Hugh Jackman titled ‘ Sexiest Man Alive’

November 20th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Hugh Jackman TitledThe first Australian to be crowned ‘Sexiest Man Alive’,by People magazine, it was announced on Wednesday.

Jackman, 40, who stars alongside Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann’s beating out the rivals including Javier Bardem, David Beckham and Daniel Craig.

Jackman is best known for his role as Wolverine and also starred as Vampire hunter in the Van Helsing films and has completed filming on X-Men spin-off Wolverine.

The two-time Sexiest Man Alive (1997, 2006) George Clooney in 2005’s “Syriana.” Last year, Javier Bardem. Leaving Brad Pitt the two-time Sexiest Man Alive (1995, 2000) behind.

Last year, having George Clooney reverting to his usual movie-star-handsome-self in “Michael Clayton,” Last year’s nominee also included Johnny Depp for his “Sweeney Todd amd was tje 2003 Sexiest Man Alive.

The other nominee were Al Pacino was 52 when nomination No. 7 for “Scent of a Woman” in 1992 ,Paul Newman was 62 when he also won with best actor nod No. 7 for the 1986 film “The Color of Money” and this year, 78-year old Clint Eastwood.

Many other leading men have been slapped through the years, never winning Oscars for acting such Warren Beatty, Charles Boyer, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Jude Law, Marcello Mastroianni, Steve McQueen, Robert Mitchum, Nick Nolte, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Will Smith, and John Travolta.

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