Sexiest Man Alive 2014

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He's made a lasting impression on fans of The Wire, earned an Emmy nomination for his devilish turn in the BBC's Luther and showed off his 6-foot-3-inch form to very good advantage in Thor. So what's the British-born actor's weakness? "A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me," Elba, 39, told Essence. "It's always sexy."