PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive Step Out at the Oscars

Years have passed for some of our favorites, but that didn't stop Ben Affleck, Richard Gere, Denzel Washington and more from looking stunning

Ben Affleck

Sexiest Man Alive 2002
Beaming Ben! Although initially snubbed by the Academy for a Best Director nod, Affleck had the last laugh following a whirlwind awards season. After Argo won Best Picture, Affleck, 40, reminded us all why he's still one of the Sexiest Men Alive – with a teary-eyed thank you to wife Jennifer Garner and their children.