Who Won People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive?

Chris Hemsworth

Since 1985, People Magazine has periodically selected one male celebrity to be named the "Sexiest Man Alive." Recipients had been named sporadically (there was no winner in 1994) until 1997. Since then, the Sexiest Man Alive is usually announced in late November or early December.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Richard Gere and Johnny Depp are the only two time winners of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

Winner Runner Up Date
2014 People Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth Chris Pratt; Idris Elba; Jamie Dornan; Ki Hong Lee; Blake Shelton; Bradley Cooper; Matt Bomer; Michael Strahan; Eddie Redmayne; Scott Foley; Tim Tebow; Nov 19, 2014
2013 People Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine Idris Elba; Luke Bryan; Jimmy Fallon; Bruno Mars; Jonathan & Drew Scott; Justin Timberlake; Chris Pine; Farrell Williams; Ronan Farrow; Justin Theroux; David Beckham Nov 19, 2013
2012 People Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum Blake Shelton; Chris Hemsworth; Max Greenfield; Ben Affleck; Richard Gere; Matt Bomer; Oscar Pistorius; Denzel Washington; Damian Lewis; Paul Rudd Nov 14, 2012
2011 People Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper Liam Hemsworth; Idris Elba; Justin Theroux; Chris Evans; Tim McGraw; Josh Charles; Joel McHale; Jason Momoa; Ryan Gosling; Alec Baldwin; Dylan McDermott Nov 16, 2011
2010 People Sexiest Man Alive Ryan Reynolds Jon Hamm; Kellan Lutz; Drake; Matthew Morrison; Jon Bon Jovi; Joe Manganiello; Robert Downey Jr; Jesse Williams; Justin Timberlake; Vin Diesel; Jake Gyllenhaal Nov 17, 2010
2009 People Sexiest Man Alive Johnny Depp Ryan Reynolds; Jake Gyllenhaal; Bradley Cooper; Robert Downey Jr; David Beckham; Gilles Marini; Glee Guys; Nick Cannon; Adam Lambert; John Cho; Chris Daughtry; Jerry O'Connell; John Legend; Robert Pattinson Nov 1, 2009
2008 People Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman Daniel Craig; Jon Hamm; Zac Efron; Robert Buckley; Blair Underwood; Ed Westwick; Michael Phelps; Blake Shelton; Lang Lang; Mark-Paul Gosselar; Javier Bardem; Robert Pattinson; Joshua Jackson; David Beckham Nov 19, 2008
2007 People Sexiest Man Alive Matt Damon Patrick Dempsey; Ryan Reynolds; Brad Pitt; James McAvoy; Johnny Depp; Dave Annable; Will Smith; Javier Bardem; Shemar Moore; Ben Affleck; Adrian Grenier; Will Yun Lee; Justin Timberlake Nov 14, 2007
2006 People Sexiest Man Alive George Clooney Patrick Dempsey; Ashton Kutcher; Taye Diggs; Johnny Depp; Josh Duhamel; Enrique Murciano; Leonardo DiCaprio; John Krasinski; Jake Gyllenhaal; John Cho; Rodrigo Santoro; Omar Epps; Eric Mabius; Brad Pitt Nov 16, 2006
2005 People Sexiest Man Alive Matthew McConaughey Patrick Dempsey; Terrence Howard; Viggo Mortensen; Vince Vaughn; Nick Lachey; Heath Ledger; Daniel Dae Kim; Keith Urban; Ian McShane; Matt Damon; Denis Leary; Anderson Cooper; Clive Owen Nov 15, 2005
2004 People Sexiest Man Alive Jude Law Nov 29, 2004
2003 People Sexiest Man Alive Johnny Depp Dec 1, 2003
2002 People Sexiest Man Alive Ben Affleck Dec 2, 2002
2001 People Sexiest Man Alive Pierce Brosnan Nov 26, 2001
2000 People Sexiest Man Alive Brad Pitt Nov 13, 2000
1999 People Sexiest Man Alive Richard Gere Nov 15, 1999
1998 People Sexiest Man Alive Harrison Ford Nov 16, 1998
1997 People Sexiest Man Alive George Clooney Nov 17, 1997
1996 People Sexiest Man Alive Denzel Washington Jul 29, 1996
1995 People Sexiest Man Alive Brad Pitt Jan 30, 1995
1992 People Sexiest Man Alive Nick Nolte Mar 16, 1992
1991 People Sexiest Man Alive Patrick Swayze Jul 22, 1991
1990 People Sexiest Man Alive Tom Cruise Jul 23, 1990
1989 People Sexiest Man Alive Sean Connery Dec 16, 1989
1988 People Sexiest Man Alive John F Kennedy Jr Sep 12, 1988
1987 People Sexiest Man Alive Harry Hamlin Mar 30, 1987
1986 People Sexiest Man Alive Mark Harmon Jan 27, 1986
1985 People Sexiest Man Alive Mel Gibson Feb 4, 1985