The 37-year-old Great Gatsby actor “has embraced the spirit of the Australian man of today. At GQ we like a man with patience, skill and the determination to take the ups and downs of life, but never give up on his dream, and this is the reason why we have named Joel our Man of the Year,” editor Nicholas Smith said.
Alex “caught the acting bug when he performed in a play at primary school, aged 10, but never in his wildest dreams thought it was something he could do for a living. No – that kind of work was for the bourgeoisie – not someone from a working-class suburb in Canberra. Instead, he left school young, built houses, made cocktails, waited tables – not realising that the little seed was still in there, and had taken root. Since then, his drive, passion and hard work have turned him into one of our hottest acting exports of all time,” GQ Australia notes.