20 Years of Sexy Men

updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

"I was in Australia and saw it on the newsstand. I thought I was going to pass out. I was so mortified that I called all my friends in L.A., begging them to be kind"
—Harry Hamlin

"As an actor, the worst thing you can do is believe your own publicity. The moment you believe the hype, it's over"
—Patrick Swayze

"Pretty boy Pitt took me off [in 2000] and I'm a little angry about that. He's a two-timer. He's gotten in twice"—George Clooney

"I immediately felt sexier. Every fiber of my being perked up. My family didn't recognize me"
—Pierce Brosnan

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