Elijah Wood at Tribeca Film Festival

Posted on April 23, 2013

The hipster-nerd thing might just be a little played out at this point with Elijah.


Elijah Wood attends the ‘Set Up, Punch’ Shorts Program during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

That’s just too much precious boytwee in one look for us to handle.  We just want to give him a tiny little axe and send him off in an enchanted forest somewhere to chop down a tiny little tree.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • shirab

    He just needs a little green felt hat, like the Keebler elf.

    • Twee lumberjack…his eyes suggest he’s taking puppy uppers…

  • Andrew Schroeder

    I can’t with the two shirts.

    • It’s like it’s two hipsters for the price of one!

    • CT14

      Or the two different shoe laces.

  • Rrroza

    the shoelaces… is that a thing?

    • I was very fond of different shoelaces when I was in high school, 12 years ago…

  • RebeccaKW

    I have never liked that wash of denim. It always looks like someone peed on them.

    • PastryGoddess

      You should really provide brain bleach when you speak of these things

  • Don’t look into Elijah’s eyes directly–tentacles will fly out of them and drag you into the abyss.

    Seriously, that gaze is creeping me out.

    • YoungSally

      It’s like he’s still in that period that babies have when THEY NEVER BLINK

    • jetpackdino

      I’ve wanted to get a thyroid check on Elijah for a few years now.

    • tmchale

      Is the color naturally like that, or is that the picture?

  • JasmineAM

    Does he ever age?
    He does have beautiful eyes too, but put more effort in Elijah.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh, his hair is working on it.

  • Those eyes are freakishly large and blue, it’s a little disturbing. The clothes are pure teen hipster, he needs to age up his look a bit.

  • PastryGoddess

    The two shirts, the shoelaces, the perfectly cuffed pants in a uber kewl wash. Jesus, somebody pass the tea, I’m going to need it to go with all that sugar being thrown at me.

  • AndresB

    The seedy jeans are bad enough, the smartphone outline detailing in the crotch area is worse, but worst is that ugly checkered buttoned shirt underneath an ugly checkered buttoned shirt.

  • StellaZafella

    Awww, somebody shrunk his Pendelton…it’s making his eyes pop out.

    He’s still cute as a button, but too old for this look, IMO.

  • jilly_d

    Lol no.

  • Jibs

    I’m a lumber jack and I’m OK!

    • drdarke

      @disqus_XnWv9hZf36:disqus :
      “I chop down trees, I skip and jump!
      “I like to press wild flowers!
      “I put on women’s clothing, and hang around in bars!”

      • Jibs

        Exactly! Such a cute little hobbit.

        • drdarke

          He’ll be the first Hobbit to campaign for Marriage Equality in the Shire, @disqus_XnWv9hZf36:disqus .

    • DebbieLovesShoes


  • MilaXX

    ugh! Go home! I don’t care if it is for something that I am sure attracts a metric ton of hipsters. If a lady celeb stepped out like that she’d be on every DON’T list in the country. I cannot take one more male celeb looking like he was cleaning out the garage, went to Home Depot for more trash bags and stopped by the step and repeat on the way.

    • Martha Deutsch

      mismatched shoelaces, for crying out loud!

      • MilaXX

        what better way to prove how above it all he is?

      • kmk05

        GAH. Until you said it I hadn’t even noticed it! Isn’t he a little too old for this shtick anyways?

    • I love it. It sucks that male stars aren’t held to the same absurd standards of female stars, but why shouldn’t he have a little fun with his life? He looks freaking adorable and SO hipstery and his eyes are POPPING (which, if you haven’t seen him on Seven Minutes in Heaven with Mike O’Brien, drop EVERYTHING and get thurrrrrr).

      • MilaXX

        he looks like a giant toddler. I don’t care how blue his eyes are

        • guest2visits

          Your firm resolve is admirable.. and hilarious!

        • To which I say: at least he’s wearing something worth talking about! Bring on the hordes of giant toddlers! Pit them against the multitudes of boring work-a-day outfits that tarnish all our lives!

        • AnaRoW

          I always though he was the most beautiful child and fully expected him to be even more attractive as an adult. Instead he turned into a freaky-looking hobbit. It’s very disappointing.

          • Most male child stars grow up to be kind of funny looking men. They are chosen for their appealing quirkiness and are usually small in stature so that they can play younger than they are and so work longer hours on set. Think Mason Williams, Rodney Allen Rippy, Seth Green, etc.

        • Deb Oswald

          I am teaching my gradeschoolers to draw self portraits. He has what I call stoplight eyes- NO ONE has the entire round iris showing unless it is on purpose. Or almost no one. idk, looks a bit self aware!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Also: “A metric ton of hipsters” ♥

    • That shirt doesn’t look like it has enough ‘give’ to do much more than stand and pose for cameras. Cleaning effort requires more functionality than this.

  • Hahahaha. Tiny little ax.

  • Grow up.

    ETA – not literally, he’s adorable pint-sized, but he’s too old for this shit.

  • formerlyAnon

    He looks great, for a different, far more rustic occasion. I always wonder if his eyes dominate his face as much in person as I feel like they do in photographs.

  • hughman

    If we look away, he will break into song. “Hello my baby! Hello my honey! Hello my ragtime gal!”

    • MoHub

      No insulting Michigan J. Frog, please!

  • Martha Deutsch

    dang, those are some tight pants!!

  • imspinningaround

    Oh blerg, he looks like every guy I work with.

    (I work at an ad agency. Mad Men it is not.)

  • He can chop down my tree ANY day

  • nannypoo

    First, give him a tiny little razor.

  • RoxieRider

    Mmmm, Pendleton.

  • Lori

    Jeans and shoes need to be a least slightly less hipster distressed (aka expensive faux-used) and one or the other shirt, but not both. The look would still be rather played out, but not so boytwee.

  • Rand Ortega

    Hobbit Lumberjack?

  • Wendi126

    I’m feeling just a skosh of Ed Grimley.

    • Imasewsure

      Good pull, I must say… Martin Short probably received a royalty check for this outing

  • decormaven

    Pocket elf!

  • tereliz

    Can he have a tiny little blue ox with ironic horns, too?

  • Little_Olive

    Honey, relax, we know your eyes are blue. You can blink now. And try smizing for next time.

  • How do his boy-bits BREATHE? Also, his eyes are really, really blue.

  • another_laura

    Oy. It’s time to retire this look.

  • Natalie Bryan

    So glad so many of you don’t like. More for me!

  • MK03

    Sorry, I still want to see his Fellowship tattoo up close and personal…

  • trisker

    Oh TLo I LIVE for your descriptive reactions!! Howling at the tiny little axe….

  • stubbornthoughts

    He is literally a modern hobbit personified. That makes me really happy.

  • BrooklynBomber

    All that’s missing is a pointy little felt hat. With a pompom.

    • Little_Olive

      OMG too funny. I cant now head off to the gym with a smile on my face.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      And little chirping cartoon bluebirds flying around his head.

  • gracedarling

    From the thumbnail I thought he was reprising Matthew’s suit from earlier. Never have my expectations of a WERQ plummeting so swiftly.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I feel like the twee lumberjack look is the only manly hipster look left for poor Elijah after Joseph Gordon-Levitt totally stole his twee precious hipster thunder and swept it off with him to designer suit-land.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I hope there aren’t any elves in that tree (you know, the kind that make cookies). I don’t particularly like this look but all I really see are his beautiful blue eyes so it’s easy to overlook things like the mismatched shoelaces. (I wonder if he got them from “Little MisMatched”?

  • The mis-matched shoelaces are just a bridge too far, for me. The rest of it I can sort of handle. But the shoelaces, no. (Also, I wonder if he bought those jeans with the cellphone shape worn into the pocket.)

  • Elijah?! You guys called him Elijah like a first time.

  • Chartreusite

    He looks like one of many many dudes that goes to my college; not impressed at all.

  • HIPSTERS HATERS BE DAMNED! He’s looking mighty fine and those saucer like baby blues of him is officially part of his outfit. <3

  • TheAmericaness

    I’m sticking to my rule of not picking on people under 18.

  • This may be my most favorite TLo commentary ever. I’m dying.

  • Trisha26


  • guest2visits

    Yes, too cute maybe. The second pic is dramatic lemur. Sorry: it’s not really your fault, Elijah blue eyes.

  • trixietru

    Thats the photo of the manny no one will hire.

  • Carly Warnock

    two plaid shirts? haha. that’s overkill my sweet.

  • jmorino08

    Oh honey… No! Just… (huffily walks away)

  • quiltrx

    And yet again, I scroll down, the Bitterest of Kittens, and find that my uncles have already said EXACTLY what I was thinking! Tiny axe and tree indeed!

  • Contralto


  • Damien W

    Face it, Eli — you will never, NEVER have a full beard. Stop trying. You look less mature with your boy-beardito than when you are clean-shaven. Just stop. You’re welcome.

  • therealkuri

    Has he layered two button up plaid shirts here?

  • demidaemon

    Compared to what other people are wearing at the other premieres at this event, he seems a bit underdressed. Also, it is a tad costumey, no? And is anyone else a little freaked out at how blue his eyes are?

  • He looks dated an scrappy, that look went out of style years ago. If you have no style hire a stylist, he looks like he fell in a pile of clothes at a thrift store an this was the end result, fail! I am in complete agreement with the double standards for women in Hollywood compared to men in Hollywood .

  • MoHub

    Deleted because someone else beat me to it.

  • I still love frodo despite the fact that he always dresses like this.

  • bellafigura1

    Yet another example of someone who needs something much more fundamental than a gay or a stylist. He needs a MOM to say, You are not going out of the house like that.

  • “Too much precious boytwee” is now my favorite phrase!

  • BitterOldQueen

    I need him to turn down the eyes a little, please, at least til I’m done with my coffee.

  • Heather

    I know that he can’t help being, like, 3 feet tall, but he’s also a man in his 30s. Dude. Dress like an adult. BLINK occasionally. Get some new, matching shoelaces.

  • Elijah is actually naked in those pictures. His dad was a hipster. His mom was a Keebler Elf. He came out of the womb looking like that.

    I hear he bakes a fabulous cookie.

  • Kimmu

    But he IS a hipster nerd. He’s dressing exactly like himself.

    I love how disturbing he looks the older he gets. The juxtaposition of adorable angelic hobbit with his eyes of death just crack me up, and I love that he’s embraced his odd looks as well.

  • JimMcC

    I don’t care what anyone says–I think he looks adorable. I just wanna pick him up and carry him around in my pocket.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I see the lollipop-head look applies to all genders in Hollywood. Between this and Matthew McCona…whatever yesterday, they have enough noggin and neck for 3 people.

  • mattcooper

    “i’m a lumberjack, and I’m OK…” Personally, I think he’s a hot little hipster.

  • NoGovernmentName


  • AlieMichelle

    I can’t even help it, he is still super adorable in my book. Of course, he WAS one of my first crushes in Flipper… perhaps I’m biased.