People magazine changed its mind. Because of the Robert Pattinson Sexiest Man Alive 2009 cover leak (or is it a fake one?), they chose the 46 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp over the 23 year old Twilight hottie to become this year's top choice. Depp earned another feat for being this year's choice for People's Sexiest Man Alive because he's the first guy who won twice in the same decade.
Johnny Depp, who also won in 2003, now joins the ranks of Brad Pitt (1995 and 2000) and George Clooney (1997 and 2006) who have been two-time winners of this controversial title from People. This is quite a surprising win for Johnny because he's not very visible this and yet he's still accorded with the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive award. Is it because he's the current highest paid Hollywood actor for his almost $35 million pay in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides due to be shown on 2011? People magazine editor Julie Jordan admitted that they had a hard time deciding over Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp - in the end, longevity in show business that mattered.