Sexiest Man Alive 2014

All the Sexiest Man Alive Covers

Some are familiar faces (Ben! Brad!) and some are shockers (here's looking at you, Richard!). Check out who's been named Sexiest through the years

2002

Bennifer mania – Ben Affleck's romance with Jennifer Lopez – was in full swing when the actor landed on the cover of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue. Why all the hoopla? As friend director Kevin Smith told PEOPLE, "Chicks gravitate to him. The word on the street is that he's the ideal man, chatty, gorgeous, generous and intelligent."