This cover is dreamy and piercing, and the story — essentially a transcription of his words — is well worth a read. The peg of the story is not just his Oscar nomination, but the fact that his SAG Awards acceptance speech showed how little anyone knew of the man behind the actor. He talks here about his Christian upbringing and his conversion to Islam, and the admirably academic and emotional and instinctual ways he connected to, and made decisions about, his spirituality. It’s a great read.

And those eyes.