Matt Damon has topped a new poll to be named the Sexiest Man Alive.
The Bourne Ultimatum star, 37, beat Grey’s Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey–who is nicknamed Doctor McDreamy on the hit medical series–and Amityville Horror actor Ryan Reynolds to pole position on the annual People magazine hotlist.
The title will be a welcome accolade for Damon: He recently revealed it has been his longtime ambition to beat pal George Clooney–a frequent entrant in such surveys–to the coveted No. 1 spot.
But the married Damon, who became a first-time father earlier this year, remains coy about his win.
He tells People, “You’ve given an aging suburban dad the ego boost of a lifetime.”
The magazine cites Damon‘s “irresistible sense of humor,” “rock-solid family man” and “heart-melting humility” for landing him the title.
The top 10 Sexiest Men are as follows:
1. Matt Damon
2. Patrick Dempsey
3. Ryan Reynolds
4. Brad Pitt
5. James McAvoy
6. Johnny Depp
7. Dave Annable
8. Will Smith
9. Javier Bardem
10. Shemar Moore