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Hugh Jackman Is People's Sexiest Man Alive!

The scruffy and handsome Hugh Jackman was chosen as People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2008, perfectly lined up with the premiere of his epic Australia with Nicole Kidman. Nicole is one woman who isn't surprised by the choice, saying: "Women's jaws drop when Hugh walks into a room." Hugh talked to People about earning the title:

  • On his wife's response: "God bless her, she said, 'I could've told them that years ago!' And then she said, 'Obviously, Brad wasn't available this year.' And I said, 'That was a joke, right?'"
  • On his first girlfriend: "Martine Craswell, in kindergarten. My dad said, 'Oh, I always knew you were romantic because you were running in a race and Martine fell over and you stopped and went back and picked her up.' Chivalry was there."
  • On keeping the passion alive: "It's easy with my wife. She loves the idea of me coming home in costume because it makes her feel like she's having an affair in a good way. When we met, I was cast as a prisoner with tattoos and she'd say, 'Don't take your tattoos off tonight!' and I'd be like, 'All right!' But what works best with her is the stockbroker look. She also says, 'Do your sexy dance for me,' [an '80s-like, hip-swiveling number] and that works for me."

The hot Aussie has come a long way from being teased as a kid and admits that ladies love his pecs these days while showing off a very romantic side. We were a bit surprised by the choice, but what do you think of Hugh as Sexiest Man Alive? Check out the full list of winners including Jon Hamm, eligible bachelor Robert Buckley, Joshua Jackson, David Beckham, Robert Pattinson, and more.

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crazyana crazyana 8 years
:drool: DROOLZZZZ!!! damn i can eat him up in a 2nd!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
Paisley23 Paisley23 8 years
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
great choice!
austerity austerity 8 years
tiabia: ah yes true, I can still gawk at him all I want if he were gay ;)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I agree with Woop and flyingroo, Christian Bale and Eric Bana should also win the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" in the near future.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
Good gracious, this is about damn time, People!!! They must've got my letters I have written, lol! He's just the all around greatest person to have on the cover, because he's got even sexier inner beauty by being one of the nice guys...
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Good for Hugh.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
oh ok, austerity. You know sexy doesn't have a sexual preference ;-)
austerity austerity 8 years
~ tiabia: I think she is merely reacting to a previous comment of mine in which I expressed discontent at the thought of someone as hot as Hugh being possibly gay ;)
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 8 years
oh my lord i think i nearly fell out my chair this morning in work when i went on and saw hugh's sexy face on there i agree a billion percent. he is so amazing yum yum yum YUM
tiabia tiabia 8 years
So what are you trying to say bluesteyes, gay men and women can't be sexy? I, for one, find Reichen Lehmkuhl to be quite the hottie!!!!
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
Hum..he isn't straight you know. That's a promise, his wife is a friend, someone really nice told me this. And Alan Cummings has outed him before on a gay chat show here.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Good pick, I really like Hugh Jackman and he is very good looking. Much better than People's choice of Mario Lopez as People's Hottest Bachelor last year...yuck.
Quills Quills 8 years
He is dead sexy for oh so many reasons. Nice to see that good guys can finish first. :) **YUM** I have not read the article, but Zack Morris? Really? And whomever said Christian Bale will hopefully get top billing next year, I'd like to second that. He did it for me in Swing Kids, and well, ever since. ;)
misslarue misslarue 8 years
misslarue misslarue 8 years
Brad Pitt will always be sexiest man to me, but High is pretty hot!
NatUK NatUK 8 years
Congrats to Joshua Jackson...he gets HOTTER as he gets older, couple more years he'll be at the top of this list. YAY!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I just looked at the former Sexiest Man Alive on starting from 1985...I can not fathom Nick Nolte actually being SEXY...:faint:,,20187488_20351295,00.html?sortBy=old
chelle71 chelle71 8 years
Perfect choice! I was expecting another "Ocean's 11" cast member, so I'm happily surprised.
hills hills 8 years
aww bless him, i agree he is completly sexy and lovely! he should be recipe for the perfect hubby choice too. so sweet.
gatara gatara 8 years
The only one I like from this list is Hugh.......I mean, Mark Paul Gosselaar?....really? ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Good choice People! I think he's the perfect package :D
fifafifa fifafifa 8 years
LOVE this man. Maybe Bale will get it next year?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I'll have some of that, but like Woop, I think Bale is better.
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