Bradley Cooper: Channing Tatum Is 'Above & Beyond' My Sexiest Man Alive Status

Bradley Cooper attends a special screening of 'Silver Linings Playbook' in Beverly Hills, Calif. on November 19, 2012 -- Getty Premium

Sexiest Man Alive 2011, Bradley Cooper, says that Sexiest Man Alive 2012, Channing Tatum, has the goods when it comes to living up to the esteemed title.

Access Hollywood caught up with the actor at his "Silver Linings Playbook" screening in Los Angeles on Monday, where he talked about passing the torch to the "Magic Mike" hunk.

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"Channing is a very sexy man," Bradley told Access.

In fact, according to Bradley, Channing's sexy powers exceed his own.

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"He's above and beyond whatever I brought to the table," he told Access with a laugh.

As for the upcoming "Hangover 3," the actor said he's in the midst of shooting and having to take his work home with him.

"I just came from work. We're just shooting [and I] still have the Phil look," he added.

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"Silver Linings Playbook" - which is getting both Bradley and co-star Jennifer Lawrence some Oscar buzz - is in theaters now.

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