Status: Married to fellow pop star Shizuka Kudo since 2000
Why He's a Star: He could be the Japanese Mark Wahlberg. Kimura, a father of two, got his start in his country's most popular boy band, SMAP, then exploded onscreen in teen TV dramas and films. Stateside, he popped up in Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai's art house favorite 2046 as a romantic lead.
What Makes Him Sexy: He can laugh at himself. He poked fun at his heartthrob image in a series of Japanese credit-card commercials that riffed on his reputation as a dedicated boyfriend.