2005's Sexiest Men Alive

It's a feast for the eyes: 14 of PEOPLE's sexiest men of the year, including cover star Matthew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsey and more

IAN MCSHANE

The 63-year-old star of HBO's Deadwood is the real thing – just like his trademark mustache. But, he says, "Every summer I shave it off as soon as I finish the show. My wife (actress Gwen Humble) is not a fan." Still, no one can deny his sultry appeal. "Am I sexier now than when I started out? I would hope so!" says the Blackburn, England, native.