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Here's What People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive Look Like Today

Ranging from 1985–1999.

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Brad Pitt, 1995

Fun fact: Brad Pitt originally studied to be a journalist. In an interview, he claims that just before graduating from the University of Missouri, he packed his bags and moved to L.A. to pursue a career in acting.

Denzel Washington, 1996

Fun fact: In 2006, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia requested the assistance of Denzel Washington, Oliver Stone, and Michael Moore in hostage negotiations with the Colombian government.


George Clooney, 1997

Fun fact: Due to some recent digging by, it was discovered that George Clooney is distantly related to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the 1997 People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive is the 16th president's "half-first cousin five times removed."

Harrison Ford, 1998

Fun fact: At the time that Harrison Ford was offered the role of Han Solo, he was working primarily as a carpenter. For some extra money, he was a stand-in on screen tests for George Lucas, which ultimately earned him the part.

Not included are John F. Kennedy Jr., 1988's Sexiest Man Alive, and Patrick Swayze, 1991's Sexiest Man Alive. Kennedy passed away in 1999; Swayze in 2009.