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Matt Damon Beats Patrick Dempsey, Ryan Reynolds and Brad Pitt to Be Sexiest Man Alive

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Nov 14, 2007 | 9:41am EST

Matt Damon has topped a new poll to be named the Sexiest Man Alive.

The Bourne Ultimatum star, 37, beat Grey's Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey--who is nicknamed Doctor McDreamy on the hit medical series--and Amityville Horror actor Ryan Reynolds to pole position on the annual People magazine hotlist.

The title will be a welcome accolade for Damon: He recently revealed it has been his longtime ambition to beat pal George Clooney--a frequent entrant in such surveys--to the coveted No. 1 spot.

But the married Damon, who became a first-time father earlier this year, remains coy about his win.

He tells People, "You've given an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime."

The magazine cites Damon's "irresistible sense of humor," "rock-solid family man" and "heart-melting humility" for landing him the title.

The top 10 Sexiest Men are as follows:

1. Matt Damon 

2. Patrick Dempsey

3. Ryan Reynolds

4. Brad Pitt

5. James McAvoy

6. Johnny Depp

7. Dave Annable

8. Will Smith

9. Javier Bardem

10. Shemar Moore

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