Joining the lofty ranks of Hollywood dreamboats like George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon has been named People magazine’s newest “sexiest man alive.” No longer the boyish beefcake he was in Mystic Pizza or even Good Will Hunting, Mr. Damon, 37, told the magazine: “You gave an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime … My 9-year-old stepdaughter now thinks I’m cool—well, cooler.”
The Margaret star—who is also the father of a one-year-old daughter with his wife, Luciana Bozan—also flexed his funny muscle in his letter to People. “Unfortunately, after all those years out on the trail, the meet and greets, the fundraiser, the stump speeches, I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that this is a mantle I wasn’t meant to hold,” he wrote. The “sexiest man alive” issue will hit newsstands on Friday.
Damon named People’s ‘sexiest man alive’ [AP via Yahoo]