Colin Firth is probably sweating right now, and we don't blame him. Putting together the perfect outfit for a black tie affair is always nerve-wracking, but when it's the Academy Awards and over 100 million people around the world are watching, the stakes are even higher. Sure, the Best Actor nominee has Tom Ford on his side, but he might do well to take a look back at his stylish predecessors for some golden inspiration. We've compiled some of our favorite men's Oscar looks to help him out.
With his soulful brown eyes, thick Italian hair, and shy lips that always seemed to quiver as if they were about to ask the prettiest girl in school to the prom, Sal Mineo didn't just fit the mold of a teen idol, he was the mold. Along with James Dean, his co-star in the classic film Rebel Without a Cause, Mineo helped usher in a new kind of screen idol: the brooding but sensitive heartthrob. The kind of guy who'd defend his girlfriend's honor but who'd just as easily turn around and cry on her shoulder over the injustices of the world. It was a personality-trait match made in teenage girl heaven, and it helped make the Bronx-born actor one of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s.
If you're like us, you can never have too much Tony Ward. Arriving on the heels of 10 Men magazine's tribute issue to him, the iconic model/actor/artist pops up again on the cover of the new issue of Schön! Magazine. Putting the "wild" in "wild, wild west," Mr. Ward saddles up to model this season's best denim and workwear looks in a provocative series of photos shot by Dimitris Theocharis. Round up all the pics after the jump.
He's been called a stalker, an artist, a bottom feeder, a gentleman, a pariah, the "price tag of the First Amendment," and a national treasure. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis famously sued him for harassment and Marlon Brando infamously broke his jaw for snapping his picture. He's arguably one of the most famous photojournalists of the last century and an integral player in the creation of today's celebrity-obsessed culture. No matter how you view him and his chosen profession, Ron Galella's life story is, unquestionably, good fodder for a documentary. The folks over at HBO Films agree, and the result is Smash His Camera, a documentary about the man dubbed the "pope of paparazzi." Featuring new and vintage footage of Galella tracking his celebrity prey, camera in hand, behind bushes, in parking garages, and through hotel lobbies, as well as testimonials from the likes of Liz Smith, Bonnie Fuller, artist Chuck Close, and Galella himself, Smash His Camera raises interesting questions about the freedom of the press, the right to privacy, and our own addiction to celebrity culture. Check out some of Galella's famous shots and the official trailer after the jump. (Smash His Camera on DVD, $21.99. Available at Amazon.com. Also available to watch instantly on Netflix.)
To commemorate its annual "Men of the Year" issue, GQ offers up five different covers, each featuring one of of 2010's few good men (and one woman: "Babe of the Year" Scarlett Johannson): "Leading Man of the Year" James Franco, "Breakout of the Year" Drake, "Icon of the Year" Jeff Bridges, and "Patriot of the Year" Stephen Colbert. Guess which one we bought?
With the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows in full, ahem, swing, tennis fans from around the globe are getting their final fix before the Grand Slam season winds down for the year. But while most eyes are fixated on newer players like Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, who are looking to make their mark, we're taking a look at five players who've already left a lasting impression on both the "Gentleman's Game" and the gentlemen who play it.