The Guys Are High-Kicking Again

Posing on a purple carpet is, by nature, a reasonably static act. In the event you transfer round an excessive amount of whereas all these cameras are clicking, you threat waking as much as a juicy Getty Photographs folder filled with unflattering snapshots the subsequent day. However in the event you’re an particularly seasoned Hollywood professional like, say, Brad Pitt or Chris Pine, possibly you’ve had it with the identical inflexible routine. Perhaps, in spite of everything this time, it’s time to get the proverbial Led out.

Pitt and Pine appear to have been in what I can solely name foolish moods recently whereas selling their respective new tasks. Pitt, whose newest sartorial leaps have in some way eclipsed his bonkers physique language throughout his European Bullet Practice press tour, appears to have discovered new pleasure in high-kicking and roughhousing whereas posing alongside his castmates. On Thursday, Pine—who stars within the upcoming D&D journey film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves—emerged onstage at Comedian-Con in San Diego along with his dukes up, mean-mugging and kicking his huarache-clad ft into the air. Who says the one motion film is the one on the large display screen?

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In each circumstances, the main males’s pugnacious dynamism impressed hammy braveness amongst their friends, together with Pitt’s Bullet Practice costar Joey King and director David Leitch, and Pine’s Honor Amongst Thieves costar Michelle Rodriguez. Which, I suppose, makes some sense as a result of what else are you purported to do in case your well-known hunky coworker begins punting out of nowhere?

Certainly, we at GQ would be the first to confess to the attract of a very good kick pose—the mid-2010s have been a really explicit second in time for males’s magazines—however there’s something confounding about a few of our steadiest main males letting free whereas fulfilling their skilled obligations. Pitt and Pine, too, have each been reconfiguring their public personas by way of clothes, whereas additionally actually leaning into the distinguished hotness that Hollywood bestows solely upon males of their 40s and 50s. Or possibly it’s simply that, in the end, actors are merely grown-up drama youngsters—they’ve accomplished this proverbial tune and dance many instances.

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