Joshua Jackson in Cannes

Posted on May 22, 2012

While Diane Kruger is out shooting lightning bolts of fierceness in every direction, her squeeze wanders the streets of Cannes, not having slept in days and wearing clothes he stole off a 70-year-old man sleeping on a bench.

Joshua Jackson out and about in Cannes.

Oh, we’re just teasing. We know there are plenty of ladies out there who love them some Pacey and we’re happy to give it to them. We always thought he was charming and cute, but since we never watched a second of Dawson’s Creek, we don’t have the fondness for him that the “females aged 25 to 35” demographic seems to possess. You never forget your teen crushes. So ladies, here he is; just for you. Just don’t expect us to praise his outfit.

We’re glad to hear Fringe is going to get a chance to wrap up its stories next season, but we thought this past season was kind of weak and unfocused. That’s always been the problem with Fringe; great, talented cast and very smart writers, but conceptually, it’s always been a bit meandering.


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  • wisenhar

    That’s a “smoking a pipe and reading a book” sweater, not an “attending premiers at Cannes” sweater. 

    • He looks so…confused.

      • wisenhar

        Yeah, ummm, Christopher Lloyd called, he wants his facial expression back…

        • RebeccaKW

           so many likes.

      • lamamu

         Maybe he doesn’t speak french?

  • Super_Red

    I’m actually pretty surprised T and Lo don’t like his sweater… I never watched Dawson’s Creek either, so I’ve got no particular love for him, but that sweater is pretty great. 

    • mshesterp

      I agree! If he were a little more cleaned up (read: shaven) I think they’d have praised it more (and no neck tag).  He does look a wee-bit sleepy, though, but in general: dude looks good.

  • Why isn’t he in a tux on Diane’s arm looking delicious? 
    Who am I kidding? I’d still take him home. I kind of love that sweater.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

       Why isn’t he in a tux on the RC? Look at that slob. Jeesh, buy a comb, for god’s sake.

  • He doesn’t look so hot here, but in “Fringe” he comes across as the kind of man you want to come home to. And John Noble deserves an Emmy. It is not easy to be crazy and the soul of a show. 

    • kimmeister

      Ditto about John Noble!  Glad to find out that T & Lo watch the show too.

  • Alison Jimenez

    I still wouldn’t kick him out of bed.

  • amf0001

    I never watched Dawson’s Creek (too old!) but love Fringe and entirely agree – last years season was so fierce but this one feels much less focused.  I’m glad they’ve got one more and I’m glad they are letting Peter and Olivia stay together.  But he does look like he hasn’t slept in days and what temperate zone is he in?  Has he got the shivers? everyone else is strappless and light fabrics and he’s got this heavy sweater on…

    • CozyCat

      I think this last season of Fringe (like the last season of The Good Wife) suffered from a “sustainability” problem.  The previous season worked its way up to such an incredibly dramatic finish that the writers had to  figure out some way to untangle the old plot line and move in a new direction.  And perhaps they didn’t know if they were getting renewed, so the season was basically a lead up to the appearance of (spoiler) in the last couple of episodes.
      As to the picture:  I would say this was season 1, pre heart throb Peter Biship.

      • Jennifer Coleman

        Yeah, I kind of agree. While I enjoyed this season, it got diluted with so many alternate worlds merging or colliding  (I kind of became confused as to who was where) and time traveling Observers. It does seem to be purged & teed up for next season.
        I dig Joshua more as he ages. I have a feeling that he’s going to grow into his look in his 40’s, like George Clooney did.
        Maybe my view of Cannes is overly romantic, but I’m surprised he didn’t get deported for that sweater, Surely everyone is required to walk around sporting couture at all times, non?

  • As a young woman, I’d wear this outfit with better fitting jeans in the same wash. Come at me 😀

    Also, when did Dawson’s Creek air? I don’t fit into that demographic, but I definitely watched it when I was younger.

    •  1998-2003. And it was just added to Netflix this week. I know what I’ll be watching during network hiatus.

      • Thank you. I guess my memories are from age 7 or 8. Maybe one day I’ll attempt to watch it again, I just have so many things on my queue already!

      • It was added to Netflix?! I’ll have to add it to my queue. I loved Pacey, but this look isn’t really ok. He should be with Diane looking gorgeous in a tuxedo!

    • RS

       1997-2003, I think. Maybe 1998. I watched, too – couldn’t stand Dawson, adored Pacey. <3

      No opinions on the sweater either way, it looks functional, but love the shoes.

      • Thanks! I have a fondness for Pacey too, though I’m pretty sure I just went with the feelings of everyone around me.

        I have a thing for grandpa sweaters, so this is perfect for me.

      • 2x post, sry

    • I’m at the top of that demographic and I never watched it, although some of my slightly younger friends did.

  • He wears those sweaters no matter where he goes. I always imagine he’s carrying a little bit of Canada along with him. 

    Also, I agree with that entire paragraph about Fringe.

  • Spicytomato1

    Even in this getup he still looks better than many guys on the street. The weather looks iffy…I’m thinking he didn’t pack appropriately and someone (not sure who…I wouldn’t rule out an old man on a bench as a possibility) lent him the sweater?

  • jw_ny

    Looks nice and comfy…for sitting fireside in a lodge ski resort….oh wait, it’s May, it’s Cannes…  😉  Event pass around his neck?  I’ll assume he’s not just stumbling out of bed in search of the nearest cafe for first cuppa joe.  Shave, comb hair, dress more appropriately…there are cameras everywhere.

  • Sara__B

    I like the shoes.

    My mother (DOB 1919) knit a sweater nearly identical to this one for my father (DOB 1917) when he was in his 70s, so I have a fondness for the sweater (even though the fit is too tight and too long) but not for the scruffy look of the guy wearing it.

  • Pennymac

    He looks like some one who is struggling with the flu.

  • TieDye64

    If he was taking a break from skiing the slopes this would look okay. I don’t dislike this, but at Cannes? Maybe not. And what’s with him looking SO scruffy and haggard? That bugs me far more than the clothes. Ick.

  • susu11

     He looks like he might smell like patchouli, but it’s all good otherwise. Digging the shoes. He should have kept his press pass or metro card holder or whatever that thing around his neck is in his pocket though, draws the eye away from his comfy style.

  • piecesofconfetti

    I’ve never watched Dawson’s Creek (though I am smack in the middle of that demographic) but I have the biggest crush on him.  This is better than 90% of what my husband throws on to go “out and about” so I give him a pass.

  • I want that sweater. Looks comfy and warm.

  • Michael_Jones

    I like the shoes…

  • Anathema_Device

    Poor guy. These pics elicit nothing but sympathy for me. He really looks like he has to go somewhere and would truly be back in bed recuperating from whatever: drinking, flu, migraine…

  • MilaXX

    Looks like he stumbled out of bed to get food and then go lounge around watching pay per view.
    Fringe is weird, but I still like it.

  • janetjb

    Doesn’t he know celebrities are expected to dress fabulously 24/7 when in Cannes?  He really needs to wake up, shower, shave and put on an appropriate outfit. 

    • Judy_S

      My theory is he is hoping nobody will know who he is, due to the lack of fabulosity. I would never have guessed he was remotely associated with the Kruger goddess.

  • martisco

    Hey, that’s his beloved Canadian sweater.  He wore it to WonderCon.

  • RebeccaKW

    Not a Dawson’s creek fan, but he’s definitely a boy I never really thought was cute who grew into a tasty man.  I really like the sweater, it’s everything else that’s dragging it down.

  • sockandaphone

    I loved the first season of Fringe but I just couldnt get through the second after two eps in. Is it worth it? Should I revisit the show?

    • clairehj7

      Totally revisit it. I think it’s a great show. I know there are detractors about this season, but I still enjoyed it.

    • clairehj7

      Totally revisit it. I think it’s a great show. I know there are detractors about this season, but I still enjoyed it.

  • yybb

    Most of you probably will disagree with me. To me on the first picture he looks like modern version of mr. Darcy (i.e. Colin Firth) from BBC Pride and Prejudice. Just before mr Darcy jumped into the pond. The same disheveled look.

  • bluefish

    He looks fine.  It feels as though Cannes has been doing on for months now.

  • I love his shoes! And yes, Dawson’s Creek could have been remade as Pacey’s Creek and I would have been a happy girl.

  • My fondness for him comes from his role as Charlie in ‘The Mighty Ducks.’ But that’s a ‘he’s such a cutie!’ rather than a ‘I totally wish he were my boyfriend’ sort of fondness. Dawson’s Creek was so not my jam.

  • Pacey looks like a regular dude who stayed up late and now needs a coffee and a croissant. BUT the shoes? The shoes tell me that he actually has A TON of money and someone ought to be serving him in bed. Perhaps he fired his staff?
    I would think that Kruger would stop him from going out looking like this, it’s sort of a reflection on her, don’t you think?

  • He’s with Diane Kruger? Mis-match (said in sing-songy voice).

  • suzq

    I guess in Cannes, “70-year-old men sleeping on a bench” are dressed way better than they are in America. 

    However, I bet they smell about the same.

  • “Oh, this old thing?”

  • JC Penneys, circa 1978.

  • Mmm, HoboPacey.

  • Lina_bee

    Oh Josh, the rain is terrible for your hair and that sweater makes me cry. I kinda dig the shoes, tho.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I just realized that I’ve never understood the “glam” at Cannes.  They are just going to see a damned movie.  I can understand dressing up for the premiere of YOUR OWN movie, but just for any old movie…doesn’t make sense.  People pretty much show up at Sundance in their (more expensive than a mere mortal could afford) ski parkas.  Which is a long-winded way of saying … you go, Joshua…you are actually dressed to go see a movie.

  • For anyone who doesn’t have the Pacey fever, I highly recommend his movie “Lone Star State of Mind.”  He has a quiet cool and a wicked, mischievous charm that makes me, and lots of others, melt to our core.  YUM!  

    And I don’t mind his look here.  He seems comfy and doing his own thing, so rock on.  Besides, he looks like he rolled out of my bed and is picking up some coffee for us.  At least, that’s the way I see it. 😉

  • Oh gosh, I need more Pacey in my life. Time to break out my Dawson’s Creek DVDs.

  • I like the sweater, but I LOVE the shoes!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I watch Fringe for Walter, not for the stories!  Love him so much.

  • I never had a crush on him, so take it as unbiased when I say I like his shoes.

  • No thanks.

  • Zippypie

    Dig the shoes.  The rest – oh, honey.

  • Zippypie

    Dig the shoes.  The rest – oh, honey.

  • unbornfawn

    Hanging around Cannes in THAT??? Go home.

  • Megan Patterson

    I am 26 and never watched Dawson’s Creek. I am fond of him for Fringe and Paceycon

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s wearing really nice shoes.

  • No, YOU’RE Lebowski. I’m The Dude.

  • jcolli69

    Dawson’s Creek? Joshua Jackson has had me since his Mighty Ducks days!

  • RzYoung

    I can tick that 25-35 box, for our generation Pacey was a young Clooney

  • Vodeeodoe

    I never watched Dawson’s Creek, and this guy isn’t my type physically….but I would totally get with Peter Bishop. I love Fringe and I’m glad they’re getting closure next season. It’s a hard story to follow for people who don’t watch it religiously, but they seem to be setting up for what happened in the episode that took place in the future, while giving the fans some serious candy in the meantime. John Noble is the business!

  • Vodeeodoe

    Also him dressing like a perfesser is pretty dang bold. He might be startin’ somethin’. Sweet shoes.

  • Charles Barthelme

    He looks like he went to Cannes dressed for Sundance. It’s the French Riviera, bro, not Utah.

  • Susan Crawford

    Are there no razors in Cannes? Are there no irons or steamers in Cannes? Are there no combs in Cannes?

    In short: WTF?

  • another_laura

    Agree on “Fringe,” guys.  Here’s hoping for a great finale!  Started strong and got really stupid, IMHO.

  • It’s rainy, it’s chilly, a skinny man needs a sweater … fine by me!

  • LinXGUA

    There goes a man and a sweater. Not a man in a sweater. A man and a sweater.

  • lordandtaylor

    Did anyone else think Starsky and Hutch?

  • I kind of gave up on the last 4 or 5 episodes of the season. I started watching one, remembered that there were about fifteen story lines to keep track of (and that I had forgotten most of them) and just stopped. It was also around the time I was finishing up school so melty brain might have also been a factor.