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What The Sexiest Man Alive Has Looked Like Every Year Since 1985 And What They Look Like Now

Some of these are so random.

Mel Gibson when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1985:

at the out of africa premiere clean shaven and in a suit

Mel Gibson now:

Mel at a black tie event in 2019 with a full beard

Mark Harmon when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1986:

in the movie lets get harry clean shaven in a suit and tie

Mark Harmon now:

Mark with grey hair in a suit

Harry Hamlin when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1987:

A young Harry holding a door open

Harry Hamlin now:

Harry wearing glasses at the television humanitarian awards

John F. Kennedy Jr. when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1988:

a portrait of him in a striped shirt and tie

Sean Connery when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1989:

Tom Cruise when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1990:

with michelle pheiffer posing with their golden globes

Tom Cruise now:

Tom on a film set holding a walkie talkie

Patrick Swayze when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1991:

Patrick sitting on the ground cross-legged with people lying around him

Nick Nolte when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1992:

Nick holding up his golden globes award

Nick Nolte now:

Nick filming while wearing a coat and a plaid shirt

Richard Gere when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1993:

Richard at an event wearing a shirt and blazer

Richard Gere now:

Richard rocking grey hair at the three cities premiere

Keanu Reeves when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1994:

Keanu waving to the crowd at the premiere of the movie Speed

Keanu Reeves now:

Keanu, with a beard, filming john wick in the rain

Brad Pitt when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1995:

Brad at the legends of the fall premiere in a sweater, jeans, and a jacket

Brad Pitt now:

Brad at the academy awards in a tuxedo

Denzel Washington when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1996:

Denzel poses with whitney houston at an event

Denzel Washington now:

Denzel at an event in a suit and tie

George Clooney when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1997:

George smiles at the camera on a red carpet

George Clooney now:

A bearded George at an event in a suit and tie

Harrison Ford when he was People's sexiest man alive in 1998:

Harrison with short hair at the peoples choice awards

Harrison Ford now:

Harrison smiles at a conservation conference in france

Richard Gere when he was People's sexiest man alive (again) in 1999:

on the walk of fame

Richard Gere now:

Richard accepting an award in poland

Brad Pitt when he was People's sexiest man alive (again) in 2000:

Brad arm-in-arm with jen aniston at an event

Brad Pitt now:

Brad holding his Oscar at the academy awards

Pierce Brosnan when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2001:

Pierce in a suit and tie at the crystal awards

Pierce Brosnan now:

Pierce with radical facial hair including a handlebar mustache

Ben Affleck when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2002:

Ben poses with jlo at a red carpet event

Ben Affleck now:

Ben still with jlo but exiting a vehicle

Johnny Depp when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2003:

Johnny in a blazer and eyeglasses at once upon a time in mexico premiere

Johnny Depp now:

Johnny at the puffins premiere

Jude Law when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2004:

Jude in a blazer and jeans at the closer premiere

Jude Law now:

Jude at a puppet walk pointing at something

Matthew McConaughey when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2005:

Matthew on a hotel balcony in florida

Matthew McConaughey now:

Matthew with his head resting on his hands during a zoom call

George Clooney when he was People's sexiest man alive (again) in 2006:

George sitting next to former President Obama

George Clooney now:

George on the red carpet at the london film festival

Matt Damon when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2007:

Matt sitting on a bench at the bourne ultimatum presser

Matt Damon now:

Matt at the last duel premiere

Hugh Jackman when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2008:

Hugh in a tux at a moma film benefit

Hugh Jackman now:

Hugh in a suit and tie at the premiere of reminiscence

Johnny Depp when he was People's sexiest man alive (again) in 2009:

Johnny in a suit at the public enemies premiere

Johnny Depp now:

Johnny wearing a fedora, scarf, and embroidered jacket at the puffins premiere

Ryan Reynolds when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2010:

Ryan sitting on a couch on the today show

Ryan Reynolds now:

Ryan in a corduroy suit at a red carpet event

Bradley Cooper when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2011:

at the hangover part 2 screening

Bradley Cooper now:

Bradley walking in soho

Channing Tatum when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2012:

Channing on the jay leno show

Channing Tatum now:

Channing with a shaved head and rocking a tuxedo at the met gala

Adam Levine when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2013:

Adam smiles as he sits in the judge's chair on the voice

Adam Levine now:

Adamat an oscar after party

Chris Hemsworth when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2014:

Chris in a t-shirt and a vest at comic con

Chris Hemsworth now:

Chris in a dress shirt and blazer at the critics choice awards

David Beckham when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2015:

David in a tuxedo at the royal opera house

David Beckham now:

David poses on the red carpet at the who cares awards

Dwayne Johnson when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2016:

Dwayne smiles at moana premiere

Dwayne Johnson now:

Dwayne in a turtleneck and jacket onstage

Blake Shelton when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2017:

Blake smiles on a red carpet at a pandora party

Blake Shelton now:

Blake with his hands in his pocket as he poses at a Voice event

Idris Elba when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2018:

Idris Elba now:

Idris at a podium giving a speech at the UN Climate Change Conference

John Legend when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2019:

John sitting on a couch for a press pic for the voice

John Legend now:

John sitting front row at a fashion show in dubai

Michael B. Jordan when he was People's sexiest man alive in 2020:

Michael sitting on a couch for an interview

Michael B. Jordan now:

Michael walking with his girlfriend lori harvey

Paul Rudd as People's sexiest man alive in 2021:

Paul poses for paparazzi at the shrink premiere in a suit and striped tie