Taz Martinson

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10 Things to Note in Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally blasted its way online a little earlier today, and it was nothing short of …

Ryan Gosling: 'If I had to shake it like a showgirl, I was going to do it'

‘I think there’s blood on my glass.” Ryan Gosling is joking, until he looks again. A glossy redness stains the edge of the tumbler. The publicist apologises, holds up the hand she’s just cut opening the water bottle. For anyone whose world view depends on the idea of Gosling as chivalrous, the good …

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Jon Hamm tells Robert Kirkman to "call me" about role on The Walking Dead

With <b>Mad Men</b> coming to a close, actor Jon Hamm will soon have more time on his hands to take on other roles, and in an interview with MTV to promote …

Roger Moore says Idris Elba can't be Bond as 007 should be "English-English"

Back during the Sony hack in December, leaked documents indicated that the studio are keen on British actor Idris Elba taking over the role of James …

One Icon, One Detail: Woody Allen's Cardigan

<b>Okay, okay, first things first:</b> We all know that Woody Allen looks like he just got jumped by a gang of pit bulls in this photo. But hey, sometimes as an actor you gotta look a little rough around the edges to nail that role. Let us tell you what doesn't look rough though: that cardigan that Allen …

One Icon, One Detail: Frank Sinatra's Hat

<b>We can probably all agree</b> that few men who have ever graced this planet could sing like Ol' Blue Eyes. But let us tell you: There's an even smaller group who could wear a hat like Sinatra. Of course, he did have the advantage of living smack dab in the golden age of the American hat industry, when …

One Icon You Know, One Detail You Need to Know

<b>Seen here</b> on the set of the 1968 movie <i>Deadfall</i>, we have Michael Caine and his exemplary gorge height. Often confused with button stance for some reason, gorge is actually best described as the literal notch in that notch lapel. Playing an American abroad, it's fitting that Caine's gorge hits at his …

One Icon You Know, One Detail You Need to Know

<b>Photographer Lee Balterman captured</b> this shot of Paul Newman and his collar roll, mid-holler at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. An outspoken activist, Newman's attitude made him an icon both on and off the screen, and it's moments like this one that keep him in our minds so many decades …

11 Jean Jackets to Wear With Everything in Your Wardrobe

Layer up.<p>By now, you're probably aware of the fact that a good denim jacket is an essential for any man's wardrobe. It can be worn as a layering piece or on its own. You can dress it up or dress it down. Basically, it goes with pretty much everything in your closet. And the best part is, there's …

The Coolest Sunglasses to Wear All Summer Long

It's bright out there.<p>Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. Which means that you're going to need a great pair of sunglasses to keep all that sunshine from wreaking havoc on your eyes. Plus, the right shades just make you look cooler. From aviators to something a little more …

Mila Kunis Is the Sexiest Woman Alive

Or as she might say (and did), "If I wanted to charm the pants off you, I could." She talks like that and she looks like that, even when she's really not trying hard at all. A brief encounter with the most beautiful, opinionated, talkative, and funny movie star that we've all known since she was …

Sofia Vergara's Secrets: The Esquire Cover Story

An intimate conversation in which the bombshell from Modern Family reveals, in her own words, closely guarded truths about the heretofore incomprehensible ways of the Latin woman. Note: You'll have to imagine her accent. It's one of the great accents of our time.<p><i>Published in the April 2012 issue,</i> …

Kate Upton Is a Woman We Love

Hanging out at the rodeo with the most famous swimsuit model in the world. But first, a video. And scissors.<p><i>Published in the March 2012 issue of Esquire</i><p><b>Kate Upton looks down</b> at her iPhone as she charges toward the makeshift red carpet in the corner of Madison Square Garden. A TV reporter asks her …

Scarlett Johansson Is the Sexiest Woman Alive, 2006

Lips, kidneys, and all... What's not to love about Scarlett Johansson, the Sexiest Woman Alive.<p>We live in an age of specialization. Nothing is left whole. Everything is sliced and diced into its consituent parts. People are bisected, dissected, vivisected. Even the lovely Scarlett Johansson.<p><i>In …

Three Reasons We Love Kate Mara

She swears. She shakes hands like a man. And she knows more about football than you do. Oh, and she looks really good bathing.<p><b>Kate Mara's hand is</b> small and supple. And it has a grip like a table vise. She grew up around football. Her great-grandfather on her father's side, Tim Mara, founded the New …

Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

What I've Learned: Jack Nicholson

Actor, 79, Los Angeles<p><b>They're prescription. That's why I wear them.</b> A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in southern California. And once you've experienced negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the …

Michael Cera: What I've Learned

The 20-year-old Canadian actor and star of Year One talks about auditioning for The Sixth Sense, wanting to make an Arrested Development movie, and why Deal or No Deal is the best show on TV<p><b>This plate is</b> a little underexciting. I was expecting more green on it. These grape leaves are a shade of …

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Robert De Niro: What I've Learned

As he approaches his seventies, the icon reflects on his Godfather days, his relationship to Marlon Brando, and why he'll never really retire<p><i>Published in the January 2011 "Meaning of Life" issue. Click here for more.</i><p><b>Those who say</b> don't know. Those who know don't say. That holds up over time.<p><b>So …

What I've Learned: Albert Einstein

<b>Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse,</b> eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.<p>Certain people find everything boring.<p><b>I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful way,</b> and our task is to find out the mathematical structure of the nature itself. It is a kind …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …