Sexiest Man Alive 2014

Throwback: 2013's Sexiest Guys

Before 2014's big reveal, look back at the men who made us swoon in 2013

IDRIS ELBA

Look up "man" in the dictionary, and you'll see a photo of Elba next to the entry. We kid – we think – but the 41-year-old Brit really is the picture of masculinity with his strong features, deep voice and towering height (he's 6'3"!). He's a bit of a troublemaker – his road to fame was dotted with some slightly naughty behavior – but it seems all is forgiven when he smiles. Not that he minds the bad-boy reputation. "The way I live my life, I'm two drinks from being in the tabloids every day. I'm no national treasure," he told Esquire U.K. "I'm a f–ing [dirty] rude boy!" Rarr!