Sexiest Man Alive 2013

PEOPLE'S Sexiest Men Alive: Then & Now

Look back at the hunky guys whose sex appeal made them winners and see how their hotness is still making women swoon today

HUGH JACKMAN

Sexiest Man Alive 2008: When the Aussie hunk won the title five years ago, there was one woman who made sure the honor didn't go to his (gorgeous) head: wife of 12 years Deborra-Lee Furness. "She said, 'Obviously, Brad wasn't available this year,'" Jackman, 40, recalled. "And I said, 'That was a joke, right?' "
Now: After starving himself to play the down-on-his-luck Jean Valjean in 2012's Les Misérables, for which he received an Oscar nod, Jackman, 45, went the other extreme for his role as Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, with daily three-hour workouts and a bland 5,000-calorie diet. "I literally talk to myself like I'm training," he told Entertainment Weekly Radio. "'One more mouthful, come on man, you can do it."



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