People magazine named Chris Hemsworth its sexiest man alive in 2014, and the Australian actor tops this ranking as well, but there are plenty of other hunks who might just as easily have taken this year’s title. Here is a recap of the male sex symbols who were in the limelight in 2014.
1. CHRIS HEMSWORTH
Could he be the new Brad Pitt? At any rate, the Australian actor’s turquoise blue eyes and perfectly sculpted abs have plenty of women swooning. Too bad he’s taken. Chris has been married to the actress Elsa Pataky since 2010.
2. CHRIS PRATT
The odds were against him, and it took a few years, many thousands of sit-ups and countless trips to the gym. But in the end, the American actor managed to transform into a true sex symbol. Once seen as a mere cute geek, he is now nothing short of a hunk.
3. JAMIE DORNAN
The British actor known for his three-day stubble is likely to rise even higher in 2015 after arriving in theaters as Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” adaptation.
4. JAMES FRANCO
Is it the sexy bedroom eyes and cheeky smile that make him so irresistible? Or is it his charisma and creative versatility? Either way, whether as actor, director, screenwriter or novelist, Franco never leaves us indifferent.
5. CHANNING TATUM
With his athletic physique and classic boy-next-door charm, the actor and producer certainly knows how to win over his female audience. It doesn’t hurt that he never hesitates to take off his shirt and show off his muscles.
6. BRADLEY COOPER
Already crushworthy when he made us laugh in “The Hangover” in 2009, the actor has only become increasingly sexy in the years since as he shows his dramatic acting talent. With his “McDreamy” hair, his piercing blue eyes and his three-day stubble, he always manages to pull on our heartstrings.
7. MATT BOMER
Blue eyes are definitely in this year. The American actor is also one of the sexiest men in 2014, namely thanks to his “ideal son-in-law” quality.
8. MICHAEL STRAHAN
Standing an impressive 6’4″, the NFL player-turned-actor boasts another of the hottest physiques of 2014. Next year, he will return to theaters with a cameo in “Magic Mike XXL.”
9. RYAN GOSLING
A perennial favorite in sexy celebrity rankings, the Canadian actor clearly deserves a spot in this list. The new father seems to have everything women want: an angelic face, charisma and plenty of talent.
10. SCOTT FOLEY
Stubble is another characteristic shared by many of the year’s sexiest men, and Scott is the perfect example of how charming a two-day-old beard can be. Some men keep getting more charming with age, and the American actor is sexier than ever at age 42.