Idris Elba has the honor of being the first man ever on the cover of Maxim. The actor and his lustful stare are currently featured on the mag’s September issue.

Elba was an obvious choice, according to editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear, who says, ‚ÄúThere was no one else in the world more badass than Idris. For me, he was really the perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maxim man is. He‚Äôs multi-dimensional, he‚Äôs complex, he‚Äôs sophisticated, but he‚Äôs down to earth.‚ÄĚ

Nice coat. It looks like there’s room for two.

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