People Mag Names Chris Hemsworth Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth, star of "Thor" and "The Avengers," as the sexiest man alive.

Hemsworth and his wife thought it was pretty funny, when they heard the news.

"I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," he told PEOPLE. "I can just say to her, 'Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies. I'm above that. I've made it now.'"

The actor joins a list of other "sexiest" men including "Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Patrick Swayze, Sean Connery, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum and Adam Levine. Mel Gibson, another Australian, was the first in 1985."

Hemsworth will return next year as Thor in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and he will star in Ron Howard's new movie "Blackhat" also to be released in 2015.