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A Cup (or Two) of Excellent Health

The good news about your morning cup(s) of joe keeps pouring in. Drinking two or more cups of coffee daily reduces your risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 percent.<p>And the findings aren’t a fluke. A 2006 study that followed more than 125,000 Californians for about 20 years found that for each …

Coffee

Bradley Cooper: The ESQ&A

Scott Raab talks with the actor about his new film The Silver Linings Playbook and college and his dad and motorcycles. And then David O. Russell stops by.<p><i>Published in the December 2012 issue</i><p><i>Early evening, David O. Russell's office in Los Angeles. Cooper and Russell have been meeting about their</i> …

Graduate School

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson, weight loss, anonymity, and kids<p><i>Published in the November 2012 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Late lunch at Cafe Cluny in Manhattan's West Village.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> You wanna face the room or the wall?<p><b>PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN:</b> You can face the room if you …

Time I

The Itinerant Artist

A profile.<p><b>Sure, he hasn't had his eggs yet,</b> but it's got to be said: James Franco looks a little ragged along the seams at 8:45 in the morning. Unshaven. Inky at his edges and out of sorts. The brown T-shirt hangs on his shoulders like the wind blew it there. He's catfooted and somehow goofy of …

Rhode Island

The Complete Robert Downey Jr.

We just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.<p>Well, most of it. The rest is in our May issue. For the cover story, we just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.

Robert Downey Jr.

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 …

Numb

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 …

Animal Rights

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, …

Duty-free

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 …

Jennifer Aniston

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 …

Clint Eastwood

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 …

Hung Up

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 …

Hung Up

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>…

Comedy

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> …

Comedy

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> …

Time I

Jonah Hill: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Moneyball (out September 23), losing weight, directing, and having to make a very, very big decision<p><i>Lunch, 1:00 p.m., the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel, New York.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> How much time do you have?<p><b>JONAH HILL:</b> I flew here to talk to you. We could go to the zoo. Anything you …

Brad Pitt

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 …

Comedy

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 …

Northern Ireland

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 …

Bill Murray

Bike-Washing Tips From the Pros

Five cleaning secrets from the experts<p>"Cut off the top of a plastic water bottle. Fill it with a water-based degreaser, like Simple Green, and place it in your seat-tube bottle cage (for easy access). Use a paintbrush to apply the degreaser to the chain. Finish by holding a soapy sponge around the …

Mexico