Only 4 men have been named People's Sexiest Man Alive twice — here they all are

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Brad Pitt in the 1994 movie "Interview with the Vampire."Warner Brothers/Getty Images
  • People magazine launched the annual Sexiest Man Alive issue in 1985.

  • In the years since, 35 different men have landed the cover.

  • Four of those men have been awarded the title on two occasions.

Since People magazine published its inaugural Sexiest Man Alive issue in 1985, the title has been bestowed on 35 different men.

But of that group, only four actors have graced the annual cover in two separate years. Keep scrolling to see who, when, and why.

Brad Pitt earned the title twice in five years.

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Brad Pitt in 1995 and 2000.Ke.Mazur/SGranitz/WireImage

Brad Pitt was named People's Sexiest Man Alive for the first time in 1995, following his starring roles in "Legends of the Fall" and "Interview with the Vampire."

In 2000, shortly after he stole the show in "Fight Club" with his six-pack abs, Pitt became the first man to earn the title twice.

Richard Gere graced the cover in 1993 and 1999.

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Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford in 1993; Gere in 1999.Vinnie Zuffante/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Richard Gere shared his first cover with his then-wife, supermodel Cindy Crawford, when People swapped the Sexiest Man Alive title for Sexiest Couple Alive.

Six years later, at 50 years old, the "Pretty Woman" star earned his own cover.

George Clooney was honored by People in 1997 and 2006.

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George Clooney in 1997 and 2006.Sven Arnstein/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage

George Clooney graced his first Sexiest Man Alive cover while portraying Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama "ER."

He reclaimed the title in 2006, the same year he won best supporting actor at the Oscars for his movie "Syriana."

Johnny Depp is the most recent person to be named Sexiest Man Alive twice.

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Johnny Depp in 2003 and 2009.Gregory Pace/FilmMagic; George Pimentel/WireImage

Johnny Depp landed his first cover in 2003 on the heels of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," and his second in 2009 after starring in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

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