It's finally official! Patrick Dempsey named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive2023. The winner was revealed on the Tuesday night episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" as Kimmel introduced the "Grey's Anatomy" star. Last year winner of this award was "Captain America" star Chris Evans. During the episode, Dempsey beat Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Jason Kelce, and Lenny Kravitz through to the finals.
Before Dempsey was named the sexiest man alive, he answered questions from the crowd on the late-night talk show while wearing a realistic lizard face filter and then a donkey filter.
Patrick Dempsey wearing a black coat
People Magazine's most prized award, "Sexiest Man Alive," is given out again this year. Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, won the award last year. Now, the title goes to Patrick Dempsy, who used to be on Grey's Anatomy. The 57-year-old actor has been known as "McDreamy" for years and has been in many issues of Sexiest Man Alive over the course of his career, but this is his first time winning the title.
The news was shared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Tuesday. As part of a game, Dempsey took questions from the crowd while hiding his face and voice. The goal was to help people figure out who he was.
The first set of questions knocked out Harry Styles, Timothée Chalamet, and Travis Kelce. Instead, they showed that Dempsey is an older, married actor.
The audience was on the right track when Kimmel said that the "sexiest man alive" at the time was the "star of one of the most popular television series of all time." The final hint that "he played a doctor on television" sealed the deal. In an interview, Dempsy told Peoplemagazine:
I'm glad it's happening at this point in my life. It's nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.- Patrick Dempsey
When asked how he felt when he heard about his big win, he laughed and said:
I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I've always been the bridesmaid!- Patrick Dempsey
People magazine has been giving out the Sexiest Man Alive award every year since it started in 1985, with Mel Gibson, then 29 years old, winning the first award. Chris Evans was the winner last year, and Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, and Idris Elba are all recent winners.
I'd completely forgotten about it and never even contemplated being in this position. So my ego is good. [My kids are] just going to make fun of me and pick on me and figure out every reason why I shouldn't be. Which is good, they keep me young.- Patrick Dempsey
This month, you can see Dempsey in Thanksgiving by Eli Roth. In 2007, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez worked together to make Grindhouse, a movie theater experience that showed both Planet Terror and Death Proof. Along with teasers for Rodriguez's movies, the event also had ones by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and Roth.
Rodriquez turned his Machete trailer into a full-length movie in 2010, and now Roth is finally doing the same thing with his Thanksgiving trailer. Plus Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Milo Manheim, Gabriel Davenport, Tomaso Sanelli, Jenna Warren, Tim Dillon, Rick Hoffman, and Gina Gershon, are all stars in Thanksgiving.
Fans can see Dempsey in Michael Mann's new movie Ferrari next month. The movie is based on an important part of the life of Enzo Ferrari, who started the Ferrari car company after being a race car driver. In Ferrari, the lead part is played by Adam Driver. Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gordon, Gabriel Leone, and Jack O'Connell are also in the movie.
McDreamy is now the sexiest man alive, according to People. Patrick Dempsey was named the 2023 winner on the November 7 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Grey's Anatomy star appeared on the late-night show via Proto image. Patrick joked that he was "shocked" to receive the award, which comes 20 years after he won hearts on the ABC medical drama. The actor beat Chris Evans, who played Captain America in 2022.