Sexiest Man Alive 2013

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See the 2012 Sexiest Man Alive – and get a first look at the other hot honorees in PEOPLE's annual special issue

BEN AFFLECK

While Affleck admits turning 40 (Aug. 15) was "not fun for me," the actor is undeniably at the top of his game. Already generating Oscar buzz for Argo, the actor has settled in to married life with wife of seven years Jennifer Garner, with whom he welcomed his third child in February. Adding to Affleck's appeal, Garner recently revealed her husband "excels" at "playing babydoll" with his girls Violet and Seraphina.