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Denzel Washington Covers 'GQ' October Style Playbook

Denzel Washington Covers 'GQ' October Style Playbook

Denzel Washington suits up for the cover of GQ‘s October Style Playbook issue, on newsstands September 25.

Here is what the 57-year-old Flight actor had to share with the mag:

On staying out of the public eye: “Sidney Poitier told me this years ago: ‘If they see you for free all week, they won’t pay to see you on the weekend, because they feel like they’ve seen you. If you walk by the magazine section in the supermarket and they’ve known you all their life, there’s no mystery. They can’t take the ride.’ My professional work is being a better actor. I don’t know how to be a celebrity.”

On Mitt Romney: “When I see him, he’s always uncomfortable. You can see that uncomfortableness. Forget about his being Mormon. He hasn’t said anything about his faith.”

On roles he regrets turning down: “Seven and Michael Clayton. With Clayton, it was the best material I had read in a long time, but I was nervous about a first-time director, and I was wrong. It happens.

On Whitney Houston: “Whitney was my girl, and she had done so well in recovery. And that is the toughest part about addiction. …That was a monster drug that got ahold of her, it was a mean one. You can’t go back to that one. Nobody beats that. I look at peopleā€”and I don’t think I’m speaking out of lineā€”Sam Jackson, I’ve known for thirty-some-odd years, he was down at the bottom. And he came all the way back. And when he cleaned up, he never looked back. But he can’t have that beer, because it might lead to the tough thing.”

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Photos: Nathaniel Goldberg / GQ.
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  • AMY

    Goddamn, he still looks hot! Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming!

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  • Dave Franco

    One of the best actors alive. Great quote about fame!

  • mac

    He is sooooo sexy. Comments on Romney are brief but very true and to the point.


    ooooooh GAWD….i cant move my legs , thighs, heck my whole body…..i swear this guy just keeps getting sexier.

  • Danyell

    Dang?! Denzel is almost 60 now? He still can GET IT….just saying! He looks hot for his age.

  • Tracy

    WOW he just gets better with time. Soooo sexy!

  • notyourfriend

    Looking even hotter Mr Washington!!

  • Cho

    My mouth waters when I see this man…not only is he talented a superb actor but classy and down right sexy. This man looks so good in suits or simple jeans yum!

  • Grace

    Wow his wife is one lucky woman.

  • ladyb

    I never saw his appeal but I will admit he looks great.

  • Kirsten

    Sexy, articulate, fabulous actor and dad. Denzel is like a fine wine. He just keeps getting better.

  • Jade

    That man is just too fine!

  • Laurel

    After all this time, he’s still gorgeous and still very honest about his career. One of my favorite leading men. Also, I’m lovin’ the new do!

  • Nathy

    I really love Denzel.Such a wonderful actor and seems to be down to earth. Besides I love the fact that he is so classy and discreet about his personal life.

  • Ulrich

    I love Denzel but it was good he turned down Seven- Morgan Freeman was perfection in that film.

    As for Michael Clayton, he would’ve been better than Clooney, I think- even though I really like what Clooney did in Michael Clayton…

  • Mary H.

    He looks amazing for his age!

  • Lola27

    Handsome, handsome man! :P

  • Effy

    Now THAT is a man. He is flat-out beautiful.

  • Kate

    I have to say Jared you really make me happy with this post I havenĀ“t seen this fine man for quite some time. Good post ….kinda one of the milion.

  • XxXxX

    He’s smart and down to earth. He’s right about the mystery famous people should have. I’m tired of seeing the overexposed ones! Great actor!

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  • jenfan

    One of the best actors to ever walk this earth!! He is beautiful aswell…he is one of my inspirations to become an actress!!

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