Cooper may find himself in a hot-guy hangover this morning. On Wednesday (November 16), People named the movie star 2011′s Sexiest Man Alive.
Beating out the likes of Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Liam Hemsworth, the 36-year-old actor tells the magazine he’s a bit surprised by the recognition over his good looks. “I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this [title],” he said. “I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times, I look horrifying.”
He added, “I’m waiting for Dax Shepard to come out, and that it’s an episode of ‘Punk’d.’ “
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This year has been kind to the actor, who starred in blockbusters like “The Hangover Part II” and “Limitless.” Though he is currently single, Cooper has been linked to some of Hollywood’s A-list ladies including Renee Zellweger and, most recently, Jennifer Lopez. Of his bachelor status, he said, “If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business, you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.”
These days, the woman who might be most excited to learn about his status is the one and only Mrs. Cooper. “First thing I thought was, ‘My mother is going to be so happy,’ ” the actor shared. Cooper’s not the only mama’s boy on the list. Evans also opened up about his mom in the issue, saying, “We’re incredibly tight. Mom can hang — she’s on the level.”
And, humility certainly seems to be a trait shared by many of the hotties on this year’s list. “Community” star Joel McHale had this to say about making the list: “I made it because there were a lot of people who were out of town.”