People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the “Sexiest Man Alive”...

People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2014, cheering the Australian actor’s rise as hammer-wielding, bonefide hunk in the “Thor” films. Credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Peoplemagazine has named actor Chris Hemsworth this year's Sexiest Man Alive, succeeding 2013's Adam Levine.

"I learned everything there is about being sexy from Matt [Damon]," Hemsworth, 31, joked on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night, during a Skype video call. "Thank you, Matt, and all the other previous intelligent men," he said.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe star, who plays the Norse-god superhero Thor, also joked that his younger brother, "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth, has been "a real team player for this one. We've been throwing sexy looks back and forth all week."

Chris Hemsworth and his wife, model-actress Elsa Pataky, 38, have three children.

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