Jordan’s steady rise has resulted in strong performances in television and film including “Fruitvale Station”, “Creed” and “Black Panther”.
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Actor Michael B. Jordan has been crowned as the 2020s The Sexiest Man In The World By People Magazine.
Jordan, known for his critically acclaimed performances in “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed,” and “Black Panther,” was revealed this year’s winner Tuesday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The actor appeared on the late-night talk show wearing a yellow biohazard jumpsuit. He revealed his identity after removing his helmet, which had a smiley face. He said he learned the honor during a call from his publicist while driving with a friend.
Jordan told the magazine in an issue on Friday that the honor was a “cool feeling.”
“You know everyone’s always made that joke, like ‘Mike, that’s the one thing you’re probably not going to get,'” he said. “But it’s a good club to be a part of.”
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Other recent winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.
Jordan, 33, said the women in his family were “certainly proud of this one.” He thanks his whole family for supporting him over the years.
“When my grandmother was alive it was something she collected and then my mom naturally read it a lot and so did my aunts,” Jordan said. “This is a place where they are sure to have a special place.”
Jordan’s steady rise has resulted in strong television performances in “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights” series. He made his mark in film as a police shooting victim Oscar Grant in “Fruitvale Station”, boxer Adonis Creed in the sequel to “Rocky” “Creed” and “Creed II” with his stellar work as Erik Killmonger in the “Black Panther” record.
Along with his acting efforts, Jordan has championed change behind the scenes in Hollywood. He started his own production company, Outlier Society Productions, which was among the first to embrace the inclusion biker, committing to seek out diverse cast and crews.
Jordan has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has spoken out on early voter registration for this year’s election.
“I think there is a time and place for everything,” he told People. “I chose my moments to have the most impact. We can all take steps, big or small, to help create the change we want to see. “
In 10 years, Jordan hopes to direct and produce more than acting roles.
“I’m growing up, whatever the next step in me,” said the actor, who will play a former Navy SEAL turned CIA agent in Tom Clancy’s “No remorse.” “I hope a family by then I’ll throw this out into the universe. I want to make an impact all over the world and not just through the roles I play. “