Sexiest Man Alive 2010 Ryan Reynolds: Past winners!

Nov 17, 2010 at 4:49 p.m. ET

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 theSexiest 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.

...and don't miss our gallery of Ryan Reynolds photos!

Don't miss hunky Ryan Reynolds featured in SheKnows' Man Candy Mondays! >>