Sexiest Man Alive 2013

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DAMIAN LEWIS

"I don't really believe in judging art, but I showed up just in case," quipped the first-time Emmy winner in his acceptance speech for Homeland. And with that the self-proclaimed "pesky Brit" showed American audiences he had both acting chops and a sly sense of humor. At 41, Lewis uses that same self-deprecating humor to approach filming tough scenes for the Showtime series – namely sex scenes opposite costar Claire Danes. "I'm full of self doubt and self analysis – just like in real life," he told British GQ.