Winston has had the honour of being named one of GQ Australia’s Men of the Year. Congratulations Winston. Well earned.
Actor of the Year
Image: Jesse Lizotte / Styling: Keyla Marquez
Winston Duke is someone who measures the impact of his words with great care. The star of Black Panther and Jordan Peele’s Us receives questions with a balance of warmth and caution, as if holding each one up to the light for scrutiny. He weighs up his responses and delivers them with a sense of honest self-reflection.
At 6’4”, to communicate clearly and effectively has become second nature for Duke – a means of survival against the weight of assumptions projected on him as a ‘big black man’ living in the States.
To be articulate is something on which he prides himself – a “tool in my box,” he says. But, right now, he’s stumped. Because when we ask Duke what it feels like to be involved in some of the biggest films of the decade, the 32-year-old is lost for words.
SOURCE: GQ AUSTRALIA