People has named Johnny Depp this year's Sexiest Man Alive, dethroning Hugh Jackman and beating out likely challengers Robert Pattinson, Gerard Butler, and our own Tom Miller. (Paul Newman has captured the Sexiest Man No Longer With Us title in his first year of eligibility.) Reached on his private island in the Bahamas, Johnny had no comment on reclaiming the world title for the first time since 2003, because he knows he's sexy, pshaw. Somewhere, Matt Damon, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt are drinking themselves into a sexy, slurring stupor.
It's been a long road for Johnny from his home state of Kentucky to the coveted pinnacle of Sexiest Man Alive. The 46-year-old actor was briefly married to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison from 1983 to 1985, and later was famously engaged to Winona Ryder in the '90s. He squired models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell as well as Jennifer Grey back in the Dirty Dancing era. Since 1998, he has been in a relationship with French pop star Vanessa Paradis, and couple has two children, Lily-Rose, 10, and Jack, 7. Despite persistent rumors over the years that they plan to marry, Johnny and Vanessa remain committed yet happily unwed. 10 Famously Unwed Couples
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Johnny's professional forays into sexiness began with his iconic role on 21 Jump Street, as a baby-faced undercover cop. He then spent a decade and a half uglying up his pretty face in Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but it wasn't until 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean that he became Johnny Depp: Super Mega Worldwide Box Office Superstar. Coincidentally, our favorite Hot Johnny movie came out that same year (Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Netflix it; it's awesome.)
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