him. Gerard Butler has my vote for sure! Thanks for stopping by.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Justin is a wee bit too young for me, Laura, but I could be happy with any one of your other picks - they are my favorites, too. Especially Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman. You have exceptionally good taste, m'dear.

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Interesting how the idea of sexiness differs from generation to generation. Excellent hub, Izetti, as always. PS: I would go for Sean Connery.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      thougtforce~ isn't Matthew awesome? I think he was my first actor/celebrity crush when I was younger and he was in 'A Time To Kill'. I also began to be a fan of Sandra Bullock after she was in that movie too. THanks for the comment!

      GmaGoldie~ I was wondering about that movie. Love this- "fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got'. So ture and well said. Thanks for the comment and you're welcome for the eye candy.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      What a great Hub! You gave us something for everyone! And Johnny Depp twice! I loved the new movie - The Tourist - the critics are wrong - just a great movie but Johnny plays his hardest role yet - a Math teacher from my state - Wisconsin!

      Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.

      - Sophia Loren

      Thanks for the eye candy!

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      izettl, you made my morning! So many sexy men to watch in one place! I even forgot about the cold winter outside:)) I put some extra votes though, to that gorgeous man; Matthew McConaughey!

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Christopher Price~ I saw him on the list too. Yikes, how embarrassing. I'm not sure if it's more embarrasing for him or People Magazine's reputable sexy list. I can't imagine him on there anyway for any reason under God's green earth! I havea bone to pick with someone! You should obviously take his place.

      Thanks for your kind words prasetio30. I look at their traits beyond their looks and things like sense of humor, charitable activities, humility, and uniqueness are what makes many of them sexy.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      themanwithnopants~ you dont win because I'm not voting or in charge! you're giving away my secret though. I was thinking of doing a hubpages sexy men list. You MIGHT be on it.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...this is a cool hub. I wish I can be like those men. Most of them are my favorite. Thanks for share with us. I give my vote to you. Congratulations for your 100 hub score. Happy New Year.


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      Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

      It gives me a bit of perverted pleasure to point out that it wasn't so long ago (1992) that People Magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year was Nick Nolte. Ten years later his mugshot provided quite a contrast.

      Knowing this softens the blow of having missed your list this year! I try to rest on my laurels but they're damned prickly!


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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      WHERE AM I!!! Damn it, I never win.


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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      MPG Narratives~ Thank you for the Yummm compliment!

      Sarah Masson~ thanks for the visit.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Lilly- too funny "anything else he may require". That's great.

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      Lori J Latimer 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Like! I would give Johnny Depp a couple of extra votes too...or anything else he may require. Laughing out loud. Thanks for this tasty Hub.

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      Sarah 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      So many hot guys!! Yay!!

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      Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Voted up and voted 'yumm' thanks izettl. Such a nice hub to look at and great facts too, I like your added touch of their lines in movies, fun. Leonardo is a good choice for 2011 but I think Jake and Gerard may not be far behind. Nice to see Johnny in twice and like you I wouldn't mind being on a desert island with him either!