Herb Ritts

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From the Vault: Brittany Murphy Opens up to Drew Barrymore

November 15, 2021

“I want to establish a life for myself. I’m taking a complete break. I want to learn how to drive [and] go out with friends.”


The Legacy of Herb Ritts Lives on in Opening Ceremony’s New Capsule

July 2, 2021

The Opening Ceremony designers peruse the “Interview” archive and share their thoughts on some iconic images, from Naomi Campbell to David Bowie.


That Time Nicole Kidman Almost Starred in Chicago Instead of Moulin Rouge

June 4, 2021

The Aussie actress sat down with Baz Luhrmann to reveal one of the great what-ifs in movie history.


Everyone, Including Fran Lebowitz, Loves Dolly Parton

January 19, 2021

We celebrate the American icon’s 75th birthday by visiting her July 1989 “Interview” cover portfolio.

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Denzel Washington Is All Sophistication and Charm

October 8, 2020

The turn of the decade marked the ascent of Hollywood’s most graceful leading man.

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Give Us More Drew Barrymore!

October 8, 2020

Before her morning show reign, the actor was free-wheeling with guitarists, daisies, and a polaroid camera.


Thirstory: Richard Gere Pumps Our Gas

August 21, 2020

What began in a San Bernardino gas station turned into a photo shoot for the ages.

Thirstory: That Time Madonna Was Almost Arrested for Simulating Masturbation

July 9, 2020

The Material Girl shows why she’s been on our cover more than anyone else.

Thirstory: Naomi Campbell and Djimon Hounsou Get 10s, 10s, 10s Across the Board

May 14, 2020

Giving us life.

That Time Nicole Kidman Set Absinthe on Fire

July 9, 2019

We open Interview’s May 2001 issue to Nicole Kidman’s cover story, where she chats with director Baz Luhrmann about their lively time on set of Moulin Rouge.

That Time George Michael’s Wham! Sabotaged Queen

June 26, 2019

We open up our 1988 issue with George Michael to revisit how Wham! became the first Western band to play in communist China.

Madonna talks to Harry Dean Stanton About Her Newfound Stardom

May 5, 2018

Madonna acts as a metonym for both New York City and Interview—through countless trends, born and forgotten, then born and forgotten again, her spirit remains.

Four Inspiring Quotes From the Late, Great David Bowie

January 10, 2018

On the second anniversary of the rock star’s untimely death, we search our back issues for more of his musings.

Remembering George Michael

January 3, 2017

On Christmas day, 2016, George Michael passed away in his home at the age of 53. After decades in the spotlight, it’s easy to forget how young Michael was when he started his music career. In this interview, reprinted from our October 1988 issue, Michael is 25 years old and fresh off the success of his debut solo album, Faith.

New Again: Pee-wee Herman

March 16, 2016

For the first time since 1985, this Friday, March 18, Pee-wee Herman will return with an entirely new story, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, streaming exclusively on Netflix and produced by Judd Apatow and the man behind the character, Paul Reubens.

New Again: Sylvester Stallone

December 2, 2015

Creed shouldn’t be good, but it is.

Up Close with Herb Ritts

March 27, 2015

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston mounts a new exhibition of the work of Herb Ritts.

New Again: Stephen Hawking

November 19, 2014

On November 7, The Theory of Everything, a biopic about renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, opened in theaters, and in 1991, Errol Morris made a documentary about Hawking. In our Septemeber 1992 issue, Morris and film critic Gerald Peary discussed what it was like to work with Hawking, his witty sense of humor, and his beliefs about god.

New Again: Arnold Schwarzenegger

January 23, 2013

In 1991, when he sat down with us for an interview just before the release of Terminator 2, it seemed that Arnold Schwarzenegger had already lived more than a full life. Now, he’s set to return to the roots of his superstardom, as he’s agreed to appear in the upcoming fifth installation of the Terminator franchise.

New Again: Denzel Washington

October 23, 2012

Aspiring actors dream about Denzel Washington’s career. A graduate of Fordham University and the American Conservatory Theater, the actor smoothly transitioned from the New York to the big screen and won his first Academy Award in 1989 for his role in Glory. Shortly after Denzel’s win, model and actress Veronica Webb interviewed him for our July 1990 cover story.