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Daniel Craig Is a Movie Star From England. Any Questions?

The cowboy in Cowboys & Aliens is hard to get to know. Even if you witnessed the encounter our writer had with him in London, you'd be left wondering about a few things. We imagined what those things might be.<p><i>Published in the August 2011 issue</i><p><b>So, where is this?</b><p>It is a room. Though you wouldn't call …

Welcome to Goslingland

A long ride through a dangerous world of skeletons, roller coasters, fast cars, slow talk, Bonkers candy, street crawlers, love parades, and freak shows with Ryan Gosling, the most amused man in movies<p><i>4:08 p.m.</i><p><i>Greenwich Village</i><p>First thing: Yes, Ryan Gosling will drive. It's a Corvette — red one, …

John Hawkes: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about privacy, books, The Sessions, the Oscars, and keeping a low nut<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Lunchtime, Crosby Street Hotel, downtown Manhattan.</i><p><b>John Hawkes:</b> I've been lookin' for you, man.<p><b>Scott Raab:</b> Been here since Tuesday.<p><b>JH:</b> There's moss growing …

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Christian Bale May Kill Someone Yet

When a rage for authenticity meets a passionate fakery meets a workingman's attitude, you get this guy. An actor of great dimension — just don't call him that. And he'll probably win some big award for his role in The Fighter, but don't dare tell him that. A funny and sometimes testy encounter with …

Just Another Day at the Ponies with Clive Owen

At a racetrack in Paris, a writer gave a movie star $1,600 of his own money — not Esquire's money. His. It seemed like a good way to find out about a man, letting him bet with your cash. It was. It wasn't a great way to win, though.PLUS: Get More Celebrity Interviews<p><b>The horse has a hard-on.</b> A big, …

Vertigo

At sea with Javier Bardem<p><i>From the October issue of Esquire</i><p><b>Javier Bardem is listening</b> to a doctor explain proprioception, the cosmic process that allows us to know, among other things, the location of our feet in space. He is listening to the doctor while they're on a sailboat that has tipped nearly …

300 Things We Didn't Know About Gerard Butler

We sent one of our most open-minded reporters, a man largely unsullied by any familiarity with our Hollywood-obsessed world, to interview this guy. We gave him a first name and an address, nothing more. We were pretty certain Cal had never heard of him. This is what happened.<p><b>I send</b> a quick text to …

Matt Damon: The Celebrity Shall Save You

He wants to rescue the third world with a smile, a bulk e-mail list, and a wad of cash. Are you rolling your eyes yet?<p><b>The videographer is scrambling.</b> He missed the shot. It's not his fault, really. The moment was spontaneous, unexpected. That was the whole point. But those moments are, by their …

Mark Burnett: The ESQ&A

The producer talks about the military, Survivor, Lord of the Flies, The Bible, and America<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p>The Bible <i>airs on the History Channel on Sundays</i><p><i>Late morning, Burnett's home in Malibu, California.</i><p><b>MARK BURNETT:</b> Do you want anything to eat?<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I'm consciously working …

Vince Vaughn: The Biggest Man in the Room

He's also usually the funniest and best liked. So what's he so afraid of?<p><b>Vince Vaughn looks a lot like Vince Vaughn, only bigger.</b><p>He's tall enough to have to duck through doorways, as he just did, and wide enough to spend a lot of time walking sideways through tight spaces, like this steakhouse. He …

Fred Armisen: The ESQ+A

The actor/writer/comedian talks about season two of Portlandia and SNL, Steve Jobs and feelings<p><i>Published in the January 2012 issue</i><p><i>Monday night, late dinner at Quality Meats, a steakhouse in midtown Manhattan.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> One of the wonderful things about <i>Portlandia</i> — and I'm not just blowing smoke, …

Comedy

Jon Hamm's True Hollywood Story

Because of the man he plays on TV, people make all kinds of crazy assumptions about him. But his "real life" is more unbelievable than you'd ever imagine.<p><i>Published in the March 2012 issue, with a special fold-out cover — like so.</i><p><b>Little-known fact:</b> Jon Hamm owns four eagles. They sit on separate …

John Goodman: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about Argo, the Coen Brothers, New Orleans, and never quite getting it right<p><i>Published in the October 2012 issue</i><p>Late lunch at Palm Too restaurant, midtown Manhattan.<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> The mayor made them put the calories on the menu.<p><b>JOHN GOODMAN:</b> Somehow it doesn't faze me. But let me get a …

Ricky Gervais: The ESQ+A

The comedian talks about Churchill, Caligula, Gandhi, being invited back to the Globes, and why he'll never host the Oscars. And honesty.<p><i>Lunch at the executive dining room in the HBO building, New York City.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> You look fabulous. If you turn sideways, I don't know if I can even see</b> …

Ed Helms: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Jeff, Who Lives at Home and moonshine and the banjo and making stuff<p><i>Published in the April 2012 issue, on sale soon</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I just saw <i>Jeff, Who Lives at Home</i> this morning. It was a very symphonic movie.<p><b>ED HELMS:</b> That's a nice word. It's not the funniest movie I've ever done.<p>…

Sarah Silverman: The ESQ+A

The actress and comic talks about her new movie and her nude scene and "female comics" and Joan Rivers and the evolution of her act<p><i>Published in the August 2012 issue</i><p><i>Monday lunch at Peels restaurant, East Village of Manhattan.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> I see you're still brave enough to wear a hoodie, even in …

John C. Reilly: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Carnage and We Need to Talk About Kevin and his unique mug and keeping a low profile anyway. Also: where to get a good hat in Chicago.<p><i>Published in the December 2011 issue</i><p><i>Lunch at the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel in downtown New York.</i><p><b>JOHN C. REILLY [Walking in a little late]:</b> …

Louis C.K.: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the stand-up and actor (and writer/director/producer) about Louie and failure and money and burgers and Bill Clinton<p><i>Originally published in the June/July 2011 issue</i><p><i>In Louis's Infiniti G35, on the way to get a bite to eat at the Comedy Cellar in New York.</i><p><b>LOUIS C.K.:</b> I love this …

Chris Rock: The ESQ+A

A conversation about LeBron, Obama, the Tea Party, the Oscars, Eddie Murphy, his new play, and fear<p><i>Originally published in the March 2011 issue</i><p><i>Nick & Toni's Café, Upper West Side, lunch, December 3, 2010.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> <i>Is that your iPad?</i><p><b>CHRIS ROCK:</b> Why would you go anyplace without your iPad? This is …

The 9:10 to Crazyland

We find out what happens when George Clooney Googles George Clooney. And when A.J. Jacobs shows him 2 Girls 1 Cup.<p><b>He is in the backseat of a dark SUV</b> -- coffee in hand, dressed in black, hair sharply parted -- and is, for the first time in his life, reading his own Wikipedia entry.<p>George Timothy …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Megan Fox Saves Herself

Rather than letting her sex appeal burn her out, she is trying to contain it, channel it, make it work for her, not others. To see if that's possible. Music: "Sail to the Sun," by Wavves — New album out Spring 2013!<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><b>Deep in</b> her house, Megan …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Patton Oswalt: The ESQ&A

The actor/comic talks about epic TV, The Return of the Jedi, the blessings of early failure, and a dirty animal joke<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><i>Breakfast, Olives restaurant at the W Hotel, downtown New York City.</i><p><b>PATTON OSWALT</b> [<i>To waiter</i>]: I'll get a black tea. Thank you.<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Relax. Take …

Comedy

The All New Ashton Kutcher Story!

Completely revised and updated for 2013!<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><b>It is a plain,</b> sunny morning in Burbank, California, and Ashton Kutcher, ever in a cardigan, wearing one of those winter hats that sit on his head like a potato sack pulled back to the neck, is singing …

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …