2004's Sexiest Men Alive

Take a peek at some of the hottest of the hot – 16 of PEOPLE's sexiest men of the year, including Jude Law, Orlando Bloom and more

JIM CAVIEZEL

He starred in the greatest story ever told and the most controversial movie ever made, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, in which he was brutally flogged, kicked and tortured on the road to crucifixion. "Everyone was thinking it was going to be a bust. I felt redeemed," says Caviezel, 36.