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!

BROTHERLY LOVE

Ben isn't the only thespian in the family – his brother, Casey, is a Hollywood hitter in his own right, having starred in several films including last year's Ocean's Eleven and the recent American Pie series. The two, who are set to appear together in next year's Jersey Girl, ham it up at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.