It's great that we can look back into previous Centuries to find examples of great men in the public eye to emulate. However, who do you all think are the CURRENT, well-known, men out there that personify the idea of being a 21st Century Gentleman?

Besides ourselves, who will our sons see in the news that we'd be ok with them as a role-model?

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Great question. Its hard to identify a popular and modern gentleman. Simply put, gentlemen don't garner the same kind of media attention as say a bad boy or jackass (think Kanye West recent explosion).

As far as the entertainment industry goes you'll be hard pressed to find one. However, the business world is ripe with many individuals who exemplify what is to be a gentleman in both the traditional and modern sense.

Check out, Randal Pickett. Or for someone a little older see AG Gaston.

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I think the UFC (Ultimate Fighting CHampionship) has some fantastic role models. Particularly Georges " Rush " St. Pierre and Randy " The Natural " Coutoure. Both of these Gentlemen are VERY rarely heard speaking poorly of their opponents, both almost never drop a swear word, both are at the absolute top of their sport without ever being braggadocio or cads, both dress well when in public settings, both are incredibly respectful of their opponents, even complimentary towards them, even after a victory.
the unfortunate thing is that most UFC fans don't pay attention to that stuff, they just look at the punching, if they did i may not have an aversion to every guy wearing a tapout, affliction, whatever other similar brands there are. (not to say that all fans are annoying meat heads)
in that same vein, dana white seems to be a pretty good guy, he dresses well, and is able to make a good mix of casual and formal during interviews.
I'd go with Hugh Jackman, but George Clooney is a fruitcake.
George Clooney.
Hugh Jackman.

Both good examples.

I would also add

Anthony Hopkins

Tommy Lee Jones

Wladimir Klitschko (Heavyweight Champion, PhD, speaks 4 languages)

Would consider adding:

Bill Clinton

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Colin Powell

Ronald Regan

Norman Borlaug... simple as that.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug if you are unfamiliar.

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