On a sunny California Wednesday, Patrick Dempsey cruised into our Malibu shoot with undeniable style, effortless charm, and enviable cool. Stepping out of his Porsche Cayenne GTS, he greeted us with a smile and a cheerful wave, the very picture of gentlemanly sophistication. We sat down to chat at the magical ocean-view property, a homey mix of warm-tone wood and sun-flooded rooms that served as the perfect backdrop to our afternoon. Dempsey seemed to fit right in, with an easy grin and a quiet charisma that couldn’t help but brighten everyone’s mood. With the soft music of wind chimes and the guest appearance of two (very welcome!) dogs, we dove into everything Dempsey — his love of cars, balancing a career and family, and the type of person he strives to be.