Johnny Depp has joked he feels "emasculated" after Ryan Reynolds was named the Sexiest Man Alive.

The 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' star was awarded the title by People magazine in 2009 and 2003 but was dethroned by the younger Hollywood hunk this year.

The 47-year-old actor - who stars in the 'The Tourist' with Angelina Jolie - insists he is just starting to get over his defeat.

He quipped: "I feel emasculated. I feel like I've been beaten down like some horrible . you know, like some pathetic harp Seal. But, I mean, that's how it goes, isn't it?"

Johnny - who recently finished filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' - has no plans to try and reclaim the honour for a third time.

He told MTV News: "I think I can work my way forward, but will I try for it again? No. I worked so hard to gain that title."

Ryan, 34, was named Sexiest Man Alive by People in November, and admitted he was going to have to face a lot of ridicule from his friends, family and wife Scarlett Johansson about the title.

He said: "You just have to go with the flow. This gives my family entre into teasing me for the rest of my life.

"Now it's going to be, 'Sexiest man, take out the Garbage.' That does sound better. But the most difficult part is going to be organically working this title into a conversation with random strangers."