Javier Bardem for GQ Magazine

Posted on September 26, 2012

You know how we always say, “Darlings, here’s a pretty boy for you to get over the hump today?” Well, to hell with that, GQ is serving up MAN.

Coat, $2,295, shirt, $295, tie, $155, and pants, $495, by Ralph Lauren Black Label. Pocket square, $40 by Polo Ralph Lauren. Tie bar, $15 by The Tie Bar. Shoes, $895 by Salvatore Ferragamo. Belt by Tom Ford. Watch by Piaget.

Javier Bardem covers the October 2012 issue of GQ magazine photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.

Bam. There you go. Ask yourself this, “Is he buttoning his jacket or taking it off as he confidently strolls toward me and looks intently in my eyes?” That should keep you dreamy-eyed for a while.

We would cut a bitch for that coat.

Inside, Javier goes through his day wearing a succession of gorgeous tuxedos that most of us could never afford. But he sure does look pretty doing it.

Tuxedo, $3,400 by Gucci. Shirt, $520 bow tie, $185 and pocket square by Gucci. Watch by Cartier.

Tuxedo, $4,300 by Dior Homme. Shirt, $510 by Brunello Cucinelli. Pocket square by J.Lindeberg. Watch by Cartier.

But in the interests of fulfilling our bitchiness quotient for the day, we have to say, we are not digging the highlights.



[Photo Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg for gq.com]

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  • mjude

    you boys are sensitive today. LOL  he looks really really good.

  • MilaXX

    LOVE him. That Penelope is one lucky gal.

    • carolynmo

      She is lucky, isn’t she! Whew, that man.

  • SuzBald

    Well, he is dark and swarthy and needs nothing so light and frou frou as highlights.  He is positively dreamy.  I’ve always loved him. 

  • jerseyginger

    I am sitting in the world’s most boring meeting….ay yi yi I needed that. 

  • Julie Fountain

    Unbuttoning. Definitely unbuttoning.

    • TieDye64


    • RebeccaKW

       He is buttoning it, while confidently striding towards me, looking intently into my eyes, as he’s about to take my arm and escort me to dinner.  In Spain.  After which, he will escort me home…and unbutton it.

    • sk8tfan

      As he walks to me.

  • Rin

    That RL coat is to cry for. 

  • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

    I love his rubbery, smiley face. He’s like the Spanish Robert Downey Jr.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      THIS! That air of mischief… why do we love rugged man-childs?

  • deathandthestrawberry

    The way he is posing his hand (best to show off his wrist watch!) in the last photo is pure Sears catalog.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather


  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    He and Jeffrey Dean Morgan need to do a movie together, starring as handsome, hyper-masculine brothers who can totally kick ass.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      We were just saying that, as they’ve both gotten older, they look less alike. There was a time, though, where we literally could not tell them apart.

    • Scoobydrew

      Oh I would see that movie! I would see it over and over and over again! Then I would buy the DVD and just have it on continuous play … and never leave the house. 

      • lovelyivy

         Ditto- I mean I even saw The Losers more than once, entirely due to JDM.

        • Scoobydrew

          I do prefer JDM over Javie … but hey – close enough.  

        • lalagigi

          …and I watch that vacuous flick P.S. I Love You every time it’s on just for JDM (and Gerard Butler)….

          • imakeart

            Just said that myself last week when I watched it for like the 5th time.  I suffer through Hillary Swank just to be able to see JDM and GB within the same 2 hours.

    • kimmeister

      Now I’m wondering who would do which accent, or if they both adopted a totally different one (like Russian or something).

      • Belvane

        It could be like a Hayley Mills movie, where inexplicably she’s the only one in the family who has an English accent.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Though Javier is an amazing actor and JDM is, in my opinion… not.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Ooh, can their love interests be played by Amanda Peet and Lake Bell? Because I can’t tell them apart, either. 

      • Sartorial_She

         …or Naomi Watts and Maria Bello?

        • charlotte

           Maria Bello and Mary McCormack!

  • dress_up_doll

    Yeah, the highlights aren’t doing it for me, either. But, he is sex-on-a-stick, no? Loved him in Biutiful.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Totally sex-on-a-stick-most definitely.

  • littlemac8

    Look at those hands!

  • ChaCha_70

    That last shot is just killing me. Ay yay yay! Love his hands too.

  • AnnPopovic

    NOW we’re talkin’! I like this (the man, anyway) SO much better than the George Michael v 2 from the other day. THIS one might know what to do with me once he caught me! Yum! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694164214 Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Screw the highlights….oh wait, that was supposed to be him…see what that amount of testosterone in the air will do to a girl? Nnnh…que riqueza de hombrazo…..

  • kimmeister

    His body is surprisingly tiny compared to his larger-than-life face and hands.

  • victoria rodeno

    Javie, you are mine!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    You’re right, of course, about the highlights.  But Jesus, do I love this man!  If you haven’t already, watch “Live Flesh:”  yowsa.

  • Laurie Bergman

    These shots put JB in solid contention to steal the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” um, “designation” from Dos Equis Guy.

  • Frank_821

    The man is fierce. But geeze! $185 for a bow tie! we’re not even talking about a quarter of yard of fabric!

  • AudreysMom

    Imagine what my middle aged hormones did when I opened up TLo late today only to see THIS waiting for me. Thank you, boys. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    hey it’s El Cordobes in the corner

    • pattyw

      Nobody puts El Cordobes in the corner!

  • NCDFan

    Eh, I really dislike the scruffy look. 

  • maggiemaybe

    Careful. If you look at him too long you’ll go blind.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Any where, any time, any way, any how.

  • Judy_J

    Forget about the Dos XX guy…..THIS is the most interesting man in the world.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Maybe I’m concentrating on the wrong thing but why in the hell would a bow tie ever need to cost $185!?!?!?!?!?!?

    • formerlyAnon

       When looking at fancy fashion, that kind of reasoning is madness.

  • quiltrx

    Mmm, love the cover photo!  Were there a Hispanic James Bond, he totally gets my vote.  Man of intrigue, indeed.

  • ojosazules

    Penelope was a very, very good girl in her last life. 

  • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

    He does funny things to my bits. Caliente!

  • frannyprof

    I LOVE me some Javier Bardem. Tux or no tux (preferably no), highlights, whatever.

  • Anathema_Device

    He and Penelope Cruz need to stop hogging all the hotness and leave some for the rest of us.

  • mommyca

    mmmm Javier Bardem and prosciutto…… killer combo! 

  • afabulous50

    Huh…what?  Sorry, I was daydreaming…

  • joe_tey83

    I’m always distracted by how big his head looks. It’s big in movies and it’s big in pictures.

  • l_c_ann

    Didn’t notice the highlights.

    Just the total pictures. 

  • jmorino08

    When he smiles his entire face changes! In a very, very good way. He’s a little too gruff looking for my tastes most of the time, but in that last pic, man, I would buy whatever he’s selling.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    How appropriate that there’s a photo of a bullfighter in back of him.  Grr.

  • RocknRollmom

    Wipes drool off keyboard…..highlights?  What highlights?  I just thought that was the overall glow sent out as he oozes sexiness. Damn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Thank you for the lovely gift, GQ and TLo.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Hot damn!  Javier’s been on my top ten list ever since I saw him in Vicki Christina Barcelona. That is one smokin’ hot cover.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I really like that last picture.  I wonder what TLo thinks of the non-white shirt. I think it looks great- maybe because I’m in love with the jacket, I don’t really care that the shirt isn’t white.

  • PeaceBang

    Ok. I love this man like a house afire, but I do not like these shots. He looks weird in every single one of them, like his big head was photoshopped onto a much smaller body.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    These photos are looking very ‘shopped. I hope that was the intention because he looks like like a paper doll cut out and pasted onto each background.

  • DaringMiss

    Oh Sweet Jesus!  

    He is a very handsome man.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    A $185 bow tie?????  For that price it should tie itself.

  • http://twitter.com/anywhoo Leigh David

    I’m not loving the colored shirts with the tuxedos, especially the gray/lavender combo.

  • alyce1213

    ‘Pretty’ is not a word that comes to my mind when describing Javier, but no matter. He’s sexy, expressive and masculine. Pretty is for lightweights.

  • PinkLemon

    I’mma cut a bitch for that coat, too! If you haven’t seen In Between Your Legs, YOU SHOULD. I believe it’s a Spanish film. With Javier. In between some bitch’s legs. 

  • Zippypie

    Thank you for some manflesh.  Boys don’t cut it.  But a real man….oh yeah.

  • Beardslee

    So nice to see a MAN.  Especially this one.

  • GorgeousThings

    The only one I don’t like is the last one – the Dior. Because it is SO OBVIOUS that they photoshopped under his right arm. The man has some meat on his bones, in a very good way. And they have to make him look like he has an hourglass figure. Pfooey on GQ for that. I’ll take that man, with all the meat attached, and …

    Well, we won’t go there. But it would be fabulous.

    • another_laura

      oh man, I can’t unsee that, now.  Pfooey!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

     Just once, I’d like to see my husband dressed like this :-)

  • formerlyAnon

    He is so attractive because he’s not literally pretty. And it is DEFINITELY unbuttoning. He’s about to go into the bathroom and shave, after which we will resume the evening. Which will probably include a lovely meal out, seeing as how he’s dressed to show off. But, ya know, sidetracks happen.

  • margaret meyers

    There’s been a lot of photoshop whittling here.

  • Trisha26

    Highlights are fine with me – I just wish he’d shaved. I want to see long coats like that on the red carpet!

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    Well, hellooooo Mister!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    Pretty?  Heeeellll no!  He’s not pretty.  Pretty is for things like Ryan & Jake & Joseph. 

    He’s smoldering!

  • Le_Sigh

    Delicious smile.  Yum.

  • imakeart

    highlights schmilights…the man is HOT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trevor-Scott/569555595 Trevor Scott

    I would cut a gaggle of bitches for that coat. Line up! 

  • aristida_girl

    love, thank you! nothing like a real man to get me through the day.. I am so loving Ralph Lauren this season, I can’t get enough of the women’s designs, and it looks like greatness is being brought for the men as well, not that I expect anything less from RL, but still, lust and covet are my first reactions any time I see pretty much anything from RL right now… (gold sequined cardi, lovely lock purses, gold gilt heels, etc.)…OK rant completed, thank you for listening  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/vdunbarjones Valerie Dunbar Jones

    Yes, very handsome, but don’t any of these heartthrobs SHAVE anymore?  Has he been wearing that tux for two days?

  • Rrroza

    Oh yummm. that gaze. everything else too. (I don’t like the hilights but I’m not looking at them.)

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Ugh.  Sorry I don’t get this one.  Too hairy.. kind of a troll.

  • http://twitter.com/meredeth_gwyn Meri

    he is the sexiest man. seriously. 

  • Myra C

    In the minority here.  Although a fine actor, he doesn’t do it for me.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      ugh – me either! 

  • Bree The Vole

    It’s the guy who looks like Jeffrey Morgan Dean! Looks very fantastic.

  • jackie cohen

    “the most interesting man in the world”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

    He is delicious.

  • librarygrrl64

    “GQ is serving up MAN.”
    Hellz YEAH, they are!!! Men, FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.b.noble.92 Linda Brinkley Noble

    Javier & Penelope, seems like 2 gorgeous people would just implode…it would be hard to be their kids, but in the meantime, they both look great…

  • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

    that is a lot of man for one face!

  • EEKstl

    Just looking at these photos has altered my breathing pattern.  He is beyond hot.  Wow.  I need to open a window.

  • lizlemonglasses

    I don’t get the feelings for him, but damn if I don’t want some tapas now!

  • ccm800

    He is an actor…truly. His face is so radiant when in motion. It loses much of its charm for me still like this.