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Denzel Washington Brings Class to GQ (Photo Gallery)

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Denzel Washington in GQ

The always-classy Denzel Washington graced one of the many covers of GQ’s October issue. (NBA star Chris Paul and actor Javier Bardem also received the accolade; their covers appear below.)

In a candid interview, the Hollywood star spoke about his friend Whitney Houston. “That was a monster drug that got ahold of her, it was a mean one,” he said. “You can’t go back to that one. Nobody beats that. I look at people — and I don’t think I’m speaking out of line — Sam Jackson, I’ve known for 30-some-odd years, he was down at the bottom. And he came all the way back. And when he cleaned up, he never looked back. But he can’t have that beer, because it might lead to the tough thing. You know, they made her this thing. She had a voice, obviously, but they packaged her into this whole whatever, but she was really just this humble, sweet girl… and then the next thing you know, her body was betraying her. She didn’t know that her body was aging quickly. She couldn’t take it. Your body can only take so much. Some people survive [Hollywood and fame], and some people don’t.”

Read more about the actor, who reads the Bible every single day, in the October 2012 issue of GQ magazine.

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