Sexiest Man Alive: A Look Back

Ryan Reynolds is the sexiest man alive -- no seriously. People Magazine has crowned Ryan Reynolds its 2010 Sexiest Man Alive winner and it has us wondering: Who else has won the coveted title?

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds has the distinct honor of joining some of the most famous men in Hollywood as People's 2010 Sexiest Man Alive recipient. The hunky star with a buff body will be keeping company with the likes of past winners including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and the yummy Johnny Depp.

With Reynolds already joking about his newfound title, "Now it's going to be, 'Sexiest man, take out the garbage,'" he seems to be taking it in stride. It would be interesting to see which past winner Ryan Reynolds would seek advice from in how to handle being the sexiest man on the planet.

Sexiest Man alive past winners

People's Sexiest Man Alive honor is a timeless staple that has produced some major eye candy in the past.

With Ryan Reynolds bringing the sexy now, we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at some of our favorite winners in the past.

Mel Gibson wasn't always the belligerent man we hear about in the news. Twenty-five years ago, the world's most-watched star was gracing the cover of People Magazine as their first ever Sexiest Man Alive in 1985. At one time, the hot star with feathered hair had us swooning over films like Lethal Weapon.

His name was Bond, James Bond. In 1989, 007 himself -- Sean Connery -- became the oldest member of the Sexiest Man Alive club to win the title, proving age is nothing but a number.

George Clooney

The silver-haired fox himself, George Clooney, found himself labeled the 1997 Sexiest Man Alive by People only to turn around and grab the honor again in 2006. Clooney is the man guys want to be and the man women want to be with.

George Clooney isn't the only two-time winner of People's Sexiest Man Alive award. Before he became half of the couple we like to call Brangelina, Brad Pitt was smoking up the movie screen in 1994 with Legends of the Fall -- and he still does today. By 1995, Brad Pitt's sex appeal was undeniable, earning him People's Sexiest Man Alive and it didn't stop there. Pitt took the title again in 2000.

He's known as dad at home and Captain Jack Sparrow to many others, but in 2003 Johnny Depp also became known as the Sexiest Man Alive. It seems only fitting the chairman of cool should pass the torch to Ryan Reynolds. Johnny Depp was also People's choice for Sexiest Man Alive in 2009.

Taking a stroll down hunky memory lane only makes us think about what the future holds. Perhaps we'll see young stars like Justin Timberlake or Matthew Morrison taking the reigns from Ryan Reynolds and changing the future of sexy.

Who do you think is the sexiest man alive? We want to know.

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Comments on "Sexiest Man Alive 2010 Ryan Reynolds: Past winners!"

deenah September 14, 2011 | 12:05 AM

yes yes yes he is Y HE DESERVES THE TITLE GO RYAN!...n no he is not the next Goerge Clooney he is and will be better than George he will remain da y Ryan Reynolds great actor... F* ALL DA HATERS

Kelly November 18, 2010 | 6:24 PM

omg really??? He is cute but no the award should go to Gilles Marini..look him up people....

gail November 18, 2010 | 11:59 AM

Brenndon Fraser??? A joke! Brad Pitt is a phoney, and a pretty girl-face who can't act. And a cheater. RYAN---yes, they did a good search to get Ryan, because he deserves to win!!!!!!! YES !!!

Mongoria Flaxseed November 18, 2010 | 11:50 AM

No bloody ways in the hell should be that guy. My vote go to Justin Beiber.

brandi libby November 18, 2010 | 12:11 AM

Jordan Knight is by far the iest man who has ever lived, NKOTB 4-eva!

Undeterred November 17, 2010 | 9:57 PM

People magazine got this all wrong. Mike Rowe should have been on the cover because he's appealing to women AND men (he's earned their respect for highlighting jobs many of us would scoff at) - and you can't beat that type of recognition if you have approval from both es.

Ashley November 17, 2010 | 8:35 PM

Naveen Andrews should get the title next year :)

renee November 17, 2010 | 8:20 PM

Are you serious...your magazine is a joke. I really think your magazine is boardline racist. There is an abundance of black and Latino black men who far more deserve this status...Give me a break you wouldn't know y if it slapped you in your face....

Denise November 17, 2010 | 8:08 PM

Ryan is cute in a boyish kind of way. The only movie I ever saw him in was the Proposal with Sandra Bullock. BUT, I really wanted Jon Hamm to win. He's handsome hot, plays a complex character on Mad Men and even put himself out there for Saturday Night Live spoofing his show character. What more could you want?

Johanna November 17, 2010 | 8:03 PM

iest man?? Give me a break. Only if you consider a babyfaced mediocre actor to be y. Even given how stupid the idea of "iest man alive" is, this is a joke.

Dana November 17, 2010 | 7:29 PM

Channing Tatum, that's my vote, think about him next year

Renee November 17, 2010 | 7:25 PM

YEP!!!! GREAT Choice!!!! Hot, funny, y, and comfortable with who he is. That would've have been the first pick when sitting in that board room!! Hello... he is the next George Clooney!!!!

Shell November 17, 2010 | 7:17 PM

I would have to say Brendon Fraser,Gerard Butler,especially Ahmed Ahmed (the comedian),in my opinion. How can there be a iest man alive when everyone has their own tastes anyway?

Sandy November 17, 2010 | 5:29 PM

Hes handsome but not y to me. I vote for Billy Ray Cyrus to be the iest man alive. I think he won this in the past if I'm not mistaken, so why not twice!

Ruth November 17, 2010 | 5:28 PM

It should have been Robert Pattinson

Zoe November 17, 2010 | 4:29 PM

i disagree with this! (though he's only 21) Jeremy Sumpter would be my choice. I find him to be gorgeous

Melissa November 17, 2010 | 3:37 PM

Seriously? iest man alive? Who chooses the iest man alive? Do you have to be a star to be chosen? Have they seen every man alive? He doesn't get my vote. I think they need to take a closer look.

Lisa November 17, 2010 | 3:26 PM

He's crush is Dave Annable right now, but he recently got married :( Oh well Dave is ier!!

Anna November 17, 2010 | 3:10 PM

He is not the iest man alive. Did Warner Brothers pay for this win because of The Green Lantern coming out?? This has to be rigged. He is not that y. There are so many many more actors much ier than him.

Sean November 17, 2010 | 3:03 PM

who is this guy? If that's y, I dont know what y is! This magazine is so stupid anyway & judges beauty or 'y' on biased notions of beauty. That's one of the reasons you'll rarely see someone who's not Caucasian win the stupid title! Dont they have any better trophies to give to those who humble, meek & lovely?!

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