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The Weeknd for Esquire US September 2020

The cover is shot by Jerald D. Johnson. (source)

John David Washington for Esquire US Summer 2020

The cover is shot by Dominic Miller. (source)

Chris Evans for Esquire US April/May 2020

The cover is shot by Robbie Fimmano. (source)

Featured Article: Woody Harrelson for Esquire US September 2019

The Zombieland: Double Tap star is photographed by Marc Hom for the cover with styling by Nick Sullivan. Grooming by Kumi Craig. (source)

Featured Article: Samuel L. Jackson for Esquire US April 2019

The cover is shot by Marc Hom with styling by Matthew Marden. (source)

Featured Article: Steve Carell for Esquire US November 2018

Vice and Beautiful Boy star Steve Carell wears The Row and Thom Browne puppy bags and photographed by Marc Hom for the November cover of Esquire US, styling by Matthew Marden. (source)

Featured Article: Willem Dafoe for Esquire The Big Black Book Fall Winter 2018

The covers are shot by Marc Hom with styling by Matthew Marden, grooming by Benjamin Thigpen. (source)

Featured Article: Jon Hamm for Esquire The Big Black Book Spring Summer 2018

Mad Men star Jon Hamm is photographed by Marc Hom for Esquire US The Big Black Book Vol. 22 Spring Summer 2018 cover, styled by Matthew Marden with grooming by Kim Verbeck. (source)

Featured Article: Jon Bernthal for Esquire US February 2018

41-year-old American actor Jon Bernthal spent time in jail as a teenager, was menaced at gunpoint in Moscow in his twenties, and nearly killed a man when he was thirty-two. As he takes on his biggest role since The Walking Dead—starring on Netflix’s new series The PunisherBernthal talks to Esquire US about owning guns, his role on The Punisher, his relationship with Oliver Stone, one thing he’s always been afraid of, and how he finally learned to keep his demons at bay.

· On what it’s like to work with him on set of The Punisher: “Ask people on set and they’ll say I’m difficult. But it’s not about my trailer or the food; it’s always about making the role make sense.”

· Responding to the Punisher symbol being spotted on military helmets in Iraq and biker jackets, and seen on the shoulders of alt-right protesters at the white-supremacy rally in Charlottesville, VA: “I feel honored to play a guy who people putting their life on the line identify with.” And the alt-righters? “Fuck them.”

· On guns and gun control: “I’m a gun owner. I have a gun in my house to keep my family safe. I’m trained in that gun’s use. I know how to keep it away from my kids, and I know how to use it if I need to. Should there be a way that a guy with mental issues like the asshole in Texas can’t get guns? Absolutely. We have to have a dialogue, and that’s not happening.”

· Before Bernthal and Oliver Stone became good friends, the actor snapped at the director during the filming of World Trade Center: One day during filming [Stone] screamed that the actor’s takes were either too over-the-top or too tepid. Eventually, Stone walked over from the video village and shouted at Bernthal and a few other actors. “You are all so fucking vain,” Stone said. He turned to Bernthal and jabbed a finger in his face. “And you are the worst.” Bernthal slapped the director’s hand away. “Let me tell you something, dude. You might be Oliver Stone, but I will beat your fucking ass right here on this set. In front of everybody here, I will beat your ass. You got that?” Stone retreated. Nicolas Cage, one of the stars of the film, wandered over and said, “Wow, man, there was adversity and you threw more adversity at it.”

· One reason he hasn’t settled into being a superhero: “You talk about Leo, you talk about Brad, the guys I really, really respect—and they have all kind of stayed clear of the superhero stuff.”

· What he hopes for his kids, particularly his sons: “I want them to see kindness as masculine, not a sign of weakness.”

Jon wears coat by Prada; jeans by Simon Miller; and boots from Early Halloween, Vintage Clothing, N.Y.C. on the February cover of Esquire US shot by Beau Grealy. (source)

Featured Article: Adam Driver for Esquire US December 2017/January 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Adam Driver is photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the December 2017/January 2018 cover of Esquire US.

On acting in Star Wars: “The thing with Star Wars is that they’re like, ‘Trust us, there is space behind you.’ Or ‘Trust us, your lightsaber will work.’ So a part of the impulse in wanting to see it is because there is so much visual shit going on that I didn’t know what was happening. You know what’s happening in While We’re Young, you know? I did it. We’re in a bike shop. With Star Wars, it’s like, ‘This is…where you meet Snoke.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s kind of like a cave. I get it.’ Or, ‘Oh, that looks like Andy Serkis. I can’t tell.’”

On not watching his own performances: “I can’t just watch it objectively. I always hate it and then come back to, like, ‘Okay, that’s fine, it’s not about me. It’s the story.’ I can’t watch it once. I have to watch it five times, you know? The movie is over. It’s on film, so it’s permanent. But if I think about it more, it’s just an obsessive loop I keep playing in my mind that I can’t get caught up in because it’s totally self-destructive and not helpful moving forward. Because that’s happened to me before. I see myself, and then the next thing I’m thinking about is Fucking hell, my face is long or Why am I doing that thing!”

His only movie he has ever watched: “The Force Awakens is the only movie I’ve sat with an audience and watched.” Once, at J. J. Abrams’s offices, he saw it with Carrie Fisher and her dog, Gary, and Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey—and two more times, in London and L. A., with premiere audiences. In L. A., he was with [his wife, Joanne] Tucker and some family members. “Joanne hadn’t seen it. I didn’t tell her anything about it. I didn’t tell her I kill Han Solo.” Guests of Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, were sitting behind him and Tucker. “Credits started, the whole scroll at the beginning, and they start screaming, ‘Oh my God! It’s happening.’ And I flash-forward to where I killed Han, and I got really sick, and went really cold, waiting for when it was over.” (source)

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