When Cooper, 37, earned the title of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive last year, he thought he was being Punk'd. That modesty combined with box office appeal, good looks and fluency in French are reasons the Philly native remains one of Hollywood's most sexy men.
"I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day... I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life. I'm really gonna ruin it.'" - Bradley Cooper on his life before sobriety.