Tony Goldwyn for DA MAN Magazine

Posted on October 01, 2013

Tony Goldwyn is one extraordinarily well-preserved DA MAN.

“Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn covers the October/November 2013 issue of DA MAN magazine photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Juliet Vo.

On what it takes to embody the role of a president: “It’s sort of a combination of two things, really. Keep in the awareness that even the man sitting in that White House is just a man, like any of us. He’s a highly intelligent person, extremely driven which is what it takes to get there; but he’s also a human being with the same issues like all of us are struggling with. The other thing is that every minute every day in that world the stakes are insane; everything is life or death decisions. So living in the extraordinarily high-octane world and at the same time with him being just a human, to figure it all out is very humbling, I think.”

Well alright then. That works. Except for maybe the pants. They don’t work. You know which ones.





[Photo Credit: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for DA MAN Magazine]

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  • annabelle archer

    Well helloooooo Mr. President.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      Hail to the Beef.

    • mshesterp

      Oh, this is…very nice. The whole 2nd look with those pants is ridiculous, including the posing, but the rest of it–oh, Tony, you are delightful. He’s so great (and awful) as Fitz.

      • fursa_saida

        I struggle so much. I like Scandal a lot, and I love Olivia Pope, but I hate Fitz to an unholy degree. As a result, I have a hard time looking at the guy even out of character without thinking “WHY, YOU AWFUL INCOMPETENT UNPRINTABLE THINGS”

  • PlethoraofBooks

    I just want to grip his hair and muss it up while tugging him in close for a steamy kiss. And then some.

    Pardon me…. I’ll be… uh… over there.

  • International Model

    The bad guy from Ghost is the President on Scandal?

    • annabelle archer


    • Kristin McNamara

      I just binge-watched both seasons of Scandal in preparation for the new season (TWO MORE DAYS HOLY CRAP) and finally remembered to google his age like, two days ago…. My eyeballs practically fell out of my head. FELL. Could not believe it. Verified on three sites to be sure. Then felt really, really weird about myself (I’m 26).

      • Heather

        OMG you’re right! Christ, 53!! Was thinking early 40s.

      • Meredith_P

        Its OK. Your secret is safe with us old BKs. (I am slightly older than TG.)

        Binge watching Scandal? Wise choice grasshopper. :-)

        • Kristin McNamara

          Thanks! It was kind of an accident… I came home from work one day and my roommate had started watching it on our Netflix and was already on episode 6. So when I sat down, I was [obviously] immediately hooked, and then proceeded to catch up to present with her (and went back to fill in on eps 1-5 later on). Now we’re all geared up for Thursday!

      • Clair Ellis

        I have no shame. I’m 30 and let me just say I’d take that 53 year old sexy man over most any guys my age. And 53!! WHAT’S THE SECRET TONY?!

    • Kent Roby

      After seeing him shirtless and glistening in Ghost, I was totally ready to follow him to whatever bad place he vaporized to.

    • Kent Roby

      After finding out here that he’s in Scandal I immediately added the show to my Netflix list. Yes, I am THAT shallow.

    • Tafadhali

      I was so happy when I finally placed him as the dude from Ghost. It was driving me nuts, but I have too much pride to resort to IMDb until I have no other recourse.

  • kmk05

    You mean all the ones he’s wearing?

    • Kathy_Marlow

      That was my thought too..all the pants are bad..and need to come off…man-thigh is in order here.

  • KellsBells

    Someone appears to be Full Hamm in that first photo. Nothing wrong with that.

    • FunButNutz

      I suggest you go re-view the true Hammaconda before comparing the two.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      In that first photo, does it seem like his head is much too large for his body?

  • nancymae

    Oh how I love me some Scandal… and some Tony Goldwyn in a modern bomber jacket.

  • boweryboy

    The styling sucks. From the waist up he looks good. From the waist down, the pants aren’t doing him any favors. Not even going commando can detract from that.

    • e jerry powell

      Quit lying. You know going commando detracts from EVERYTHING.

  • shirab

    Can’t help but read that mag title as “DAYmuhn.” Kind of like I see “Disqus” as “DISK-us” though I’m sure they were going for “disCUSS.”

    • kimmeister

      I have always mentally pronounced it as “DISK-us” too!

    • CPK1

      the title of that magazine will always be ridiculously funny

      • rainwood1

        I can’t believe anyone actually thought that was a good name for a magazine. The prequel must have been called You.

    • GillianHolroyd


    • MejoP

      Not sure about a mag titled “Duh-Man.” Or it it “Day-Man?” Anything to do with Matt Damon? Whatever–Mr. Goldwyn is lovely.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      True story: I saw the picture and read the title as “Daaaamn”.

      • e jerry powell

        That works too.

    • NinjaCate

      ME TOO!! I totally saw it as DAMN Magazine and thought TLO was trolling us.

  • Imasewsure

    I like the pants… but what do I know…. have always loved TG’s face too… glad he’s aging well!

    • Kent Roby

      I like the pants, too!

  • Sarah

    He will always be the guy who had Patrick Swayze murdered in Ghost to me. Objectively he is sexy as all get out but subjectively, my heart beats steady and true for Mr. Swayze, may he always dance dirty in peace.

    • demidaemon

      And be one of the most fabulous drag queens to ever grace the silver screen!

    • AnaRoW

      I know this is weird but the first thing I think of when I see him is Disney’s Tarzan. Second is MGM. Third is Ghost.

    • e jerry powell

      Yes, but now he’s the President that killed a sitting Supreme Court Justice. WITH HIS OWN HANDS.

    • NinjaCate

      True story: Scandal fandom calls him President Ghost because of this.

    • lamh36

      Scandal went along way towards me forgiving him for Ghost…and I don’t even really like Ghost. It’s my least favorite Patrick Swayze film of all.

  • kimmeister

    Why am I so picky about eyebrows? Here’s another man whose brows I want to darken and fill in a bit.

    • MauveSF

      What eyebrows? It always looks like he has none.

  • bertkeeter

    i’d prefer him with out the pants anyway! :)

    • e jerry powell

      How am I not surprised?

  • Trisha26

    Beg to differ – I’ve not voted for a couple Presidents who were far from highly intelligent. Love the sweater but not “the pants.”

    • conniemd

      The President is a Republican. Olivia Pope seems like such a Democrat!

      • Kaston

        It doesn’t matter what political party Olivia belongs to, these two are very hot and sexy together. The President kisses Olivia like he’s eating a slice of red velvet cake. Even their phone conversations are very sensual. Oh, and don’t mention the very beautful photo shoots that they have made together. Who knew that a very beautiful and young 36 year old actress, and a very handsome 53 year old actor would look this attractive together. Good job Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers for finding the only two people that could play their roles on Scandal. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn are one of the many reasons that Scandal has become so popular.

      • e jerry powell

        Olivia Pope is “apolitical” (her specific words).

        The jury is still out on her vagina (Cyrus Beene’s specific words).

        • conniemd

          Laughed at this. I love Scandal and love Oliva/Kerry. Was said totally tongue in cheek, though my political bias does make it a bit hard for me to root for her and the Pres to be together.

      • not_Bridget

        He represents an extinct variety–the Liberal Republican. Yes, such did roam the country back in pre-Teaparty days. Back when Conservatives were represented by the brilliant William F Buckley, not the current gang of fools. (Somebody called the last Republican presidential primary contest a “spastic goat rodeo.”)

        Still, Scandal is a lot of fun. Just binged on it & am looking forward to the new season. (But my heart belongs to Sleepy Hollow.)

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Lawdy Bless, because the government has shut down, the cafeteria is closed. And now President is packing his own lunch!

    He is serving Chess King Realness with that spectacular meganeck sweater and bicolor pants ensemble.

    • Heather

      When I was in junior high school in Hicksville, USA, where all the boys were blockhead rednecks, I used to dream of a thoughtful, sensitive boy who bought all his clothes at Chess King.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        Aw you are sweet! I was in love with a lot of quirky, pretty girls. Turns out they all knew I was gay and thought I was in the closet, so they respected that and didn’t bring it up. I knew I was different and I liked boys, but not in the way other boys liked boys — gay boys liked pretty, Duran Duran boys. I liked Capn Crunch and Captain Kangaroo. I swooned over Sebastian Cabot. But I didn’t make the connection! Life would have been a lot easier if I had made that connection earlier.

        I am so glad that today’s world is 1000% better. There is so much work to be done, and it can be argued that kids lose their innocence earlier now. But I am very heartened to know things are still a lot more safe for a lot more kids today.

        Have you seen MyPrincessBoy? That site is so lovely.

        • Heather

          I wish we had known each other then! We could have gone to Prom together. :-)

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    The first picture has his head looking unreasonably big. But he is just gorgeous.

  • The Gifted Collector

    I read this blog in a very OCD-like ritual so that I don’t get lost or confused — I read it backwards from the bottom up without any skipping around. Kind of an exercise in delayed satisfaction. But when I saw this thumbnail, I threw out all the rules and jumped about 10 ahead to feast my eyes on Mr. Goldwyn. Except for the ugly pants, I was not disappointed.

    Now that I’ve had some eye candy, it’s back to being organized. I think the next post is Catherine Zeta-Jones followed by Ciara.

  • susu

    He’s never done anything for me, but damn is he wearing those pants.

  • Meredith_P

    Tony Goldwyn…mmmmmmmmmmmm….don’t care about pants.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Did I need to know which way he dresses?

  • e jerry powell

    All the Gladiators have been creaming themselves over this spread for two days now. For as much as I like Scandal and Tony, I’m already a little bored with it.

    • MilaXX

      I lust more for Harrison, my gladiator in gingham.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Mmmmmmmm Harrison. He’s my fave.

        • MilaXX

          He can fast talk me anytime.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        I’m taking suggestions on how to rephrase “Hey Honey, do you see this fine, fine man here? I think you should dress more like him. And if you can do that strut too that would be really hot.”

        • MilaXX

          How about saying something about how nice that suit is. Then move onto, “I wonder what you would look like in a suit like that…”

      • e jerry powell

        Oh, but I’ve had the warm for Tony since before he played the closet-case movie star that hired Jenny to ghost-write his autobiography on “L Word.” That Goldwyn man is very generous with the nudity, too. Clothes are nice, but sometimes it can be fun to take them OFF.

  • MilaXX

    I love President Ghost, but those are pants no guy over 23 should wear, and even then only if he is skinny.

  • mhleta

    I was an exchange student at his high school in Colorado. He had one of the leading roles in their production of Cabaret. His talent was evident even then. If I didn’t know for a fact that we are the same age, I’d never believe it. He’s better looking than ever. (Jerk.) I mean, good for him!

    • sisterb67

      I lived around the corner from him for a few years in the mid 90’s, and I used to run into him at a little market/food shop near our houses all the time (they had the BEST penne a la vodka evah); nearly 20 years later and he’s even hotter than he was back then. Jerk. ; )

  • macwell

    Why doesn’t he have eyelashes again?….

  • MannahattaMamma

    those pants should be tried in The Hague for international war crimes.

    • e jerry powell

      Not just war crimes. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

  • H2olovngrl

    Have loved him 4 evah! So glad to see him in a good guyditorial! He looks amazing.

  • OrigamiRose

    Dear TLo :)

    I came across an app today that seems to be for your site, and admittedly I downloaded it but I wanted to check and see if it was authorized. Can you let us know if it has the TLo seal of approval? Thank you dears :)

  • thecitysleeps

    I have a massive crush on him on the show (even though he can be a douche). So attractive.

  • foodycatAlicia

    The picture with that jumper is a bit 1970s knitting pattern for me.

  • paintedfish


  • acevedob

    Wow. That is all.

  • Kate Andrews

    I like the IDEA of the pants but not the execution. Also, maybe I need to start watching this show.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I don’t watch Scandal (although I hear I’m missing out) – the last time I saw this guy was in Ghost. He looks exactly the same! And much more attractive to me now. Well-preserved indeed.

  • tereliz

    Wow those are some… pants. And paired with that… sweater. Wow.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I love him on Scandal, and I can’t believe he’s almost the same (advanced) age I am. Someone needs to tell him, Tim Daly and Bryan Cranston that they’re up there with Mel Gibson and Tom Hanks, who haven’t aged well at all.

    I’ve been watching Tony Goldwyn forever, from Ghost to Neil Armstrong to Law and Order: Criminal Intent where he was Bobby’s drug addict (older! as if!) brother and then… He did Promises Promises on Broadway with Sean Hayes and Kristen Chenoweth — he was the villain, the boss who was breaking Fran Kubelik’s heart — and he was kind of a stick. Fred MacMurray did the role so well in the movie The Apartment that maybe I expected something more. Or maybe Cheno was the stick and had no chemistry with her leading men and it’s all her fault. (She was a rotten choice for Fran, anyway. So not Fran.) Anyway, I’m glad to see him in Scandal, where he is amazing Maybe he just reads better on the screen and his hotness is too far away on stage.

  • Aidan B

    Man, I don’t watch Scandal but now I think I’m going to start. Woof.

  • marlie

    He is HAWT in the first picture after the quote. HAWT I say.

  • Synnamin

    eh. he looks like a Ken doll – plastic and his facial expression doesn’t move

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Yeah, we know which ones because the first ones work like gang-busters. My!

  • Clair Ellis

    I would spread him on a cracker and then eat him right up. God I just find him incredibly sexy. Those pants are terrible but this spread proves he can at least do a shoot without Kerry and still look smokin’ hot.

  • Kent Roby

    Because of this post I added Scandal to my Netflix streaming, and am into the second season now; I love it!