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!

TIED UP

The actor arrives alone to the 2010 Academy Awards – and maintains that he's comfortable with his solo status, having famously bet Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer $10,000 apiece that he would still be unmarried and childless when he turned 40 in 2001. "If anyone wants to make the same bet for when I'm 50," he said, "get in touch." (He hit that milestone last year.)