Spanish actor Bardem voted best-dressed man

Wed Jan 5, 2011 10:27am EST
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By Paul Casciato

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - International glamour outstripped Hollywood and hometown favorites at the top of the 2011 best-dressed list for men's magazine GQ.

Film star Javier Bardem was chosen by GQ's British edition as its top best-dressed man internationally, followed by Indian-born Sikh jewelry designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia and Alexander Skarsgard, Swedish star of the hit U.S. television vampire show "True Blood."

"The Spanish actor is the epitome of underplayed style -- no wonder he caught Penélope Cruz's attention," British GQ said of the 41-year-old "Biutiful" star in its February edition due out on Thursday.

The top 10 list also included Bollywood star Shah Rukh Kahn at number four, "High School Musical" heart-throb Zac Efron at six, new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at eight and George Clooney at number nine.

"From the silver screen to Nespresso machine, the actor is an immaculate throwback to the golden age of Hollywood heroes," GQ said in an advanced copy emailed to Reuters.

At the other end of the scale, actor Mel Gibson was the number one worst-dressed man internationally, followed by British fashion designer Henry Holland. GQ also panned Hollywood actor Will Smith's son Jaden for his sartorial sins as well as American Apparel founder Dov Charney and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose.

"It's high time Rose left his clothes out in the November rain," said GQ in a pun on one of the group's songs.

The magazine's list of the 50 most stylish men in Britain was topped by English actor Aaron Johnson -- who played the nerdy superhero-cum-vigilante without any superpowers in director Sam Taylor-Wood's "Kick-Ass."   Continued...

<p>Cast member Javier Bardem arrives at the premiere of his and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film "Biutiful" in Los Angeles December 14, 2010.REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>