Adrien Brody for L’Officiel Hommes Korea

Posted on April 26, 2012

We’ll start off by saying we never could stand this guy. WAY too aware of the quirkiness of his looks and it just comes across a bit too forcefully in a “You can’t resist my charms” kinda way.

Plus there was that whole “molesting Halle Berry at the Oscars” thing.

L’Officiel Hommes Korea May 2012
Model: Adrien Brody
Photographer: Jono Lee
Fashion Editors: Summer Bomi Kim and Lee Sunyoung

But if we’re being honest, then yes, he does have a great face and it’s not a crime that he knows how to work it. Or at least he used to. We look at these pics and sure, the clothes are great, but he seems to have boiled all his tics and facial poses down to one expression.

Tod’s Jacket. Marc Jacobs Pants. Bottega Veneta Shirt.

Tod’s Jacket and Shoes. Z Zegna Pants. Burberry Shirt. Sunglasses by Lanvin. Watch by Breil.

Raf Simons Pants and Shirt.

Suit and Shirt by Gucci.

Robe, Pants, and Shirt by Tom Ford.


And it’s kind of douchey, no? We’re beginning to wonder if he can relax his eyebrows at all.

Look, we said didn’t like the guy. We’re just being honest, is all.

Fabulous clothes, though.

[Photo Credit: Jono Lee for]

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  • Alexandria

    “If you believe hard enough, good things start happening on their own! Like how Adrien Brody became handsome.”

    I dunno, I still think he’s pretty swoon-worthy.

    • BerlinerNYC

      He certainly has a sex appeal to him, if not in these pictures. I’d probably do him, but probably not tell anyone about it.

      Tina Fey said (or mouthed) on Watch What Happens Live that he was the worst host of SNL during her entire tenure with the show. He pissed everyone off and is de facto banned by Lorne Michaels from ever hosting again (and I wouldn’t expect him to appear on 30 Rock or Parks & Rec anytime soon).

      • Nelliebelle1197

         If you do it, let us know if the forehead wrinkle thing goes away.Maddening

        • BerlinerNYC

          Ha! Like I said, if I ever tapped that, it would be my secret shame that I would take to the grave with me. 😉
          Ick. Now I’m thinking about how if that happened, I would like to at least imagine that I provoked him into some other facial expressions. If that’s his O-face, that’s a dealbreaker.

          • formerlyAnon

            “if that’s his O-face, that’s a dealbreaker”

            I didn’t expect any comments on this post to cause near-uncontrollable snickering.

          • Sara Munoz

            Looks more like “Was it good for you, baby??”

  • Tigrrl

    What you guys said. He’s always seemed so douchey to me, and this just fits right in with that. It’s like he’s doing “Blue Steel” every time. Ever since he told Charlie Rose that he knows what it was like to be a prisoner in a concentration camp because he went without food for three days in order to play the part of The Pianist, I’ve thought he was a complete douche.

    • bittykitty

       wow i had no idea he had made such an amazingly stupid comment. his looks just plummeted into the toilet for me.

    • Ginger

      Whoa…what a piece.  I’ve never found him appealing in any way, shape or form, and now that you said that, he’s right up (or should I say down there?) there with people who wear Ed Hardy gear in my book.

      • Carla_Charlton

        He’s someone that I’ve tried to like, but he always seems sleazy. TLo’s insight seems right on target.

    • VicD

      Exactly!  I was just going to say, “Is that douche I smell?  Or is Adrien Brody in the house?”

  • PastryGoddess

    If he and James Franco were in the same room they’d have to call the hazmat team in to evacuate.

    • alyce1213

      Good one. Yay.

    • Alison Dalton

      James Franco.. Hot sexy and oh so stupid. Good one!

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Agreed, the clothes are all terrific, and I want a bunch of them. Second to last shot, the jacket?  Hands off, its mine!
    But Mr Brody leaves me absolutely stone cold.  I don’t even think he’s that much of an actor.

    •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      I want to rock that jacket in lady size, Swinton style.

  • Sarah Winningham

    He seems so horrifically douchey in real life, and yet almost every movie I watch him in I truly, deeply want to jump his bones.

    • RebeccaKW

       Is it wrong that I get excited for those awful gillette commercials, with him and Gael whatever (who is pretty hot even though I can’t remember his name) and andre 3000…

      • alyce1213

        The other two guys in the commercial are fine, but he drives me up the wall with the very same conceit he displays here.  He has but one expression, and not a very good one imo.

        • RebeccaKW

           I’m not proud of myself.

      • Cassie

        Oh my god, I know. I hate how he seems so confident that he’s hot shit…but he is, indeed, hot shit.

        Gael Garcia Bernal is one of my all-time favorites. In the Motorcycle Diaries…so many sighs.

      • Sara L.

         I, too, love those Gilette commercials, to my everlasting shame.

      • librarygrrl64

        OH, NOOOOOOOO!!!! I want to shower with sandpaper every time that commercial comes on. Douche to the third power!!!

    • algaechick

      That seems the mark of a good actor-he must’ve truly transformed himself in films, into a desirable human being.

    • Alison Dalton

      Agreed. His appeal is tied up in our differences.

  • Tashina Savage

    Disagree. He is the epitome of cool to me and can wear clothes like its no one’s business.

  • Kirsten Henry

    Whatever.  Adrien Brody is my fave and there’s nothing you can do about it!

    • AudreysMom

      agreed – and as a lifelong Oscar watcher the Hallie Berry moment was one of the best ever. He had a surprise win (over two pretty powerhouse actors), was pretty young (28 or something) knew that THIS was his moment and let the world know 1) by drop kissing one of the most beautiful women in the world and 2) giving one of the most heartfelt acceptance speeches ever given.

      Personally I like his quirks. You have to embrace that nose and have a personality behind it.

      • Flooby

        That “drop kiss” made me queasy when it happened- it ruined the moment for me.  

      • guest2visits

        I have to say I saw it as nothing more than exuberance. He was so delighted to be there.
        As I recall many actors jump the aisles, climb the chairs, and do lots of silly things including cartwheels;
        when they learn they’ve won.   I thought most others saw it the same way. He was celebrating the good fortune
         of being there with everyone else, including Halle.  

        I also like his quirks, and his charisma that he brings as an actor. As far as the editorial; he’s wearing the
        clothes, they aren’t wearing him.     IMO.

        • scarlet1815

          His ‘exuberance’ doesn’t give him the right to help himself to a woman’s body without her permission. Cartwheels, jumping aisles, doing pushups, a person can do whatever he wants to celebrate as long as he’s not ignoring someone else’s bodily autonomy in the process. 

          • guest2visits

            True.   Of course I’m not for violating someones’ person, ever.

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  • Anathema_Device

    Well, at least he is modeling, which most male actors don’t bother to do in these editorials. I’ll give him that much. The clothes are fab.

  • Alli

    I used to be super into him but…..yeah, “trying too hard” is EXACTLY how I would describe him. These pics do nothing to stop that.

  • SpcilK

    No thank you, not a fan! Yes, TLO I agree Douchiest of Douchey.

  • poggi

    If you have ever seen Predators (and I am not saying that you should) and seen him try to act like a tough guy, it becomes pretty hard to take him as seriously as he takes himself. 

    • foodycatAlicia

      I was thinking just that.

      • poggi

        Funny thing is I like action movies, and science fiction ones even more so.  Also my standards are not that high for these movies–even one good scene can redeem the whole thing (like Samuel L. Jackson’s motivating speech and then unexpected and over-the-top demise in Deep Blue Sea or in Blade when N’Bush Wright’s character is asked is she knows how to use a gun and she responds “No, but I’ll learn damn quick”).  I can think of nothing that redeemed Predators.

        • foodycatAlicia

          It had Danny Trejo in it, which is always good, and Topher Grace got to be evil. Nothing else was good about it.

          • poggi

            You’re right. I forget about Danny Trejo, Topher Grace, and Laurence Fishburne too. I think listening to Adrien Bordy talk low and gravelly for an hour and a half just to find out that his name Royce is not worth it.

  • Jessica Rowe

    There was that great movie he did where he did it with his own daughter. Boy, I’m so glad I saw that movie.  “Splice”.  Yup, that was it.  Now I vomit when I see him.

  • StelledelMare

    Never done a thing for me. His face, his acting, none of it impresses me

  • Heather

    I feel for Halle Berry. A friend and I were just talking about how being forcefully kissed is the worst type of ‘groping’ short of being raped/sexually assaulted – ie worse than someone grabbing your bum or similar. It’s just such an intimate act that to have it forced upon you is shattering.

    • Isy

      I’ve been forcefully kissed, and while I can in no way compare it to a rape, it took me a year to stop having a physical reaction when I thought about it. Like, I would actually kick my legs or raise my fists, even if I was sitting at a desk. Just awful.

      • Heather

        Oh, awful. My friend said, “It’s like you can’t get the taste of them out of your mouth” – ugh. 

  • MzzPants

    That last shot is complete sleaze-ball.

    • alyce1213

      He’s sitting like a legs-spread douchebag on the subway.

  • Micaela Cannon

    I know absolutely nothing about Adrien Brody’s character, and I can completely agree that he looks like a huge douche in this spread. I also find myself finding him attractive even though there is seemingly no reason for it. But I will say that The Pianist was one of the most breath taking films I’ve ever seen, and there was not a single thing I would change about his performance in it. 

    • Glammie

      Yep, don’t care about Adrien Brody and Polanski’s slime, but The Pianist was amazing.  One of those films that always stays with me.

  • howdoilook

    YES. I think the same thing every time I see him in that razor commercial. Icky.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Full on Douche.

  • Miss_Led

    So funny! Yep, “one expression.” There it is, over and over and over again.

  • Kayceed

    Yes, quizzically furrowed brow can get a bit tiresome.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Maybe the wind changed and his face is stuck like that?

  • Jennifer Ford

    I hate that I find him hot. I dislike anyone at least a little bit if they work with Roman Polanski, and his whole attack on Halle Berry was super uncomfortable and not cool, but damn. He is a hottie, Blue Steel expression and all.

    And yet I can fully hear him shouting, “One look? ONE LOOK?!” at the camera just before he pulls off a perfect Magnum and saves the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is an exemplar of negative chemistry, for me. His appearance is smack dab in my wheelhouse for unbridled lust, but somehow he has a very off-putting vibe.

    Someone who is very into the furrowed brow chose these shots. Or if he really never lowers the eyebrows, he is one of the very few celebs that I might recommend consider a bit o’ botox.

    The green shiny Gucci suit jacket in the next to last shot looks fabulous, from what I can see. A little shiny is o.k., please?, especially for those not often subjected to intense lighting for photography.

  • Sara LaBatt

    I think someone should make a movie with him, Paul Reubens, and Alan Cumming playing brothers.  Somehow they all look related to me…

  • Ginger

    If I ever brought somebody home that look like him, Daddy would’ve served me my own ass on a platter.

  • Anna Daugherty

    He reminds me so much of my boyfriend, only quite a bit douchier and less attractive. I bet my man would look pretty amazing in these clothes.

    • formerlyAnon

      If your bf reminds you of Mr. Brody, only more attractive, I am certain he would look amazing in these clothes. I’m pretty sure he’d also look pretty good in a couple of brown paper grocery sacks taped together.

      • Anna Daugherty

         He’s got a similar face, all angles and nose. But to me he’s more handsome than Brody. Definitely not as tall, though.

        His style icon is Barney from “How I Met Your Mother” if that’s any indication.

  • alyce1213

    One of the Top Ten Douches.  All of these pictures creep me out; he looks like a predator, someone I’d keep my children away from.
    He does a commercial for a shaver in which he has this same expression and smirky, smarmy attitude throughout.  
    He takes himself so seriously.  I can’t stand him and love that you feel that way too.  Thank you for saying it.

  • kimmeister

    I loved the Halle Berry moment [shrugs].

    • judith traherne

      oh me too. I think it was because no one expected him to win against Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine and Daniel Day Lewis so it was a shock when his name was announced and he, er, got caught up in the moment.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Be careful what you say. I’ve already been attacked here for laughing it off.  

    • MilaXX

       Being caught up in the moment doesn’t excuse a douche move or failing to apologize afterwards. I’m not attacking, I just fail to see how it was anything close to cute.

  • julnyes

    I saw him out and about one day here in New York (I think he had just finished a work out session). He is quite attractive in person (and very thin), but his appeal was definitely lessened after the Berry incident and it is completely gone if he actually said he knows what it is like to be a concentration camp prisoner – that level of idiocy is off putting.

  • KQ67

    Normally I find him way hot but this fashion editorial is making me question my judgement.

  • Judy_S

    Maybe a Korean eyebrow fetish?

  • TheOriginalLulu

    “Molesting Halle Berry” hahaha
    Hey, he did what 800 million and a half other men (and probably just as many women) wanted to do and got away with it!

    These pics are very douchy, though, agreed. Are his eyebrows/forehead frozen that way? It’s a little hilarious.
    That last pic…in the matching robe and lounge pants…with the dress shirt underneath…and that look on his face…I can’t.  

    • sekushinonyanko

       So because you want to invade someone’s personal space and initiate a sexual act of some kind on them, and they are unlike to smack you on television in front of millions of people after presenting you an oscar for fear of ruining their own careers by looking like a bitch, sure it’s funny and cute if you do it?

      • TheOriginalLulu

        No, but I’ll tell you what’s even less cute. People with zero sense of humor.

        • DonnaL

           And what’s even less cute than people with zero sense of humor, is people who think sexual assault is funny.

          • TheOriginalLulu

            Listen, if you didn’t appreciate him planting a big old kiss on Halle Berry, that’s your right. Plenty of people didn’t think it was cool. 
            Now to get all hysterical and start attacking strangers on the internet who happen to see it as a funny, light-hearted moment is just short of insanity. To me, that was not a sexual assault and you trivialize the seriousness of an actual sexual assault by calling it that. Now why don’t you do yourself a favor and go have a drink before you pop a vein or something.

          • vidacelina

            You aren’t being attacked, you are being responded to in kind for your flip statements and assertions that people who don’t share your opinion are hysterical and lack a sense of humor. You are the one trivializing here.

        • sekushinonyanko

          No, I never EVER have a sense of humor about sexual assaults. Sorry about that. Kanye shrug.

  • DinaSews

    Douchey. Yes. Very much. And the Halle Berry thing was douchey too.

  • Liana Brooks

    Not gonna lie, if I saw him walking toward me I’d dial 911. He’s creepy. 

  • MilaXX

    Never liked him. Douche bag all the way & one hit wonder to boot.

  • Lina_bee

    I agree, except I don’t think the clothes are all that great, either. The suede is nice, but take a second look at that sharkskin suit! The whole editorial is kind of a “KEEP AWAY FROM GUYS WHO DRESS LIKE THIS” advert, isn’t it?

  • Alexa

    I will change all your minds by taking you on a Brodyquest.

  • Kolo_Ol

    If you have eyes you can’t not be aware of the quirkiness of his looks

  • ecallaw

    I can definitely go for guys that aren’t conventionally handsome, but I just can not see the appeal to this guy.  Ugh.

  • Denny Li

    I still remember when I got an excited call from a girlfriend squealing that a kid who went to our junior high school (I.S. 145) was a famous actor. Racked my brains out trying to figure out who it could possibly be to no avail. Then I saw his face. And, it all came rushing back. He was not well liked. I guess, like his features, that hasn’t changed.

    • alyce1213

      As a Queens girl, I am loathe to acknowledge that it’s his hometown.  He does not represent well.

      • Denny Li

        I didn’t even know he was from Queens. Obvious in hindsight since I.S. 145 was in Jackson Heights, but I was changing schools every 1 1/2 years at that age, and had lived in Brooklyn, Queens, & Manhattan by then, so I never thought of any of my classmates as being “from” a particular place or borough.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I see him and all I think is “creep, get away from me”.

  • Corsetmaker

    I like him. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for blokes with big noses. However I wish he hadn’t gone down the action route, it doesn’t suit him. Same argument I have with Nicolas Cage – loved him gawky and geeky and a bit odd but dislike the action man transformation intensely.

  • mjude

    i have always had a crush on him for whatever reason i dont know.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Yeah, he’s pretty douchey. I’m ashamed that he makes my lady bits quiver.

  • CPK1

    whatever happened to him career-wise? He doesn’t seem to have done much of anything since he won an oscar

  • Pennymac

    He’s not bad looking, but I get a weird “something icky” vibe. Not like a bad boy I don’t give a f**k dirty sexy Norman Reeder way, but like a I made a Polanski film and find myself too quirky/handsome and am a THESPIAN *wrinkled brows* way. Don’t understand his appeal at all.

  • SewingSiren

     When I see him I only wonder how many times he’s had his nose broke.

  • Judih1

    I thought I was the only one who thought he “molested Halle Berry” at the Oscars! Hated him from that moment on. And I LOVE Tlo for including a little social commentary with their fashion analysis

  • AC

    Maybe he’s going against the Hollywood trend and purposefully Botoxing the wrinkles into his forehead…

  • Sara Munoz

    WOW. This could not be less attractive.

    And I like Adrien Brody.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    He reminds me of the first boy who ever kissed me (who, as it turned out, was gay). It’s all very self-conscious. I do like the clothes, particularly that suede western-style shirt. My husband would look awesome in that.

  • Sara__B

    Kind of douchey? REALLY douchey!

  • BrooklynBomber

    I fear you may be right.
    Although he was hilarious in “Midnight in Paris.”

  • BrooklynBomber

    Okay, please don’t yell at me anybody (I’m just asking because I didn’t know anything about this, so I looked it up on YouTube): “molesting Hallie Berry” is about when he went up on stage and took her in his arms & kissed her? 

    • MilaXX

       Yep, full tongue. She knew nothing about it.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Really, “full tongue”? I just watched it. I dunno, it doesn’t look like it.

        • MilaXX

           I recall reading afterwards that he did and Halle saying she had never met him before and was a bit surprised. Even if he didn’t, I still thought it was tacky of him to do that, especially if he didn’t know her.

          • BrooklynBomber

            Tacky, most definitely.

  • Pamela

    Oh, for chrissakes!  That incident is long past, Ms. Berry certainly survived it and people will remember it for years to come.  It’s not like he locked her in a closet & kept her as a sex slave.  I’d like to see what either of you would do upon hearing that you’ve won an Oscar.  Who would you “molest” on your way to the podium, huh?

    • MilaXX

       But it was also a big moment for Halle. At the very least he should have apologized instead of bragging about how he always wanted to do that.

    • DonnaL

       This is called “projection”: people who think that because they would act like douches themselves given the opportunity, everyone else would, too.

      And I used to like him, and thought The Pianist was one of the best movies I’d seen in a long time, Polanski notwithstanding.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i used to like him okay. i liked his mother is why.
    but this is exhausting. i cant imagine it didnt exhaust even him.

  • giiiirrrr

    It’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shar Pei face.  Handsome men gone “ironical.”  Tragic.

  • Shawn EH

    How YOU doin’?

  • Jonathan

    Adrien Brody can do no wrong.  I never want to hear another disparaging word about him.

  • Fordzo

    I’ve met him twice, and he is genuinely very nice.  

  • Cousin_Rose

    I really felt The Pianist to the point of copious tears. He gets a pass from me even if he is a bit douchy sometimes. I loved the SWAK on Halle Berry.

    • MilaXX

        I loved the SWAK on Halle Berry.
      Would you like a complete stranger to come up to you and shove his tongue down your throat on one of the biggest nights of your life? it felt gross and entitled.

  • Mark Jozwik

    Maybe his face is frozen that way…?!?

  • Aaminah Khan

    I don’t find him attractive at all, and the strong whiff of douche he’s giving off doesn’t help.

  • PaulaBerman

    Isn’t he banned from Saturday Night Live for being a total d-bag? Yeah, I’m over him.

  • Isy

    Ughhh… yes, way back when, I found him cute in an odd sort of way. But now he just looks like he smells like Axe and ass. Dudebro.

  • drdirection

     I think he looks the best in the last photo where he is not working the forehead so hard.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I almost hope his eyebrows were temporarily frozen in place, the alternative is almost too cringy to bear.

  • Jangle57

    Eh.  Can we see more Clive Owen?

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Words cannot express how much I hate the beard on him.

  • quiltrx

    I’ve kind of had a thing for him for a long time…totally cemented by his dashing look in ‘King Kong.’  I think he’s a great actor, too…I know some people can’t dissociate a celebrity’s personal behavior from their performances, but I can.  And there’s just something about his face that I can’t resist.

  • bluefish

    I guess there are any number of things seriously wrong with me because I’ve found him gorgeous in his weird way for many years now.  He’s a bit awkward in interviews but seems like a good person.  I forgive him the HB kiss at the Oscars because I think he was so totally overwhelmed that he lost his mind.  I think with a face that unique, he’ll always look interesting in photos.  And I do know from scouring many many pictures of him kind of obsessively years ago that he’s capable of other expressions.  I makes excuses for him because I love.

    • formerlyAnon

      His nose is absolutely beautiful. [or, maybe I should say, suits my taste in male faces?]

    • cumberlandgirl

      I love the fact he owns his uniquely handsome look, and looks great in anything he wears. He is such a talented actor. As for the HB kiss at the Oscars and a few interview blunders, no problem. I’d hate to see the mess I would make out of those situations.

  • Rand Ortega

    Agree to everything you said, darling TLo.
    But I’m still in love with his nose. & the few times he’s not so aware of himself, he’s adorable.

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  • Vaniljekjeks

    He does nothing for me, either.  Actually he does something for me… and that something is make me feel icky inside.  

  • tsid2012

    Ewww……..  and eat something, please.

  • librarygrrl64

    He seems incapable of NOT looking douchey. Always.

  • NCDFan

    Pepe Le Pew

  • Kay Watkins

    I had no idea he was a douche:-(  I always liked him but reading these comments and some of the things he’s said?  So disappointing:0(  Can’t take away from his acting ability though.  I do think he’s a very good actor.

  • Louise Bryan

    His forehead is going to start looking like a pug’s if he keeps wrinkling it up that way.

  • TieDye64

    I just can’t with this guy. But, I’m digging some of the clothes.

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  • PrunellaV

    What is that face saying, exactly? “I don’t use Botox.”

  • LinXGUA

    Oh Adrien Brody. He always make me smile because I think of him as “the white Snoop Dogg”.

    The second picture is hilarious. When and why do you strike that pose? “i’m just waiting for the pot deale- ups! i mean, i was waiting for you babe!” The third picture with the sporty look is so weird, i can’t decide if he’s pulling it through or not. Actually, all photos are kind of awkward. You’re right, he can’t get over himself.I have grown to like him because of BRODYQUEST… a beautiful thing that refills his ego and douchey atitude whenever he wants.

  • Seale Paterson

    I saw him on the street in New Orleans about a week ago, and we agreed that he is surprisingly better looking in person. He looked MUCH less douchy than he does in these photos.

  • Plink

    These mean queens don’t mean it, darling. They’re just jealous of your lovely “quirky” looks. We’ll forgive them….one day.