Michael Fassbender flattered by sexiest movie star poll

Los Angeles: Actor Michael Fassbender is flattered to have been named the eighth sexiest male movie star worldwide in an online poll.

The 36-year-old actor was honoured to have made the top ten in a recent Empire online poll of the 100 sexiest movie stars, and especially to have placed ahead of Hollywood heartthrobs Hugh Jackman, who ranked ninth, and Bradley Cooper, who came tenth, reported E! online.

"They`re wonderful guys and very handsome, so thank you for packaging me together with them," Fassbender said.

The actor was beaten by British star Benedict Cumberbatch, who came first, followed by Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill.

Ryan Gosling took the fourth place, with Robert Downey Jr in fifth, Chris Hemsworth in sixth, and Robert Pattinson in seventh.