Get the hottest celebrity news in pictures, including Anna Nicole Smith, Star Jones, Jude Law and more. By Marla Lehner


PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Jude Law, was named after the classic Thomas Hardy novel Jude the Obscure – but there's nothing obscure about the British actor, who is starring in six films this year. But Law, 31, doesn't want to be over-exposed. He tells PEOPLE he hopes audiences "recognize and enjoy the variety rather than the bombardment." Law is joined in PEOPLE's special issue by the likes of Usher, 26, and Johnny Depp (last year's Sexiest Man), 41, as some of this year's most sizzling guys.

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