Joel Kinnaman at the “RoboCop” LA Photo Call

Posted on January 24, 2014

Here is a boy in a strangely haphazard outfit to start your day.


Joel Kinnaman attends the “RoboCop” photo call in Los Angeles, California.

The jacket, shirt and pants are all different colors, but you wouldn’t know it because they’re all such muddy colors that you can’t draw any contrast from them. A grey shirt would have solved that problem nicely, although it would’ve made the look even more boring. We don’t mind the kicks because they’re, for the most part, size-appropriate and proportional. We can’t stand when men wear ridiculously large sneakers (which Lorenzo, for some odd reason, always calls “hamburgers.” “Look at the hamburgers on that guy’s feet.”) with a suit jacket.  It helps that he’s wearing them with jeans. It does not help that the jeans are shoved into them. It also doesn’t help that his shirt’s coming untucked.

The face, on the other hand, helps tremendously.




[Photo Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images]

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  • @Biting Panda

    White sneaks with everything, is what I like to call The Jax Teller Effect. It’s a good thing this guys face is selling this. I’m fairly certain he spends most of the movie with it hidden, so soak it in, Kittens.

    • gabbilevy

      What a crime.

    • ailujailuj

      …and those are teller’s dress up shoes.

    • MoHub

      What’s throwing me is having the tongues on the sneakers overlap the hem of the pants. I want to reach out and tuck them inside the pants hems.

  • Heather

    His face is almost hot enough to balance out those sneakers. Almost.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Agreed. Love the hair…

    • Anna

      Agree with you on the almost. This was a scroll down OH HELL NO. I can’t help but think of Justin Bieber when I look at those. And I don’t really want to think of that douchebag when I’m looking at an otherwise hot guy.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Unintentional tummy viewing on men = panty lines on women….

    I’m almost impressed that he managed to give the appearance of a misbuttoned shirt due to it’s slovenly appearance. It’s like his shirt had sex in the limo… oh…. hmmmmmmm….

  • Jaime

    Not to mention that tiny patch of belly showing because he couldn’t tuck everything in, but who’s looking *there*…

    • SugarSnap108

      Oh, I missed that. Thank you for bringing my attention to it. (Seriously.)

    • OMG you fashion detective, how did you spot that? I never would have. 🙂

  • marlie

    Those don’t even look like jeans to me – they look like regular slacks/khakis. It’s almost like he tried to cobble a suit together just by wearing a jacket and pants in (sort of) the same color. And I might not mind the sneakers so much if he WAS wearing jeans.

    • barbarienne

      I don’t know if maybe they’re made of denim? But those pockets are totally slacks/khaki-type pockets, not jeans pockets.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      The lack of a crease down the front makes me think they are some kind of denim.

  • SugarSnap108

    Hee. “Hamburgers” somehow makes perfect sense to me. Eh, I’m not loving the white sneaks with this. He’s very long-waisted/shorter-legged, and the white non-hamburgers sort of emphasize that. It’s not bad, but I think I’ll just look at his face instead.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    His belly button is staring at me.

    • @Biting Panda

      mocking you. taunting you.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Words cannot express how wonderful it feels to be understood.

  • Patrick Cleary

    Those are jeans? They look like Sansabelt slacks. A poor showing, really. He’s cute, but in a totally generic way. A bit of style would have bumped him up to dashing.

    • Nancer

      I kept looking at the pants, thinking the same thing. They don’t look at all like jeans to me!

  • Sobaika

    Who is he?? He is very attractive.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Stars in the US version of The Killing (another season on the way apparently), and will be the new Robocop

      • SassieCassy

        is that any good?

        • schadenfreudelicious

          I was spoiled by the Danish version of The Killing which is in every way superior to the US version…Many of the BK’s can attest to the highly frustrating nature of the US version…in fact TLo used to recap it but packed it in (cannot blame them), I will watch the fourth season only because my curiosity will kick in (and of course Joel up there who is great, as is his co-star Mirielle Enos) also will be guest starring Joan Allen who is always excellent.

          • lexilexi

            I will watch too, for JK and for the cliff-hanger of an ending to the last season. He could put his slippers under my bed anytime, as my 90 yo Australian buddy says!

          • ankali

            Fuck you, The Killing!!!

            Sorry, had to get that out of my system. The US version sucks; or at least, the 1st season did — I stopped watching after the finale demonstrated that the writers actively despised the audience.

            However, Joel Kinnaman’s performance was never part of the problem. He was great, and I’m looking forward to seeing him do something else. Much as I love the original Robocop, though, I’m not hopeful that the remake will be any more worthy of his talents.

          • schadenfreudelicious

            LOL, can’t disagree with you on Season One, (two didnt help much either but atleast the world’s longest crime investigation was solved), The Danish version is excellent and if you can track it down I highly recommend it…as for Mr Kinnamen, as you said he was never the issue, so here is hoping his substantial talents are better served elsewhere…not sure that is going to happen in Robocop (a movie that did not require a remake), but we shall see.

      • Zaftiguana

        He had a tiny role in “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” too, and if I’m recalling the million new or enlarged characters in the subsequent books correctly, I think the guy he played will be a much larger player in the sequels. At least that’s what I’m hoping.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          You’re right, he did have a small role, as one of the journalists I think?..and more Joel is always a good thing 🙂

          • timidwildone

            Yes, he cameoed very briefly as Christer Malm. Hopefully Fincher takes on the 2nd/3rd films so we can see his role expanded.

  • MilaXX

    For some reason that tiny peek of belly skin bugs.

    • mjude

      good eye. I think his head looks small or is it me?

      • MilaXX

        a little

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Nothing against this guy, but ROBOCOP is, and always will be, Peter Weller for this BK.

    • Hundreds of vote-ups for this. It is so true. Makes me want to go visit the Robocop statue in Detroit. Is it up yet?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Guys, guys, guys! Tigers are playin’…toniiiight!

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      No one does blood splatter like Paul Verhoeven, either.

    • Jackie4g

      YEAH. There is no reason to remake Robocop. There is not a thing wrong with the original and the effects were just fine, thank you. Hollywood simply can not come up with any ideas, I get that, but some films ought NOT to be remade.

    • Pennymac

      I was OBSESSED with Peter Weller’s lips for the longest time after seeing that movie. You know, cause that was all that showed.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        And I bet you weren’t the only one who was!

    • decormaven

      Affirming your thought. I cringed when I saw the trailer for this at American Hustle. There was no need for a re-do of Robocop. Shameless cash grab on part of the producers. I wish this fellow better success in his next role.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Shameless cash grab as well as yet another example of the almost complete lack of creative thinking on Hollywood’s part. HELLO, the original Robocop is great-no need for a redo!
        And yes, best of luck to Kinnaman in the future.

    • demidaemon

      Yes, another unnecessary remake. I do remember that the end of the original Robocop 1 gave me nightmares, though.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I remember the violence in Robocop being disturbing, too-especially the murder of Murphy that set up the Robocop transformation.

  • jw_ny

    eh…he’s not that good looking to make up for that haphazard outfit…

  • Zaftiguana

    This is not so cute, but I LOVE him on “The Killing” (his character alone has gotten me through some pretty rough patches in the storytelling), so I want to forgive…but I can’t. It’s the sneakers. I was full of mercy and forgiveness until the sneakers.

    • lexilexi

      Oh Yes, I agree… about “The Killing”. I kept telling my hub how much I love JK… his character, his look, his way of speaking… it helped me forget/forgive some lapses too. He is adorable.

  • ailujailuj

    for some reason, this is funny.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think had this not been so sloppy, it would have looked quite cute.

  • crash1212

    I find him exceedingly attractive, but that is one jacked up outfit. While they might not be “hamburgers” (I’m totally stealing that!), they are blindingly white, and for me that’s just at egregious in this setting.

  • boweryboy

    The face can’t save that tragic outfit. At first I was ok with all the competing blues? blacks? until I got to the white shoes. I actually said, “Woah!” out loud.

    The white shoes highlight the competing colors. The pants tucked into the white shoes is something only the 14-25 year old set can successfully pull off without looking like a douche or a try-hard. The belt is ugly and way too large. Plus I can see his belly and the top of his black underwear through the area of untucked shirt.
    A sloppy hot mess, and not in the good way.

    • marlie

      I’d say the age range is ~13-18. My 14-yo nephew tucks his pants into his shoes, and I’m already worried about the douche-effect. And Bieber’s been doing it for years now, and we see what level of douchebaggery he’s reached.

      • boweryboy

        Bieber is a douche in general regardless, and his kicks are “hamburgers”.

      • demidaemon

        Hopefully, with some auntly guidance, he’ll grow out of it.

  • Now this is how eyebrows should be. 🙂

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Yummy! Oh, what, we’re supposed to be discussing the outfit???

  • Bradio311

    “Hamburgers!” I love it!

  • Leah Elzinga

    sorry boys, but those don’t look like jeans at all imho.

  • Diego!

    I don’t mind at all the difference in colors among the jacket, shirt and pants. Because he is rocking them. I HATE he paired them with ultra bright white sneakers! I can’t. Sorry. It’s an OUT!

  • KinoEye

    Hamburgers! It’s nonsensical and perfect all at once.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I am a sucker for a fresh pair of white kicks on a guy, but I don’t like them with this outfit. Maybe if he were wearing a white shirt. Or not wearing the jacket and wearing a white shirt. I think i’m trying to say I don’t like what he’s wearing lol.

  • NBG

    Dressed for an evening at a sports bar, not so much for a photocall.

  • acevedob

    He looks horrible, clothes and face-wise. The sneakers are even worse. Obviously he still needs to get a stylist.

  • Danielle

    Are we not going to talk about the travesty that is a Robocop remake? And that it’s going to be PG-13?!

    • Jackie4g

      I complained about it, several posts up. NO REASON to remake Robocop. None whatsoever.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      There was never a reason to remake Robocop-the original is a classic.Period.End of discussion.

    • PG-13?? I think the real Detroit is rated R!

  • Kathy

    When it comes to a boy I find really cute, sometimes I just don’t see the clothes.

  • Trickytrisha

    He was the best reason to watch The Killing. He’s pretty darned delicious here… his TV character was scruffy much, so it’s lovely to see his face and hair looking great. The clothes…. meh.

  • sagecreek

    I don’t even know who he is, but that is an intriguing face.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is . . . tall and solid looking and attractive. AND SHAVED HIS NECK. Which I’m sure is enough for most. The clothes neither detract nor present him to any particular advantage.

  • LiliLynch

    BRIGHT WHITE SNEAKERS! My eyes are drawn to them more than to his handsome face, which is a problem!

  • Pennymac

    Immediately instituting a “hamburgers!” critique of big shoe’d men!
    He is kinda pretty, though.

  • KT

    He is my #1 actor crush. I don’t care about what he is wearing whatsoever. Just stand there with your hazel eyes and your scruff and your body, thanks.

  • Suse

    White shoes never look good on men. He’s cute, though.

    • Qitkat

      Evidently you are too young to remember when white bucks were all the rage.

  • Lilyana_F

    Awww, my imaginary Swedish boyfriend <3

  • Ruth Preston

    A guy in my office wears hamburgers every day. He’s tall and skinny with HULARGEOUS feet, and wears ankle socks, which only makes matters worse. Er, topic…in the words of the snotty graphic designerinas I used to work with: “Your blacks don’t match.”

  • Laura Abrahamsen

    Perhaps he was trying to camouflage everything but his face?…and then his feet.

  • Alaska Snob

    Does anyone else think he looks like Joey from Blossom? That’s all I can see.

  • Coolekat

    Hate the shoes, love the peek of belly. What a face!

  • quiltrx

    I’m definitely going to start deploying “hamburgers” immediately! I’ll give you a not-as-good one back–when someone (sometimes that’s me) gets a huge pile of napkins at a fast-food place, I always call it “a paragraph of napkins”.
    And this outfit looks douchey, but just looking at his face I don’t suspect that he really is one. Those who decided to remake this, though, reek of Summer’s Eve.

  • LaSylphide

    Love him, don’t care what he wears. Is that a little bit of belly showing down by that last button?

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt


  • demidaemon

    It looks like the peekaboo effect has finally transmigrated from women’s fashion into men’s. YAY?!

  • LambeeBaby

    I can’t unsee the shadow on his neck that looks like “neck muffs”. Are white sneakers “in”?

  • hmb

    This whole get up, including his facial hair, is screaming ‘pit boss’.