Sexiest Man Alive 2013

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

1996

"I don't take myself too seriously," PEOPLE's 1996 Sexiest Man Alive, Denzel Washington, admitted. "I don't stop in the mirror and go, 'Hey, Sexy Man.'" Maybe because he's not just another pretty face: As Courage Under Fire costar Regina Taylor said, "He has wit, style and intelligence."