GQ's 24th annual Men of the Year Issue features four honorees at dramatically different junctures in their careers. Icon of the Year Jennifer Lopez dominated movies music, and style—while transforming from star performer to powerhouse businesswoman; Tyler, the Creator continues to stir shit up, but in 2019 his provocation became the foundation of a broad, artistic empire. And then there's Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, still building legendary Hollywood careers—and enjoying a friendship—50 years in the making. Read about each of them below.
The Icon: Jennifer Lopez
In 2019, Hustlers took viewers by surprise, emerging as perhaps the year's best film. Its undisputed star, Jennifer Lopez, moonlights as a global pop star and Internet-melting fashion icon, and at her Manhattan penthouse, she joins Jessica Pressler—who wrote the article for New York magazine that inspired Hustlers—for an all-encompassing Q&A on whether or not she's a "bad bitch," being open about her age, and her life with A-Rod.
The Provocateur: Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, the Creator's 2019 was his most ambitious year yet. He sold out arena shows, went platinum for the first time with "IGOR," and expanded his sphere of creative influence in fashion, footwear, and ice cream. So why does he feel like there still aren't enough people paying attention? The former Odd Future leader met up with Carrie Battan at a park—a couple of parks, actually—to discuss brief moments of peace, the team that helped him become the creative director of his own universe, and his intense dislike of "goobers."
The Godfathers: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro
The Irishman, a three-and-a-half-hour (!) crime flick with Oscar aspirations, has the feeling of one final coronation for Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. In a Q&A with GQ staff writer Zach Baron, the two legends talk earnestly and honestly about their latest film, Martin Scorsese, The Godfather, and five decades of Hollywood fame.
As a movie icon, a global pop icon, and an internet-melting fashion icon, nobody owned 2019 quite like Jennifer Lopez.
In 2019, Tyler sold out arena shows, went platinum for the first time, and further expanded his sphere of creative influence in fashion, footwear, and ice cream. So why does he feel like there still aren't enough people paying attention?
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro have spanned generations as acting royalty. And their latest, The Irishman, has the feeling of one final coronation. Here the two legends riff about Scorsese, The Godfather, and five decades of Hollywood fame.
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