Elijah Wood for Men’s Book Atlanta

Posted on July 17, 2012

We never feature Frodo here. Possibly because he’s had a stalled career since the heady days of Middle Earth. It seems his cable show has thrust him back into the spotlight and it’s a little shocking to realize how young he still is, even though it’s been almost a decade since he ran from Orcs. Granted, he’s in his 30s now, but that’s almost impossible to believe, looking at him. Most of the “kids” on Glee all look a decade older than him.

And speaking of looking at him, let’s do that.

Suit by Milano. Shirt by Prada. Tie by Boss Black.

 

The Summer 2012 Issue of Men’s Book
Editorial: “The Ring Master”
Model: Elijah Wood
Photographer: John Russo
Stylist: Jenny Ricker

 

Sweater and tie by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren. Trousers by Dior Homme. Boots by Topman.

Blazer and bow tie by Band of Outsiders. Shirt by Prada. Trousers by Dior Homme. Belt by Topman.

T-shirt by Burberry Brit. Vest by Band of Outsiders. Trousers by Levi’s. Shoes by Bass.

 

He is perfect for the stylish hipster look, especially since this is largely how he dresses in real life. The clothes look great and the pictures are cute, but why does he looks so pissed off at us?

And is that Wilfred show any good?

 

[Photo Credit: John Russo for Men's Book Atlanta via modernluxury.com]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      I know he’s a wee one, but all the shoes look about 3 sizes too big.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Those are giant, dick-size-affirming shoes. The male equivalent of the Sally Putty Louboutins.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Oh my god I am laughing so hard at this!!!!

        • Rand Ortega

           When they find my dead body sprawled across my keyboard, please let my family know I choked on a sunflower seed from laughing so hard at your post.

          • ccm800

             and had a sunflower seed I would be doing the same in reaction to your post!  LOL for real

        • kaycem

          lmao, i’d agree except even in the show, he kinda looks like one of those blow up clowns you punch and they pop back up … His feet are legit huge, so draw your own conclusions from that (or not, i’m not a cop). :D

        • Jennifer Coleman

          I salute you, Pants_are_a_must!

    • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

      I always feel sorry for actors who get typecast, but damned if I can see him as anything but a hobbit.

      • bookish

        Especially when they put him in a vest.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        And every time I see him, I think of Macaulay Calkin telling him, “Don’t fuck with me”.

        • Taurwen

          The Good Son really creeps me out. It was a good role for Macaulay Culkin because his emotionless acting actually works in that movie.

    • sockandaphone

      that picture in the stool…that is some intense soul-gazing face hes giving.

    • homofascist

      Ack!  I need every single piece!  Like right now.  It is so great to see a guytorial with cute clothes.  

    • ianrewel

      I have such a crush on him, love Wilfred, it’s odd but very watchable

    • kcliff

      He’s  hardly had a stalled career. He’s been in at least half a dozen films since then, one of which was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and also Everything is Illuminated – both well-received. He’s also been filming the Hobbit and wanted to work on TV. Not every actor wants to work, work, work. He’s well-known enough that he can actually pick what projects he wants to work on.

      Wilfred is OK, I watched it for him and it’s good, just not my thing.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Eternal Sunshine – 8 years ago. Everything is Illuminated – 7 years ago.

        Sounds stalled to us.

        • kcliff

          That was just one example – just trying to say he’s been in things. Stalled makes it seem like he was desperate when I think he really wasn’t working as much by choice. 

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            Sure, he’s been in things. We haven’t stated otherwise. But if you look at his IMDB profile, as we did, when we were writing this, you’ll see that he’s worked pretty much every year since Return of the King, but the last 6 or 7 years have seen a lot of videogame and voice-over work. Which, to us, says that he didn’t stop working “by choice,” but that he couldn’t get higher profile work than that for a good while. In other words, stalled.

            • kcliff

              I did. We’ll just agree to disagree on word connotation. I really wasn’t trying to offend you, just stating my piece.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              ?

              We’re not offended at all.

            • kcliff

              PHEW!

            • sk8tfan

              Agreed. Stunning, innocent eyes, soulful face, teeny weeny size. He’s still a hobbit. A talented, rich hobbit, but still.

            • GorgeousThings

              He did do Happy Feet 2 in 2011. VO, true, but a lot of actors really like doing VO work. It doesn’t require heavy duty training, stunts or similar. Also, I remember reading an interview after RotK came out where he said he was looking forward to taking time off after spending several years in New Zealand. 

              Don’t we all wish we had a job where we could take a few years off and then come back as hot as ever? :)

            • zmayhem

              And, of course, VO is a blessing for actors like, well, Frodo, and Mark Hamill, and Katey Segal and dozens of other blockbuster/long-running sitcom actors whose faces are so tied to one iconic role that they have immense difficulty getting away from it once it’s over. Not to mention those whose flesh-and-blood casting choices are limited by having a very specific look, or being too short/tall/fat/etc. for casting directors to consider them for anything but a very narrow range of roles.

              And there’s really so much great writing and directing  in animation and even games over the last decade or so, it’s hardly an act of desperation or stalled-outness–more one of pure riotous fun (hard work, but fun work) that you happen to get a paycheck for.

              Also, damn, yes, as hot as ever. That is one delicious little hobbit.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              This is one of those times where we’re completely befuddled as to why anyone is arguing a certain point we made. He went from headlining an Oscar-sweeping trilogy of blockbusters to doing mostly cartoon and videogame work. Regardless of how well that pays or how much actors love that kind of work, or well the writing and acting is, any industry insider would look at his resume over the past 8 years and consider his career “stalled.” It’s definitely on an upswing now, though. Which is why you’re seeing him back on the red carpet and on the covers of magazines.

            • zmayhem

              Ehn, I wasn’t arguing with you, just giving a “yes, and” to GorgeousThings, based on what I know from friends who’ve worked in VO. The only slight quibble is that I don’t know how many industry insiders would consider his career truly stalled — there are so many great talents working on the creative side of VO that it may be lower profile and less box-office-mojoey but it’s not really regarded as a stall-out. Less satisfactory to the insiders, for certain values of insiders, than TV and movies, but as long as you’re working steadily on interesting projects with quality people, that still counts. Just like with any other industry, it’s the outright gaps in your resume that kill you.

              (Caveat: all the above is purely second-hand and from a lowish-medium profile actor/writer/director’s perspective, a million miles away from the Big Honking Giant Names Who Set The Industry Standards; all standard grain of salt, limited perspective, ex cloaca warnings apply.)

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              It sure sounds like you disagree with what we said about his career. Call it “debating” instead of arguing.

              And again: if you go from headlining Oscar-sweeping blockbusters to ONLY doing cartoons and videogames in the space of about 5 years, that’s a stalled career. It doesn’t mean he’s “desperate;” it doesn’t mean he’s not working at all. It doesn’t mean he’s not talented or not working with talented people. It merely means he went from the highest highs of the industry to something a lot more humble and stayed there for several years.

            • zmayhem

              I think we’re mostly in violent agreement with a semantic quibble on the side — given the combined mojo and goodwill he built up over soldiering through both the filming grind and the subsequent yearslong-pole dance for LOTR, which he seems to have been able to bounce right back into as soon as it suited him to, instead of having to claw his way back up from near-zero again, I’d tend to call it “coasting” rather than “stalling,” but they’re definitely two shades of meaning describing the same lowish-profile/non-sparkly-glamourous track his career was on for quite a few years.

              And I completely admit that I’m twitchy and biased and prone to both VO squeeing and VO defensiveness, having been friends with some awesome VO people who’ve been doing stunning work for years and wanting everyone on earth to laud their chosen line of work without end and also being one of those geeky “Hey, that creepy magician from that one episode of Teen Titans is also Spongebob! Did you know Ernest Borgnine worked on Spongebob? Did you see Spongebob’s Smashing Pumpkins video?” pop culture effluvia dorks, so you should feel free to totally ignore me.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              The problem here is, you read: “he had a stalled career” and think we’re characterizing him as “desperate” or “clawing his way back from near-zero,” which we never said or implied.

        • Terence Ng

          Ugh, that makes me feel so old.

        • MilaXX

           OMG Chris Colfer is on Good Afternoon America wearing the most adorable pair of blue soled bucks. Also like a true fashion gay he’s changing outfits all day for his press junket. He was just on The View in a totally different outfit.
          /fangirling

        • Jennifer Coleman

          I’m guessing he is offered quirky cutesy young-guy roles (or modified Frodos), due to his still cutesy, young-guy appearance and he’s over that. He might heat up again when he’s close to 40 and less boyish. It’s a shame – I think he is a good actor & miss seeing him in a good amount of stuff.

      • Violina23

        Eternal Sunshine is an amazing film, although he wasn’t terribly memorable in it, I must say.  What a trip that movie was though… tragic and heartwarming at the same time.

    • SpcilK

      Great Styling! He looks adorable,tragic Emmanuelle Lewis and Gary Coleman syndrome. (Never Aging)

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Most child actors are chosen for their size (need to be small so they can play younger than they are and be on the set longer) and quirky looks. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t translate into a tall, good looking man. NPR and JGL are two exceptions.

    • JasmineAM

      I’ve never thought of him as attractive, but he looks pretty cute here!

      • AudreysMom

         the man was born to wear bow ties (not all are). Take the bow tie from the red phone picture and the horn rims from the cover. Adorable.

    • MK03

      Mmm. Yes, please.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I love how the style becomes more hipstery as you scroll down.

      preppy……okay, that’s a bowtie, so the hipster is starting to show……HOLY URBAN OUTFITTERS

    • http://moicontrelavie.com/ Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

      He looks adorably pissed off at least. Can’t stand Wilfred, but I know people who love it.

    • Sobaika

      I saw two minutes of Wilfred and it made the brain hurt. Kind of like comments on YouTube. I just can’t get passed the idea of a grown man acting as a dog or whatever the hell is happening on that show.

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

        I haven’t watched an episode but I think the concept is that Wilfred is a real dog but for some reason Elijah Wood’s character sees him as a person in a dog suit.  I think the show is originally from Australia.  (I read a lot of useless entertainment stuff.)

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          The premise is that Wilfred is actually a person dressed in a dog suit and Elijah Wood’s character is the only one who can see that.  Everybody else thinks he really is a dog.  I love the show.  I can’t explain it…but then again, I totally dig offbeat, quirky shit that most people can’t stand.

    • Larkin21

      Damn, he’s adorable. Even if he looks pissed. Wilfred’s pretty good but it starts to get repetitive. I’m still watching, though.

    • wildemoose

      He’s never done much for me but I think it’s because he looks exactly like my younger brother.

      • sockandaphone

        ot, but this is how I feel about Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters/Nirvana fame). My brother looks exactly like him it’s kinda scary. I will never find him attractive…

        • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

          Ha!  That’s me and Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.  He and my brother could be twins.

        • zmayhem

          Heh. And me and both George Clooney and Dustin Hoffman, both of whom look at different times disturbingly like my dad. Hoffman doesn’t get that much attention, but Clooney is another matter altogether, and I’ve had to sadly back out of cheerfully lusty discussions on a couple of message boards because reading someone verbal-porning over my dad’s doppleganger squicks me out beyond belief. But, clearly, my problem, not theirs, so I just back away with my eyes covered and let them porn away to their hearts’ content.

      • SneakyKitty

         That’s my problem with Joseph Gordon Levitt.  Cute guy, but he’s my little brother’s doppleganger.

        • theblondette

           Sooooo… is your brother seeing anyone? ;)

          • SneakyKitty

             Haha!  He is engaged, alas.  I’ve had such a problem keeping my friends away from him ever since he hit puberty. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        My brother is a dead ringer for Ben Affleck, which actually makes me like Ben Affleck MORE than I would if he wasn’t.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        My cousin is a ringer for Elijah Wood. He must just have a sweet, every-guy look.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Wilfred is fantastically weird and funny.  I think both FX and Hulu have all the episodes online, if you ever want to check it out for yourself. 

    • Catiline

      How does he still look exactly the same?!!

      I like the shoot, he’s giving a ton of personality in each picture.  I’ve liked Elijah Wood ever since he was on Conan O’Brien’s show YEARS ago and told stories about getting mistaken for Tobey Maguire (“I loved you in Seabiscuit!”), as well as one guy who turned to him in an elevator and went “…Harry Potter!”  He had a great sense of humor about it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        I do always confuse him and Tobey M., as well as Matt Damon and Marky Mark. They’re like twins.

      • CozyCat

        I think you’ve hit on the problem he has.  Toby Maguire, Daniel Radcliffe, and Elijah Wood are all the same “type”:  cute, boyish, small of stature.  They’re probably all up for the same parts.

        Doing a cable show is a good career move these days (it’s certainly working for a lot of great actresses!)  And comedy is a good move too–you can imagine him getting some lead roles in comedies and there are a lot more of them these days.  (It worked for Mathew Brodderick).

         

    • Violina23

      Wow, he’s totally channeling Daniel Radcliffe’s “How to Succeed” billboards!  Hmmm, I wonder if he can sing and dance…

      • MK03

        I don’t know if he can dance, but he can sing. 

    • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa M.

      “So, you want me to just hold the phone receiver over here? Seriously?”

    • julnyes

      Love him and his GIANT EYEBALLS. I mean seriously he has the most enormous blue eyes.

      • Swivels

        I very nearly walked smack into him walking down the street a number of years ago, and my entire impression of the encounter was short…dark hair…GIANT blue eyes. Of course, being shy and Canadian, I just stammered out an apology and continued on my way without saying anything else.

        He really is adorable in these pictures!

    • sagecreek

      Wilfred is FABULOUS. I cannot believe you guys aren’t watching it already.

    • TropiCarla

      Quel adorable!
      I do not love him due to the LOTR Frodo overdose. But this is undeniably cute.

    • charlotte

      A friend of mine had a huge crush on him when we were 12. She loathed all his girlfriends with a passion and wanted to become famous just to be with him. I was supposed to be her manager. Ah, the good times of being a preteen.
      And here he is, still looking exactly the same.

      • Spicytomato1

        “I was supposed to be her manager.”

         Ah, the joys of being second fiddle as a preteen…I remember it well.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

           I was going to write screenplays and my best friend was going to star in them — we  both thought we were getting the better end of the deal though.  Me because I got all the perks with none of the harassment (seriously, when did you last see a writer in the tabloids?), and her because she got all the attention.

          Of course, neither of us is actually working in those professions, now, but we both still have the same set of priorities:)

        • charlotte

           But I was totally fine with it. At least in that case.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      I love him, and Wilfred is very different… in a good way.  I love the quirkiness, the humor, and the terrific acting of Frodo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I think he’s adorable.  I’ve loved him since Radio Flyer.  

      • Adriana_Paula

        I’m with you: I’ve loved him since Avalon!

    • AuntieAnonny

      “Telephone by Targét”

      Love the seersucker blazer.

    • piecesofconfetti

      My husband needs those Topman boots

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      i love elijah.  when he was a kid he did some modeling so i always feel like for an actor when he gets asked to do this kind of thing he actually knows what he’s doing other than blankly staring into the distance.  also his career has hardly stalled, he’s just been choosing smaller projects since LOTR.  i don’t think doing major blockbuster after major blockbuster was ever his style.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355527007 Rain Jezek

      I really like the shoes in the last shot, as well as his mild “What? Come at me, then.” The best shot has to be the stool. Cute angry bird stare. I always liked Elijah Wood, it’s nice to see him here.

    • MilaXX

      At least we got several different faces.I think Elijah may be like Robert Morse. Forever looking like a kid until one day he’s the old guy.
      The show is “meh” I tried watching it, but it doesn’t hold my attention. (I prefer Louie.) i think if you like college frat boy humour you may like it. Anyone who found that movie Ted funny may find it hysterical. I think the guy who was/is in the Aussie version also plays the dog in this one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      I think Wilfred is hilarious. Definitely weird, and a bit dark. And Elijah is adorable.

    • http://twitter.com/unflinchingly Lindsey Romain

      I met Elijah once when he was DJing at a Lollapalooza after party. He was very kind even after we bothered him for a picture (something I regretted asking for immediately after), and his DJ set was really fun. He’s a good egg! I can’t wait to see him (however briefly) in The Hobbit. 

    • SneakyKitty

      Sigh.  I can’t see anything past his beautiful baby blues. 

    • mellorcr

      Am I the only on who thinks he’s channeling Brad Goreski in the first pic?

    • kirkyo

      helookssogoodhereicanbarelystandit

    • PinkLemon

      SOLD. Wilfred is hilarious. I really enjoy it. The concept brings more funny moments than you’d expect. And the acting is dead on.

    • Pennymac

      These pics are really good. Tongue in cheek, I think, plus, Hipster Perfection. The Milano suit is dreamy. And I wonder if I could pull off those Bass shoes in the last picture when I’m in one of my kicking-butt-and-taking-names-man-shoes-wearing-moods? How small do mens shoe sizes go??

      • Spicytomato1

        Hush Puppies makes a style of womens’ shoe similar to the Bass pair, in black, brown and blue with a funky, but unfortunately red and white, plaid (too patriotic looking for me). I stumbled across them on Zappos a while ago and have been thinking about them ever since. I had a few pairs of Hush Puppies for work in the 90s and loved them. Wish I’d saved them.

    • Leslie Streeter

      I guess I’m the only one who hated Wilfred. I watched a marathon, or at least two episodes of one, and thought it was trying too hard to be subversive. Not my thing. Frodo does have pretty eyes, though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

        I hate it too, but my boyfriend likes it. I can’t stand Wilfred himself, he’s just too douchey for me.

    • emisc

      Soo if you guys haven’t already seen “The Death and Return of Superman” on Youtube (hilarious retelling of a certain era of Superman comics), Elijah is in it, and is actually really great.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      Aw, he looks terrific.  I still fear I’d crush him like a twig, so I can’t quite lust, but he’s cute as hell.

    • altalinda

      I’ve adored him since Avalon, and since I deny that more than 4-5 years have passed since that movie came out, it seems natural for him to look so young!

    • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija Hurri

      Yay! Elijah! That is all.

    • Little_Olive

      That stare goes from intense to a little ill. He needs some sun, food and a good laugh. 

    • Maria Rosenfire

      He’s adorable, but I’m always mildly freaked out by the fact that his neck is exactly the same size as his head. I seriously can’t look at a picture of him without seeing it now.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      The cover shot is cute and I like all the clothes, but those facial expressions on the other three are killing me.

    • http://twitter.com/ParrotTalkBack Ana R.

      Wilfred is really good. It’s actually pretty genius. What Seth MacFarlane THINKS he’s doing (i.e. making stoner humor that’s actually really smart).

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        Exactly.  I think Ted is a total rip on Wilfred and as much as I liked the original eps of Family Guy, I couldn’t really get into it when they brought it back.  It’s too formulaic now.  As for Wilfred, I watched the first few eps and it was well done and funny in a totally messed up way, but it was a little much for me.  If I want fucked up funny, I’ll stick to Venture Bros.  Now THAT is a brilliant show.  Total genius.

        Maybe he looks mad because the pictures they are taking of him are stupid.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Love love love the stylIng here. He’ jur cute as a button isn’t he? I jur want to put him in my pocket. He’ll look 30 when he’s 50.

    • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

      Super cute. I like Frodo. He’s made for bow ties. 

      I tried to watch Wilfred but got annoyed after about two episodes and gave up. I was surprised to see it get a second season.

    • drdirection

      in that last shot he looks like a young Campbell Scott a la Longtime Companion

    • twocee

      I adore Elijah Wood.  It’s nice to see a guy-torial that isn’t featuring Channing Tatum or Joe M(can’t spell his name to save my life) or the other beefcakes.  Sometimes I just want to see a cute nerd in good clothes.

    • http://twitter.com/cathrynspry C. Sprynczynatyk

      Whoa, he’s channeling Pete Campbell on the cover. Still, he’s a cutie.

    • StellaZafella

      The styling and smirky ‘tude work for me but the sweater’s so thin with that white shirt showing through and the sleeves are too short on the seersucker jacket.

      Young Mr. Wood’s turn as the wordless psychopath in Sin City helped me get past the hobbitness… though, even when they were casting for Frodo I remember thinking “They should get that Elijah kid from ‘The Faculty’ (low budget 90′s shlock shocker with with young Josh Harkness…hell, a young EVERYBODY.)
      Now, like Mr Radcliffe, he’s maturing nicely…like wine and responsible (fantasy) boyfriends.

    • Puckndc

      He and Posh Spice need to get together for lessons on how to smile once in a while..

    • TheOriginalLulu

      He’s still cute as a button, though.

    • SapphoPoet

      I always thought he looked more like an elf than a hobbit. 

    • mjude

      i just love him.  i dont know why i dont watch his show? 

    • Excellence_and_Elegance

      It seems that Master Frodo is afraid of committing to facial hair.

    • kaycem

      wilfred is AWESOME, but can be alternately surreal / gross-out … not everyone’s cup o’ tea, but if you like workaholics, you’ll probably like wilfred. plus, elijah is a fucking great actor, so i’ll watch him in anything. also, supercute here, it should go w/o saying.

    • Christy Cricow

      Wilfred is fanTASTIC!!!! Must see. And if you don’t get it on first watch, watch more. Funny, funny show.

    • crash1212

      He’s not my cuppa – but he’s quite cute in these pics – love the outfit and pose on the red stool.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Adorable!

    • guest2visits

      I guess I like him in the cover pic so much because it’s such a nice change from the usual hipster. On the show I notice he’s
      always dressed  in ‘depressed-casual’ wear. At least in the bits and pieces of the show that I’ve seen.  It verges on funny but
      it’s mostly creepy. IMO.

    • Spicytomato1

      I don’t think he looks that pissed off…and his expressiveness is refreshing. Love the whole spread.

    • ChelseaNH

      For a long time, I couldn’t stand to look at his face, thanks to LotR’s rampant overuse of the close-up reaction shot (I wonder what the eventual shorthand for “And Frodo, look anguished!” was).  However, his face has gotten leaner and now I seem to have gotten over it.  So thanks for unkinking my psyche a bit…

    • Heather Dent

      I love Wilfred. It’s definitely a weird show, it’s kind of a mystery like LOST, but dirtier and much funnier.

    • snarkykitten

      I’d be kind of cranky too if mag editors were still using tired “Ring” puns, 10 freakin years after my big movie.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      I’m getting a Pete Campbell vibe from these :-)   

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurie-S-Neilsen/775114982 Laurie S. Neilsen

      I’m just amused by how much he looks like my friend Ben, whose nickname is “Hobbit”.

    • deltabronze

      For a completely different view, google “Ben Gunn Elijah Wood” to see his character in the Eddie Izzard version of Treasure Island.

    • redgauntlet

      No more bow-ties on anyone:

      - Not in white tie
      - Not in black tie
      - Not playing a lecturer at Harvard Business School
      - Not playing a gay music teacher in a teen high school drama
      - Under sixty-five

    • frankystein123

      Yes T Lo, Wilfred is indeed pretty awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      This is perfect. Everything about it, the clothes, styling. It’s all very suited to Elijah. Well done!

    • imakeart

      I LOVE Wilfred!

    • jabes

      In that second photo, with him sitting on the stool, he looks like Martin Freeman.  So that was some interesting casting on Peter Jackson’s part: Bilbo looks like his nephew.  (Am I the last one in the LoTR/Hobbit universe to realize this?  I haven’t been following the Hobbit stuff very closely.)

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      OMG Wilfred is amazing!!! You need to watch it!

    • personette2

      hey guys – longtime reader of your site and member of the commentariat.  Im a writer on Wilfred.  And you’re right – Elijah does dress exactly like this in real life.

    • LinXGUA

      It’s ok Frodo, i’ll  …  oh, i’m sorry i called you Frodo, it’s just … 
      please stop looking at me like that. i’m so sorry to disap-
      *sobs*

    • kat89

      I think Wilfred is like the Three Stooges. Guys think it’s hilarious, girls just don’t get it. At least that’s the way my friends & family feel about it. My husband & (grown) sons watch it faithfully. I leave the room when it comes on.

      • FashionShowAtLunch

        I can anecdotally tell you that’s not 100% true. I am a chick and I LOVE that show.  I love anything with a depraved irreverent sense of humor. 

      • anotherEloise

        I haven’t seen Wilfred (yet), but I can tell you I LOVED the Stooges when I was a little girl, and so did all my little girlfriends.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Srsly, I LOVE Three Stooges.  Moe Larry the cheese!  And my whole household was excited about Wilfred yet one by one, we all dropped from the show.  It was just… I dunno.  Couldn’t hold my attention, but that first episode was genius.

    • Aurumgirl

      I think he looks great here–good clothes and styling, and he’s not a bad model, either.  It’s a shoot that gives him a bit of a different look from the way I always see him, which is as Frodo.  

    • Diego!

      I think he looks great! I love the cloths :)

    • Carina Yariv

      For the record, Wilfred is hilarious.

    • ccm800

      Aw Hi Elijah! I love him!
      Side note: TLo I hope American Apparel is paying you guys good money to flash that creeper looking little bastard in the underwear again. MAN I loathe that model

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      I LOVE all these looks for him–fresh and young. Well, except for the last photo. Love the shoes in the photo with the red stool. And the bowties. Bowties are cool.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEP56YB4DUIXBWSLIMSSSGQHWY jimmack

      Another photo essay and another group of photos with a pissed off looking white boy. Jeesh. Cover shot is cute.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I just have a big ole crush on this boy, even though I’m old enough to be his mother.  Love the blue eyes and quirky personality.  I’ve never heard of this Wilfred show, though.  Nice photo spread!

    • Cat_In_A_Hat

      “…but why does he looks so pissed off at us?”

      Possibly he was shooting for “moody” or “brooding” but since his usual range of expressions seem to consist mostly of “worried”, “nervous”, and “anxious”, the end result was this.