Matt Damon named ‘sexiest man alive’

  • 15 November 2007

Star of the Bourne trilogy Matt Damon has been crowned this year’s ‘sexiest man alive’ by People Magazine.

The magazine said: ‘George Clooney and Brad Pitt have shamelessly campaigned for him since 2001, but all it takes is one look at Damon’s piercing blue eyes, crooked smile and family-guy demeanor to understand why he has been chosen.’

In a letter to People, the 37-year-old wrote: ‘You gave an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime.’

He continued: ‘At the risk of being forward, if you asked me (which you didn’t) I would suggest Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for this award.

‘He’s like a taller, better-looking version of me anyway. Plus, he’s the best quarterback in the history of football.’

The ‘sexiest’ award started in 1985, when it was received by Mel Gibson.

Recent winners have included George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey and Jude Law.

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