Johnny Depp is Sexiest Man Alive

johnny-deppPirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp won his second title of Sexiest Man Alive from People Magazine. Only three other men won it twice previously, namely: Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Richard Gere. No three-time winner yet. Gere, however, won his first title as part of the Sexiest Couple Alive title with Cindy Crawford back in 1993.

Depp dethrones 2008 winner Hugh Jackman. He beat out 15 other finalists to win back the title that he previously held in 2003. New Moon star Robert Pattinson is said to be in the top 15.

People described him as “the king of cool with the killer cheekbones.” The magazine, however, was more drawn to Depp’s softer side as a family man.

Previous winners include John F. Kennedy, Jr., Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Affleck, Jude Law, Matthew McConaughey and Matt Damon.

The mag has awarded the title annually since 1985 with an exception in 1994. It started when a planned article for Mel Gibson made a female editor to exclaim, “Oh my God, he is the sexiest man alive!” Then someone else said, “You should use that as a cover line.” Gibson thus became the first man to receive the coveted title.