Rod 2.0 favorite Derek Luke can be spotted in the latest edition—February 2007—of Esquire. The editors profile the very handsome! and quite talented! actor in a fashion editorial with Oscar hopefuls, including Forest Whittaker, Ben Affleck and Djimon Hounsou.
Derek Luke's editorial is unique. He stands poolside dripping wet in linen shirt, jacket and trousers by Ralph Lauren Black label. The photo is just stunning—the wet fabric sticks to Derek in all the right places.
Regarding Derek's buzz around the Best Actor nomination: Sure, his performance in To Catch a Fire was dramatic and compelling, despite the film being somewhat uneven. But it certainly wasn't his best work—Antowine Fisher comes to mind—and is completely blown away by Forest Whittaker's tour de force as The Last King of Scotland.
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