Leading Men

updated 11/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/30/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

SIMON BAKER

AGE 40

"I won't mention Simon's hair because frankly I'm sick of speaking and hearing about that man's hair. Hair does not make a man sexy. I will say that Simon has a fantastic smile, and the reason that it melts the hearts of so many is because it's genuine. Simon likes to have a laugh; his grin is effortless, and as a result infectious."

—ROBIN TUNNEY, his The Mentalist costar

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

AGE 40

"Matthew's appeal starts with his Texas charm and his passion for life. He's kind, adventurous and lives his life to the fullest every day. Now that he's a dad, all of those qualities have just magnified. And when he takes his shirt off, which is pretty much always, even if you try not to, you just can't help but look."

KATE HUDSON, his Fool's Gold costar

DAVID BECKHAM

AGE 34

"David is a wonderful husband. He is kind and incredibly romantic. He is a brilliant sportsman and an amazing father. He idolizes our three boys, and this is what makes him 'the sexiest man alive' to me."

—VICTORIA BECKHAM, wife

PATRICK DEMPSEY

AGE 43

"Patrick has the ability to convey sensitivity and vulnerability. Mix that with his impish twinkle, and women are toast."

—AMY ADAMS, his Enchanted costar

WILL SMITH

AGE 41

"Will exudes charm, beauty, humor, intelligence, discipline and sensuality. He's a fine specimen of a human."

—ROSARIO DAWSON, his Seven Pounds costar

JOSH BROLIN

AGE 41

"He's got a mischievous glint in his eye that lets you know he's up for anything.

—ELIZABETH BANKS, his W. costar

BRADLEY COOPER

AGE 34

"Obviously he's very great looking, but he also has a great personality. He manages to be manly while still being sensitive. As a woman, he makes you feel very attractive. When you're around him, he's always like, 'I love your dress.'"

—HEATHER GRAHAM, his The Hangover costar

GERARD BUTLER

AGE 40

"He's got mad confidence. I was a huge fan of 300. He was such a stud muffin in that film; then when I worked with him, I was pleasantly surprised by his very boyish nature. He's not jaded. He loved working, and he was just enthusiastic and happy to be there. I find that very attractive. I don't like much attitude on a guy."

—BREE TURNER, his The Ugly Truth costar

JAKE GYLLENHAAL

AGE 28

"Jake is the kind of guy who can do a spot-on impression of someone you work with that will make you giggle. He knows home remedies for distressed hair. He can build a cabinet from scratch. He plays guitar and has a great voice. Kids and dogs love him. He loves his mom and sister and girlfriend. He's perfect. Too bad he's ugly."

NATALIE PORTMAN, his Brothers costar

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

AGE 44

"Robert has a way of making everyone around him feel very special and comfortable. Whenever I see him, I walk away smiling. Those beautiful brown eyes may have something to do with it.

—MICHELLE MONAGHAN, his costar in the upcoming drama Due Date

GEORGE CLOONEY

AGE 48

"There's sort of a mischief behind his eyes, and then the laugh lines highlight that. I remember meeting him. Instantly you feel like you become his best friend in that moment, and it's genuine. He extends himself. He has an open heart, and that's really lovely."

—VERA FARMIGA, his Up in the Air costar

ASHTON KUTCHER

AGE 31

"Ashton has a great smile. He's got a really sweet, playful, boyish charm. If you ask all of my girlfriends what their favorite trait is in a guy, they'd all say sense of humor. Yes, Ashton is intimidatingly handsome, but he's also disarmingly funny. It's the perfect combination."

JESSICA ALBA, his costar in the upcoming Valentine's Day

MATT DAMON

AGE 39

"Kindness and generosity are very sexy, and Matt is warm and welcoming. He loves his job so much, is so prepared and having such a good time, that it's impossible to not feel happy working with him."

—MELANIE LYNSKEY, his The Informant! costar

LENNY KRAVITZ

AGE 45

Lenny has a way of looking deep into your eyes and touching your soul, but I wish it was my butt.

—SHERRI SHEPHERD his Precious costar

ALEC BALDWIN

AGE 51

"He's funny, attentive, intelligent. And if you went out to dinner with him, he's not one of those guys who would judge you if you ate a lot."

—TINA FEY, his 30 Rock costar

BRAD PITT

AGE 45

"You don't have to deal with whatever it implies to be Brad Pitt. He's very relatable. He's nice."

—DIANE KRUGER, his Inglourious Basterds costar

BEN AFFLECK

AGE 37

"He's the only person I've met who can use words like 'propulsive' casually in a sentence and make it sexy."

—REBECCA HALL, his costar in the upcoming The Town

RYAN REYNOLDS

AGE 33

"Ryan is a really good man. He's really loyal, very trustworthy, and he can keep a secret. And he's got the sickest mind. His mind is a dark, scary place.

SANDRA BULLOCK, his The Proposal costar

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