As you have probably heard, today People magazine named Johnny Depp as the sexiest man alive. To which I'm thinking.... snore.
Sure, Depp is incredibly talented - rent Blow if you haven't seen it. And yep he is utterly charming - rent The Pirates of the Caribbean. And yes he is very sexy in the dark brooding stranger kind of way - rent Chocolat. And still - the sexiest man this year? Who has even thought of Johnny Depp this year? He did that summer gangster movie that bombed - what was it called again?
Why Depp? Popular. Famous. Rich. Will get people talking, and buying People, and going to their website, and writing blogs. But the sexiest man alive for 2009? Who the hell decides these things?
You'd expect one of those jailbait Twilight guys. Or eye-catching Gilles Marini from Brothers and Sisters, or Jon Hamm from Mad Men, or Ryan Reynolds from The Proposal. At least those guys are on the radar this year.
If the people at People asked me, and they didn't by the way, I would vote for Reynolds.