American actor Patrick Dempsey, famous for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd in the television series “Grey’s Anatomy”, was chosen by People magazine as the sexiest man in the world in 2023.
“I’m happy that this happens at this moment in my life,” said the 57-year-old actor, who joked that the recognition comes at this moment, when he was no longer expecting it.
That’s why when he found out, he told the magazine that he was “completely shocked” and started laughing, “as if it were a joke.”
The actor, whose popularity exploded for his role as the surgeon known as “McDreamy” in the series, which he played from 2005 to 2015, also admitted that this title boosts his ego, although he assured that he will use it to do “something positive.”
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According to People, Dempsey’s “heartthrob status” “created such a frenzy” among fans that he appeared in the magazine’s pages countless times over the years, and now he “takes home the crown of oldest man alive.” “. sexy”.
Likewise, he became known for the Disney film Enchanted playing Robert Philip, roles that catapulted him to fame.
Patrick Dempsey in the movie ‘Enchanted’. Photo: Disney.
Dempsey is married to Jillian, 57, a makeup artist and founder of her own beauty line. He has three children, Talula, 21, and twins Sullivan and Darby, 16.
The actor will show his racing skills in December in the biographical film “Ferrari”, directed by Michael Mann, in which he will play the Italian driver Piero Taruffi.
Every year, since 1985, the North American magazine chooses what it calls the sexiest man alive on the planet, a title it has previously awarded to the singer John Legend, and the actors Michael B. Jordan, Denzel Washington and Idris Elba, among others.
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