James Franco in Gucci at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

Posted on August 28, 2013

We’ve always said that the tux is to men what the little black dress is to women. No one ever really looks bad in one, so long as it fits. Trust this one to prove us wrong.


James Franco attends the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco in Culver City, California in Gucci.

He’s not personally our type, but we can admit that James has a leg up in the looks department. So why, when the average father of the bride can rock the hell out of a tux, does he look so frumpy here? Granted the weird neck-posing and thumbs-up aren’t helping at all, but it almost looks like he’s wearing two tuxedo jackets at once. We don’t think he’s the type who can work a three-piece look. He needs sleekness in his clothing.

Also, he should have shaved and done something with his hair. He looks like he just woke up from a nap.  And those shoes look cheap.




[Photo Credit: Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com]

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  • flamingoNW

    Yeah, the three piece is a problem, the shiny lapels are a BIG problem, the hair, the bow tie looks ridiculous on him

  • Diego!

    It must be the facial expression… Is he stoned??? I have to agree with you guys, he looks 50 years older in this tux…

    • alyce1213

      I have no doubt he’s ripped. (Can’t say I blame him.)

      • Diego!

        hahahaha He has the same expression as when he and Anne Hathaway “hosted” the Academy Awards some years ago…

        • My heart went out to Annie: she was giving it her best, and had to spend all night covering for him.

          • Diego!

            So did mine. She really had tough work that night and did almost everything by herself!

          • I hope she tore him a great big new one as soon as it was over.

          • Diego!

            I think he didn’t leave anything left… at the last minute he could barely speak nor stand on his feet

    • gsk241

      Oh, I’m sure he’s blasted out of his gourd, but he also looks constipated. And that’s what’s ruining this look, IMHO.

      • Diego!

        hahahahhaa xD

  • Cheryl

    What struck me, is his hair looks like it was dyed with box colour. Just a flat colour, too dark and no tonal variation in it.

    • Little_Olive

      Oh, no, honey, that’s just how hair looks when it’s dirty.

      • Cheryl


  • Danielle

    He showered AND shaved! What an improvement!

    • Little_Olive

      Shaved? With what, a spoon?

  • MilaXX

    The power of the douche is stronger than any decent tux.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      There is no possible way they roasted him hard enough.

  • SugarSnap108

    It’s almost like he’s wearing a straightjacket — a really douche-y one that allows the wearer to still give the thumbs-up.

  • beckytee

    looks like he’s ready to get about a million pies thrown in his face.

    • StarburstLady

      I’m first in line.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I wasn’t aware that tuxedo shirts came in “turtleneck”

  • Guest

    Shirt fits terrivly

  • Latin Buddy

    ugh. Admittedly, he’s at the top of my hate list next to Justin Timberlake but even then, he looks bad

  • dalgirl

    Shirt fits terribly

    • ampg

      I wonder if that’s why he’s doing that weird neck thing – maybe it’s just really uncomfortable.

  • marlie

    Why is he standing that way (like he’s puffing his chest out)? UGH. I can’t stand this one.

  • WendyD

    I read this as a joke/throwback to the 70’s roasts in the style of the tux with the lapels/vest/cheap-looking bow tie.
    Just me? Eh.

    • alyce1213

      I don’t think it’s done as a joke, though. No irony here.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    It’s a roast, James, not prom night.

  • Imasewsure

    There’s something very Chippendales about the whole thing…. looks like a tear-off tux I guess and his hair isn’t helping

  • Shawn EH

    Hipster tux, totally.

  • LuisaNL

    thumbs up, james, really? is that how you want to play it?

  • kimmeister

    I guess he was setting the mood for being roasted. Mission accomplished.

  • alyce1213

    First, this looks like one of the awful, cheap tuxedos people rent for their little boys so they look like tiny adults.
    Second, he couldn’t manage a clean shave? What is that — what is that random patchy, stubble on his face?
    Third, ridiculous posture.
    Fourth, bad hair.
    Fifth, thumbs.
    Sixth, idiot grin.
    And finally, douchebag.

  • Qitkat

    It’s not the tux.

  • Lessee. The shirt is too big. The lapels on that tux need work; they shouldn’t break the way they do. it should be effortlessly smooth. The fit is off in the sides. And with the width of the lapels, he needed to bump up the size on that tie just a bit.

  • RedRaven617

    Unlike George Clooney, James is not aging well at all.

    • Denise Alden

      Yeah, the phrase “gone to seed” always come to mind when I see Franco.

  • LauraAgain

    Yeah … what is it with guys not shaving anymore? Is it just too much work?

    • alyce1213

      The irritating thing is — he’s ‘slightly’ shaved. It’s all odd patches of stubble. Too much work.

      • Well, when you’re trying to shave while you’re stoned,…..

        • alyce1213

          There you go.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    And to top it off, he managed add the thumbs up. Roast worthy, I guess, if nothing else.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Loved him as Daniel DeSario, but that part reveled in his perpetually greasy, disheveled, unkempt looks. Now it just seems douchey. These photos do nothing to dispel that feeling.

  • MoHub

    I remember that tux from the ’70s.

  • formerlyAnon

    Meh. He manages to make himself look like the friend’s coworker or your 2nd cousin that’s always around at weddings. As in, he’s no doubt SOMEbody’s cup of tea, but you’re not getting it at the moment.

    • Constant Reader

      Yes! That guy who thinks women are crazy about him but who ends up getting drunk alone at the bar.

  • majorbedhead

    It’s the $99 rental tuxedo from Mr. Tux. Includes shoes.

  • stephbellard

    SO over him and his pretentious hipster BULLSHIT. Like Gandalf commanded: “Go back to the shadow!”


    He and Johnny Depp ought to start a school for incredibly handsome men who are determined to make themselves completely unattractive.

    • TropiCarla

      RIGHT?! Such a damn waste. smh

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Exhale, James.

  • Fordzo

    It looks like his breast augmentation is almost healed and ready to show off.

  • YoungSally

    He looks like he is holding his breath so as to avoid physical contact with nice fabric.

  • RussellH88

    If he doing that thing people do when they want to look like they have a double chin?

  • sagecreek

    The douchiness is strong in this one.

  • decormaven

    A roast? He’s already half baked.

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      Hence the Taco Bell advertising. Birds of a feather and all that.

      • decormaven

        Hee hee! And also, isn’t Axe a cosponsor as well? They must be rolling out a new fragrance in his honor- Eau de Douche.

  • conniemd

    I’ve always thought he’s such a douchey looking and acting guy.

  • That tux is wearing him.

  • Donna Tabor

    I think he always looks like he just woke up from a nap, and also don’t see what the big deal is about Franco. He leaves me cold.

    This tuxedo is just odd. Well said, T-Lo.

  • boweryboy

    Is he standing weird or has his head, chin, and neck morphed into one blob?

  • carnush

    He looks really, really constipated.

  • Bruce Willis it the F up, man!

  • NoveltyRocker

    He walks around on a low-hum sleep mode to conserve energy for his array of eclectic side projects, interviews, and photo shoots, never really appearing in any one place long enough for a proper grooming. When prompted, he snaps back online, finds himself in the midst of some new hubbub dressed in any stylist’s recent whim and painfully massages a cramped grimace into a grin while the latest version of James Franco, Performing Life Artist program reboots. Thumbs up.

  • Eric Stott

    He looks like his parents dressed him and just dropped him off at the prom.

  • e jerry powell

    Is that supposed to be blue, or is the lighting weird?

    He looks like three giant rectangles. No other shape at all. He might as well be a life-size Lego man.

  • Orange Girl

    He always looks blazed, so he looks very weird in a tux. Like a cat in a pool. It’s not natural.

  • 3boysful

    The jacket fit is off–perhaps due to the underlying vest. It looks like his torso is too long for the jacket.

  • Ten Ten

    He looks incredibly uncomfortable.

  • mickiemonkey

    He is pretending to be a pug.

  • Sara__B

    This one is near the top of my celebrity hate list. OF COURSE he would ruin a tux.

  • PastryGoddess

    Is it just me or does he always look constipated these days?

  • nannypoo

    He looks like he’s wearing a bullet proof vest under it all.

  • TigerLaverada

    How is it he always looks kinda smug? Maybe because he tucks his chin in or something. And yeah, he looks TERRIBLE in this tux, and it’s really hard to look terrible in a tux.

  • MinasAunt

    What exactly do people see in him? Not cute, not funny, pretentious as hell, adequate at most? Please explain it to me.

  • Sadie-Ann

    I had a coach once that to make me stand up straight would push me in the lower part of the spine. He looks like that in those pictures.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I get kind of a John Mayer vibe from him; just kind of a dirty creepy bro sort of thing. Ugh. I’m still upset they let him ruin that Oz movie.

  • “so long as it fits.” That jacket looks a skotch big.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Prom 1975 called and wants its tux back.

  • Guest

    He always looks so ingenuine, its nuts.

  • Meredith

    He gets the prize for looking the most disengenuous all the time.

  • Aaminah Khan

    He looks like he’s trying to call for help as his tux chokes him slowly as part of a diabolical plan by some alien race to take over the world, starting by removing all the douchebags.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Who’s got two thumbs, and squandered good looks? THIS GUY!

  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    I love him. I am blind i see nothing wrong here, even if i know this is all wrong. 🙂

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Is it just me or does it always look like he’s trying to suck in his gut and puff out his chest when he’s dressed formally? James, I can’t say for sure, but I’m relatively confident that you have a decent body. By trying to make your body look better, you instead are making it look bad. Please stop. You’re making us all very uncomfortable.

  • Leigh David

    Wow, do you think people pay him not to wear their designs?