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Every Guy Featured On The Cover Of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Since 1985

The most recent recipient of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive has been accused of secretly leading his life as a vampire. Paul Rudd shows no signs of aging and fans are 100% sure he’s some sort of dracula. Over the years, the American weekly magazine People has awarded some of the finest men of showbiz with its Sexiest Man Alive title. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Richard Gere in fact have won the title twice.

Take a look at every guy who has been featured on their cover as the sexiest man alive from 1985:

Sexiest Man of 1985: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson in 2017; Gibson’s People cover in 1985.

Sexiest Man of 1986: Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon in 2010; Harmon’s People cover in 1986.

Sexiest Man of 1987: Harry Hamlin

Sexiest Man of 1988: John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996; Kennedy’s People cover in 1988.

Sexiest Man of 1989: Sean Connery

Sean Connery in 2007; Connery’s People cover in 1989.

Sexiest Man of 1990: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise in 2018; Cruise’s People cover in 1990.

Sexiest Man of 1991: Patrick Swayze

Sexiest Man of 1992: Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte in 2012; Nolte’s People cover in 1992.

Sexiest Couple of 1993: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere were together for 4 years before they got married in 1991.

Sexiest Man of 1994: Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves at the “John Wick” premiere in 2014.

Sexiest Man of 1995: Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt in 2018; Pitt’s People cover in 1995.

Sexiest Man of 1996: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington in 2018; Washington’s People cover in 1996.

Sexiest Man of 1997: George Clooney

George Clooney in 2018; Clooney’s People cover in 1997.

Sexiest Man of 1998: Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford in 2017; Ford’s People cover in 1998.

Sexiest Man of 1999: Richard Gere

Gere in 2017; Gere’s People cover in 1999.

Sexiest Man of 2000: Brad Pitt

Pitt in 2017; Pitt’s second People cover in 2000.

Sexiest Man of 2001: Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan in 2017; Brosnan’s People cover in 2001.

Sexiest Man of 2002: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck in 2017; Affleck’s People cover in 2002.

Sexiest Man of 2003: Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp in 2017; Depp’s People cover in 2003.

Sexiest Man of 2004: Jude Law

Jude Law in 2018; Law’s People cover in 2004.

Sexiest Man of 2005: Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey in 2018; McConaughey’s People cover in 2005.

Sexiest Man of 2006: George Clooney

Clooney in 2018; Clooney’s second People cover in 2006.

Sexiest Man of 2007: Matt Damon

Matt Damon in 2018; Damon’s People cover in 2007.

Sexiest Man of 2008: Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman in 2018; Jackman’s People cover in 2008.

Sexiest Man of 2009: Johnny Depp

Depp in 2017; Depp’s second People cover in 2009.

Sexiest Man of 2010: Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds in 2018; Reynolds’ People cover in 2010.

Sexiest Man of 2011: Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper in 2018; Cooper’s People cover in 2011.

Sexiest Man of 2012: Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum in 2018; Tatum’s People cover in 2012.

Sexiest Man of 2013: Adam Levine

Adam Levine performing in 2016; Levine’s People cover in 2013.

Sexiest Man of 2014: Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth in 2018; Hemsworth’s People cover in 2014.

Sexiest Man of 2015: David Beckham

David Beckham in 2018; Beckham’s People cover in 2015.

Sexiest Man of 2016: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne Johnson in 2018: Johnson’s People cover in 2016.

Sexiest Man of 2017: Blake Shelton

Sexiest Man of 2018: Idris Elba

Idris Elba attends a 2018 premiere; Elba’s People cover in 2018.

Sexiest Man of 2019: John Legend

John Legend performing in 2019; Legend’s People cover in 2019.

Sexiest Man of 2020: Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan at a BLM protest in 2020; Jordan’s People cover in 2020.

Sexiest Man of 2021: Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd attends a 2021 premiere; Rudd’s People cover in 2021.


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Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.