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Law wins 'sexiest man alive' tag
Jude Law
Law inherited the crown from film actor Johnny Depp
British film star Jude Law has been named as the "sexiest man alive" by People magazine in the US.

The 31-year-old, who most recently starred in a remake of Alfie, has succeeded Johnny Depp to the title.

"His warmth is what makes him sexy and it radiates through his eyes," said Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, Law's co-star in Cold Mountain.

Previous recipients of the accolade have included Mel Gibson, Sean Connery, Richard Gere and Ben Affleck.

Rachel Weisz, another one of Law's female co-stars from the wartime epic Enemy At The Gates, also praised his eyes as the most captivating she has seen.

Naomi Watts, who appeared with Law in one of his latest projects I Heart Huckabees, said the actor is "the most beautiful man who ever walked the Earth".


Law managed to stave off competition from fellow actors Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Matt Damon and Bruce Willis and R&B star Usher.

The editors of People magazine, who compile the sexiest countdown, singled out Law for "supernatural good looks and supersize talent".

Law has become a major film star in recent years, picking up Oscar nominations for his roles in last year's Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr Ripley (1999).

He divorced actress Sadie Frost in 2003 and is now involved with Sienna Miller, his co-star in the remake of Alfie.

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