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'People' Magazine Says Matt Damon is Sexiest Man Alive

Sexiest man alive? That would be Matt Damon. People Magazine bestows the honor upon the 37-year-old actor in its latest issue, on sale November 16.

Damon joins his pals George Clooney and Brad Pitt, each of whom has earned the title twice.

In a letter published in the magazine, Damon said "You gave an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime. My nine-year-old stepdaughter now thinks I'm cool - well, cooler."

Damon married Luciana Bozan in 2005. They also have a one-year-old daughter, Isabella.

People's "sexiest man alive" list began in 1985 with Mel Gibson. George Clooney made the list in 1997 and 2006; Brad Pitt in 1995 and 2000. Other honorees include Denzel Washington (1996) and Johnny Depp (2003).

Damon shared a screenwriting Oscar with Ben Affleck in 1998 for Good Will Hunting. Both men also starred in the movie. Damon's other screen credits include The Departed, Syriana, the Ocean's franchise with Clooney and Pitt, and The Bourne Identity and its two sequels.