Sexiest Man Alive 2013

Sexiest Man Alive: Who Could Be Next?

Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt – who could inherit the crown from these past PEOPLE cover stars?

SMA '09, '03: JOHNNY
SEXY-IN-WAITING: ROB

Good looks may have jump-started the careers of both two-time SMA Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson. But the 25-year-old Twilight heartthrob is wisely following in the Oscar-nominated actor's footsteps, balancing box-office success with quirkier movies, like the period drama Bel Ami. "He's so super organized and in charge of his career," Bel Ami's Christina Ricci said of her British costar.