All-Time Sexiest Men

From Mel Gibson to Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington, check out 20 years of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men and vote on your favorite. By Serena Kappes

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Updated: Thursday Nov 03, 2005 | 06:00 AM EST By: By Serena Kappes

Mel Gibson: 1985

Long before courting controversy with The Passion of the Christ, PEOPLE's inaugural Sexiest Man Alive was simply "the most gorgeous man I've ever met," actress Sigourney Weaver said about azure-eyed Gibson, who was then starring in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Uneasy with his growing fame, the father of seven (with wife Robyn) lamented at the time, "It's all happening too fast."