Ben Affleck Soars to Sexy

He's tall, dark and handsome – and, according to those closest to him, he's also funny, smart and loyal to a fault. With all those outstanding qualities – and that killer smile – it's no wonder Ben Affleck is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive for 2002. Take a peek at his rise to superstardom!

TIMELESS LOVE

"I don't need PEOPLE magazine to tell me he's the sexiest man alive," Lopez said this month. "The difference between me and PEOPLE magazine is that he'll still be the sexiest man alive in my eyes when he's 100 years old."