George Clooney: The Way You Want Him

As the actor turns 51, take a look back at how he earned the title of Sexiest Man Alive – twice!

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Women race to their television sets – and men race to the barber to copy his "Caesar" hairdo – when Clooney debuts as swoon-worthy Dr. Doug Ross on ER in 1994. "If you stuck a mannequin in my part, he'd get all the fan mail," the self-deprecating actor tells PEOPLE of his role, which he leaves in 1999.