On Thursday night, some of the most influential, funny and handsome men (and women) reunited in LA for GQ’s annual Men of the Year party. We might love them or hate them at times, but we have to admit, they made a hell of a good year this 2014. Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Michael Sam, Dave Chappelle, Woodley and Elgort each got their own December covers for “Men of the Year”.
Villain of the Year, Steve Carell (for Foxcatcher) said during his interview with GQ, ”I never thought of myself as funny. I don’t feel like I’m great at cocktail conversations. I don’t hold court. I don’t take up a lot of space. I’m not the life of the party. I’m not the guy telling jokes. And I never was.” And still, there are few men who have made us laugh more than he has over the years, but it looks like this time, laughter is not what he’s after.
As for Superhero of the Year, Chris Pratt, must have made a hell of an audition to impress Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn ”I thought it was an insane idea to cast the fat guy from Parks and Rec as the lead of our superhero movie,” says Gunn. “I didn’t really even want to see him.” and after blowing him away, ”I thought, Well, hell, he’s overweight, but if that means we have the world’s first overweight superhero, I’m okay with it.” Let’s go for an overweight heroin 2015! (yeah, right!)
Comedian Dave Chappelle earned Comeback of the Year. Let’s hope he stays for real this time.
The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort won Breakthrough of the Year, and he doesn’t seem worried about what’s next, “…because I just think of my career as, like, having sixty years ahead of me.”
Jimmy lovine got his long-awaited Icon of the Year after many achievements like being co-founder of Interscope Records and creating Beats earphones.
To see all the interviews check out http://www.gq.com/