Man of the Year: David Harbour
With Esquire’s association with the Dubai International Film Festival this year, it seemed only fitting that our Man of the Year came from the bright lights of Hollywood.
Having conquered the boards of Broadway earlier in his career, David Harbour would go on to star in films including Brokeback Mountain; Quantum of Solace; End of Watch and Suicide Squad.
The last two years saw his career taken to new heights starring as Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix’s massively successful show Stranger Things. He is currently in the middle of filming the lead role in the upcoming film, Hellboy as his star continues to burn ever brighter.
Congrats on a huge 2017. What are your thoughts on the region?
It’s my first time here, and it has been a whole lot of fun! The people that I have met are lovely, and the beaches and venues are gorgeous. It has been brief, so hopefully, I can come back for a little longer.
What can people expect from you in 2018?
A lot of my year will be spent filming, but there will be very little of you to enjoy on-screen. Let’s be honest, after 2017 I think the world could do with a bit of a break from David Harbour! Take the year off, refresh and then I’ll see you back in 2019 with Hellboy and Stranger Things season three!