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Art of Darkness

He’s creeped us out, freaked us out, and occasionally bored us silly. Now, with A History of Violence, director David Cronenberg delivers a savvy, suspenseful chiller for grown-ups and resumes his place as Hollywood’s scariest—and smartest—misfit.

GQ
Oct 2005

Fairly Unbalanced

The only real winner in the endless 2008 Democratic primary? Those smart-ass policy wonks at MSNBC.

GQ
Jul 2008

Roman Polanski, Framed

Whatever you think of his high crimes and dirty doings, Polanski remains one of the most provocative—and talented—directors in history.

GQ
Jun 2008

Raging Bull$#!t

You can’t argue with Robert De Niro’s place in the pantheon. But after decades of shtick and tics and Little Fockers, we may need to talk about which pantheon.

GQ
Apr 2011

Are You Ready for the Second Coming of Mel?

Brace yourself America: After an eight-year acting hiatus, Mel Gibson is back. And very, very sober.

GQ
Feb 2010

Hollywood Babylon

It took Hollywood seven years to start making great Iraq movies. And Green Zone—from the Bourne Supremacy team—is entertaining as hell. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less twisted.

GQ
Mar 2010

The Great White Hype

A punch-drunk new documentary attempts to rehabilitate Mike Tyson. Good luck with that.

GQ
May 2009

Strong, Silent, Ultraviolent

Though Tommy Lee Jones has been acting nearly forty years, audiences are only now starting to recognize the depth of his talent thanks to the Coen Brothers’ graphic instant classic No Country for Old Men.

GQ
Dec 2007

One Glorious ‘Bastard’

Quentin Tarantino may not be able to spell, but he can sure as hell direct.

GQ
Sep 2009

The Movie of the Year, the Movie of the Moment

With ‘Up in the Air,’ George Clooney and director Jason Reitman have spun our modern nightmares—crashing economies, fractured love affairs, looming layoffs—into a lyric film for the ages.

GQ
Dec 2009

Jesus, It’s Elvis

In ‘The King,’ Gael García Bernal plays a sailor named Elvis who shakes the moral foundations of an upstanding Texas town. And Presley themes aside, it’s one of the most original movies ever made about religion in America.

GQ
Jun 2006

There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

Vampires are living the American Dream—at our expense.

GQ
Oct 2009

His Price is Right, Bitch

Criticizing Adam Sandler’s silly works is an even dumber undertaking than his movies.

GQ
Jun 2010

The Death-Defying (So Far) Feats of the Magnificent Wallenda

Last summer, 13 million people watched Nik Wallenda take a stroll on a tightrope stretched across Niagara Falls, a stunt seemingly ready-made to ensure that he’d die. He didn’t. Which is why, this summer, he’s trying again.

GQ
Jun 2013

Is This the Most Powerful Man in Sports?

In the NBA, all roads lead to one man, whom you’ve probably never heard of: William Wesley—a.k.a. Worldwide Wes—the most connected, most discreet, most influential man on and off the court.

GQ
Jul 2007

Amuse-Douche

Gordon Ramsay used to be merely a world-renowned chef. Now, thanks to Hell’s Kitchen, he’s America’s angriest, funniest, most flat-out foulmouthed reality-TV star. Why are we gobbling it up?

GQ
Oct 2008

You Actin’ Like Me?

Why is it that our best actors are so determined to punish us with their De Niro impersonations? Would it kill these guys to show us a good time once in a while??

GQ
Feb 2007
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Tracey Does L.A.

The veddy veddy British—and very very funny—Miss Ullman steps lightly through her adopted city.

GQ
May 1988
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Barry Sadler, With a Bullet

In 1966, this Green Beret Sergeant had the number-one song in the country. In September 1988 he was shot in the head in central America, leaving larger-than-life legends, several theories, and perhaps the truth somewhere in between.

GQ
Apr 1990

Zombies, as American as Apple Pie

Why has pop culture been consumed by flesh-eating ghouls? Start with the fact that the walking dead are the only monsters made right here in the U.S. of A.

GQ
Mar 2011
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G’Days

Bryan Brown seems to have the perfect life—perfect wife, perfect family, perfect home, perfect career. Well, maybe someday he’ll have it all.

GQ
Apr 1990

Breaking Dad

The newest wave of the American workforce is the stay-at-home dad. He’s got flexible hours, the freedom to explore his own interests, and a sweet home office. If you can stomach the sleep deprivation and mild feeling of emasculation, what’s not to like?

GQ
Sep 2013

Michael Shannon: Fanatic

As the righteous, insane Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Shannon has gone from being known only as “that big intense dude with the bug eyes in that indie film” to the actor’s actor of his generation. The author explores his scary talent and (secretly) sweet personality.

GQ
Dec 2011

The Limey

Over his long and magnificent career, Michael Caine—er, SIR Michael Caine—has acted, we're pretty sure, in every movie ever made. The man who started as Alfie has a story to tell about all of them.

GQ
Jul 2008