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

JAMES DENTON

Why we'd like to see Desperate Housewives' mysterious plumber move into our neighborhood: He can fix things. "Luckily I do all of my own home improvement and renovations," says the 41-year-old married father of one. Before he began acting at 28, he was an ad salesman in Nashville. "He is just quiet and unassuming, with something really solid at the core and very deep," says costar Marcia Cross.