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UpdatePosted 05/08/2014 05:00PM

Personal Bests: See the Hottest These Stars Have Ever Looked

Originally posted 05/08/2014 05:00PM

Unless they're trying to win awards, being hot is a 24/7 mandate for today's stars. But what happens when one of them takes a role that requires them to stand out from the pack? How do they raise the stakes? The answer is easy, even if getting there isn't: They need to achieve superhuman levels of babe-itude.

In honor of our Hottest Bodies issue, let's look at 10 actors who attained peak hotness for a role. If Oscar were a little more ripped, these are the roles they'd give him out for.

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Johnny Knoxville | Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville

Originally posted 08/04/2005 06:00AM

Johnny Knoxville is making some out-of-work actors wish they'd skipped drama school and just dumped a Porta Potti on their heads. After all, the former Jackass is now a bona fide movie star, thanks to his lead role in The Dukes of Hazzard. And despite persistent gossip linking him to his Dukes costar Jessica Simpson, the Knoxville, Tenn., native (born Philip John Clapp) is a married father: He and wife Melanie have a daughter, Madison, 9. Knoxville, 34, talked recently about getting dramatic, his nightmarish Daisy Duke experience and those darn Jessica rumors.

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Hazardous Reviews of Jessica's Daisy Duke | Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey

Hazardous Reviews of Jessica's Daisy Duke

Originally posted 08/01/2005 07:00AM

Jessica Simpson showed up for the Hollywood world premiere of her movie The Dukes of Hazzard with husband Nick Lachey on her arm and butterflies in her stomach.

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Former Dukes Star Calls for Movie Boycott | Jessica Simpson

Former Dukes Star Calls for Movie Boycott

Originally posted 07/14/2005 10:00AM

Jessica Simpson shouldn't expect any fan mail from Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played wisecracking mechanic "Cooter" on TV's 1979-85 Dukes of Hazzard.

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Knoxville, Scott the New Dukes of Hazzard

Knoxville, Scott the New Dukes of Hazzard

Originally posted 09/09/2004 08:00AM

Jessica Simpson is still jockeying to become America's favorite rural babe. But for now, Warner Bros. has put up its Dukes: Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott have just been cast, respectively, as Luke and Bo Duke, those fast-drivin' good ol' boys, in the big-screen adaptation of the 1979-85 The Dukes of Hazzard TV series, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue.

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