People’s Sexiest Men Alive 2011

Posted on November 17, 2011

The world can breathe a sigh of relief, for we finally all know who the Sexiest Man Alive is this year.

Bradley Cooper

Oh, whatever, People.

The runners-up were the usual collection of mostly white guys who happen to be having, or are about to have, a very good year, career-wise. All very attractive in that totally vanilla way, which is to be expected when something as mainstream as People magazine attempts to define sexiness with the help of an army of publicists.

Cynicism. You’re soaking in it!

 

 

Liam Hemsworth

 

Idris Elba

 

Justin Theroux

 

Chris Evans

 

Tim McGraw

 

Josh Charles

 

Joel McHale

 

Jason Momoa

 

Ryan Gosling

 

Alec Baldwin

 

Dylan McDermott

What to do the bitter kittens think? Agree? Disagree? Name your Sexiest Man.

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  • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa MacDonald

    Idris Elba, yeah!  Dylan McDermott reminds me of Ross Gellar.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Can’t believe he’s 50!

      • scottyf

        I know. As beautiful as he is, you would have thought he’d reached that fabulous age of perfection long ago. :-)

        • Sobaika Mirza

          He is quite beautiful :)

          Just odd to think that he could actually be my father. And after American Horror Story, I just picture him being a pretty awful dad who cries a lot.

          • scottyf

            “Just odd to think that he could actually be my father.

            I suddenly feel very, very old. :-)

          • Sobaika Mirza

            Just think of me as very, very young! 

          • Anonymous

            Scotty, I could be your mother.  Feel younger now?

    • Anonymous

      “Dylan McDermott reminds me of Ross Gellar.”

      ba hahahahahahahahahahaha [breathe] hahahahahahahaha! wait. I always thought Ross was kinda hot.

      • CQAussie

        Yeah me too =D 

    • Cathy S

      Yes. Idris Elba. He should have won. He’s sexier than all of those other guys.

      • Anonymous

        Combined!

        • Anonymous

          Indeeeed!!

    • Terence Ng

      I am unashamed to say that Idris Elba is the first man I’ve actually fantasized about in a decade.

  • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

    Well, I think we can all agree that the fact that they didn’t include Michael Fassbender means they’re wrong.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ6NAON37ZMC2IIA33COHYLXYA Josie

       I kept scrolling and hoping, scrolling and hoping.  But, alas, People broke my heart.

      • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

        Here, I’ll give you this instead: the GQ editorial that made me fall in love with him before I’d seen him in a movie. (Is that shallow? Or am I justified by the fact that he turns out to be a phenomenal actor?) http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/200907/dark-suit-shirt-tie-michael-fassbender-hunger-bobby-sands-steve-mcqueen

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I can bet in the actual issue there’s a blurb of him and James McAvoy as “Sexiest Mutants” or something.

      • Anonymous

        Oooh James McAvoy. Most disappointing movie experience of my life (overstatement? Wev) was when I saw Wanted and there was no sex scene, just a lot of nakey Angelina Jolie. Most obvious “this movie is for boys” choice ever. (Ladies like action movies too, guys! You hear me, Dr. Pepper 10?)

        Sorry I just rambled all over you. Carry on.

        • Anonymous

          I hate those Dr. Pepper 10 ads with the burning fury of all the fists in Hong Kong.

    • Anonymous

      Michael Fassbender is TOO HOT for People magazine. I say leave him out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    I would be willing to bet that I’m not the only minion who thinks that this list is rendered invalid by the glaring omission of Michael Fassbender…

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      Clearly we’re on the same wavelength here. :D

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, what’s up with that?  People always seems to be about 3 years behind the curve.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    When will I ever get my rainbow-colored coalition of sexy?? I like Bradley Cooper very much, but altogether this is very boring and expected.

    • Rand Ortega

      Sobaika of the lovely, fascinating name, I heart you! DD-K, MC & JG-L especially. It’s been widely agreed that this is a contest of publicists, so it’s purely an industry manufacture. But I still wish the diversity level could be amped up a bit. In that spirit,  I’d add Adam Beach, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Yancey Arias & Harry Shum, Jr.,  to the list.

      PS: I worked w/ Morris on a sitcom in the ’90′s. He’s even more sweet & kind than gorgeous if that’s possible.

      • Anonymous

        Harry Shum! Exactly! That one should have been obvious, even to People: He is on a still-hot-despite-itself show, he is Asian and therefore would increase the diversity factor (not that that seems to be a top priority here) and he is beautiful.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Can’t believe I forgot Harry Shum! I would think he has enough pop culture heat to actually end up on this list, but he definitely belongs there. All of those men are VERY attractive, and Sendhil Ramamurthy is one of the few men I believe is truly lovely, other words would be too weak to describe his sinewy sort of look.

        I love hearing that about Mr. Chestnutt! And it only ups the sex appeal.

        • Mariah J

          Yes! Harry Shum…amazing

          • Anonymous

            YES. Harry Shum. *fans self*

          • Anonymous

            Harry’s on it (as is Darren Criss, who is half-Filipino – does that count?)

            Sendhil Ramamurthy is just stunning, but it’s going to take a while for the stink of “Heroes” to wear off as far as lists like this are concerned. He and the rest of the male half of that cast were grouped together for this list in the first season when it didn’t suck.

        • Anonymous

          Oh my word, yes! Sendhil Ramamurthy is so beautiful. My sister and I refer to him as the Indian Gregory Peck, someone else who was inhumanly gorgeous.

          • Anonymous

            Speaking of Sendhil, someone who appears frequenly on Covert Affairs that I constantly wish would get noticed: Oded Fehr. He was just on this past week as Eyal, the Mossad agent. Damn that man is hot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.ennis1 John Ennis

            I was thinking of Oded Fehr also. He was noticed by People years ago, right around the first Mummy movie, as hot import. 

      • Anonymous

        Re: Sendhil Ramamurthy and Harry Shum, Jr.: YES and YES. I think probably their careers aren’t big enough (yet) for this. Not that Harry Shum in particular isn’t famous enough, he just doesn’t have enough credits.

        I once waited to cross the street right next to Sendhil Ramamurthy and I get lightheaded just thinking about it. My mom responds to him in a way I’ve only seen her respond to James Bond. (Sean Connery, of course.)

        • Anonymous

          Haha, it would be awesome to see you and your mom in a bitchfight over Sendhil!

      • Anonymous

        Adam Beach!  Yum.  He’s has been on my Celebrity What-If list since “Smoke Signals”

      • Anonymous

        Oooh, yes, Sendhil Ramamurthy!  God, I miss Heroes.

    • aimee_parrott

      Ooh.  Daniel Dae-Kim.  Yes, please.

    • http://twitter.com/BriannaQ79 Brianna

      My first thought, Henry Cavill! and Alexander Skarsgard and Shamar Moore.

      • Victoria Perry

        Shamar Moore is always a good choice…(perhaps my teenage years watching the young and the restless are showing up here)

        • Anonymous

          Girl, I am with you.

          • Anonymous

            Yessssss!

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

        Ohhhh, Shemar Moore. I watch Criminal Minds (even though it gives me nightmares), just for him. He is SO hot.

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      Cavill will most likely show up either next year or in a “Ones to watch…” section in the issue. Ya need to remember there’s always like 50 sexys broken down in to various categories.

    • Anonymous

      Can I also nominate Takeshi Kanashiro?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355527007 Rain Jezek

        He is my vote as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355527007 Rain Jezek

        He is my vote as well.

  • Ozski

    Three way tie: Jon Hamm/Stephen Colbert/Jeff Bridges!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly! Where was the Hamm?!

      • Anonymous

        Agreed! Jon Hamm is the sexx.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ6NAON37ZMC2IIA33COHYLXYA Josie

       Oh, sorry, I read those names and “three-way” and went temporarily blind with lust.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ6NAON37ZMC2IIA33COHYLXYA Josie

       Oh, sorry, I read those names and “three-way” and went temporarily blind with lust.

    • Anonymous

      Give me Jon Hamm or give me death.

  • Anonymous

    Are these your pictures or theirs? I’ll go with Idris Elba and Joel McHale from this list. The former would make me feel like a WOMAN and the latter will make me laugh in bed. I think Jeffrey Dean Morgan is very sexy too. Bradley Cooper has zero sex appeal… he’s barely even good looking!

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, being sexy is not always equivalent to being good-looking. In fact, sometimes being overly “good-looking” is kind of a turn-off for me.  But agreed. Bradley Cooper is NOT sexy to me.

      And Idris Elba should be sexiest man of the year every year.

      • Anonymous

        Very true, and I agree… but I think Bradley Cooper is being sold as sexy because of his “good looks” which I don’t think he has much of in the first place. I don’t think looks are the most important things at all. In fact, in the past I’ve found some pretty not-great looking men sexy (celebs and real people).

        • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

          Like I find guys like Cooper and Pitt very freaking boring. The only classically good looking guy I find attractive is Chris Evans but I find him to be too much of a dork to take his looks seriously if that makes any sense.

          • Anonymous

            For me, it’s actually the dorkiness that makes him more than just a pretty face (and body).

    • Anonymous

      I will fight you for those two.  The only ones worth a damn oh the whole list.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Color me underwhelmed.

  • Ozski

    Also, I ‘get’ the whole Momoa thing but those eyes frighten me.

    • Anonymous

      Those eyes do something to me, too, but “frighten” is not the word I’d choose :)

    • Anonymous

      It’s the eyebrows and that protruding brow ridge that make him kind of Neanderthal and scary. But you know, in a good way.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything, and I have a feeling teh sexx0rs is far more effective in moving pictures than in stills. In stills I am not digging it, but I can imagine what it would be like to dig it. And I think it would be nice.

    • Anonymous

      He shopped in my store in Hawaii (back when he was on some tv show out there). Trust me, those eyes do plennnnty of things to you, but frighten isn’t one of them ;)

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    Ryan Gosling.  A website that I frequent is convinced that he was asked to be called the sexiest man, but humbly turned it down.  :)

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Didn’t know turning it down was an option. Interesting!

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Then why be included at all?  Wouldn’t it make more sense to play it all or nothing?  Why say “Yes, I’ll be A sexy man of the year but not THE sexy man of the year?”

      Plus, People has chosen Mark Harmon and Richard Gere, twice, and years after American Gigolo.  I think they’re just two years behind.

    • Anonymous

      I agree Ryan Gosling was probably the 1st choice. Apparently the person chosen as the sexiest man has to accept the offer. I assume because People Magazine wants the chosen one to agree to be interviewed, and play along with the publicity machine. I bet that Bradley Cooper the 3rd or 4th choice.  

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    To me, George is always the sexiest. A lot of people are angry over Bradley – but hey – he’s hot. I figured it would be Gosling just because of his umpteen movies out this year – he doesn’t do it for me. Although I did love the movie where he fell in love with the blow up doll. That was good shiz. 

    • Anonymous

      I think Bradley is an excellent choice – not only hot, but a nice guy too.  Did anyone see him on Graham Norton?  Very funny and self-deprecating too.  Drop dead gorge!

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      Lars and the Real Girl! That was such a good movie. It sounded like it was going to be funny, but that movie actually made me tear up a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/coheny Coelha

    Alexander Skarsgard. To me, he’s the sexiest.

    • Anonymous

       YES. This… 100xs. Any list without him is not a list of sexiness AT ALL. Get it right, PEOPLE.

      • http://twitter.com/coheny Coelha

        Word. I was like “Really People? REALLY?”

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one that finds Bradley Cooper so…generic looking? Like he meets the requirements for an “attractive” man, but he just doesn’t do it for me. Ryan Gosling should be #1 based on his performance in “Drive” alone.

    • Anonymous

      There is a Bradley Cooper at every bar in every Financial District in every city.  

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      I’ve been doing a great disservice to my sexuality for years for not giving a rat’s patootie about Brad Pitt.

  • Anonymous

    Alec Baldwin is disgusting.  Cooper would be hotter if he’d come out.  Hugh Jackman is still the sexiest man I’ve seen.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!  Alec Baldwin is repulsive.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  His (Baldwin) whole persona is ugly.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  Do not understand the fascination with him, but he is funny in those credit card commercials.

    • Pam Winters

      I’m not sure I’m into Alec Baldwin, but Jack Donaghy has a certain something.

    • Anonymous

      Baldwin, agreed. Jackman is always a contender. BUT yes, please, Bradley, come out, come out! The closet is only powerful as long as powerful, popular public figures continue to lie and deny. No one should do it for you, but you should do it for yourself and for others!Did anyone else read the “People” copy re: Bradley? It’s so packed with closet code that it’s practically camp:
       
      “Sure he’s easy on the eyes, but there’s more to 2011′s Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper than dazzling baby blues and a killer smile. Ladies, take note: this Georgetown grad can whip up dinner, take you for a spin on his motorcycle and whisper sweet nothings in French (he’s fluent!). Just don’t try convincing him what a catch he is. “I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this [title],” says the Hangover actor, 36. “I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying.” Another reason to love him? Cooper, whose father Charles passed away in January, is especially close with his mom, Gloria. When he learned he’d been crowned Sexiest Man Alive, the “first thing I thought,” he says, “was, ‘My mother is going to be so happy.’ ”
       
      So what’s the truth about his dating status? Cooper, who was with Renée Zellweger for two years until their split in March and has been spotted out with Jennifer Lopez in recent months, says he’s a “single 36-year-old male.” “If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business,” he says, “you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.”

      No, I bet he doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        I totally read that as “…says the hungover actor”

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Okay, so, perhaps living in San Francisco has finally jaded me past all redemption.  But honestly, I see men on the street, or walking into my place of business every single day who give all these guys a run for their money.  But if forced to choose, and I can see you with the arm restraints behind me if I don’t,
    I, um, er,……
    Well I guess you’ll just have to either force a choice out of me, or live without knowing.

    • Anonymous

      Obviously those SF men don’t have pushy publicists. ;-)

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Oh you just made my night!!!!

        Perhaps its true, or maybe they’re much too busy chasing after their own idea of the sexiest person around.

        • Anonymous

          LOL! Good on ‘em, I say. Go for it, boys!

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    No. Just no. (with the exception of Ryan Gosling)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717883898 Glynis Fediuk

    I like to think I’m reasonably in touch with pop culture, but some of these choices…no.

    And it was *clearly* meant to be Gosling’s year.

  • Anonymous

    RYAN GOSLING. Good God, that man is AMAZING in so many ways. What I wouldn’t do…..

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. Like, I actually don’t love his face (couldn’t pinpoint why, please don’t stone me) but the bod/the personal style/THE TALENT/the apparently lovely personality all more than make up for that.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yeah, I totally agree with you. He’s not perfect in the fact but there are just so many things about him personality and talentwise that are just delicious. Plus, he really is getting better looking with age. Nom.

  • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

    Jason is far and away the sexiest of the bunch, with that deservedly smug grin on his face.

  • Annie Leung

     This is almost as bad as Glamour UK putting Robert Pattinson at the top of the list, Joel McHale and Idris Elba can stay (alright Ryan Gosling you can come too). The lack of Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch renders this list completely inaccurate to me. We need the Handsome Men’s Club a lá Jimmy Kimmel to vote again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFZBPD2YF7RBIABKYSTL62XM6Y Susan

      I agree with you 100% on everything, though I’d want to add Colin Firth (I want to add him to everything).

  • http://twitter.com/moijojojo Moira Jones

    GAH…aside from Elba & Momoa, just an epic white ::yawn:: Where’s Joe Mangianello, AT LEAST? Dwayne Johnson?

    • Anonymous

      OMG, Dwayne Johnson is at the top of my list. That man is freaking gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Justin Theroux is only on the list because of who he is dating. 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know who he is dating, but thank you for this, because I couldn’t figure out why on earth he was on the list.

      • Anonymous

        He’s Jen Aniston’s boytoy.

  • http://twitter.com/Teddy_Picker Teddy_Picker

    Fassbender! And Jon Hamm. How did they not make the list?!? 

  • Anonymous

    I really thought Dylan McDermott was David Schwimmer at first. LOL

    I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch all the jockeying and lobbying that goes on to get these stars this particular accolade.

    Really cute pic of Joel McHale. Makes me mourn even more that Community is being replaced midseason. WAAAAHHHH!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      Community is my favorite comedy right now. Joel is too adorable.

      Any sexy man list without Alexander Skarsgard is incomplete.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, Joel is the only one I found appealing on this list at all, and I keep trying to remember where I’ve seen him before.

      The others are all very firmly meh, though I agree that Hugh Jackman should be on these lists every year.

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    My sexy man = Hugh Jackman.  No argument required on that one because his sexiness speaks for itself!

  • foodycat

    What did they do to Dylan McDermott’s face? It looks like a fanfic portrait.

  • Anonymous

    Alec Baldwin and Dylan McDermott?  Puhleeeze. Not one of these guys does anything for me.  I miss the days of Sean Connery where good lucks, talent, mind and a little bit of mystery made a man sexy.  I doubt that any of these boys are as deep as the paper they are printed on.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Joseph-Gordon Lovitt?! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

    Chris Evans. Woof.

  • Katie Truax

    JGL was robbed, but thank goodness there’s no Franco.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree with you on both points.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558631967 Ivona Foster

    When did Dylan McDermott turn int a douche, he used to be quite cool on the law show.

    • Anonymous

      That was my first thought–he’s really too old to be doing the “no, REALLY, I’m quite sexy, let me touch myself while I’m doused with water” pose.  I LOVED him back in the Practice Days, but i’m getting such a douche-y vibe from him lately.  He’s still hot (and Ross Gellar-ish), but he’s working the hot AND douche-y angle, I believe.

      • Anonymous

        I used to like him too, but now…really? That pose? Come on man. And why is the photo in black & white when his best feature has always been those gorgeous blue eyes of his.

  • jeneria

    Bradley Cooper creeps me out.  He’s skeevy. 
    I’ve loved Josh Charles since Dead Poets Society.
    Idris Elba, hell ya!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a terrible photo of Josh Charles’s skin, but I think he’s delightful.  And he’s great on the Good Wife.  Definitely a “sexy but not handsome” kind of actor–which are often my favorites.

  • Anonymous

    Not a single one of these guys would make my cut. 

    My current list is firmly headed by Jason Isaacs, closely followed by Jon Hamm, and when I am feeling cougarish, Henry Cavill.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

    Elba and Hamm for sure, but what about Alex O’Loughlin?!?! 

  • muzan-e

    Idris Elba.  That is all. Without whom this article is largely a tribute to the generic, the safe, and the mediocre - 

    Well, no. That isn’t all.  The  thread’s already lively with calls for Fassbender and Skarsgard.  I’d like to add the thoroughly-devourable Lee Byung-Hun to that list. Oh yes.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

    All I have to say is this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/reasons-why-bradley-cooper-is-definitely-not-the-s

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I could go with that. Most especially because he looks human (walking his dog, with the little girl) he looks as good when he’s man on the street as when he’s on the red carpet. But, see, he HAD his cover at sometime (I’m guessing–I don’t really follow this since the only really sexiest man, Paul Newman, went to that great race track in the sky) so they had to give the title to someone newer who needs more hype. But Alec Baldwin? Nuh, nuh!

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Paul Newman! I adore him, he takes a permanent spot on my personal list.

        • Rand Ortega

          Paul Newman. *Sigh*. What a total package of a male specimen. Gorgeous, generous, eco conscious waaaay before it was cool, loyal (He & Joanne Woodward– 2nd longest married actors), smart, funny. Did I mention gorgeous?
          Add to my list of perms Omar Sharif. He still makes my giblets quiver!

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Paul Newman! I adore him, he takes a permanent spot on my personal list.

  • Anonymous

    Daniel Craig…though Chris Evans is making me swoon at the moment…is it hot in here??????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Yay, Joel McHale!  I agree with you generally, but I’m glad to see Joel gettin’ some love.

    • Anonymous

      Agree…but he looks bad–and too skinny!–in that pic.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. He’s sexiest when shirtless, dude is ripped and that tux does him no favors.

  • http://twitter.com/angelkutty Rincey

    I kind of love the fact that they included Josh Charles on this list. 

    • Anonymous

      I still swoon over Sports Night!

      • Anonymous

        Wow–I totally didn’t recognize him. Had to go back and look at the picture. We just rewatched SportsNight on Netflix. Excellent show. 

  • Anonymous

    I like me a lil Cooper now and then, but the first person I thought of for Sexiest Man was the new trainer on Biggest Loser, Dolvett Quince. Homina homina. I can get on board with Jon Hamm too (pun intended), and call me crazy, but I love Charlie Day from Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I like em short and funny.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been watching TBL and have noticed how ridiculously good looking and sexy Dolvett is.  Homina homina is right…lol!

  • Anonymous

    My response: 

    Eh! He’s no George Clooney.

    He’s no Rosemary Clooney either for that matter. 

    –GothamTomato

    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2561006

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

    My God, I love you guys. You really do brighten my day with your perspectives on this kind of silliness.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BIDMDNVO7QMU6VQ7X3NQEAP4EU Brian

    Is it just me or do the photos that just TRY so hard make you go “ugh.” Sexiness doesn’t require effort, a pretentious pose, sweat on the brow, nor an unbuttoned shirt.

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    1) Why is Fassbender not on this list? 2) How the hell did Baldwin sneak in here? 3) Why is Idris Elba (very sexy) the only token…Brit – Tom Hardy, anyone?  Also, spice up that damn list.  “People” should be ashamed.

    • Anonymous

      Oh gawd, Tom Hardy, YES! Though he kinda terrifies me.

      • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

        How sick is it that I kind of like that about him? :) Oh, and P.S., if you haven’t already watch “Bronson” – he’ll both terrify and attract you even more! Yum!

        • Anonymous

          I just saw him in Stuart A Life Backwards and his acting skills just blew me away. Then I watched the behind the scenes footage and he definitely flipped a weird switch in my brain. I like how rough around the edges he is, not that I think he would be violent, but he has a disturbing personal history that he has fought past and that is very sexy sometimes.

          I’ll definitely check out Bronson.

          • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

            Oooo, and I’ll have to check out Stuart A Life Backwards!

            Last I knew all of Bronson was on YouTube in about 10 parts or so.  Enjoy!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I don’t think so on pretty much all of these. I mean: Joel McHale? That’s a joke, right? I’ll take Matt Smith and Rufus Wainwright as my perpetual Sexiest Men Alive.

    • Anonymous

      Clearly you’ve never seen McHale with his shirt off.

    • Anonymous

      Rufus is GOD!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    sometimes i am embarrased for them & then on the other hand its just so stupid to me. 

  • Anonymous

    John Hamm… Michael Fassbender… Jason Issacs… they left out several good ones. 

  • Anonymous

    Baldwin is the only one chunky enough for me. Where’s the beef, People?

  • http://smalldog.wordpress.com/ C.

    Hamm or Fassbender.  No equals.

  • Anonymous

    My first thought was “WRONG HEMSWORTH” followed closely by “NEEDS MORE HIDDLESTON” Yes, I am a fangirl, thank you very much. I would not be opposed to the inclusion of Benedict Cumberbatch either.

    Elba, Gosling, Momoa, McHale, and Evans are fine. The rest….hell no.

  • http://twitter.com/32bellyoption sjr

    Jason Momoa is the most delicious looking human being I have ever seen in my life. I wanna kiss him all over.

  • Anonymous

    Major disagreement here. I can think of a lot of words to describe B Coop but sexy is definitely not one of them. 

    Sadly, I can’t think of a great alternative who’s fairly “of the moment.” Maybe the actor who played the Irish cop in Bridesmaids? I don’t know his name. While not conventionally handsome, he was pretty darn swoonworthy in the movie, imo.

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    No RDJ? I’ll pass.

  • Anonymous

    Normally I think Bradley Cooper’s a good-looking guy.  But that photo is mail-order-catalog.

  • scottyf

    Feeling a little cynical myself right now.

    Why do we do this?

    Since a popular definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results–why do we do this with these posts about men in general, and men of color in particular? Does it make us all feel more liberal and progressive by raging against the lack of inclusion of people of color in articles like this?

    The reason we’re seeing this mix of men is because more white people buy this magazine than any other group. And a good percentage will STOP buying this magazine if more men of color appear on its pages as symbols of American Beauty.

    I can actually see why People chose each one of these gentleman. I do not find each one equally as appealing (though I’d be arrested for my thoughts on Liam Hemsworth, and Idris Elba; Chris Evans; Tim McGraw–with Faith’s permission of course; Jason Momoa and Alec Baldwin have a standing invitation to my bed), but I know someone out there does.

    If we really want to see something different (and candidly, I think a decent size of the T&Lo population really doesn’t), then it’s going to take more than raging at a People Magazine staple which probably sells more copies than it’s next biggest issue by 10-1. It’s going to take banding together as consumers and making the point known at the cash register.

    Until then, do what a lot of people of color do: suspend judgement and look at the pretty. There’s a lot of it on display from these guys. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

      Damn-the-cash-register may be working. Not that I’m a big fan of the decline of print, but all magazine sales have been tanking in the neighborhood of 10% per for several years, mostly because there are so many other places to get our obsessions plumbed. 

      People and the homogenized annual torsofest long ago drove me to get my Bruce Lee fixes from Karate Illustrated. And I didn’t have to stop adoring Idris Elba after The Wire because out in the ether I found Luther and a host of other roles he’s so handsomely inhabited. Today, my own sexiest list includes Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan, every satisfying, overwrought Bollywood minute of them. I can drop by Google images any time without having to wade any late breaking drek.

      It’s a sad footnote for the original occupiers at segregated lunch counters and ERA marches, but a whole slew of isms (and their fellow-traveling publications) ultimately may be trumped by irrelevance rather than revolt. Still, I think I’ll always jerk my arthritic knee in the face of all white straight guys all the time, because I’m not totally comfortable here in my silo, as diverse as I want it to be but no closer to being equal. Of course you’re so right that withholding money talks, but I can’t help thinking a little lip never hurt.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I’m drifting between joy (you finding some Bollywood actors attractive) to confusion (those two are among my least favorite).

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

          Not just attractive, exceptionally attractive. And please, turn me on to your favorites – I’m limited by the availability of streaming videos, i.e., Netflix etc., but I am I ever open additional delights. And I must say, I’m getting really good at reading subtitles without missing too much of the action.  

          • Sobaika Mirza

            I think it might have more to do with me not thinking either can act their way out of a paper bag, and some of the *ahem* personal issues in Salman Khan’s past. But I do agree that Hrithik Roshan is gorgeous.

            Some of my personal favorites are Imran Khan, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan. I wish this forum allowed for private messaging!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

            They do deliver more decoration than substance, but I’m kind of a cheap date. Thanks much for the list! 

          • Anonymous

            My favourite Khan used to be Shah Rukh, but now I’m leaning towards the quietly smouldering Aamir.

          • Anonymous

            Shahrukh Khan looks insanely good for a man his age (or any age). Seriously, dude is, like, 48, and looks better and sexier and more unique than Hollywood boys half his age. And Arjun Rampal is pretty easy on the eyes, I must say.

    • Anonymous

      Scottyf, if it makes you feel better (and I don’t know why it would) I don’t buy People magazine.  I won’t even read it in the dentist’s office unless my only other choice is good housekeeping* .  However, I don’t buy it because it features Kardashians, and has journalists that both write in crayon and fact check on Wiki. 

      I will say that, I find all of the men on this lists sans Idris Elba unbelievably generic (ok, so I had to look him up, but he has a great smile).  This is perhaps the most wonder bread of lists I’ve seen in forever.   But I think People could go a lot further towards being a Bennetton Ad without totally compromising its fan base, most of whom subscribe for $0.45 an issue and leave it in their bathrooms regardless of who is on the cover.  

      *thankfully my dentist stocks newsweek and psychology today

  • Anonymous

    My sexiest men alive contenders: John Stewart. Lenny Kravitz. Daniel Dae Kim. Daniel Craig. Liam Neeson. Javier Bardem.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      and Clive Owen. Tom Selleck (yeah, I’m old). Clooney has to always remain. I prefer Ryan Reynolds to Ryan Gosling.  Hugh Jackman. I’ll take Idris Elba, no problem. 

      • Anonymous

        David McCallum still tops my list. He may be 78, but he just radiates something for me that hasn’t subsided in nearly 50 years.

        • Rand Ortega

          Illya Nicovetch Kuryakin. That name still sends chills down my spine. He was the only reason to watch “Man From U.N.C.L.E”. Or “The Invisible Man” in the ’80′s.

          • Anonymous

            And NCIS currently.

            Well, not the only reason, but the main one.

          • Anonymous

            Amen!  And big props to you for remembering his middle name!

            David McCallum and Oskar Werner had that same quiet-but-strong-as-steel quality.  Catnip.

          • Rand Ortega

            The way he said it, inforapenny! The way he said it!
            (still makes me swoon)

        • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

          Wow, he doesn’t look that old. I like him too!

    • Sobaika Mirza

      LENNY KRAVITZ. HOT DAMN.

    • lilibetp

      Yay!  Another Liam nod!

    • Anonymous

      Javier Effing Bardem. Yes. Everyone else can just pack up and go home. That man gives me The Feelings. But, then again, so does Rufus Wainwright, so……;-)

  • Anonymous

    oh please! Bradley Cooper???? so so vanilla! from the list you posted here, my votes go to Josh Charles (loved him since the days of Sports Nights and a small movie called Threesome) and Ryan Gosling. 

  • Anonymous

    Dylan McDermott….mmmmmm.  

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    alec baldwin? Really? Ew. Where are Hiddles and Fassy? And are Liam and Chris twins? Cuz I can’t tell them apart. 

  • http://twitter.com/sully27 sully27

    Alec Baldwin Really?  This is a completely generic list.

  • Anonymous

    My panties remain dry.

  • Joyce VG

    Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Alan Rickman (he’s awesome)

  • Lori

    Not feeling this list with the exception of Idris Elba and Dylan McDermott.  Bradley Cooper sexiest?  Bwaaahaaaahaaaaa. 
    I’ll have Jon Hamm, Rodrigo Santoro and Johnny Depp, please. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    There are some remarkably unflattering photos here (Momoa, Charles, Baldwin, Gosling, McDermott, Chris Evans) That Bradley Cooper one doesn’t remotely say sexy to me, even though I do find him quite fetching. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

    unfortunately none of them do a thing for me….:sigh:
     

  • http://profiles.google.com/katelynsypher Katie Sypher

    Sexiest Man Alive is always a year behind. R.Gos would’ve been the better pick.

  • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

    Joel McHale is definitely going on MY hot list this year.

  • Anonymous

    I like Bradley…and he is rather sexy, charming and has a fun personality.  The sexiest?  eh.  Better choice than George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., etc., and thankfully none of the Twilight stars made the cut either.  Hugh Jackman, Jude Law & Chris Evans, though, rank above Bradley.  ;p

    People take it too seriously…debating over who is the sexiest man alive is….like it’s really significant.  It’s just for fun.  Let Brad have his turn and next year some other popular cele-of-the-moment will get his. 

  • MilaXX

    Idris will do for now, although a little more color on the landscape would be nice.

    I hear the Ryan Gosling stans have a petition for a recount. Obviously they take this very seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

    IDRIS!!! Oh, my lord.

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    Robert Downey Jr. Alway and forever.

  • Kate Pearce

    Lots of hairy chins this year-just sayin’ :) And where’s the Hamm?

  • KATHRYN WHITE

    Ryan Gosling and Jon Hamm!

  • KATHRYN WHITE

    Ryan Gosling and Jon Hamm!

  • Anonymous

    Sexiest man alive is a Tamil actor by the name of Chiyaan Vikram. He is fine on a quantum-level and he’s actually quite a brilliant actor. It is a crime against humanity that he has almost no exposure outside of India and South Asia.
    Also:
     Surya Sivakumar (another “famous” Tamil actor)
    Idris Elba
    Tyson Beckford
    Oded Fehr
    Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1)
    Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)

    • Anonymous

      I love you for mentioning Oded Fehr.  THAT MAN.

      • Anonymous

        Ditto. :-)

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        SEX. ON. A. STICK.

  • Anonymous

    Sexiest man alive is a Tamil actor by the name of Chiyaan Vikram. He is fine on a quantum-level and he’s actually quite a brilliant actor. It is a crime against humanity that he has almost no exposure outside of India and South Asia.
    Also:
     Surya Sivakumar (another “famous” Tamil actor)
    Idris Elba
    Tyson Beckford
    Oded Fehr
    Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1)
    Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)

  • http://twitter.com/QuincyTKatz Quincy Katz

    Spot on with Luther pick!  (Idris Elba)
    But really, where are the HOT men?
    No Kravitz, no Rhys Meyers, no Rain.
    Lame!

  • http://twitter.com/QuincyTKatz Quincy Katz

    Spot on with Luther pick!  (Idris Elba)
    But really, where are the HOT men?
    No Kravitz, no Rhys Meyers, no Rain.
    Lame!

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    Justin theroux? Please.
    Ryan Gosling, ftw–have you seen Drive? In the words of Mrs. Zoe, “I die.”

    • Anonymous

      From what I’ve heard of that movie, if you were in it, you would indeed. :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        When Drive and Ides of March came out, hubby and I were talking about which one to see. I said “Whichever one shows his ass”. Maybe not the best response! LOL
        We still haven’t seen either one.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    Justin theroux? Please.
    Ryan Gosling, ftw–have you seen Drive? In the words of Mrs. Zoe, “I die.”

  • Anonymous

    I only like 4 of them…I’d be curious to know Tom and Lorenzo, who you consider to be the top 10 sexiest people…or if you prefer top 10 males and then that other sex.  ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1420064763 Patricia Hoffman

    I just don’t get it. Am I the only person in the universe who does NOT think Michael Fassbender is hot? His mouth is…weird.His face is square.

    • Anonymous

      You’re not alone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1420064763 Patricia Hoffman

        Thank goodness. I was starting to question my sanity. :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Nope. Not alone. 

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I love Joel McHale, of course he’s not really sexiest man alive material.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of good selections already: Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Dae Kim.

    I wish also to humbly submit Hugh Laurie and Justin Timberlake.

    Alec Baldwin is NOT SEXY SHUT UP SHUT UP

  • Molly OBM

    I’ve always thought Josh Charles looked a lot like Sam the Eagle myself. It’s hard to think ‘sexy’ with an image like that…

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Hahaahahaahaa! In that pose, definitely! But he is still hot. :)

  • Anonymous

    one more thing: Dylan McDermott’s picture feels so wrong…. belly showing? don’t get me wrong, the guy is hot, but the picture seems too forced, too fake….. 

  • Anonymous

    You weren’t kidding when you said “vanilla”. Really sad.

  • Sara-Ann Collins

    Can we replace Liam with his brother? 

    And get rid of Alec forever?

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      Chris totally got the good genes. If anyone in this particular list is GRUNT ME CAVEMAN it’s Liam Hemsworth.

  • Emma Morrison-Cohen

    Josh Charles is pretty hot, but why does his skin look SO awful in that picture?  Someone in People’s airbrushing department hates him?  Idris…I just love you so much.

  • CQAussie

    My husband =D  haha  No really, I mean that =D 

    From THIS list though…..Ryan Gosling and Liam Hemsworth – I’m a sucker for blue eyes and cute hair.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    Whatever, Justin Theroux. I’m embarrassed for him, because he’s firmly planted on Jen’s coattails, regardless of whether that was his intention or not.

  • Anonymous

    Justin was a real WTF for me, I mean isn’t he only famous for being between the legs of Aniston?  As if that is some mark of distiction?  Same with Alec Baldwin.  The posing on a lot of these photos is weird.  Like the shirtless Hemsworth or Dylan (hello your 50 my man, start acting like it).  I think Cavill and Fassbender should have been on the list of “white guys we love”, but i would have loved to spread the love to other cultures as well, like Harry Shum Jr or that guy who plays Avery on Grey’s Anatomy.

    • Anonymous

      I think Justin is a producer/director type, but yeah – his gossip rag fame comes from his relationship with Anniston.

      oooh – the dude who plays Avery on Grey’s is SMOKIN.  YES PLEASE.

    • Anonymous

      YES, Henry Cavill! Too pretty-boy for my taste, but he is a damned beautiful thing to look at. That omission was a mistake, surely?

  • R. L.

    I’m not excited by these guys.  I’d rather see Viggo Mortenson there. Or Liam Neeson. Clooney, Jackman and Daniel Craig also do more for me.

    • Anonymous

      Ooh, I’d forgotten about Mortenson. Yes please.

  • Anonymous

    Out of this bunch?  It’d have to be Josh Charles.  In general?  TOM FUCKING BRADY.  Go Pats!

  • Linde Hoff

    Sean Connery and Patrick Stewart still get my vote……

  • http://aclockworkoffense.com dia

    Joel McHale!  Because I also liked Horsebot3000.  Josh Charles looks hot as well!

  • Anonymous

    Idris and Ryan – Yes
    Everyone Else – Meh
    Should have been included – Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Alexander Skarsgård, Fassbender, Harry Shum and Mehcad Brooks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Bradley Cooper does nothing for me except vaguely remind me of a weasel from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

    I just can’t with Bradley Cooper.  I just get past the air of smug douchiness he seems to surround himself with (though it’s gotten a little better since I’ve been catching up on Alias on dvd).  You’d think it’d be a challenge to pull off “smarmy” when you’re blond and blue eyed but he definitely succeeds.

  • Anonymous

    My husband is the sexiest man alive, thank you very much!!

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    Joel McHale is pretty cute. Plus, dude gets points. I tweeted him and a few other Hollywood types for a #FF hot Hollywood men edition, and he actually took the time to tweet his thanks. I’m obligated to love him forever now.

  • leslie silverstein

    Idris Elba should have won. Stringer Bell on the Wire?-OMG

  • Evan Hart

    That picture of Dylan McDermott cracks me up. It looks like he’s trying to seduce us by fingering his belly button.

  • Anonymous

    This annual “contest” is such a publicists’ circle-jerk, I can’t even stand to flip idly through it in the checkout line.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

    It obviously should have been Ryan.  The picture of Dylan McDermott is super weird, as is the one of Joel McHale. I feel like he’s much better looking in a lot of other things. But yeah, honestly? We all know this doesn’t matter in the slightest, it’s mostly a competition of who has the best publicist.

  • Anonymous

    Ewan McGregor, Tristan McManus, Jon Stewart, Jon Hamm

    • Anonymous

      Another vote (or two….or a thousand…) for McGregor and Stewart.

  • Anonymous

    That picture of Dylan McDermott just makes me laugh. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

    Joel McHale creeps me out

  • Anonymous

    Idris-freacking-Elba! Have mercy!

  • Anonymous

    I heard  that the powers-that-be at People initially selected Ryan Gosling as their new Sexiest Man (with which I wholeheartedly agree). They then extended their rules of engagement in claiming the title, which involves your basic pole-dancing exclusive interview and cheesy photo-shoot for the issue. Apparently, Gosling declined.

    THIS MAKES ME LOVE HIM EVEN MORE THAN EVER!

  • Anonymous

    Karl Urban.

    • Rand Ortega

      Squeeeee!
      That f***er is definitely napkin worthy (See Samantha Jones when she 1st met Smith).
      I watch “Red” solely for him (& Helen Mirren)

  • http://twitter.com/felicitas_s Felicitas Strautman

    alec balwin..? please tell me this is a joke.

  • Erin Nice

    Argh…yuck. Idris Elba, obviously. Gosling is awesome. I just can’t with the rest of them. You weren’t kidding when you called it “vanilla.” I get most of these guys mixed up.

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    Idris Elba and Jason Momoa = robbed.  Either of them would be sexier than Bradley Cooper even while suffering from the flu, wrapped in a tatty bathrobe and drinking tea.

  • Anonymous

    Bradley Cooper is airbrushed within an inch of his life in that photo! I do find him sexy, though, as are most of the men who made the list anyway.

    Awash in the same cynicism as TLo!

  • Jeanne Englebrecht

    i am a fan of idris elba (his name is even sexy!)…though there are a number of men on this list i would not kick out of my bed in the morning… ;)

  • Anonymous

    To People Magazine,

    Unless all the previously decreed “sexiest men alive” are dead, we can forgo this exercise.  It is entirely possible that some have lost their status due to natural dehottening or some kind of horribly repulsive behavior, but it seems unlikely that all previous recipients of this honor would have suffered the same fate.   Maybe you could just stick to calling them “the sexiest men of the year” or “the sexiest men who our editors believe will currently sell more magazines” or “the sexiest men right now with good publicists.” 

  • Anonymous

    Idris of course.  Josh Charles is an interesting choice … I agree.   He was so great in In Treatment.  Jack Huston will eventually be nominated as a result of all the buzz he’s getting on BE.  Alexander Skaarsgard is delicious.  Justin Theroux? No, thanks.  And Ryan Gosling is indeed very sexy but needs to be moving and talking for it to hit.  There is a sad absence of any real diversity here but then again that’s reflected in the movies.  And so many older men left out of the mix.  I’m weird … I think Bill Nighy is one of the most attractive men on the planet.

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    Everyone except Bradley Cooper, Tim McGraw, and Josh Charles are fine choices. I don’t get Bradley Cooper, unless he’s talking – I will admit the man is charming, but he doesn’t make my pants move. I support your earlier Twitter choice of Michael Fassbender, mmmm…

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Meh. More of the same-old from People Magazine. Mostly “Matinee Idol” types with light skin, light hair and light eyes. Only one African American (but Sweet Jesus on a Breadstick, Idris Elba is sexy.) And only one more – Jason Momoa – that fits outside that very tightly constructed box. And I might add there are loads of sexy men from all over the world who aren’t JUST in movies and television. Athletes, politicians, scientists, musicians and my UPS deliverer ( now THAT is a Sexy man!) It’s lists like these that make my avoid mainstream media.

    • Anonymous

      just a note – Idris Elba is English, not American… but I do wish we could claim him :)

      • Anonymous

        Yes–the accent contributes mightily to the sex appeal!

        • Addicted2Glamour

          Duly noted, and thanks for the info! I had no idea as I’d only ever seen pictures of him. Looks like I need to dig a little deeper. We DO love a British accent !!

  • http://twitter.com/mollyer molly richardson

    Jason Momoa fer sure. Yum

  • Anonymous

    None of the above, except Joel McHale, because funny is sexy. Plus he’s tall, cute, and irreverent. 

    Dylan McDermott looks like a derelict. He doesn’t have the handsome to pull off that awful shot.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Rickman.  We’re done here.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!  

  • margaret meyers

    Dylan McDermott is forcing his hot.  He looks ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      I never thought I would actually use this term, but that photo of him is crying out for this caption:  Girly-man*

      *Also the name of a music group I really like

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Seriously, he’s 50-years old and doing the whole tortured teen thing? Blech.

    • Anonymous

      I hate the picture of Dylan McDermott too. But, I think the real villian is the idiotic photographer who thought drenching a 50 year old man in water like he’s in a Backstreet Boys video was a good idea.

  • lilibetp

    Liam Neeson is the sexiest man alive, whether People magazine thinks so or not.  But if they insist on runners-up…

    Sean Bean can out-sexy any of the men listed in the magazine with a drink in one hand and the other tied behind his back.

    Eric Schweig can out-sexy any of the men listed in the magazine with an intense look and a simple knee-weakening hello.

    Silas Carson can out-sexy any of the men listed in the magazine with a twinkle in his eye and any dialect known to mankind on his lips.

    Rory McCann can out-sexy any of the men listed in the magazine with nothing but a kilt and a bowl of porridge.

    James Purefoy can out-sexy any of the men listed in the magazine in a full suit of armor with half his face covered with a helmet.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      If I have to IMDB 75% of the people on your list…….

      • lilibetp

        I have to IMDB upwards of 75% on everyone else’s list…

      • lilibetp

        And another thing.  If you have to IMDB 75% of the people on my list, you have been seriously missing out in life…

      • lilibetp

        And another thing.  If you have to IMDB 75% of the people on my list, you have been seriously missing out in life…

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      *Uncas-love*

    • Anonymous

      James Purefoy. Yes, please.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

      James Purefoy – boy howdy!

  • Mariah J

    I guess I don’t like white bread cuz Idris Elba and Jason Momoa blow the rest of these guys out of the water. Of course I also like funny-men, I swoon for Joel McHale. I have to say these guys are a better crop than past “sexiest men alive” lists

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Define “sexy”.

  • Anonymous

    Dwayne The Rock Johnson!

  • kim i

    jason momoa’s hot like sriracha, but the rest, not so much.  lenny kravitz deserves a spot here as well.  pretty much, anyone lisa bonet butterfly moon peacock, or whatever her name is these days, has ever tapped is hot.

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    James Spader.

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t get behind Gosling at all. He looks like some one took Tim Roth out of the oven too soon and it never set up right.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Hahaahaha! OK, I love Ryan. Very much so. Very, very much. But that is too funny. :)

      Another poster hit the nail on the head with Ryan. Posed pictures don’t do it. He is hot in the movies. Dripping with sex.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

    Idris Elba! Yum. He would be my winner out of all of these. I hate to admit it but I’ve also drunk the Ryan Gosling kool-aid. It’s just … his eyes and expressive face catapult him beyond “random Hollywood handsome guy” for me. The other guys listed here all seem fairly bland to me, but there’s something appealing in a romance novel kind of way about Jason Momoa for sure. Alec Baldwin is anti-sexy to me.

  • A. Valera

    Bradley Cooper is blech. I know he’s probably not, but the look that’s always on his face makes me think that he is just like his character in Wedding Crashers.

  • Anonymous

    I like stubble, but who knew it was practically de rigeur?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=29704163 Paige Hinson
  • Sarah Asarnow

    You could make a “Able was I, ere I saw Elba” joke right about here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    I think these are some terrible pictures of some really hot guys. 

  • Anonymous

    I have to say, the quality of these photos is horrible! 

    Of the gentlemen listed here, I agree with Idris Elba, Joel McHale, and Jason Momoa.  All sexy in different ways.  And that’s the problem, isn’t it?  We all have completely different things that float our boats, so the idea of one sexiest man alive is absurd.

    My pick never varies, year to year:  Jon Stewart.  Short, middle-aged Jon Stewart.  Anyone who can make me laugh that hard that often, who doesn’t take himself too seriously and is willing to be silly, and is smart as a whip–perfect abs lose to that combo every time.

  • Anonymous

    How has Jon Hamm never won?

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Once you get Jon Hamm out of a suit, he’s a hot mess.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        I volunteer to get him out of that suit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Please tell me these aren’t the very pictures that PEOPLE used for illustrative purposes. Jason Momoa in particular … let’s just say is not at his sexiest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

    of course there are no Asian men at all… I’m sorry but Hrithik Roshan or Shahid Kapoor are way hotter then most of these men and always overlooked in articles like this.

    • Anonymous

      Holy Shit! Hrithik has a god damn 8 pack I thought that was just a myth invented by terrible comic book artists.

  • Anonymous

    What is wrong with me. I don’t know who most of these people are.

  • Anonymous

    I want a slice of Dylan McDermott…naked…on my bed…face down in my pillow…ass up.

  • Anonymous

    I think they had to post a not-so-great picture of Idris so that there wasn’t an uprising over his not winning!

    Bradley Cooper is SO vanilla to me…not even sexy, just kind of cute.  And if we’re going on JUST these pictures, DYLAN is the obvious winner!  There’s steam coming off my screen.

    Nice to see Theroux getting his props…I’ve kind of had a crush on him since Mulholland Dr. (and oh that cowboy get up in Romy and Michelle!).  But then he had to go and date that….creature.  Gross.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, TLo, for this wonderful post and all the entertaining comments.  Here’s my take:

    None of these guys does it for this 50+ suburban mom.  Gimme a trio of:Viggo MortensonAlan Rickmanand last but not least…..Anthony Hopkins.  Sir Anthony was my fantasy go-to guy after I saw the movie “Magic”.  Very odd film, but mmmmmmm……

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been a fan of Bradley Cooper ever since his years on Alias.  I support the choice!

  • Now I am The Bee

    Alec Baldwin??!?!  Maybe 25 years ago.  I’m still mad at him for his rant on the tonight show 15 years ago, too.  Not sexy. 
    Joel McHale makes me laugh–so not sexy.  Cute and funny–yes–and I am a big fan.  Sexy?  Um…no. 

  • Anonymous

    Bradley is a really good-looking guy, but I have heard reports that he’s an uber douchebag, so I just can’t like him.
    Haha, I love Joel McHale and would totally ahem, *do* him, so I’m happy he’s on the list.
    Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling: Thumbs up.
    I can’t look at Alec Baldwin and not think about “schwetty balls”.

  • Anonymous

    Tim McGraw gets better looking with age.

    Ryan Gosling will always and forever look like some twee 12 year old to me.

  • Anonymous

    The only one who does anything for me is Idris Elba. And Ryan Gosling, but that’s mostly because of this and his personal style. Physically, not as much.

  • Anonymous

    None of them.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Alec Baldwin one of the Sexiest Men Alive? He’s not even the Sexiest Man on 30 Rock. That title goes to Scott Adsit.

    Yeah, that’s right. Bald Pete Hornberger is much hotter than creepy Baldwin.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Honestly, while I agree with the vanilla comment, I’m also OK with them picking Bradley Cooper…he’s pretty damn sexy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Not really impressed by any of these guys.  Whateves.

  • Anonymous

    Ryan Gosling beats Bradley Cooper by miles. And that photo of Josh Charles makes him look as if he’s wearing more makeup than Dustin Hoffman as Tootsie.

  • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

    Alec Baldwin in the top 10? Seriously?  Taye Diggs would be in my top 10 year after year!!  :)

  • Anonymous

    Zachary Quinto–sexy and TALENTED.

  • Anonymous

    No Hugh Jackman? Really? Bradley Cooper always looks greasy, smarmy, and douche-y to me. Only Idris Elba rings my bell as far as this list is concerned.

    • Anonymous

      Mmmmmm, Jackman. A classic. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/anoel Ashley

    The fact that Idris Elba makes the list helps validate it a lot although I still find it mostly meaningless. Glad Bradley won, he deserves it and I love how I loved him BEFORE he became famous (I’m talking Jack and Bobby and Alias).

  • Anonymous

    Wow, NONE of them.  I guess I like my guys a lot scruffier.  None of the guys in the Bradley Cooper/Patrick Dempsey/Matthew Morrison mold (smarmy, big head, bigger hair) do it for me.  Of course, I am currently harboring a giant crush on Malcolm-Jamal Warner (seriously, people, he has aged SO WELL), so what the hell do I know?

    • Anonymous

      Holy yes, had to google said M-J W as, given what you said, I suspected hewould fit my (rather specific) type(s).  And he does.  Always great to find new crush material! 

  • Jessica sabat

    Maybe it’s my age, but I’d go with Alec Baldwin.  Easy on the eyes, smart and truly witty.   That’s the winning combination.  (Don’t mind gazing upon Mr. McDermott though….)

  • Anonymous

    The only Another White Guy I think I’d consider adding to this list is Jason Gordon-Levitt. Between Inception and 50/50, that boy (remember 10 Things I Hate About You?) grew up NICE.

    By the way, absolutely everyone should see 50/50. It is really incredibly solidly good. You will actually, unironically, laugh and cry. I know people who have bought plane tickets and rekindled friendships because of this movie.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      That is a great movie. I go hot & cold with Seth Rogen, but I thought he was perfect in this movie. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt, well… what more do you need to say? :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Any ‘sexy’ list missing Henry Cavill and Joe Manganiello is tragically flawed.  And Skarsgard doesn’t even get a mention? Fail.

  • Anonymous

    Great photo of Mr. Elba. Too many of these photos look like somebody stole them from a catalog ad to use as their picture on a dating site.

    This group is not ringing my chimes, they seem to fall into two (not always mutually exclusive categories): Good Breeding Stock, with nice, strong bones; or Actors, posed ‘interestingly.’

  • Grace Ritt

    RYAN GOSLING RYAN GOSLING RYAN GOSLING.

  • Anonymous

    Jon Stewart, Anthony Bourdain, Hugh Laurie, President Obama, Steve Martin

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2254843 Kara Lang Guminski

    Michael Fassbender with Ryan Gosling a close second.

  • irielle

    Harry Shum did make the magazine as one of the sexiest men. His photo was so hot, but I was embarassed because he’s so much younger than me! Eek.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Where is that hottie Alexander Skarasagaard? Damn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    Disagree with most of them other than Justin …  just don’t see it.

  • Anonymous

    I have 3 things to add to this lengthy discussion:

    1) Understand what all of you are saying about Mr. Cooper (not necessarily my first choice either), but since you feel so strongly – I will happily entertain him while you move on….
    2) Perhaps ‘People’ should establish a ‘Sexiest Man Hall of Fame’ , and people like Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, etc. can be inducted. Either that,  or every year present a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Sexiness’.
    3) Did you notice that most of the other nominees (both in the magazine and the ‘Comments’ section) are of a certain age – seems like 90% over 30, and many, many 40 and older. I think that’s great (my demographic for sure) – but wondering if there would be a similar result if this was tried with women.
     
    Actually….no, I’m not wondering, I already know the answer (see: Maxim Hot 100, GQ Sexiest Women, etc.)

  • Anonymous

    I have 3 things to add to this lengthy discussion:

    1) Understand what all of you are saying about Mr. Cooper (not necessarily my first choice either), but since you feel so strongly – I will happily entertain him while you move on….
    2) Perhaps ‘People’ should establish a ‘Sexiest Man Hall of Fame’ , and people like Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, etc. can be inducted. Either that,  or every year present a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Sexiness’.
    3) Did you notice that most of the other nominees (both in the magazine and the ‘Comments’ section) are of a certain age – seems like 90% over 30, and many, many 40 and older. I think that’s great (my demographic for sure) – but wondering if there would be a similar result if this was tried with women.
     
    Actually….no, I’m not wondering, I already know the answer (see: Maxim Hot 100, GQ Sexiest Women, etc.)

  • Anonymous

    My sexiest man: Lenny Kravitz.

  • Anonymous

    My sexiest man: Lenny Kravitz.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    eh, but I must say that I was more impressed with Bradley Cooper after seeing his interview in French on YouTube. 

    Being able to retain a foreign language more than a decade after living in the country during college is commendable; being able to understand and speak fluently while being interviewed live is more so.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    eh, but I must say that I was more impressed with Bradley Cooper after seeing his interview in French on YouTube. 

    Being able to retain a foreign language more than a decade after living in the country during college is commendable; being able to understand and speak fluently while being interviewed live is more so.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

    Sexiest Emu Alive!
    EMU EMU EMU EMU

    Oh, did I mention that Bradley Cooper looks like an emu?

    And Dylan McDermott and Baldwin both being over 50 and ranked lower? A travesty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenna-Ryan-Boatman/583622701 Jenna Ryan Boatman

    How boring. He’s utterly forgettable, like oatmeal in the morning. Blah.

  • Anonymous

    I’m fine with Cooper – and would have been fine with several of the choices. No problem with the delish DMcD, but that looks like a total Frankenphoto. Whatever – the whole “Sexiest Man Alive” thing… please. What he IS is the Sexiest Man Who’s Has A Big Movie Coming Out AND Has Never Before Been Named Sexiest Man Alive.

  • Anonymous

    Timothy Olyphant

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Oh yes. In “Justified.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes! That is a man who gets better with age! Silver fox!!! And he’s not even old, by any stretch. He’s gonna be the next Tom Skerritt…

    • Anonymous

      Oh, so much yes.

    • Anonymous

      He’s on my short list!

  • Sylvia Baba

    I am definitely pro-Bradley Cooper and Alec Baldwin. I don’t even know who the rest of them are!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564839755 Jillian Liszewski

    Idris and Joel McHale win my vote, but pretty much everyone on that list is sexier than Bradley Cooper.  He does lots of nothing for me.

  • Anonymous

    Alex Baldwin…..puh-leease.  So out of shape.

  • http://twitter.com/april_anita April

    There are a lot of goatees in that list.

  • Anonymous

    It would be between Ryan Gosling, Jason Momoa and Idris Elba for me from this list. Not that Bradley Cooper isn’t hot and everything. Not on the list well there’s always Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, David Tennant. Lots of guys

  • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

    Gosling was the clear winner. No contest.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Michael Fassbender, no contest. Now, I realize that he is having a hot year, so I’m not really thinking outside the box on this assignment. But when I hear “sexiest man”, he (not to mention his delightful inclination to go commando) is what pops into my head.

  • Anonymous

    Idris Elba FTW! EASYILY. He is craaaaaazy sexy. I mean, Bradley Cooper is cute in a generic, nice guy, Wonder Bread sorta way.  But sexiest man alive? Not even close. I have neighbors better looking than him. At least put Joe Manganiello or Henry Cavill on the list.  

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    The fact that Idris Elba is on the list pretty much saves it for me.  

    Bradley is a good looking guy, but the sexiest man alive?  Hardly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Yay Idris! And Jason Momoa!

  • Anonymous

    Idris Elba!

  • Anonymous

    I have had a thing for Josh Charles for such a long time. Love that guy. The Idris, of course, and Jason Momoa are the only other ones on this list that are at all interesting to me. The rest are about as exciting as a sandwich.

    What the hell is Dylan McDermott doing in that pose?

  • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

    Currently the man who most gets my motor running is Michael Fassbender. I would agree here with Ryan Gosling and Idris Elba too! Bradley Cooper though? Is it just me or does he come across as being a little bit of a douchebag? Douchebaggery is not sexy.

    • Anonymous

      OMG, Fassbender is SMOKING hot!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even like Ryan Gosling, but this was totally his year. Bradley Cooper is pretty lame.

  • http://twitter.com/neri_peri Nerisa

    Tim McGraw … really?

    I have no words.

  • Anonymous

    Meh.

    I don’t I’ve actually agreed with their choice for Sexiest Man Alive since they picked JFK Jr.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Why is Bradley sporting the short haircut he had at the end of “Limitless” to show that he’d become a corporate douchebag? Just don’t think it’s as attractive as the ‘do he was sporting during the first “Hangover — longish and curly.

    Josh Charles should sue over that terrible photo.

    My vote for sexiest? Ryan Gosling in “Crazy Stupid Love.”

  • Anonymous

    That is a TERRIBLE picture of Joel McHale.
    Poor baby.

    Ahem, WHERE IS JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT.
    UNACCEPTABLE.

    Also, I would like to strongly protest the fact all of these guys are American.
    Why can’t we have some Arthur Darvill action up in here???

  • Rebecca Holt

    Ryan Gosling should be the Sexiest Man Alive this year….he’s got so much more going on this year

  • Kathy Schrenk

    Jon Stewart. 

  • Anonymous

    Bradley Cooper, your mom called, she said to pick up some milk on your way home. Seriously, he is adorable, but sexiest man? I don’t think so! Where oh where is Don Draper when you need him?

  • Amanda in Austin

    Idris Elba and Ryan Gosling FTW!

  • Anonymous

    such a shame that chris evans didnt win…  
    i was never a big fan of bradley cooper, so many sexier men out there! 

  • Anonymous

    JASON MOMOA from the list. 

    Not from the list: Joe Manganiello (Alcide, True Blood)

  • Judy_J

    From that list?  Joel McHale.  From my list? Colin Firth, Jon Hamm, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr.

  • Anonymous

    Judging only by these pictures, only Tim McGraw seems sexy to me.  They left out my perennial guilty pick, Lenny Kravitz.

  • Cheri Lee

    Ryan Gosling all the way!

  • Anonymous

     Jason Momoa

  • Anonymous

    Alec Baldwin? Really? UGH.

  • Anonymous

    As for Josh Charles? I’ve loved loved loved him since SPORTS NIGHT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      But holy cow, is his foundation showing in that picture.  His skin looks terrible.  It’s just not a good picture at all.

      • Anonymous

        Now I’m dude so this isn’t particularly my area but isn’t doesn’t the terrible skin imply a lack of foundation?

        That said his skin looks fairly normal to me, just in strong relief from the lighting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Idris Elba should be the sexiest man alive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendan.foehr Brendan Foehr

    Justin Theroux/Chris Evans. Though I’d have sex with all of that. Except maybe McGraw and Gosling, my heart just wouldn’t be in it.

  • Anonymous

    Eddie Izzard. Jeff Bridges. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Are you shitting me?  Is this how the world has come to define sexy?   Joel McHale?    OK, Idris is sexy but some of these picks are laughable.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Moon/1463257262 Erica Moon

    Why don’t they ever have Lenny Kravitz on this list..?

  • Anonymous

    I’d agree on Elba & McHale (even though that’s a pretty lousy pic of the latter).

  • Anonymous

    Alec Baldwin?  Seriously, People?  Ew…

    None of my sexiest men would make this list, but that is to be expected.  Though, one I wish they would have noticed is Choi SeungHyun, aka T.O.P. of Big Bang.  The man is sex on legs.  Look him up on google images and be amazed.

  • http://orangtunes.blogspot.com BIG MAC

    Jason Momoa is so hot. 

  • Anonymous

    Yawn! Only Idris Elba does anything for me…and now I’m off to wash my sore eyes with Santiago Cabrera pics

  • Anonymous

    Where is Joe Manganiello!

    • Lisa

      I know, right?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSWLY2RUE3HAOERJI7HHORJJQ Debby Barbero

    Not a very impressive list.  Most of them leave me cold.  Wonder how much the Theroux mention cost Aniston.

  • Anonymous

    Joel McHale.  Yum.  

  • Anonymous

    Sung Kang or gtfo!

  • Anonymous

    Idris Elba is Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Anonymous

    I think Alec Baldwin is hilarious, but I don’t find him sexy.

  • http://parisiennelauren.wordpress.com/ Lauren

    I count 4 goatees in this. Why, god?! Why…

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Bradley Cooper looks exactly like the kind of guy who thinks Honda bikes are sexy. Joel McHale’s sexy for his brains, although he’s got a lot more going on under that tux than one might suspect. Jason Momoa will not be sexy until someone ties him up and plucks his eyebrows. Dylan McDermot looks like he’s hungover and trying to remember where the bathroom is.

    Idris Elba is the clear winner in this year’s field. 

  • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

    I think Idris Elba is downright sexy, and I have a crush on Joel McHale because he’s so dang funny. I also looooooove looking at Jason Momoa. And, of course, Ryan Gosling is in a category of his own. I thought at least half their list was much sexier than Bradley Cooper, who is just OK.

    Also, let’s get some diversity up in here. They are missing out on a LOT of hotties by restricting themselves to mostly white guys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

    I think that Tim McGraw was ths winner off this list. WTF is Alec Baldwin doing on this list? Ew ew EW EWWWW!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

    I think that Tim McGraw was ths winner off this list. WTF is Alec Baldwin doing on this list? Ew ew EW EWWWW!

  • Hilary Sain

    Sorry but Jake Gyllenhaal is and will always be the sexiest man alive.  Just because he isn’t in a silly blockbuster movie this year doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve the title EVERY. YEAR.  Ok People?  Idris and Ryan were good choices. 

  • Anonymous

    Out of this list? Gosling FTW! Idris Elba looks great. Dylan McDermott, geez, what happened? He used to have a classic leading man handsomeness, but he looks ill, too thin. Is he filming a prisoner of war movie or something? And maybe it’s the characters he tends to play, but Justin Theroux always reads as incredibly douchy to me.

  • Anonymous

    Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, LL Cool J, Shemar Moore, Timothy Olyphant, Johnny Iuzzini, Karl Urban, Coby Bell, TJ Thyne, Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay, and Jesse L. Martin. YUM.

    • Anonymous

      I was JUST going to say, “What about what’s-his-name, that hot guy from White Collar?” Yes, Matt Bomer. Waaayyyyyy too pretty-boy for my tastes but, like Henry Cavill, a pleasure to view as a work of art and male beauty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1042716137 Jenny Stark

    Joe McHale or Idris ftw

  • http://twitter.com/calkuhn Cal Kuhn

    Would have put Chris Hemsworth over Liam surely

  • Anonymous

    Stringer Bell! Xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

    Toggling between this comments section and images of favorites previously unknown to me is way too much fun. I just want to add one of my Gay But I Can Dream crushes, Alan Cumming. His steaminess on The Good Wife when he took a not entirely fatherly interest in America Ferrera’s character was truly moving – on so many levels.  

  • http://twitter.com/anywhoo Leigh David

    Idris Elba and Ryan Gosling, check. But what about Boris Antonio Banderas, Timothy Olyphant, Boris Kodgoe, Daniel Bruhl, and Joseph Gordon Levitt?

    • Anonymous

      Oh gosh, I have such a crush on Daniel Bruhl it’s not even funny.  I adored him in Good-bye Lenin.

  • M Carlson

    Some of those photos are embarrassing and better suited for a Sexy Fireman calendar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • Anonymous

      really.  and that’s the worst shot of dylan mcdermott i’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1505790366 Rachel Dudney

    Bradley Cooper all the way!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m imagining People is staffed by a bunch of former sorority girls from Nebraska who think that Pace salsa is an “exotic condiment”.

  • Anonymous

    Shahrukh Khan is so hot.  I also love him because I read an interview he did with the Guardian (I think?) and they asked him if it bothered him when fans recognized him in public.  SRK was very matter-of-factly like “Hell no, being famous rocks.”  I found that so refreshing compared to American stars who act like it’s such a horrible intolerable burden to be famous and well-liked.

  • http://matterofstyle.blogspot.com/ Matter Of Style

    Bradley Cooper or is it Ralph Finnies of strange days? He is his clone! If he is the sexiest man alive who is David Gandy?

    Where’s Johnny Depp? And Rupert Everett? Speaking of an hollywood star I would expect at least Hugh Jackman
    Chris Evans and Alec Baldwin can stay in this list.

  • Anonymous

    ZACHARY FUCKING QUINTO. NO FUCKING CONTEST.

  • Jenny Hansell

    I guess I’m the only one in the world who thinks Jonny Lee MIller is the sexiest man alive. He has almost had a moment this year – his fantastic role onstage with Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein, his guest-star turn in Dexter – but since his early days in Hackers and Trainspotting he’s always somehow flown under the radar.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    With the exception of Alex Baldwin, all I want to say is “yum”.

  • Anonymous

    Bradley Cooper must have the best PR team EVER. And kudos to Jennifer Aniston for getting her boyfriend in there.

    The sexiest man alive is obviously Henry Cavill.

    • Melvis Velour

      word

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    Out of this list, I only like Josh Charles. :/

  • Erin Hughes

    Where the hell is Michael Fassbender?

  • http://twitter.com/Bananor Bananor

    I hardly think that Jason Momoa is ‘vanilla’.  Maybe vanilla + frank’s red hot sauce.  And speaking of GOT – what about Sean Bean?  He beats Baldwin any day.

  • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

    Where’s Anderson Cooper?  John Slattery?  I must live under a rock because I haven’t even heard of a lot of those guys.

  • Anonymous

    Ryan Gosling..FTW!!

  • Anonymous

    shemar moore of criminal minds….sigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645442822 Sophia Vaccaro

    …Josh Hutcherson

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DDBWDEQZA3OUS4S6MEMDEKWQ4 chhivt

    Not to be bitter or anything but, who really gives a fuck?  And B. Cooper … eww.

  • Lisa

    Really?  Really?  If it weren’t such an obvious joke, I’d say something like “They look like they picked out this list by flipping through People Magazine!”

  • Anonymous

    Where is Joe Manganiello?  THAT MAN IS SEXY!!

    • Anonymous

      i’m with you.  i’d go for jason momoa too, if he would shave.  i am beyond bored by stubble-yuck.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. And, SHAVE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amy.ennis Amy LeBaron Ennis

    I think Bradley Cooper is sexy. Sexiest man alive? Not really, but he does have a certain appeal. I usually am able to guess each year’s winner, and I thought it was Ryan Gosling’s year. I see I’m not the only one who thought so. He first got my attention in Lars and the Real Girl, but he is so funny in Crazy, Stupid, Love. He and Emma Stone have a lot of chemistry. I do thank you all for the foreign entries. I didn’t know many of these names, and I’ve looked them all up now. The world is a much more beautiful place today after seeing the Asian and Indian entries. Why no hockey players, though? Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Miller, Brandon Prust, Brad Richards. Hell, even Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have their appeal. I guess we always default to actors, right? 

  • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Schenck

    My my my….Tim McGraw, I had NO idea you looked like that! Where have I been??

  • Anonymous

    Once again, I have no idea who half these guys are.

    I am waiting for The Hobbit to be finished so the world can be astounded by Richard Armitage, who is so smoking hot he makes Thorin Oakenshield sexy.

  • Anonymous

    “yawn”

  • Anne Slovin

    …Michael Fassbender.  Where is he?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RBMXMUNM42UOIO5OYLSAM3GB6E Mim

    Tim McGraw… all the way!  hubba hubba!

  • Anonymous

    These are not good photos of any of them.  AND  “The Sextist Man Alive” is anybody who did not win.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    Idris Elba is most decidedly not vanilla. A-hem. His is the kind of tall stack of manly hotness to which all of the other so-called men on this list can only aspire.
     
    But, mostly, yawn. Except for the major WTF when I saw Jason Momoa, who is a giant lump of fug on the bottom of a body-builder’s sneaker. Blech. (Dylan McDermott has always struck me as a lifeless doll. There’s nothing behind his eyes, and he hardly ever changes expression. It’s creepy. Stop “being sexy,” creepy-ass doll-man. *shudder*)

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    That said, my life’s entirely FUBAR if I don’t get to see Joel McHale in The Soup and Community every week. He has teh funneh, but does that make him sexy? Um, well, in his skivvies and playing competitive pool in highly comedic melodramatic fashion? Yeah. But, no. This is silly. (Seriously. I was totally surprised by the hotness. The dean wasn’t, but I was.) He makes me laugh and he has those …muscle…ridge…thingies that go from his hips, at an angle, down, to which I respond in a weirdly feral way. Sexiest? Well, no. But, well. God, this is embarrassing.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    Got the issue.  How could they leave out Jon Hamm???????

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    I made this video a while ago, but you might like it:
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGN2FmLtBRg

  • lila rogers

    julian casablancas HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lila rogers

    Haha mine will always be Julian Casablancas with Fabrizio Moretti as a runner up…

  • susie howlett

    where is Oded Fehr???? by far the sexier