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

DEV PATEL

If the charming Brit's scruffy new look wasn't enough to win you over – though it didn't work on Patel's parents, who think it looks "too messy," according to the actor – the fact that he's still "best friends" with ex Freida Pinto should do the trick. After all, anyone who can stay friends after a breakup is a great person in our book. Add on his fun-loving personality and sweet smile, and we're sold.