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!

SEXY TIMES TWO

The actor lands on the cover of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue in 1997, with the magazine praising, "Call it the Clooney maneuver. It's that little head tilt he does when his chin dips down and his eyes drop to the floor. Then, wham! Those eyes are back, full of mischief and magic, atop a sly half grin that all but announces, 'Yep, I'm trouble, but you love me anyway.'" He gets more love from PEOPLE in 2006, when he is again named the Sexiest Man Alive, only the third celebrity to receive the honor twice.