Bradley Cooper in Tom Ford

Posted on January 07, 2013

Let’s all yell at a boy.


Bradley Cooper attends the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Tom Ford.

We tried singling out details as to why we dislike this look; things like the tie being a bit too big or the vest a bit too tight, or the fact that he appears to be wearing a pale blue shirt. But what’s really setting us off here is the grooming. For God’s sake, pick up a damn razor. You’re in a Tom Ford tux getting your picture taken. And since no one in your sphere seems willing to say this to you, Bradley, we will: your hair is awful and you need to get it cut. All those whisps and bits sticking out, giving him little wings are bad enough, but the volume is also giving him lightbulb-head and the amount of product he has to gloop onto it in order to shape it is a bit on the gross side. You wouldn’t want to run your fingers through that crunchy mop.

We like Tom Ford’s menswear. Bradley’s a good-looking guy. This should be a no-brainer, but he looks homeless. Time to cut the hair and shave the neck, dude.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • He never should have grown his bimbo hair back after “Silver Linings Playbook.”

  • hughman

    When I see male celeb’s groomed like this, I always default to “it must be for a role”. Granted, the role would have to be a blind hobo without access to running water but still… the “theatah!”

  • DeborahJozayt

    He’s gonna need a turban at this point to keep his hair product where it belongs.

  • shopgirl716

    He did an amazing job in Silver Linings Playbook.  Loved it.  But he had also shaved and cut his hair and I thought he looked so much better.

    •  He had the neck beard in the movie too.

      • shopgirl716

        You’re right.  Wishful thinking I guess.

  • UglyTalents

    I think he wears it long because he’s got hair-transplant scars in back? Didn’t it seem like his receding hairline reversed itself when he started getting big a few years ago? Nothing wrong with that at all, but you gotta be careful or you end up having to wear your hair in a Nicholas Cage bob.  I agree, he looks sort of hungover here … sort of rode hard and put away wet.

    • OrigamiRose

      Good point.  It’s incredible how different he looks here than when he showed up on “Sex and the City.”  The hairline, the nose… he’s definitely had work.  All the more reason for him to protect his investment and not go out looking like Hobo Joe in a tux.

      • Rebecca Jay

        I am laughing my ass right off at “Nicholas Cage bob” and “Hobo Joe” – one right after the other and just hit me square in the funnybone.


        • OrigamiRose

          I went back and read some previous posts on B-Coop.  In one, TLo refers to his hair looking like a wig from the Raquel Welch line.  I’m not sure what is worse, that or being condemned to the Nicolas Cage bob.  It’s a tight race there.

  • ew ew EW can we go back to that rob james collier editorial now

  • AnnPopovic

    HE’S not gettin’ sexiest man in the world again any time soon. 

  • alyce1213

    What a miss for him, really disappointing.  He’s well-educated, intelligent, has some refinement, certainly good looks, but not a lick of sense to groom properly.  He looks like a hairy type, which carries the responsibility of shaving and trimming on a regular basis.  

    The pants fit well, at least.

  • Snailstsichr

    All the blue eyes in the world cannot make up for that hair. Tom Ford needs to spank him.

    • UglyTalents

       I think Tom would really like that.

    • Can I spank him?

  • MilaXX

    Agreed, not only does he need a haircut & shave, but he appear to need something to even out his complexion. Perhaps some tinted moistener or BB creme. He always look like he just came back from skiing and has wind burn.

    • Billie_Dawn

      Wind burn, that’s it! I’ve always had trouble putting my finger exactly on why his skin looks so strange. It wasn’t tanning, bronzer, or sun burn. Wind burn! Definitely a complexion issue.

  • quiltrx

    It’s always kind of surprising to me that he does NOTHING for me.  The dark hair, light eyes, winning smile–he *should* be my type.  But he’s so not.

    And his hair looks a lot like mine at the moment.  And I’ve been sick in bed with a fever for three days.  Try again, son.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    that’s far too much greasy kid stuff Bradley, please return after you are showered, shaved and shorn….

  • j_anson

    Wow, it’s like he set out to look like that skeezy desperate guy who thinks he can totally get laid at his cousin’s wedding “because bridesmaids are always down for it, amirite?”

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      That’s EXACTLY it.  He just has a whiff of the douche to him.

    • OrigamiRose

      Does he say that before or after icing a bro? 

      • DeborahJozayt

        Before, after, and in-between.

  • OrigamiRose

    Everything I want to like about this – I’m a sucker for black tie, the fit of the suit, which I do like – is completely undone by his head.  Greasy, scraggly hair, neckbeard, etc.  It’s as if he intentionally went out as a butterface.

  • nannypoo


  • I’d be worried not that the hair was crunchy but that he’d catch me trying to wipe the goo off my hand afterwards.

  • StellaZafella

    Homeless Wedding Singer.

  • guest2visits

    He should look really great, but there is an edge of goofyness here – and I’ll take your observation that his bow tie is partially to
    blame; I thought it looked oversized too. And the vest is a tiny bit off.  And I guess the hair isn’t really working either.
    Sparkly eyes and smile do go a long way….

  • Martin Phillips

    Cut the guy a break…he could be growing his hair out for a character in a movie.

    • How come no one ever says this when we critique a ladystar’s hair but someone ALWAYS says it when we critique a male star’s hair? It’s gotten to the point where we find it kind of hilarious.

      • Karen Maslowski

         This. And, surely, he isn’t letting his hair go greasy “for a role”.

        • eowyn_of_rohan

          Certainly not when he’s trying to put his best foot forward at Golden Globes/Oscar time.

  • PastryGoddess

    sigh…the neard strikes again

  • joancarol

    His shirt looks like a dickey.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Yikes. Everything above the neck is giving me hives.

    Can I add to the criticism that if your complexion is that uneven you really really need foundation? Make up’s not just for the ladies, skeezetote.

  • mike__tv

    I don’t why, because I loved him in Alias, but Bradley Cooper just makes me…*yawn*. 

    • kimmeister

      It’s because the character of Will Tippen was so likable!

  • Pennymac

    He looks like an annoying hobbledehoy! There, I said it! I used Carsons word!

  • Trisha26

    I think he’s taken that Hangover role of Phil to heart…

  • Dhammadina

    Homeless look: Right on right on right on. 

  • megalomania79

    The hair is no bueno.  I do not care for that look at all.

  • kcarb1025

    His hair is gross.

  • Imasewsure

    Even ignoring the grooming and hair issues (and I am ignoring them big time), I agree that the suit doesn’t look right either and I’m sure that is a fabulous suit

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Crunchy mop.  Screw Joan Rivers, you guys should be commenting on TV.

    • OrigamiRose

      I heartily endorse this proposal.  

  • wamalarkey

    Wow, the bitter kittens are harsh today. I rarely, RARELY find movie stars attractive, as in ‘wow that guy is HOT’ kind of attractive. So what if the styling is off, he’s cute. Blue eyes, great smile, very… cute. Better than most. Who is cuter? sexier? Give me some examples so I can go trash them LOL

    • Karen Maslowski

       Cute, yes. But he put in zero effort, other than getting dressed. That makes the difference.

  • e jerry powell

    The main problem is that emus don’t wear tuxedos; they mostly get worn as boots.

  • jw_ny

    He really does have a light bulb head.  lmao!  

  • Judy_J

    The scruffy look has never done anything for me. Greasy hair and unshaven stubble is so unappealing. What a shame…he’s very cute otherwise.

  • unbornfawn

    What grooming?

  • drdirection

    damn. he is so hot, this picture pains me.  and not in a good way.

  • MzzPants

    Well, at least his hands aren’t in his pockets.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    So. I agree that his hair is crap here, and that he needs a neck shave. BUT. I think you two are generally too harsh on a man’s facial hair on the red carpet. This is probably a bad post for me to be making my case, because Bradley really doesn’t look great here, but you don’t seem to think that having a “light beard” (or “heavy 5 o’clock shadow”) is actually a look, a look that actually looks really good on some men. Again, this isn’t the best example for this point, but fix his hair and shave his neck and his facial hair would be fine.

    • Actually, we’ve said many a time that certain men can pull off that look quite well, but we rarely think it works well in a formal setting, while wearing a tuxedo.

  • If he’s homeless….I can give him a awarm bed to sleep in! 🙂

  • He looks so much like a younger Stephen Weber (the guy on Wings) that I can’t un-see it. 

    Anyway, Bradley used to be my secret boyfriend. But the idea of touching his hair kind of grosses me out now, so I’ve decided on a secret breakup.

  • dorothea_brooke

    Lay off the weed, dude.  

    • he does have that “i am so loaded” shit eating grin.  in every shot.

  • Bradley is beautiful, but his hair looks greasy. Sad really.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    He looks like he just came back from a long fishing trip from the neck up.  

  • Judy_S

    It’s the hair. I could give him a doctor’s note on the neck, but the hair is as you say gross.

  • tavi gonzalez

    eh, he looks happy, and comfortable, and the tux looks like it’s his–not like he is modeling Tom Ford. i say he’s right in his wheelhouse–working against being too pretty to be taken seriously. that is all.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Ewe. Greasy, likely smelly, borderline creepy, ewe.

  • mozzer0906

    He also looks like he rolled out of bed after a 2 week bender.  5 hour energy my friend.

  • xmixiex

    um.  I think he looks pretty sexy.

  • Le_Sigh

    That himbo hair.  I can’t.  I just want to throw him into an industrial shower and not in the sexy way.

  • bluefish

    Grooming and cleanliness issues aside, he actually looks dirty!, I’m not wild about the twee Tom Ford look here.  Everything looks too small, too tight, and too precious. 

  • YIKES!  someone, please, put a bag over his head!  STAT!

  • He seems to have decided that this is his look.  I kept waiting for someone to yell “Shave!” at him in Silver Linings Playbook.

  • sweetsadness

    A thousand klaxons suddenly start to blare: ‘Douche alert! Douche alert!’.

  • Oh my god, neck hair with a tuxe. I don’t feel well.

  • He was in Palm Springs for an awards show – it looks like he went straight from the pool into his tux. Works for me.