Bradley Cooper has just found his place in history. Sexy, sexy history. The Hangover Part II star has joined the prestigious ranks of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Ryan Reynolds in being declared the Sexiest Man Alive by People.

2011 has already been a pretty big year for Cooper who, in addition to being linked to fellow sexy being Jennifer Lopez, starred in the box-office smash sequel to The Hangover and the critical hit, Limitless. He also won over the Internet with his ability to speak French, and got cast, rather fittingly, as a handsome devil in Paradise Lost. But this might just be his biggest accomplishment yet. At least to his mom. “[The] first thing I thought [when I was named Sexiest Man Alive] was, ‘My mother is going to be so happy,” the 36-year-old told the magazine.

In addition to the oh-so-modest Sexiest Man Cooper (“I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this [title]”), the issue, which hits stands on Friday, also features, among others, Liam Hemsworth (sorry Peeta!), Idris Elba, Justin Theroux, Chris Evans, Tim McGraw, Josh Charles, Joel McHale, Jason Momoa, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, and, duh, Ryan Gosling.

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