Sexiest Men Alive: The New Class

No offense to the old guard, but Hollywood's latest crop of leading men sizzles just as much as the big stars. See them all in PEOPLE's 101 Sexiest Men Alive special edition, now in stores

TAYLOR KITSCH

If you happen to be a Friday Night Lights fan, explaining Kitsch's rugged handsomeness takes just two words: Tim Riggins. As the show's charming, brooding bad boy, he was every viewer's dream boyfriend, and it's an achievement he’s maintained even as he's starred in a wide variety of projects, like Battleship, A Normal Heart and most recently, as the mysterious and brooding Paul Woodrugh in True Detective.