Sexiest Man Alive 2008

The Sexiest Men Alive

Matt Damon takes the top honor, but he wasn't alone in turning up the heat. Check out some of the sexy men (Patrick! Brad!) who made PEOPLE's list


Last year he brought sexy back; this year he's exchanging some of his bravado for irresistible charm. At the VMAs he gave props to young R&B singer Chris Brown, saying he "reminded me how much I'm getting older," and he's been poking fun at himself during his world tour. "My parents instilled in me the mindset of always being humble," the 26-year-old told London's Daily Telegraph, "so I'd like to believe all the teen idol stuff went in one ear and out the other."

See who else made the list in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue, on stands Friday