The Sexiest Man Alive 2001: Pierce Brosnan

Check out the leading man looks that made Pierce Brosnan (above with Thomas Crown Affair co-star Rene Russo) PEOPLE'S Sexiest Man Alive 2001.

GLORIOUS RORY

After years on the London stage, Brosnan, then 29, crossed the Atlantic in 1981 and made his U.S. TV debut as Rory Manion, an Irish immigrant in search of the American dream, in the miniseries The Manions of America.