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What does it take to be a GQ Man of the Year?

By Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter
A grime star, a Joker and Luke Skywalker himself were among the winners at this year's GQ Men of the Year awards.
Stormzy won the solo artist category - and was handed his award by Jeremy Corbyn.
The rapper was one of a string of grime artists who shared their love for the Labour leader ahead of the general election earlier this year."He is an artist who single-handedly ushered in a new era in British music," Mr Corbyn said on stage.
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Jeremy Corbyn called Stormzy one of 'London's most inspiring young men'
"This last year we've seen dramatic political events all across the world. Against this backdrop we've seen the emergence of an incredible and very powerful artist," he added."He's one of London's most inspiring young men. Whether it's speaking out against racism, supporting the victims of Grenfell; he's remained absolutely committed to his roots and values throughout."Jared Leto won the best actor category and joked it was "hard work" to turn it around after being named the worst dressed man by GQ in 2013.
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Jared Leto went from worst dressed to best actor in only four years
"Thank you for reminding me dreams do exist," he said."Yes, you can in fact be named GQ's worst dressed man of 2013... and with some hard work, an Oscar and a Gucci deal, end up right here on stage with the best of them."
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Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, who won the comedy award, with model Jourdan Dunn
Leto, who played Batman villain The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, wasn't the only joker at the London ceremony.Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who voices The Joker in the Batman animated series, received the icon award."I know what you want to ask. Do you have any advice on how we too can be icons?," Hamill said on stage."It's really rather simple: step one, blow up a Death Star. You will gain the goodwill and deep gratitude of untold millions and it will last a lifetime," he added.
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Mark Hammill poses with Star Wars co-star Simon Pegg
"Once you've established yourself as an icon of virtue and heroism like Luke, go for the Joker, an icon of villainy and depravity, and of course if you've accomplished those two steps, the third is pretty easy."Get your likeness on a mountain of merchandise, become a Pez dispenser, a pair of Underoos, an electric toothbrush, a sleeping bag."In the sports categories, Britain's heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was named best sportsman, while footballer Pele was handed the inspiration award, and Sir Geoff Hurst got the legend prize.
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Luther star Idris Elba squares up to boxing champ Anthony Joshua
"It seems quite unusual that you only get called a legend when you're well over 70," said Sir Geoff, who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final."I had the opportunity to take two of my grandchildren to school about three or four weeks ago and the word 'legend' came up," he told the audience."George said, 'Grandpa is a legend', and Grace chipped in by saying, 'I thought all legends were dead'."
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Stranger Things' cast and Natalie Dormer - who appeared in Game of Thrones
:: Full list of winnersSolo Artist - Stormzy
Editor's Special Award - Stranger ThingsCreative Maverick - Sergei Polunin
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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, pictured with Courtney Love, won the band award
Special Achievement - Antonio ConteBreakthrough Designer - Grace Wales BonnerGarage Act - Kurupt FMDesigner - Christopher BaileyBand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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James Hammond and James May with the award presented to The Grand Tour
Breakthrough Actor - James NortonMost Stylish Man - Zayn MalikLegend - Sir Geoff HurstWoman of the Year - Adwoa AboahTV Personalities - The Grand TourMaddox Gallery Artist - Wolfgang TillmansComedians - Steve Coogan and Rob BrydonRock 'n Roll star - Liam GallagherSportsman - Anthony JoshuaPolitician - Sadiq KhanActor - Jared LetoInspiration - PeleIcon - Mark Hamill
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