Russell Crowe at ‘Man of Steel’ UK Premiere

Posted on June 14, 2013

Daddy-Bear fans, this post is for you.


Russell Crowe attends the premiere of ‘Man of Steel’ in London.


That is some SUPER-wiggy hair going on there, Russell.

This look isn’t a bad idea in theory, but the pants need hemming (of course) and we think if you’re going to the trouble of wearing a suit and a coat, you might as well finish things off with a tie.

When did he turn into Kenny Rogers?


[Photo Credit: Landmark, Solarpix, PR Photos]

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  • TAGinMO

    Christ. Are those palazzo pants?

    • Bridget Smith

      I think the pants don’t need to be hemmed so much a hoiked up.

      • kirkyo

        He either skipped the belt or he’s in that weird place where he’s between belt sizes and went with the looser setting. If he’d just sucked it in for a bit and locked and loaded everything in place, this would’ve been fine.

    • drdarke

      Wow – Russell Crowe’s not even trying any more, is he?

      Maybe he, Brad Pitt and Maggie Gyllenhaal should get together and tell the media to just meet them at the bar….

      • Little_Olive

        You said it and I saw it… He’s Maggie Gyllenhaal’s biological father. OMG the eyes, the droopiness… it’s uncanny.

        • drdarke

          We’ve Cracked The Code, @Little_Olive:disqus !

          Does this mean The Illuminati are going to hunt us down now? Or that I need to get that idiotic haircut Tom Hanks had in the movies…?

  • Mary Carpenter

    Russell Crowe always looks like he’s a slight nudge away from falling forward.

    • Billie_Dawn

      Yep. I always think he’s about to hit that floor like a fallen redwood.

  • hughman

    Yeah, throw on some turquoise jewelry and a caftan and he owns a gay Dreamcatcher Shoppe in Sedona. “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, darling. Can I wrap that for you?”

    • decormaven

      Oh! This is beyond beyond. I am laughing so hard!

    • Danielle L


    • Rand Ortega


    • TheAmericaness

      The 3 year old and the 10 month old are laughing with me now. They don’t know why but it feels very communal right now. 😀

      • ailujailuj

        LOL – oh my. well, at least mr. crowe has done something useful with his career today.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        Love it!

    • queeniethebold

      i just can’t even. This post by TLo, and the comments, are among The.Most.Hilarious.Ever.

      All y’all just rock like big old rockin’ thangs.

      Looking wiggy, Russell o’Crowe!

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      You are hilarious

    • Lanus

      Very rarely, there is a single comment that sums someone up to a point of perfection. You have done this, hughman. Have a virtual cocktail, on me.

  • Oy. And in most of the photos you can’t even tell whether he has teeth.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Used car dealer.

  • Awful weather we’re having here toupee – I mean today.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Well, Kenny Rogers turned into… something else, I don’t even know what.
    So there’s an opening I guess.

    • TAGinMO

      A geisha girl, last I saw.

  • mjude

    damn it all to hell. he can do much better. you are letting me down russell.

  • marlie

    Not only are his pants too long, but he’s practically swimming in them!

  • Heather

    Wiggy, plus he looks stoned, and like he just got off the 14-hour flight in which he wore that suit. Sorry, this is a no go for me.

    • A flight in which he flew through some sort of body shrinkage cloud because he is swimming in the entire ensemble.

      • kittentoes

        I would like to fly through a body shrinkage cloud.

  • headhunter2

    Rather than acknowledge that it’s rain, I prefer to imagine Russell with syndrome-level dry scalp issues and thus crazy blizzards of dandruff. Celebs, they’re just like us!

  • random_poster

    I’m confused about who I’m seeing here, and agree with TLo about the Kenny Rogers vibe.

  • Latin Buddy

    To the ladies in the digital room unfamiliar with gay jargon, I am a chaser…I like beefy bears (but I am not one) like Mr. Crowe. Nothing sexier than a beefy hairy guy in a suit…but he is too sloppy right now. Clean it up Russ.

    • Heather

      I’m a straight girl who can also appreciate beefy, hairy guys in suits. But I agree with you, said suit needs to FIT.

    • marlie

      I can appreciate a guy of ANY size in a suit as long as it fits well. THIS suit does not.

      • Beardslee

        It really is remarkable how unusual it is to see these folks, men and women, in clothing that fits them correctly. And it makes ALL the difference.

        • marlie

          It baffles me. And these are the people with the resources to make sure they always look impeccable.

        • conniemd

          I’m wondering if they are not allowed to do any real alterations that involve cutting in borrowed suits. I know that when my husband buys suits (Joseph A. Bank is is fav) the tailor always alters them, particularly in the shoulders as they are usually too big. Perhaps they have to wear them as given with only basting or iron on tape?

    • Howard Sturrup

      Pigs, Bears, Otters an those are just the three I know of whats up with all the wildlife in the gay community?

      • Latin Buddy

        Hahaha they’re descriptive. Bears are big hairy men. Otters are skinny hairless guys. Pigs…lets keep this site PG

        • lobsterlen

          Not to go all technically and biologically correct but otters, the ones who swim in water and eat raw fish, have gorgeous shiny fur coats.

          Naked mole rats are skinny and hairless but no one would want to be refereed to as a naked mole rat.

          • housefulofboys

            you made me laugh out loud at that!

  • Annarosa

    Seems like his pants are too large.
    Why doesn’t he close the f%$ing mouth?

    • decormaven

      I’m freaked out because it looks like he forgot to put in his teeth.

      • Heather

        That kind of adds to the ‘lost hillbilly’ vibe.

  • ali meowmeow

    Is he playing George Lucas in an upcoming biopic?

    … I would watch that.

    • Rand Ortega

      That would be f-ing brilliant. His battles w/ traditional Hwood before, during & after Star Wars (spending $65M of his own $ to make “Red Tails” because every studio he approached said they wouldn’t finance an all African American cast) would make for an incredible movie.

  • Frank_821

    sadly with some tailoring, he would be smokin in that suit. coat’s nice

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Well it is raining and my hair tends to do that odd forehead curly thing when it rains so I can accept that…but those pants make him look stumpy. So sad.

  • Rand Ortega

    What the hell happened to Russell Crowe?

    • Howard Sturrup

      GMO’s or to much Whiskey

  • Lori

    Well, somebody has to be Kenny Rogers since the original Kenny Rogers rendered himself basically unrecognizable. My issue with this is that it seems like a lot of fabric. In addition to being too long, the pant legs seem unnecessarily wide to me and the suit jacket is also quite long. I think a little less all around would have improved things.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That orange person in the background is making my day.

    • girliecue

      Crap! I only meant to like your comment once. Sorry Jacqueline, I swear I’m not stalking you. Disqus has changed again and I can’t seem to work the new controls.

  • BlueBell42

    I feel a bit ashamed of myself for thinking he was once hot.

  • somebody blonde

    Wow, that beard is seriously aging.

  • formerlyAnon

    Feeling very disoriented. I *don’t* go for beefy guys, bearded guys, bear-ish guys, daddy-ish guys, or guys rumpled in this particular way. But my thought was “Hmm, you’re aging pretty well there, Mr. Crowe.” Yet seems almost everybody else is commenting negatively.

    Maybe it’s because I didn’t much go for him when he was younger, so I’m not mourning anything?

  • stephbellard

    At one time, he was the star of my sexual fantasies. But of course at one time he was also, a star.

  • alyce1213

    Les Mis finished it for me, once and for all. I can’t take him seriously.

    • ailujailuj

      thank you. he’s a hack. i can appreciate hacks… but not if you’re gonna hack AND be so f’g arrogant to think we’ll take this shit on the RC.

  • majorbedhead

    It’s like John Goodman shrunk.

  • ailujailuj

    uggh. looks like this bear needs a real good shit in the woods.
    as one my least favorite celebrities i feel no obligation to be sincere or gratuitous.

  • e jerry powell

    Yeah. Pants wrong.

    I am of two minds about this. On the one hand, I would totally do him looking like that (because the pants would be among the first things off). On the other hand, he’s looking a bit too much like William Petersen just before Petersen quit CSI, and that itself is a bit of a mixed bag.

    And the mouth. Not a smile, not a grimace, just… well, pre-historic. Cro-Magnon, perhaps. In certain circumstances it wouldn’t be as bothersome, but the man is standing on the receiving line at a movie premiere. More towards the right end of the evolutionary diagram, please.

  • marlie

    He’s Kenny Rogers before Kenny Rogers f*cked up his face with all that plastic surgery.

  • MilaXX

    He looks like he’s wearing the male equivalent of fat clothes. It all adds bulk and makes him look heavier than he is.

  • jenno1013

    Some people get blepharoplasty, some people *need* blepharoplasty. He is in the latter category. Ten more years and he won’t be able to see. Poor Russell, I used to love you. I kind of still do. Kind of.

    (Medical translation: upper eyelid reduction. I once read where some teabaggers or something were upset that Medicare pays for plastic surgery, but when the flesh under your brows gets that heavy, you can’t open your eyes all the way anymore. A coworker of mine in her 60s got it, and was amazed at how much vision she regained, that she didn’t realize she was living without because it happened so slowly.)

    • Suzanne Johnson

      I can now officially that rather than wasting my time scanning the comments section here at TLo, I am becoming educated. I haven’t been able to open my eyes wide for several years now, and it appears there is an explanation. So thanks for this.

      I prefer to remember Russell as he looked in his “Gladiator” days.

      • jenno1013

        “I prefer to remember Russell as he looked in his “Gladiator” days.” Me too, honey. ME TOO.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

        Sigh…I remember having his Gladiator poster up in my dorm room..

    • ailujailuj

      I get blepharoplastified right here on TLo every wk…

    • testify, sister. unfortunately, your fleshy stuff has to be occluding part of your pupil before medicare will pay. so i have to wait ’til i’m eighty like my mom did. i inherited “the eye” from her. hope i make it! it’s totally bugging me all the time. it’s weighing heavily on me. see what i did there?

  • madscntst

    Um, maybe it’s time to look into using Head and Shoulders?

  • Janet B

    Your comments have me laughing and crying. Thank you everyone!

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Cool Santa in summer!

  • GillianHolroyd

    Anytime. Anywhere.

  • But still, the blue shirt with the eyes, sigh….

  • titaness25

    The rare and magical Scruffleupagus.

  • Someone had to take over the part of Kenny Rogers when Kenny abdicated.

  • Contralto

    Beefy, bear-y, bearded. He’s delectable.

  • Looks like he’s on the way to being John Goodman to me. Those are some wide, flappy pants he’s got on.

  • BayTampaBay

    TLo has said many times that Daniel Craig should play Richard Burton in a bioflick but I always thought Russell Crowe would be a better choice. Based on this photograph I think I am right.

  • Scoobydrew

    I hope since he has revived Kenny’s look, he can revive Kenny Rogers Roasters – if only to use the tag line “chicken to crowe about”

  • harlowish

    He looks like he’s wearing pajamas.

  • What I wouldn’t do to see a bigger guy wearing a properly fitted suit. Sigh.

  • Valdri8

    He looks like the Gladbagiator! Could that shit fit any worse?

  • Qitkat

    He ain’t no gladiator any longer.

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    He looks like he put the suit and shrunk inside it. Yikes.

  • PrunellaV

    He may as well have shown up in pajamas and a bathrobe. I can’t tell the difference.

  • Renate Yerkes

    Well. someone had to take over Kenny’s spot when Kenny turned into an alien.

  • MandyM

    I was totally distracted by the Elmo impersonator in the background.

  • JauntyJohn

    Again I float my million-dollar idea. A little pants hemming van at all the red carpet events. Step in the back, zip-zap-zoop we fold the pants under, whip some fabric tape around the inside and use some sort of hand-held heat clamp thing to finish it off (like a curling iron but flatter and shorter). Boom. Done.
    (Cash only, though some stars may negotiate a barter of sorts.)

    What the hell, at the end of it they wouldn’t come out looking any worse than they stepped in, right?

    • zmayhem

      Throw in a quick jacket cuff hemming and a once-over with a lint roller, and you would’ve improved Mr. Crowe a solid 70%. Which still leaves the hair and the puffy face, but you can work on that once you’ve got your first million to play with, because your idea is GENIUS. And sorely needed.

  • Russell, we hardly knew you. Sloppy bear.

  • quiltrx

    I’ve always had a thing for this one…but you’re in danger of losing me here, Big Russ.

    His curly forelock has always done it for me (see his Oscar-win look…SO hot)…but here it looks like he hit it with the last-minute curling iron and forgot to brush it out (not that I know from experience what that looks like or anything…).
    And darling, why are you wearing YOUR coat over a suit that obviously belongs to someone much, much larger? I love you Russell, but you’re hurting me here.

  • Sushy Gooroo

    I don’t like the combination of black and dark blue. And why is his mouth open on every shot? Also: posing is not his forte.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Agreed. I’ve always hated black and blue together. Makes you look like you’re in pain.

  • demidaemon

    The Kenny Rogers comparison is an immediate ICK factor. Also, he is completely swimming in fabric here.

    • Eric Stott

      I’d say he’s a bit like Kenny Rogers…but the Kenny Rogers of about 30 years ago who was kinda hot.

  • Corsetmaker

    I was thinking Ray Winstone!
    Maybe because that looks like Ray Winstone’s suit.

  • the older he gets, the more he looks like a basset hound. in a good way. so far.

    p.s. who’s the woman in red? a modern iteration of the red priestess from GoT? god, i hope not.

  • lilazander

    God, he looks awful, just very bad.

  • Slowfish57

    He woke up naked and disoriented in a London brothel, realized he was late to the premiere, and stole the clothing of a man taller, but similarly built, rather than take the time to find his own clothes.

  • I don’t get it; and I never have.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Never mind him. Who is the fabulous orange bitch in the background?

  • joanna dash

    He needs a nice cleanse.

  • MrsBug

    Man, has he changed. I saw him in The Quick and the Dead this weekend and boy, does he look like a kid there.

  • H2olovngrl

    Man. I wish he would clean up and make another Master and Commander movie!