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

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Updated: Tuesday Nov 15, 2005 | 09:00 AM EST

MATT DAMON

When pal (and former Sexiest Man Alive) George Clooney heard that Damon had popped the question to nonceleb Luciana Barroso, he exclaimed: "Can you believe it? He's settling down. Another one bites the dust." But for the actor, 35, it's all about keeping it real: He's already bought a house in Miami so his future stepdaughter, Alexia, 7, can go to school there.