Pitt, a previous winner, is convinced his pal is quietly upset that he didn't make the cover of the annual magazine - but he's launching a campaign to get Damon on top in 2005.
He says, "I think Matt was shaken by it. He campaigned hard; he put up a good fight. The kid really tried his best and I think it was toughest on him.
"I think if he sticks with it and he keeps applying himself like he has been this year, I think we'll see some greatness from him next year.
"George Clooney and I have started a class as former Sexiest Men Alive. We're working with the young 'uns.
"Jude was at the top of his class immediately. It was obvious to us that he was a natural. But we have great hopes for Mattie that he'll get there."22/11/2004 21:18