Chiwetel Ejiofor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Posted on January 06, 2014

Honestly, the look’s kind of on the dull side (in that there’s not much here to discuss), but the roster is lady-heavy today and we need to break up the monotony a little.


Chiwetel Ejiofor attends the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California.

Credit for attempting a midnight-blue tux. It mostly works for him, except it’s a bit too small and the lapels are a bit too proportionally large for him.

We like that his hair’s grown out some since the last time we saw him. The bushy, unkempt beard with the baby ‘fro wasn’t quite working for him. We still think he looks better without the beard, but that’s just us. If he’s gonna sport the mountain man whiskers, then he’s right to grow his hair out a little to balance it out.



[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

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  • Clueless_Jock

    He would look so much better clean shaven, like in 12 Years a Slave. But bravo for the midnight blue tuxedo.

  • MilaXX

    I like the color on him, but agree the jacket doesn’t fit quite right. I like the facial hair & fro even if it’s does give off a bit of a 70’s throw back vibe. It makes his eyes stand out in a very sexy way.

    • marlie

      Hah, I just wrote something very similar. 😛

    • NBG

      Thinking the same thing. He was looking so very Marvin Gaye in this! I’ve got the tunes in my head now!

      • Rand Ortega

        Jinx! Didn’t see your post, NBG. Great minds & all that!

      • MilaXX

        Now I’ve got a “Let’s get it on…” ear worm

        • NBG

          Best ear worm to have, in my opinion.

    • Rand Ortega

      Marvin Gaye on the “What’s Going On” album cover.

      • MilaXX


      • Donyelle


    • Introspective

      so Im not way off in seeing the sexy in any iteration of his hair/face? good. let me carry on with not working today.

      • fursa_saida

        Chiwetel Ejiofor is always sexy.

    • Donyelle

      He’s giving me a Marvin Gaye vibe.

  • I do prefer him without the beard! But I will take him any way he comes. So to speak.

  • Danielle

    I dig the color on him. Wish he didn’t have such a full beard but that’s a minor quibble.

  • marlie

    I like the color, but yes, the jacket seems a bit too tight. And I really, really don’t like the bushy beard. Not in the least. ETA: The tux has a very 70s vibe, and I wonder if that was intentional, with the fuller hair.

  • Sleeve length and pant hem are admirable. And for the boy stars, that’s already a lightyear ahead of the pack.

  • Matthew Davie

    I suspect he’s growing out hair & beard in advance of a dramatic re-grooming reveal just in time for the Oscar ceremony. He’ll collect his golden statue looking like a new millennium Poitier.

    • NBG

      *Sigh* From your lips…


    That is far from Mountain Man beard. Looks good to me!

  • Sarah

    He is bringing Ted Lange as Isaac on The Love Boat, even though Isaac had a mustache and not a full beard. It must be the look combined with the lapels. (Chiwitel can serve me a cocktail on the Lido Deck anytime, however.)

  • Chaiaiai


  • Janet B

    It’s okay, but not up to his usual standards.

  • ilikemints

    I feel like his bow tie is about to fly off into the night.

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      It is a little batty.

  • nannypoo

    The jacket does seem a little tight. I like the midnight blue, do not like the beard. He sure is handsome.

  • crt

    he’s so “unkepmt professor heading to some stuffy faculty whatever,” in a way that’s making me want to take that class

  • CPK1

    how does a man who is all over the red carpet these days go out with a too small tux? Where were his people? (That being said I love him and the midnight blue mini tux)

  • ChelseaNH

    Is the beard for a role? Or does he just not feel like shaving these days?

    In related news, I just bought, received and promptly viewed a copy of Kinky Boots.

    • kimmeister

      Maybe he suffers from folliculitis barbae and is just taking a breather from shaving before he *has* to.

    • I watched Kinky Boots recently too. I loved it!

  • Imasewsure

    Shame to cover up such a nice face… tux is dull but a nice effort anyway

  • Hate, hate, hate the Bluto beard.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Clean shaven, and a slightly shorter haircut, and he could out-suave every man in the room. He wasthisclose!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Not a fan of the wide lapel, but can’t focus on the tux when that face is floating above it.

  • rondele

    Beautiful man. Love the blue tux.

  • River

    I love beards but he’s one of the few men I prefer clean shaven.

    • ShaoLinKitten


  • quiltrx

    He looks like he’s about to sing one of Chef’s naughty songs from South Park.

    • lillyvonschtupp

      I would say, “Love Gravy”

  • lillyvonschtupp

    I wish he cleaned up the beard, but its probably for a film role. Other than that, he just oozes class.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    And he has the most gorgeous lashes.

  • LambeeBaby

    His pants look like they are hemmed appropriately. That is enough to make me soon.