Iconic Characters1 season, 69 episodes
Over the years, celebrities have been a part of many outstanding projects and have portrayed some of film and televisions most beloved and memorable characters. In this GQ series, we take a deep dive into the best roles the celebrity has played.
CelebritiesThe 'Solo' star runs through his most iconic roles, remembering Heath Ledger and the time he accidentally made Tom Hanks fart on set along the way.
CelebritiesAll of his characters are based on friends. Like Al Pacino. Hank stars in Brockmire, airing on IFC.
CelebritiesFrom 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' to (you know you've seen it) 'Bridget Jones's Diary' to (you knew it was coming) 'Love Actually,' the British actor walks us through his storied career.
CelebritiesFrom 'White Chicks' to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' the celebrated actor tells us his best stories from his iconic career.
CelebritiesThe 'American Horror Story' and 'Pose' star breaks down his favorite and most iconic characters.
EntertainmentSimon Pegg breaks down his favorite and most iconic characters, including Tim from "Spaced," Shaun from "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel from "Hot Fuzz," Gary King from "The World's End," Scotty in "Star Trek," Unkar Plutt in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and Benji Dunn in the "Mission: Impossible" movies. Simon stars in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," out in theaters July 27th.
EntertainmentWith stops along the way at 'Dead Poets Society,' 'Before Sunset,' 'Boyhood,' and many more.
EntertainmentMark Wahlberg breaks down his most iconic and favorite characters, including his roles in 'The Basketball Diaries,' 'Fear,' 'Boogie Nights,' 'Three Kings,' 'The Perfect Storm,' 'Planet of the Apes,' 'I Heart Huckabees,' 'The Departed,' 'The Fighter,' 'Ted,' 'The Other Guys,' and his newest movie, 'Mile 22.' Mark Wahlberg stars in "Mile 22," in theaters August 17th.
CelebritiesJason Bateman breaks down his most iconic and favorite characters, including roles in 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'Teen Wolf Too,' 'Juno,' 'Arrested Development,' 'Dodgeball,' 'Hancock,' 'The Switch,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Ozark' and more. Ozark Season 2 will be available only on Netflix August 31st.
EntertainmentSissy Spacek revisits her most iconic characters, including Holly in "Badlands," the title character in "Carrie," Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter," Jewel in "The Old Man & the Gun," and more. Sissy stars in "The Old Man & the Gun," out in theaters in limited release on Friday September 28th, expanding nationwide throughout October.
EntertainmentAdam Devine breaks down his most iconic characters, including roles in Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics, Pitch Perfect, Game Over, Man!, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Intern, When We First Met, and more.
EntertainmentEric Idle revisits his most iconic characters, including roles in Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Rutles, The Simpsons, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Nearly Departed, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Casper, and more. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography" is in stores October 2nd.
CelebritiesAt just 21, the young actor has already given us unforgettable performances.
CelebritiesThe versatile actor has been in many mega hits including 'Crash', 'The Martian', 'Ant Man' and 'Million Dollar Baby', and runs us through his best roles.
EntertainmentJeff Bridges revisits his most iconic characters, including roles in The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, King Kong, Tron, Tron: Legacy, Starman, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender, Iron Man, Crazy Heart, Hell or High Water and Bad Times at the El Royale. Bad Times at the El Royale in theaters on October 12!
EntertainmentGreg Kinnear revisits his most iconic characters, including roles in As Good As It Gets, You've Got Mail, Sabrina, Auto Focus, Little Miss Sunshine, Brigsby Bear, Nurse Betty and House of Cards. The final season of House of Cards is now on Netflix!
CelebritiesFrom ‘Hocus Pocus’ to ‘Mars Attacks’, ‘Sex and the City’ star Sarah Jessica Parker has been in legit classics—even if she’s never rewatched them herself. Sarah stars in 'Here and Now' in theaters, VOD and Digital on November 9th.
CelebritiesEddie Redmayne revisits his most iconic roles in Les Misérables, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Good Shepherd, Jupiter Ascending, Savage Grace, The Danish Girl, The Theory of Everything, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters November 16!
CelebritiesGQ cover star Jonah Hill breaks down his most iconic characters, including roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Superbad, 21 Jump Street, Cyrus, This is the End, War Dogs and Mid90s.
CelebritiesOscar Isaac breaks down his most iconic characters, including roles in Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, X-Men: Apocalypse and Annihilation. AT ETERNITY'S GATE in Theaters November 16
CelebritiesThe star breaks down his most iconic characters. The anticipated series, The Little Drummer Girl, debuts on AMC on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT.
CelebritiesFrom a teenage werewolf to Queen Elizabeth, the British actress has put in some powerhouse performances over her storied career. Watch her run us through the stories behind her iconic roles.
EntertainmentBen Mendelsohn breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Year My Voice Broke,' 'Spotswood,' 'Mullet,' 'Australia,' 'Animal Kingdom,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Bloodline,' 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' 'Ready Player One' and 'Robin Hood.' 'Robin' Hood' is in theaters now!
EntertainmentThe director of Childish Gambino’s legendary "This is America" visual takes GQ through his career, from low-budget roots to the biggest music video of all time.
CelebritiesSuperstar Zedd shares how he started making music and breaks down some of his most iconic tracks, including 'Clarity,' 'Spectrum,' 'Stay the Night,' 'Beauty and a Beat,' 'Break Free,' 'Stay,' 'The Middle,' 'Lost in Japan (Remix),' and 'True Colors.'
CelebritiesJennifer Lopez breaks down her most iconic roles of all time, including her characters in 'Selena,' 'Maid in Manhattan, 'Out of Sight,' 'Anaconda,' 'The Cell,' 'The Wedding Planner,' 'Shades of Blue,' 'In Living Color' and 'Second Act' SECOND ACT is in theaters December 21st!
CelebritiesAndy Serkis breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, The Prestige, 13 Going on 30, King Kong, Tintin and Mowgli. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is now streaming on Netflix.
CelebritiesKen Jeong breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Knocked Up,' 'The Office,' 'Role Models,' 'The Hangover' trilogy, 'Community,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Dr. Ken,' 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'The Masked Singer' and 'Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho.'
CelebritiesWillem Dafoe down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Loveless,' 'To Live and Die in L.A.,' 'Platoon,' 'The Last Temptation of Christ,' 'Mississippi Burning,' 'Wild at Heart,' 'The Boondock Saints,' 'Spider-Man,' 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,' 'Mr. Bean’s Holiday,' 'Antichrist,' 'The Florida Project' and 'At Eternity’s Gate.' AT ETERNITY’S GATE is now available on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, On Demand and Digital.
CelebritiesAnnie Clark, also know by her stage name, 'St. Vincent' shares how she started making music and breaks down some of her most iconic tracks.
CelebritiesThe legendary Italian singer runs us through some of his most iconic tracks and the stories behind the songs.
CelebritiesThe GOAT takes us through her twenty-year career and some of her most iconic matches.
EntertainmentBoxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard breaks down some of his most iconic fights of all time, including his fights with Andrés Aldama in 1976, Dick Eklund in 1978, Pete Ranzany in 1979, Wilfred Benitez in 1979, Roberto Duran in 1980, Thomas Hearns in 1981 and 1989, Kevin Howard in 1984, Marvin Hagler in 1987, Donny Lalonde in 1988 and Hector Camacho in 1997.
CelebritiesFrom his days in the Commodores to his solo career, the 69-year-old artist tells us how he wrote songs that make us party, karamu, fiesta, forever.
MusicFrom 'Reborn' to 'All of the Lights', Kid Cudi talks his inspirations, sampling Nirvana, and working with Kanye West.
CelebritiesKyle MacLachlan revisits some of his most iconic characters, including Paul Atreides in Dune, Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet, Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, and Dr. Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City. Kyle stars in The House With A Clock In Its Walls, in theaters on September 21.
CelebritiesNicolas Cage revisits his most iconic characters, including Ronny Cammareri in Moonstruck, H.I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona, Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas, Cameron Poe in Con-Air, Castor Troy in Face/Off, Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation, Benjamin Franklin Gates in National Treasure, Red Miller in Mandy and more roles. MANDY is now in theaters!
CelebritiesThe legend runs GQ through his 60-year career.
CelebritiesFrom reading for a Sopranos_ role with David Chase to joining _30 Rock_, the actor goes back in time. Will stars in "Teen Titans GO! To the Movies" which debuts in theaters July 27th.
CelebritiesThe actor takes us back in time to his funniest roles, from his stint on 'SNL' to his time on 'Seinfeld' to, of course, the Sandler years.
CelebritiesWiz Khalifa reflects on his most iconic songs, including "Pittsburg Sound," "This Plane," "We're Done," "Black and Yellow," "Young, Wild, and Free," "Payphone," "We Dem Boyz," "See You Again," and "Something New." Wiz Khalifa's new album Rolling Papers 2 comes out July 13.
CelebritiesThe star of HBO’s “Barry” tells never-heard stories about his favorite roles—including the one from the children’s movie he doesn’t remember being in.
CelebritiesTim Roth down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Reservoir Dogs,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Made in Britain,' 'The Hit,' 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Vincent & Theo,' 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,' 'Rob Roy,' 'Funny Games,' 'Lie to Me,' 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Present,' and 'Twin Peaks.'
CelebritiesCaleb Landry Jones breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'No Country for Old Men,' 'The Last Exorcism,' 'X-Men: First Class,' 'God's Pocket,' 'Get Out,' 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,' 'American Made,' 'The Florida Project,' 'Twin Peaks: The Return' and 'Heaven Knows What.'
EntertainmentPedro Pascal breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Good Wife,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Narcos,' 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'The Equalizer 2' and 'Triple Frontier.' Triple Frontier is available on Netflix now with exclusive theatrical engagements.
CelebritiesRalph Fiennes breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Harry Potter,' 'Schindler's List,' 'Coriolanus,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Sunshine,' 'The White Crow,' 'A Bigger Splash,' 'The English Patient,' and 'The Constant Gardener.'
CelebritiesSeth Rogen breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' 'Superbad,' 'Pineapple Express,' 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'This is the End,' 'The Interview,' 'Observe and Report,' 'Steve Jobs' and 'Long Shot.'
CelebritiesSir Ben Kingsley breaks down his most iconic roles, including his roles in 'Gandhi,' 'Schindler's List,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'Sexy Beast,' 'The Jungle Book,' 'Perpetual Grace, LTD,' 'House of Sand and Fog,' 'Shutter Island' and 'Hugo.' Perpetual Grace, LTD premieres on EPIX on Sunday, June 2 at 10p.m.
CelebritiesAlec Baldwin breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in '30 Rock,' 'Beetlejuice,' 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' 'Glengarry Glen Ross,' 'The Hunt for Red October,' 'Blue Jasmine' and 'Mission: Impossible.' Money, power, and politics collide in #FramingJohnDeLorean–– the fascinating true story of a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream. Opening this Friday in select theaters and everywhere on demand!
CelebritiesJon Hamm breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Mad Men,' '30 Rock,' 'A Young Doctor's Notebook,' 'Black Mirror,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' 'Beirut,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Good Omens' and 'The Congress.' Good Omens is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
CelebritiesJake Gyllenhaal breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Donnie Darko,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'October Sky,' 'Brokeback Mountain,' 'End of Watch' and 'Stronger.' Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters everywhere July 2
EntertainmentAlan Cumming breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'GoldenEye,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Eyes Wide Shut,' 'X2: X-Men United,' 'Spice World,' 'Prague,' 'Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,' 'Black Beauty,' 'Emma,' the 'Spy Kids' trilogy, 'Josie and the Pussycats' and 'Instinct.' Alan Cumming stars in INSTINCT Sundays on CBS.
CelebritiesKevin Bacon breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Footloose,' 'Tremors,' 'National Lampoon's Animal House,' 'X-Men: First Class,' 'Diner,' 'Sleepers,' 'A Few Good Men,' 'Flatliners,' 'Friday the 13th,' 'The River Wild,' 'Apollo 13,' 'The Woodsman,' 'Hollow Man,' 'Mystic River,' 'Crazy Stupid Love,' 'The Following,' 'City On a Hill' and 'You Should Have Left.'
CelebritiesJohn Goodman breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Big Lebowski,' 'Roseanne,' 'Monsters, Inc.,' 'True Stories,' 'Raising Arizona,' 'Arachnophobia,' 'The Babe,' 'The Flintstones,' 'Barton Fink,' 'King Ralph,' '10 Cloverfield Lane,' 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' 'Flight,' 'Treme,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Argo,' and 'The Righteous Gemstones.' John Goodman stars in "The Righteous Gemstones," premiering August 18 on HBO.
CelebritiesGerard Butler breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in '300,' 'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Den of Thieves,' 'P.S. I Love You,' 'Law Abiding Citizen,' 'The Ugly Truth,' 'Olympus Has Fallen' and 'London Has Fallen.' Gerard Butler stars in Angel Has Fallen, in theaters now!
CelebritiesSarah Paulson breaks down her most iconic characters, including her roles in 'American Horror Story,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Crime Story,' 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,' 'Ocean's Eight,' 'Game Change' and 'The Goldfinch.' Sarah Paulson stars in 'The Goldfinch,' in theaters now!
CelebritiesRap legend DMX breaks down his most iconic tracks, including 'X Gon' Give it to Ya,' 'Ruff Ryder's Anthem,' 'What's My Name?,' 'Party Up (Up in Here),' and 'Where the Hood At?'
CelebritiesWe interviewed Cillian Murphy at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland about his most iconic characters. Watch as he breaks down his roles in ’28 Days Later, ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Disco Pigs,’ ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley,’ ‘Peaky Blinders,’ ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ and ‘Sunshine.’
CelebritiesForest Whitaker breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 'The Last King of Scotland,' 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' 'Arrival,' 'The Color of Money,' 'Bird,' 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,' 'Lee Daniels’ The Butler,' 'Platoon,' 'The Crying Game' and 'Godfather of Harlem.'
EntertainmentLegendary magician David Copperfield breaks down his most iconic illusions, including making The Statue of Liberty disappear, escaping from Alcatraz and more. See David Copperfield as part of the documentary LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES, which debuts THURSDAY, OCT. 17 on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
CelebritiesArnold Schwarzenegger breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Terminator,' 'The Terminator 2: Judgement Day,' 'Predator,' 'Batman & Robin,' 'Pumping Iron,' 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'Twins,' 'Kindergarten Cop,' 'Jingle All the Way,' 'Total Recall,' 'True Lies' and 'Terminator: Dark Fate.' TERMINATOR: DARK FATE IS IN THEATERS NOV. 1!
CelebritiesEdward Norton breaks down his most iconic roles, including his characters in 'Fight Club,' 'American History X,' 'Primal Fear,' 'Rounders,' '25th Hour' and 'Motherless Brooklyn.' Motherless Brooklyn is in theaters now!
EntertainmentWe didn't have a lot of time with him, but Al was kind enough to tell us the stories behind some of his biggest movies. Watch as Al Pacino breaks down four of his most iconic roles, including his characters in 'Serpico,' 'Dog Day Afternoon,' 'The Godfather' and 'Scarface.'
EntertainmentTim Blake Nelson breaks down his most iconic roles, including 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' 'Watchmen,' 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,' 'This is My Life,' 'Heavyweights,' 'The Thin Red Line,' 'Minority Report,' 'Holes,' 'The Incredible Hulk,' 'Lincoln,' 'Just Mercy' and 'The Report.'
EntertainmentMark Ruffalo breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in 'The Avengers,' 'Spotlight,' 'Shutter Island,' '13 Going on 30,' 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' 'Zodiac,' 'The Kids are Alright' and 'Dark Water.' Dark Waters is in theaters and available on demand now!
EntertainmentRay Liotta breaks down his most iconic roles, including his characters in 'Goodfellas,' 'Something Wild,' 'Field of Dreams,' 'The Rat Pack,' 'Hannibal,' 'Heartbreakers,' 'Blow,' 'The Place Beyond the Pines,' 'The Iceman,' 'Shade of Blue' and 'Marriage Story.'
EntertainmentOctavia Spencer breaks down her most iconic roles, including her characters in 'The Shape of Water,' 'Hidden Figures,' 'The Help,' 'Snowpiercer' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Ma' and 'Truth Be Told.'
EntertainmentPedro Almodovar breaks down his most iconic films, including 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,' 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!,' 'All About My Mother,' 'Volver' and 'Pain & Glory.'
EntertainmentDanny DeVito breaks down his most iconic roles, including his characters in 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' 'Batman Returns,' 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' 'Taxi,' 'Throe Momma from the Train,' 'Twins,' 'Matilda,' 'Hercules,' 'L.A. Confidential,' 'Curmudgeons' and 'Jumanji: The Next Level.' Jumanji: The Next Level opens in theaters December 13.