By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.,  AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Rudd has been crowned as 2021's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Rudd, known for his starring roles in Marvel's "Ant-Man" films, "This is 40" and the cult classic "Clueless," was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

The actor jokingly tells the magazine in an issue out Friday that some will be surprised by him receiving the honor.

He jokingly hopes the new title will grant him an invitation to "those sexy dinners" with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan – recent winners.

Other past honorees include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

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