Ryan Reynolds Named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

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People Magazine has announced its annual list of ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ and Ryan Reynolds takes the top spot getting the honor of being on the 25th Anniversary cover for the weekly magazine. Reynolds, who is starring in next summer’s much anticipated Green Lantern beat out the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Kellan Lutz and Jon Hamm for the title.

Reynolds told the magazine of the new moniker,

“The most difficult part is going to be organically working this title into a conversation with random strangers.”

The 34 year old Canadian first made a name for himself in 2002 with the raunchy ode to college life, Van Wilder, playing a super (super) senior living the good life as the ‘Big Man on Campus’.

In recent years, Reynolds has starred in a diverse genre of films; playing supporting roles in action films Smokin Aces, X-Men Wolverine, while also taking the reins as the leading man in rom-coms like Definitely Maybe and The Proposal.

Green Lantern will be the first leading role in an action film for Reynolds. He plays the title role, Green Lantern/ Hal Jordan and stars alongside Gossip Girl, Blake Lively in the film next summer. Building on the popularity of other comic book based blockbuster movies, Green Lantern has the potential for huge box office numbers.

Reynolds isn’t the only one in his house bringing home magazine hardware. His wife, Scarlett Johansson also picked up a title herself as GQ Magazine named her, ‘Babe of the Year’.

So what are your thoughts, is Ryan Reynolds indeed the ‘Sexiest Man of the Year’?

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