Sexiest Man Alive

The Year's Sexiest Movie Character

UPDATED 11/26/2007 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/26/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

2007
James McAvoy
ATONEMENT'S LOVESICK WORLD WAR II SOLDIER

AGE: 28
STATUS: MARRIED, TO ACTRESS ANNE-MARIE DUFF

Not even imprisonment and a global conflict can dampen the love of McAvoy's character, Robbie Turner, for his childhood sweetheart Cecilia (Keira Knightley). "He doesn't want anything else," says the Scottish actor. "It's a passionate, sexy thing." Indeed. "The director gave us instructions like, 'Pull the leg up, Keira, now grab his hair. Unbutton your flies. James, kiss her on the neck,'" recalls McAvoy of a love scene with Knightley. "It's never comfortable. But I did have a good partner to do it with."

Movie Characters
A RED-HOT RETROSPECTIVE OF CINEMATIC HUNKS

1987
DENNIS QUAID
Remy McSwain
The Big Easy

1988
KEVIN COSTNER
Crash Davis
Bull Durham

1989
JOHN CUSACK
Lloyd Dobler
Say Anything

1990
PATRICK SWAYZE
Sam Wheat
Ghost

1991
BRAD PITT
J.D.
Thelma & Louise

1992
DENZEL WASHINGTON
Demetrius Williams
Mississippi Masala

1993
TOM HANKS
Sam Baldwin
Sleepless in Seattle

1994
KEANU REEVES
Jack Traven
Speed

1995
ANTONIO BANDERAS
El Mariachi
Desperado

1996
TOM CRUISE
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire

1997
LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Jack Dawson
Titanic

1998
GEORGE CLOONEY
Jack Foley
Out of Sight

1999
HUGH GRANT
William Thacker
Notting Hill

2000
JOHNNY DEPP
Roux
Chocolat

2001
COLIN FIRTH
Mark Darcy
Bridget Jones's Diary

2002
GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
Julio Zapata
Y Tu Mamá También

2003
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY
Benjamin Barry
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

2004
RYAN GOSLING
Noah Calhoun
The Notebook

2005
HEATH LEDGER
Ennis Del Mar
Brokeback Mountain

2006
DANIEL CRAIG
James Bond
Casino Royale

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