Every year since 1985, People magazine has taken on the not-so-unpleasant task of choosing who is the “hottest man alive.” It’s been 35 years since the day in which Mel Gibson was the first man to ever be granted this title.
People wanted the new title they came up with to be so renowned that they even made a special cover for Mel Gibson back then and their strategy worked.
The award became an instant classic. Ever since then, many celebrities have been on People magazine’s cover celebrating male beauty. Some have even been there twice… You won’t be surprised to know that the list includes names like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Richard Gere.
Bright Side made a list that includes some of the most attractive men according to People magazine for you to see how they’ve changed throughout the years. Note that some of them are actually not even alive anymore!
1. Mel Gibson
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2. Mark Harmon
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3. Harry Hamlin
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4. Tom Cruise
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5. Nick Nolte
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6. Richard Gere (recognized twice as the sexiest man alive, in 1993 — together with his then partner, Cindy Crawford, under the title “the most handsome couple” — and in 1999)
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7. Brad Pitt (recognized twice as the hottest man alive in 1995 and 2000)
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8. Denzel Washington
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9. George Clooney (recognized twice as the hottest man alive in 1997 and 2006)
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10. Harrison Ford
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11. Pierce Brosnan
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12. Ben Affleck
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13. Johnny Depp (recognized twice as the sexiest man alive in 2003 and 2009)
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14. Jude Law
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15. Matthew McConaughey
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16. Matt Damon
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17. Hugh Jackman
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18. Ryan Reynolds
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Which of these celebrities do you consider to be the most beautiful in the world? Which celebrity do you think we forgot to add to the list? Let us know in the comment section!