Chris Evans in Gucci at the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Premiere

Posted on March 14, 2014

Great look. Love the suit, the vest, and the pocket square. It’s a shame about the beard, though.

Chris-Evans-Captain-America-Winter-Soldier-Gucci-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Chris Evans attends the premiere of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California in a custom linen Gucci suit paired with Kurt Geiger shoes.

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It looks fantastic on him, but we’re afraid we can’t fully appreciate it. We have to cover his face with our thumbs in every picture because that expression is slappable. That is one contemptuous look, Cap. We realize red carpet photographers aren’t the most, shall we say … genteel people in the world, but you can’t serve up an “I’m so much better than all of you” bitchface in response when you’re at your big-budget movie premiere. Good job on the suit and grooming, though. Always welcome.

Now let’s see how many people read this too fast and are going to yell at us for being anti-beard.



[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Andrew Evans/PRPhotos, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • WendyD


    • Mrs. Julien


      • e jerry powell

        I knew you’d say that.

  • deelup

    Is he just squinting? Also, wish he had a different tie.

    • gabbilevy

      That’s my assumption. Light eyes=high sensitivity to light. And so many camera flashes.

      • tereliz

        He kind of looks like he has a headache, poor dear, with those creases on the bridge of his nose. That’s right where I carry my headache tension. LOL, I love how many comments are making excuses for Chris’s scowling. I had no idea I was such a Chris Evans fangirl, but he just doesn’t strike me as a jerk.

    • Claudia Berry

      Agreed I think he’s squinting.

    • Felicia Zuniga

      He’s complained in the past about his eyes being highly sensitive to light and the flashes making it nearly impossible for him to see. I believe he’s also said it borders on painful for him.

    • fursa_saida

      That’s what I thought. I didn’t read it as contemptuous at all. I actually dig the tie, because when you put it all together, you get the ol’ red white and blue (and this is a Captain America premiere, after all) without being too literal.

    • Pterodactyl111

      I love love love the tie. It’s red, white, and blue!

  • Capt. Renault

    Personally, I still think that the width of the tie should match the width of the lapel, but I’m old fashioned that way.

  • Amílcar Castaneda

    His face = big douchebag. Love the suit though.

  • @Biting Panda

    “i’m sorry Mr. Evans, are we bothering you? Do you have just a moment for a picture?”
    Smile asshole. And take your hands out of your pockets.

    • editrixie

      You know what, though? I used to think it was the least people could do to smile at those things, and then I saw one of my favorite actors facing a phalanx of RC photogs, an actor that nobody really knows for a movie that premiered and disappeared so quickly you would have missed it if you blinked, and I couldn’t believe how horrible it was — it’s not a nice photographer asking to snap your pic. It’s about a hundred and fifty of them screaming at you at the top of their lungs, flashes popping relentlessly — it’s a wall of intense noise, blinding light, and chaos. And it lasts for a looong time. After that I was a lot less judgey about the whole thing. I know they have a nice cushy life, but I’d be squinting and facing an extreme headache too, and having a tough time not scrunching up my face.

  • mrspotts66

    it’s a shame to cover that face with *that* beard. le sigh.
    glad it’s not a neck beard, though. so that’s something.

    love the pocket square.
    can someone tell him to take his hands out of his pockets, please?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I cannot tell any of these guys apart anymore. Thought it was Liam Hemsworth. Or maybe Chris. Or that other guy with the beard…

    • Glam Dixie

      Yeah, or that other guy. You know. The facial hair does make them run together.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I was just about to reference a DWI b/c I thought this was Chris Pine. Its nice to know the men are becoming as generic as the women in Hollywood.

    • Danielle

      “I didn’t know which one was Chris and which one was Liam. I just know they were both hot as f*cking hell.” – Meryl Streep

      • KarenFK

        I can’t even tell you how much I hope she actually said this!

        • Danielle

          She did!! Chris and Liam Hemsworth filmed a parody of Charlie Bit My Finger for JImmy Kimmel’s show and Meryl played the mom. They did a spoof interview with her later and she said that. Right after Chris said Meryl was “very hands on”.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      that’s because you’re not a gay man into musclebears 🙂

    • jw_ny

      I have to agree…he looks like a Hemsworth here. He looks fine, but quite different than the “Chris Evans” I recall. I half expect a TLo retraction that they made a mistake! (ha..not really)

    • H2olovngrl

      Precisely my thought. Slap a beard on him, and throw him in the Hemsworth family photos!

  • Glam Dixie

    WHY ARE YOU BEING SO ANTI-BEARD! Heh, just kidding. Love the suit, not so fond of the beard on him myself, it’s kind of meh. Needs to take his handses out of his pocketses.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I am hoping with the arrival of spring and summer this silly beard trend will die down. I am anti-beard and will march with you proudly TLo.

  • Beardslee

    Hey, no neckbeard. He cleared that hurdle, so I’ll give him a pass on everything else.

  • SneakyKitty

    Oh goodness, I love me a nicely groomed beard. I was so sad when my guy got rid of his recently.

    Maybe he’s just squinting? I’m gonna go with squinting. He seems like too nice a guy to be contemptuous. (What? I’m not projecting at all.) Would have been nice for him to take his hands out of his pockets, though.

  • I love him so much I am choosing to ignore the douchefumes.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Amen! He does a Sausage Friday well!

  • Anna

    Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.

  • veleri

    That’s Cristoph Waltz’s expression!

    • Anna

      HAHAHA. Awesome.

      • veleri

        yeah, Christoph are you reading? Go teach him!

  • Kimmu

    He forever gets passes on red carpet appearances because he’s been very vocal and open with suffering from social anxiety disorder. I was at a Q&A panel where he spent the first 40 minutes hiding his head while everyone talked until finally getting comfortable and then when he did start interacting was incredibly sweet and charming.

    • Interesting – I didn’t know that. He always seems lovely in interviews so I was disappointed with these pictures.

      • Kimmu

        Yup, he doesn’t handle the in person, live action events very well. I feel him on that, cause I SAD too and get where he’s coming from. He was very gracious and kind and funny when he finally did start interacting with the panel and the audience.

        • decormaven

          Bless this fellow, then. He must really have a passion for acting if he is willing to suffer the slings and arrows of this most public of professions while dealing with social anxiety disorder.

        • ampg

          I had no idea – I have tons of respect for him for being able to do these public events, then. They must be torture.

    • Dandesun

      Yes, I saw him talking about how he really struggled with even accepting the role of Cap, not just due to the time commitment (six or seven movies?) but because he knew that would open him up to a LOT of attention. When he did sign, he also started therapy in order to prepare as much as possible.

      He was interacting with the fans at the premier and was his charming self in interviews. I love him. And I so can’t wait for this movie to come out.

      • Kimmu

        I didn’t catch the red carpet stream but glad to hear he was interacting with fans. I have a real soft spot for him.

        I am so ready for this movie. Just got my Thurs IMAX tickets to see it. Though I’m trying to tell myself not to get TOO excited because I was hyped for the Dark World and was horribly disappointed by how lackluster it was.

        • Dandesun

          I, admittedly, give the Thor movies a lot of leeway because playing the cosmic angle is a hard one. I never thought they’d be able to bring Cap OR Thor to the big screen, to be honest and they’ve managed to do both and do them well. I’m apparently one of the few who loves Movie!Jane Foster and, let me tell you, after ‘Man of Steel’ and the epically boring destruction porn of a fight scene that seemed to last forever, I have so much appreciation for how Marvel Movies stage their fights.

          The Winter Soldier… the thing that worries me most is just how good the story in the comics was. But it also had decades behind it of a character long thought dead that was believed would NEVER be resurrected. For so long, there were two characters you knew would always stay dead… and then they wrote the Winter Soldier story and it was so good and it defied all those years of knowing who wasn’t coming back. It was all just really well done. I know movies can’t be the same as comics, its impossible… so I do my best to set all that aside.

          That being said, I’m really looking forward to Falcon.

          • Kimmu

            The Thor universe is my baby and I think they did an admirable job in the first movie of adapting his story to condense it for a movie audience, and I loved how they really mined that the core of his story, even in the comics, is his constant struggle with himself to prove his worth in the universe and within his family, and really wrote it as a grand Shakespearean family drama. The second one basically threw out all of the character development that happened in the first two movies with Thor and Loki for cheap laughs. I like Jane in the first movie, and I love how the first one really does read as a feminist film, but the the Dark World is rife with misogyny. Jane was taken from being an empowered scientist who was passionate about her research, someone who had agency, to someone who gives up her career because the dude she knew for 2 days didn’t call her back and a helpless victim. As a comics fan and someone who was drawn to the MCU because they have been building on the previous films and creating a continuity within them, it was really, really disappointing. Oh god I am sorry I didn’t mean to Thor rant at you!

            Oh I love the Winter Solider comic so much, and I’ve heard that apparently Brubaker was pleased with the movie’s treatment of it. So that’s a positive, and for whatever reason, I do like Sebastian Stan enough to really want to see how he handles the role. Also the Natasha bits they’re released so far have me excited about her in this as well, and yes, Falcon!

          • Dandesun

            I admit that I’ve fanwanked the hell out of certain aspects of that. I don’t believe for a second that Jane stopped doing anything because Thor was gone for a bit. We saw she was working on re-establishing contact at the end of the first movie and that SHIELD moved her to Norway to do more research in order to get her out of Loki’s line of sight. (Not that it would have mattered if he were determined to get to her but whatever.)

            She was in London at Eric’s request so it made sense to me that she was still working but that getting to London and Eric being unavailable despite their calls may have put a pause on her work. Plus, like it or not, Thor became utterly ingrained in the work. What she was studying led right to him and he opened up all of these new possibilities and ideas and explanations… confirmed certain theories but didn’t go into detail about how those theories may or may not have worked…

            My fanwank is that if and when Jane ever hit a roadblock in her research, because it was so completely ingrained with Thor, any frustration she ran into was compiled with frustration over him and would turn into a big messy ball of “SCIENCE!!FEELS!! SCIENCEFEELS!! ROADBLOCKS!! FUCKTHATGUY! IFONLY! NOTREALLY! ARRGLEBARGLE!!”

            Thor wasn’t just some hot guy that blew into town, had a whirlwind romance with her and then blew out… he was a hot guy that fell into town, confirmed various theories she had been dedicating her life to and then disappeared (until New York — which brought even more crazy and scary things into the light — and then disappeared AGAIN) — she can’t throw herself into her work to forget him because he’s ALL OVER THAT SHIT.

            So, yeah, that’s my fanwank. (Thor rants! They’re fun!)

          • editrixie

            I’m beyond excited for Winter Soldier, especially for Sam. But I hear you about translating the books — I keep trying to figure out if Robert Redford is supposed to be some kind of updated version of Lukin or not…it’s hard to tell. But I’m just going to sit back and try to check my expectations at the door. (And by the way, I too love movie Jane.)

  • MissMariRose

    They made a sequel? Huh. I guess Captain America will be the comic movie trilogy for insomniacs.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Your face will get stuck in that expression, Captain America. Don’t tell me that your mother didn’t teach you that.

  • Alyssa

    Happy Sausage Friday y’all! I’m going to excuse the douche-fumes as the *made-up* fact that he clearly had to look straight into the sun for these pictures.

    Also, for my nerd friends out there, happy pi day! 🙂

    • TropiCarla

      Same to you, my dear. My whole office is celebrating pi day – we’re the author team for a math curriculum.

      • Alyssa

        My department is chock full of engineers (myself included), so I brought in some pies to celebrate!

  • BEARD FOREVER. Never ever shave it, Chris.

    • e jerry powell

      I knew you’d say that, too.

  • marlie

    He looks pretty great. Period. I don’t know if he’s scowling at the photographers, but he could certainly relax his face a little.

  • Danielle

    Chris Pine and Chris Evans both suffer under the delusion that they need beards during poledances. I say nay, boys.

  • M_E_S

    DON’T EVEN CARE. I would still climb him like a tree.

    I’m going to guess he’s squinting for some reason, because he has never come off as anything but gentlemanly in all the other media appearances I’ve seen.

  • Jacob Bowen

    That beard is the SECOND TLo birthday gift I’ve gotten today! Chris Evans is DEFINITELY one of my favorite ways to start Sausage Friday!

    • Anna

      Happy Sausage Birthday!

      • Jacob Bowen

        OH MY GOSH. A Sausage Birthday sounds…delicious. Thanks!

  • CT14

    Hands in pockets!

    Stop it, Cap!

  • Aidan B

    This is pretty much what my fiancé’s beard looks like on a regular basis; while it’s great for him I don’t know that it’s working for Chris here. Maybe he just wanted a change after the clean-shaven wholesomeness of Cap’n ‘Merica.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Hmm. I’ll go with the squinting in the light thing. Seems most likely. But yes, it does come off giving the impression that he’s the new Summer’s Eve pitchman, doesn’t it?

    Not a fan of beards in general or this one in particular, but the suit’s excellent.

    It’s time for the new Cap already? I missed the first in theaters but loved it on Netflix. I’m there.

    • TwiddlyStun

      New Summer’s Eve pitchman. Hehehe.

  • BLauD

    I am just so glad he’s not sporting the neck beard men seem to have these days. I’m not a facial hair fan in the first place, but at least keep it clean.

    Also think maybe he’s just squinting… Willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  • kmk05

    NO STEVE, NO. Only Tony can pull off that expression.

  • YoungSally

    Yea — sausage Friday — Thank you Mr. Pine. Next!

  • ovarB

    HAHAHAHAHA!! “Read too fast.” I made sure to read very slowly. 😛 Perhaps Chris is suffering from Bitchy Resting Face. If it can affect women, then it can affect men too!!

  • VioletFem

    He looks good and the suit is an (almost) perfect fit. I’m not a huge fan of beards (why cover such a pretty face?) but at least there is no neck-beard and it is groomed nicely.

  • OhSheila

    Him so pretty. I love a full beard.

  • Eric Stott

    I want to take that beard and do kinky things to it

  • I both love the beard (LOVE!) and totally disagree with you about the face. That’s “I am super uncomfortable standing here alone with everyone yelling and flashing lights at me” face. My introverted sister makes that same face and usually refuses to be alone in pictures for that reason.

    • Loramir

      If I was standing there with a whole crowd of photographers screeching at me, I’d probably be hiding behind the step-and-repeat in a fetal position. Chris has talked about suffering from social anxiety and I really love that he’s open about it and deals with it without letting it hold him back. He’s never seemed anything but friendly and polite to fans and press, so I’m going with red carpet stress/sun in eyes/headache to explain the bitchface. I think I also read somewhere that he’s hoping to take a break from acting for a while after Cap 2, so maybe he’s been having a hard time lately.
      Expression aside, though….DAYUM, he looks good. LOVE the beard and pretty much everything else.

  • Manon @

    He seriously looks like Chuck Norris with this beard. Huh.

  • MilaXX

    Did no tell him he was serving primo bitch face? Love his tie/hanky combo.

    • kimmeister

      It’s a nice reference to his character’s colors, which we didn’t see at all when Henry Cavill was doing the Man of Steel rounds.

  • random_poster

    Damn, he looks good. Ay ay, Captain. Serve me up some of that. I’ll help you get rid of that social anxiety disorder…

  • MzzPants

    His face is so pretty. It’s a shame about the beard, but at least he shaved his neck.

  • lunchcoma

    I don’t dig the beard, either. I do know that he struggles with these appearances, but I’m inclined to give him less of a break than usual due to his whiny last interview.

  • Dandesun

    That beard is lovely. And it’s very nicely maintained as well. No neckbeard!! Of course, he’s got a killer jawline so why not highlight it? (One of my favorite parts of the Avengers commentary was Whedon going ‘And now ladies and gentlemen… Chris Evan’s jaw!’ Just as he turned to, well, show it off. Steve was very stern and concerned in that scene, too.)

    I love the tie and the pocket square! Such a nice nod to Cap. Very event appropriate.

    I’m totally fine with the alleged bitchface. As has been mentioned, there are reasons for it. He’s utterly charming and sweet and keeps his feet on the ground. He’s a good guy.

  • elirt

    I just assumed it was really bright or something and he’s squinting rather than giving bitchface.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Since he is one of the few (only?) Hollywood boy to admit to anxiety disorder I’ll give him a pass on the expression… and climb him like a tree… love the neat beard and kind of hope he gets to keep it for Avengers 2! Love some beardy Cap!!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I’m forced to leap to Cap’s defense – he’s just not comfy on the red carpet! Love him, can’t wait to see the movie.

  • ampg

    His beard is impeccable, so I want to applaud it, but it’s just too much brown on his very light complexion. Amazing suit, though.

  • Pennymac

    Facial hair without the slovenly neckbeard? Win. Although his face is very pretty without whiskers. The suit is outstanding. And the fact that I suspect that frozen, frowny, squint is masking his much talked about anxiety disorder makes me want to give him a hug. (Okay, a naked, sweaty hug, but still….)

  • SusannaGA

    He’s giving us a mature version of the ridiculous Justin Bieber/Jaden Smith raised-eyebrow face — that was my first thought, before hearing about the anxiety disorder. Gorgeous guy in any case.

  • But at least the beard is GROOMED!!

  • finally someone heard you yelling “hem that pants”! 🙂

  • traceyishere

    Isn’t it a bit early for linen?

  • Imasewsure

    He looks like he’s going for haughty British character actor face rather than bitchface (but neither are working anyway). Nice suit!

  • Sofia Lopez Garcia

    He’s giving us Lord Disick face.

  • furyleika

    Is it because he’s a man or because this is his major movie premiere that bitchface isn’t acceptable?

    • somebody blonde

      It’s because it looks awful.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    And suddenly, I am a fan. Damn, that boy gives good beard.

    Wow. That didn’t sound dirty at all in my head.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    See, I think he usually looks insipid, and the beard gives him some much needed gravitas. Thumbs up.

  • JynxTheCat

    However…I am antibeard for this chap. There will be time enough to cover up once that face is not at peak stellar good looks. Uncover and let it shine..the window is not that long.

  • quiltrx

    He’s SO pretty without the beard, though! Not everyone has to fall into the beard trend.
    And he has this look on his face a lot… I’ve wondered more than once if he needs glasses. There’s such a squint to it.

  • Tarquin

    Not feeling this AT ALL – he looks strangely like a Nicolas Cage/Jason Segel lovechild!

  • thurinel

    I’m totally with TLo on the beard issue here! I don’t think it works for him (or most men, to be frank) :/

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    I really love the subtle character callbacks, however–the stars in his pocket square, the muted colors in his tie. It’s an intelligent setup, which I ALWAYS appreciate 🙂

  • e jerry powell