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

RICHARD GERE: 1999

Fabulous at 50 when he was named Sexiest Man Alive, silver fox Gere hadn't lost his ability to "make women melt," as his Autumn in New York costar Jill Hennessy gushed. Today, the devout Buddhist has found serenity with actress wife Carey Lowell and son Homer, 5.