Sexiest Man Alive 2013

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RICHARD GERE

At 63, the 1999 Sexiest Man Alive still has the ability to make women swoon – even when he's playing a morally compromised financier in this fall's Arbitrage. His longtime leading lady Diane Lane, who's costarred in three movies with the actor, sums it up best, telling PEOPLE, "I always felt so exposed around Richard. Then I realized that Richard has that effect on every woman!"