Seth Rogen at ‘This Is The End’ Premiere

Posted on June 04, 2013

Let’s check in with the very finest example of that fine strain of manhood known as the Cute Nerdy Jew Bear, Mr. Seth Rogen.


Seth Rogen attends the premiere of ‘This Is The End’ in Los Angeles.


And while Seth remains as cute a bear as ever, we can’t really sign off on this bland, poorly fitted, job interview suit.  We just don’t think this one can be saved. That blue-grey does him no favors.

Let’s see that same tie and shirt paired with a properly fitted black suit, Seth. That’ll set you off fine. Also, we realize goofy and clowny are part of your image, but son, that is some GOOFY as SHIT posing.

Those of you who saw it, what did you think of his turn as young George Bluth in the new season of Arrested Development? While we think Kristen Wiig pretty much nailed Jessica Walter-as-Lucille Bluth (but needed brown contacts to complete the look), Seth was a major disappointment that wound up coming across as nothing more than stunt-casting.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Izumi Hasegawa/PR Photos]

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  • Squarah

    Couldn’t agree more about Seth in AD. Kristen kills me as Lucille (what a great idea to cast her!) but he just didn’t do much of anything as George.

    • Mismarker

      Yes! Kristen was doing a very studied impression of Jessica Walters’ portrayal of Lucille Bluth complete with spot on vocal inflection and cadence and facial expressions. Seth Rogen was just being Seth Rogen in a bad wig.

      • charlotte


      • dee

        I prefer nice young Jewish actors like Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, etc. Oh, and indeed, James Franco.

    • Zaftiguana

      I’m gonna say it – I love him to bits and think he’s cute as a bunny, but he can’t actually act in any real sense of the word. He plays variations on himself beautifully, but the kind of nuance Kristen nailed on AD is beyond him.

  • So he’s given up acting to take a job in auto sales?

    • Mona_Visa

      Used auto sales, apparently.

  • Vickiefantastico

    I don’t know, I just can’t get that upset about the ill-fitting suit or even the neckbeard. He looks nice and cuddly.

    • Sara L.

      Right? I want to snuggle in and run my fingers through his hair.

  • Beardslee

    This is not personally fair to Seth Rogen, but every time I see him and other men of his ilk I think that no woman would be able to look like that and have the career they have.

    And he should shave his neck.

    • MilaXX

      Jonah Hill

      • Sobaika


        I never saw that movie, but really?

        • Rand Ortega

          I saw it & I still don’t get it. He just kinda followed Brad Pitt around like a puppy, gave a bunch of statistics, rinse & repeat. Definitely not worth an Oscar nom.

    • MK03

      Melissa McCarthy does all right for herself.

      • Beardslee

        She does. But unless and until passably good looking women are routinely seen as desirable by very handsome men, there will still be a difference between professional possibilities between men and women in the movies and TV.

    • NOLA_gal

      I don’t know. I think he fills a very specific niche, that has a female equivalent. It’s not like he’s filling the sexy romantic leading man parts (at least not unironically). He’s a smart stoner doofus. He looks like the parts he plays and the scripts he writes.

      • Sobaika

        There’s a difference here – his counterpart would be, I don’t know, Rebel Wilson? A specific comedic style who is attractive to certain people but not a supermodel. And Rebel Wilson couldn’t headline a movie on her own. He can, and has.

        There’s a world of difference between how the industry treats men and women, white actors versus PoC, thinner as opposed to bigger, etc.

        • NOLA_gal

          Rebel’s awesome, but I’d give her a few more years to be headlining her own movies ; ). No question Seth got a big old hand up from the boys’ club.

        • demidaemon

          It’s true. There is also a big difference in casting comedy versus drama and the way the Hollywood bigwigs view it. Think about awards season. The golden Globes is one of the few shows that specifically awards comedic work, and they tend to smush it all into two big categories while the Oscars rarely award comedic acting (at least for the last few decades).

    • alyce1213

      You’re pretty much right, but there are exceptions: Lena Dunham for example.

    • Nicholas

      You’re wrong, but only in the sense that the women who do get that career are usually put in roles meant to bring attention to how they look.

  • MoHub

    Amazing. My husband, who is a very big guy and on the pear-shaped side, can buy a suit at Men’s Wearhouse and have it tailored to fit better than what we’ve been seeing on the red carpet lately. Why is this?

    • Rand Ortega

      Because your husband gives a s**t. & he has you.

  • Miss WKS

    I suddenly have a hankerin’ to buy some insurance…

    • random_poster

      Located in his jacket pocket is the policy. It only needs for your signature before it’s ready to be faxed in to the corporate office.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I can see the hem of his boxer shorts through his pants — I’m pretty sure VPL is a no-no for guys as well, yes?

    • MK03

      Are you sure that’s not the ghost of the pants pockets? That’s what I thought.

      • Rand Ortega

        Me, too. But still.

      • Gwyndall

        I think we see both, pocket and boxer-brief band (around the inside of his thigh)

    • YoungSally

      Was thinking the same thing…..must be nice friction of wool against cotton…

    • largishbearishAtlish

      oh Woof….(jew) bear in boxers…. 🙂

  • MilaXX

    I appreciate a male star who puts forth the effort, but he looks like my grandpa. I wasn’t impressed with his George Bluth at all.

  • charlotte

    The backdrop looks like they tried to recreate that alley in which they usually photograph late night TV guests.

  • NOLA_gal

    You know what? Whatever! He’s adorable.

  • marlie

    His beard doesn’t bother me one whit. It’s a little on the boring side, but I love his tie, but agree that the suit is doing him zero favors. The fit of the pant is especially bad.

  • ashtangajunkie

    He looks like he gives a good hug and I enjoy that about him. I do not enjoy those pants, however. Those are sad pants.

  • mjude

    what is with the neck beard these days? do not like

  • Rand Ortega

    Fozzy Bear in a human suit.

    • Supernumerary

      I always thought Jason Segel was the human incarnation of Fozzy Bear, and Lee Pace the human Kermit. Hm. This throws a wrench in the works.

      • julnyes

        Jason Segel is spot on really, but I can only see Lee Pace as Thranduil now (well to be honest Party King Thranduil, but I spend too much time on Tumblr so you have to forgive me)

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        I can’t believe I never saw it before! You are both absolutely right! Seth is physically Fozzy and Jason is Fozzy’s personality. This is like another piece of the puzzle slipping into place. When I was little, I LOVED Fozzy Bear and now that I am obviously more mature (psh), Jason and Seth occupy spots one and two on my Celebrity Love List. I feel like this is as close as I’m ever going to have to that aha moment Oprah talked about. (This is the ramblings of an obviously well adjusted, perfectly normal 27 year old.)

        • Rand Ortega

          OMG! You are sooo funny!

          • Meg0GayGuys6

            Haha thanks, Rand. I actually shared this with 2 friends that know my obsession with Jason Segel and Seth Rogen- it was that much of a revelation 🙂

    • FunButNutz

      Wokka Wokka

  • hmariec19

    HA! Love the shitty cooler just hanging out back there. I can’t really be mad about the outfit, since it kind of matches the backdrop.

  • Chaiaiai

    Kristen Wiig – a whole big bag of YES.
    Neck scruff – NOOOOO. Listen, Seth, I dig the face fuzz. But shave below it. Please dear god. From a woman who LOVES the face fuzz.

  • Perditax

    As far as AD goes, I don’t know if I’d call him a major disappointment but I barely noticed him next to Kristen Wiig being perfect! Maybe a re-watch will give him the chance to be properly underwhelming.

  • imspinningaround

    Nerdy Jew bear, check check check. Cute, ehhhhh.

  • ali meowmeow

    Eh, I’m not a fan of Kristin Wiig or her Lucille, so all of it struck me as stunt casting.
    Loved Henry Winkler’s son as a young Barry, though.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Oh shit! That was his real son?!? I was telling my friend who hadn’t watched yet that the young Barry they cast was PERFECT and really resembled him too! haha! Now I know why! Boy, I feel like such a doof for not having looked that up!

  • nannypoo

    Jew bear?

    This is a really cheap looking suit. And his posing makes me think of Red Skelton, which is not a good thing.

  • He was terrible – Jeffrey Tambor has a stern look to him, that even when George Sr. was befuddled or being silly, he still looked very somber and acted with a very dry humor. Case in point: his chicken impression. “Coo-coo-ca-chaw” but still as serious as ever.

    Seth Rogen just always looks befuddled and silly, and I don’t think I can ever even think of him as looking stern or being all that dry in wit. Sternness is not something he really pulls off.

    • Giving it some thought, I’m thinking I’d recast it with Mark Ruffalo, who has somewhat more dignity to his schtick than Rogen but still has comedy chops. Also closer resemblance to a young Jeffrey Tambor with the more prominent brow/forehead and deepset eyes.

  • kirkyo

    I know this is weird but I think he is so fucking sexy. I’m ignoring the sad suit and focusing on the close up with the not goofy smile.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    i want to see his cute furry butt in assless leather chaps. ***word of advice: if you have a hairy ass, never, ever wear assless leather chaps into a lesbian bar. trust me on this. they bring tweezers to the bar!

    • madscntst

      Thank you for that mental image.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I loved reading that next to Maggie Smith’s face! (I read that in her voice too)

  • ailujailuj

    kristin wigg is brilliant and I wish she were my g.f. perfect as lucille. heard that AD/NFLX is contemplating future seasons… also read a few newsstorylies that are blaming poor reviews for dip in the stock. Fools – the market moves according to quants and most stocks move for completely disconnected reasons. Oh wait – seth… do like him. he’s not old george but TLo described him so perfectly as cute nerdy jew bear goofy as shit poser. yay

  • e jerry powell

    Surely, even if he doesn’t have a stylist, he can find a tailor somewhere. So many points could have been gained just from hemming the slacks by just an inch. The button placement on the jacket seems off for only buttoning the top button. The gap below it is way too big, which is the biggest evidence of the aforementioned fit issues.

    His publicist needs to tell him not to put his hands in his pockets when he has a jacket on.

    But still, he’s fucking adorable.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    please tell me that is *NOT* a clip on tie??

  • demidaemon

    Cute. Agreed on all points. He’s probably more in the husband material area rather than fantasy material, though.

  • Take off those awful clothes immediately!

    Oh yeah, that’s the stuff…

  • gefeylich

    Ugh. Just…ugh.

  • Puckndc

    Ill fitting suit: Check. Neck hair: Check: Sloppy all around?: Check. Yup…he’s gone Hollywood.

  • Mona_Visa

    I love Mr. Rogen, but he looks too much like a curly-coated retriever here. Less neck-beard please!

  • snarkykitten

    Neckbeard & cheesy poses. Spare me.