Nicholas Hoult in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on January 17, 2013

We’ve always been somewhat ambivalent on the charms of Nicholas Hoult, but if he keeps this up, we could be convinced:


Nicholas Hoult attends the ‘Warm Bodies’ Premiere in Rome, Italy.

Sure, it’s a bit on the monochromatic side and he could’ve had those pants hemmed a bit higher than that, but he looks slick, stylish, and polished here. We don’t even mind the whiskers so much. They suit him and the short hair. He looks great.

Of course the askew tie and pockets full of hand are making our eyelids twitch, but you can’t have everything in life, darlings.

[Photo Credit: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images]

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  • Vaniljekjeks

    Yes, please.  Thank you.  He just does it for me. 

  • Sobaika

    I’ve never seen him with his hair this short. It’s working for him.

  • He is quite pretty. I prefer his hair a bit longer though. He did well with this (minus the hands-in-pockets/hem thing). 

  • RebeccaKW

     He’s kinda cute.  The suit is pretty nice, I just wish for a different tie.

    He kind of looks like a less bulky and tanned Kellan Lutz.

  • Evan Hart

    I can’t believe he’s the same little man from “About a Boy.” He’s grown up into quite the hunk….

    I feel skeevy for typing those words, though…

    • ralish

      No way! He’s the kid from “About a Boy?” Really? That’s mindblowing.

    • yep..i can’t believe i’m having not so clean thoughts about that kid (reaching for the brain bleach now)

      •  Clearly you haven’t seen Skins.

        • Aurumgirl

           Or A Single Man.

          • editrixie

            Dude, I’ve seen both, and I still am having to hit my head a few times with the heel of my hand each time I see him to get my brain back in place. The kid from About a Boy (and Keen Eddie, where he was also a weird little kid, but no one ever saw that wonderful short-lived show) is all grown and hawt. It’s just hard to grok.

          • Aurumgirl

            Oh, but admit it. You kinda saw it coming, in some of the projects he did as a kid. He made one film as a teenager where he played an almost evil teenager, with a younger brother with special needs (I have no idea what that was since it was made in the UK and I caught the film half way through, by accident, on some public tv station here in Canada). It was evident there that he would grow up into a very good looking young man.

        • Terrible_Person

          So very true! Skins really demands you have completely unclean thoughts about him.

    • lovelyivy

       You typed my comment for me. He was such a cute little kid- he’s fortunate to still be attractive and not awkward looking.

    • Beardslee

       It is the same person!  Odd to see him all grown up.  Very, very odd.

    • MarTeaNi

      I always though he was such an odd, fey looking little boy in that movie.  He really grew into those eyebrows.  He’s downright handsome now.

      …well except for that haircut.  TOO SHORT.

    • MissAmynae

      Killing us softly…..

    • julnyes

      I totally forgot that. I thought I first noticed him in Skins, but it goes further back.

  • StellaZafella

    He’ll do just fine, once we train him up a bit…I’m talking fashion creds here.

  • gabbilevy

    Really like this look on him, particularly the hair grooming.

  • shirab

    Whiskers are fine, but just say no to the neckbeard!

    • sugarkane105

      Yes, to quote one of my favorite TLo posts, NECKBEARDS ARE NO. I quite like everything else here though.

  • He is increasingly delicious every time I see him. 

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    It’s a very nice look, and he put in the effort, unlike most kids his age! So I approve…but we’ll work on the hands in the pocket issue!

  • Trisha26

    Nicholas is very cute, but why oh why do men (any men) cut their hair like this? I realize it could be for a new role. I realize it’s easy to maintain. But at the risk of being horrendusly non-PC – this cut has always said to me “concentration camp chic.” Not flattering in the least. And lose the facial hair.

    •  Because it feels like velvet and they find themselves with many women running their fingers through it.

    • Nicholas

      It’s a normal guy’s reaction to hairloss. Could be he had a fit one day.

      Or it’s just for a role.

    •  It’s a rite of passage.  Every man I know has shaved his head at least once it his life.  Most men can’t carry off the look but Nick certainly can.  Nice.

    • Sara LaBatt

      I always think James Marsden looks better with this hairstyle too.  And Bradley Cooper.  On some men I like it, maybe it’s the ones with the blue eyes?

      • fursa_saida

        God, yes on Bradley Cooper. The only instance in which I’ve found him even remotely appealing, lookswise, was in Silver Linings Playbook, when he had that hair. His normal flowing locks are gross as all hell.

        • RebeccaKW

           He had short hair in Wedding Crashers.  Despite being a douche in the movie, I thought he was hot.  Those eyes…

  • imspinningaround

    He looks like a young David Gilmour.  GIMME.

  • Kristy Evans

    I fell in love with him in “Skins.” He is dreamy.

  • jilly_d

    THAT is the kid from About A Boy??? In the words of Elaine Benes, “GET OUT!!!”

    • No kidding?! I thought he looked vaguely familiar somehow. Talk about growing up right. Yowza.

  • Yay!  Another movie about zombies!  This time with young love!  The world surely isn’t sick to death of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and zombies yet, is it? 

    • fursa_saida

      I have to say, from the previews, this one looks like it’s pretty damn funny.

      • glennethph

        I read the book.  It’s funny but they changed it a bit to be more cinematic and exciting.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    He’s apparently downright stunning in real life. Even moreso than in these photos. That suit is doing him wonders too.

  • MilaXX

    Molto bene Mr. Hoult, mama likes.

  • He was delicious in “A SINGLE MAN.”

    • kschwarting

      And his acting was quite good in it, too.

  • Julie Parr

    He was terribly hot in Skins, the UK version. 

  • Terrible_Person

    He looks great, but I actually prefer him with longer hair.

  • He’s pretty–but his icy glare doesn’t say “blue steel” as much as it says “cold and aloof.”

  • guest2visits

    Very cute.. suit looks great.

  • I’ve never really thought he was hot before, but he’s killing it here. My vote is officially changed.

  • Not gonna lie, I had to Google him and then immediately realized that despite having seen a large portion of the movies he’s been in, I had zero name recognition. He’s pretty.

  • I’m not feeling the breakup hair, but the rest is good!

    • PaulaBerman

       Did he and JLaw break up?

  • formerlyAnon

    To me he looks just like a regular guy who could be working on your plumbing or reviewing your mortgage documents. Features more regular than perhaps average, but nothing interesting.

    That suit does appear to fit and it looks lovely on him, though.

  • quiltrx

    Oh, now I see who he apparently is.  This movie looks like fun (hubby and I are zombie nuts).

  • RzYoung

    Certain men can really get away with a little scruffy moustache hair, it makes their lips looks feline and sexy, he looks v cute here!

  • kathrineb

    That is a good looking man.

  • bluefish

    A good crew cut and pretty blue eyes go a long way.  He looks like he’s clean, made an effort, and cares — Points for all of those.  Too bad about the whiskers but they now seem inevitable.  These guys are like 17 years old letting their first facial hair come in just because.

  • I have always maintained that Nick Hoult should have been cast as Harry Potter.  Watching him change from the chubby-cheeked About a Boy kidlet into this would have added such an interesting dimension to those movies.

  • Wow, he looks really different with his mouth closed. He usually has perpetual teethmouth.

  • ccm800

    This kid’s got the goods and is a great little actor. I dig him. 

  • julnyes

    Loved him since Skins – glad he is wearing you guys down 🙂

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Ooh, not seen him before….yummy!

  • save_the_hobbit

    Wow, he looks so different than his Skins days!