Denzel Washington still got it!
The 57-year-old graces the cover of the latest issue of GQ, and is giving these young guys a run for their money.
The Safe House actor is dapper in a double-breasted pinstripe suit by Giorgio Armani and equally as sharp throughout the Nathaniel Goldberg-photographed spread. The collection of double-breasted suits Denzel wears so well come from a host of brands, including J. Crew, Boss and Calvin Klein. Somehow, we don't think that anyone could wear them quite like he can!
Denzel also got a chance to speak to GQ about topics ranging from Whitney Houston to Obama, and his first memory of being onstage. Some of the standout pieces can be found below.
On his first memory of being onstage:
"I was around 7, 8, whatever I was. We did a talent show at the Boys Club. Me and another guy, Wayne Bridges—God rest his soul—he's the father of Chris Bridges, Ludacris. We decided to be the Beatles. So we went to John's Bargain Store and bought fake guitars and wigs and did 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.'"
On whether he has any code he lives by:
"I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word. I read something great yesterday. It said, 'Don't aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference.'"
On having said that he once felt himself being filled with the Holy Spirit:
"That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, 'Just let it go.' I said, I'm going to go with it.' And I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience. It did frighten me. I was slobbering, crying, sweating. My cheeks blew up. I was purging. It was too intense. It almost drove me away. I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, 'Does that mean I can never have wine again?'"
On how he felt when Whitney Houston died:
"Whitney was my girl, and she had done so well in recovery. And that is the toughest part about addiction. That was a monster drug that got ahold of her, it was a mean one. You can't go back to that one. Nobody beats that.
I look at people—and I don't think I'm speaking out of line—Sam Jackson, he was down at the bottom. And he came all the way back. And when he cleaned up, he never looked back. But he can't have that beer, because it might lead to the tough thing."
On how he thinks Obama fits in now:
"Well, the story's not told yet. He's in the beginning of the third quarter. I don't know what his legacy is yet. He's the first—that's a part of it. Like Jackie Robinson. But it just wasn't the first game; it was lasting the whole thing."
Check out a couple photos from the October 2012 issue of GQ featuring Denzel Washington in the gallery above. For the full spread of pictures, make sure you head over to GQ or look out for the issue to hit newsstands soon.