Pairs Division: Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman at the “Noah” London Premiere

Posted on April 01, 2014

This post is for all the bears and bear-lovers in our readership. We know you’re out there, boys. Wait till you get to the part where they start making out. You’ll love it.


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Fine. They never made out. April Fool’s.

And you’re welcome.



[Photo Credit: Zak Hussein/, FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • LearnedFoot

    Russell Crowe looks more and more like an actual teddy bear every time I see him.

    • Sarah

      Sad teddy bear. What is wrong, Russ? Are his eyes watering or is he just really really sleepy?

      • decormaven

        Like the teddy bear who lost one button eye and has an x stitch still in place. I’ll just go rewatch LA Confidential and remember him from days gone by.

        • Qitkat

          Aww, poor teddy. But only the most beloved ones suffer that fate.
          Or Gladiator, in which I remember him being hot and addictive to watch. His aging goes to prove that men don’t always get more distinguished as they get older.

          • jilly_d

            Seriously. He was ultra-hot in Gladiator. He’s looking puffy these days (note: by “puffy” I do not mean fat, I mean just tired and bloated). Is he a hard-livin kinda guy? Because this looks like he’s been partying too hard. PS, Hugh: I love facial hair but the weird twirly moustache needs to go. Do not like.

          • Sarah

            That he is (or at least has been in the past). Known especially for being Australian and engaging in fisticuffs at will.

          • Alicia

            He is one that I refuse to accept for the homeland. He’s a Kiwi!

          • Sarah

            Terribly sorry. Feisty New Zealander, my apologies :)

          • Alicia

            I’m quite happy to adopt some kiwis as Australian (Tim & Neil Finn, pavlova) but this one just NO.

        • Judih1

          You nailed it.Teddy bear whose stitching is getting loose and is starting to sag. Russell did not age well. Hard to believe this is the same guy from Gladiator

      • mlle

        He’s crying that his cheekbones lost the war against Hugh’s.

    • kirkyo

      “Here comes the tickle monster…”

    • BayTampaBay

      To me, and I may be getting senile; The older Russell Crowe gets the more and more he look like Richard Burton.

      • e jerry powell

        Is that a bad thing?

        Well, except for the fact that he doesn’t have Burton’s acting chops. Or access to Liz Taylor’s secrets.

  • kirkyo

    It’s OK Russell. No one’s really gonna measure up that well with Mr. Perfect.

  • @Biting Panda

    Naughty Uncles. : )

  • Jacob Bowen

    Meanest April Fools Joke EVER.

    Hugh looks SCRUMPTIOUS.

    • demidaemon

      Yes, indeed.

  • Glam Dixie

    Hugh, you can do better.

  • Caitlin Rain

    That is some D’Artagnan facial hair going on. I’m not saying I don’t approve.

    • Leah Elzinga

      it’s jaunty. I totally want him to break out the ol’ rapier. and by “rapier” I mean…

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m not sure if I like this facial hair on him. On paper Hugh Jackman + facial hair = Win. However, I’m not sure if he stuck the landing.

    That being said,maybe Hugh can give Russell some pointers on the proper use of a comb

  • Saturnine

    Oops–I totally fell for it :-)

    Hugh looks great, as usual. Russell looks like he’s doing the leaning trick.

  • jw_ny

    They did too make out! (in my mind) :)

    Hugh needs a bit of hair trim…sporting Spock ears. He looks fine.
    Russell..disheveled, but kinda snuggly.

  • Plink

    Why does Russell Crowe have a career? He’s not a great actor, he looks like a big oaf no matter what he wears, and he has the emotional maturity of a thirteen year old.

  • WendyD

    I unabashedly love Russell Crowe. Even if he loves those long coats.
    And I adore Hugh Jackman, but I’m not completely sold on his current whiskery state. Now if he could be singing, I might make allowances.

  • alyce1213

    Hugh Jackman has such a face. I think he’s really rocking the (petit) handlebar mustache — it’s a nice change of pace for him.
    The other one makes me a little queasy.

  • colleenjanel

    Sigh … despite the circus Ring Leader facial hair, Hugh Jackson is still my ultimate. ****SWOON****
    Thank you dear uncles.

    • Qitkat

      I’m a sad kitten, I totally did not recognize Hugh in the first photo, as I didn’t read the heading. He is one of my ultimates too.

      • quiltrx

        I’m glad it didn’t start with that last picture of Hugh, as that is at least 90% Guy Pearce realness.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I love it BECAUSE of the circus ring leader beard.

  • colleenjanel

    Russell probably would have had a shot at a decent showing, but then they had to put him next to Hugh. Poor guy didn’t stand a chance. 😉

  • MilaXX

    Russell’s overcoat screams “I’m not comfortable with my weight gain.” Otherwise they both look okay but Russell’s hair is taking on a decidedly dead animal pelt look.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I approve of this post.

  • Danielle

    Actual Disney Prince Hugh Jackman allowing Russell to share in his glory, bless.

  • International Model

    Russell Crowe always looks like he has the fat sweats. He could play Joe Don Baker in the most underwhelming biopic ever.

    • FrigidDiva

      I read this and busted out laughing at work. Now the woman in the cubicle across from me thinks I’m even more crazy. Fat sweats. *snorts*

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh, Russell, I love you, but your HAIR.

  • Ginger

    I’ve always loved Russell Crowe, but he totally looks like the creepy drunk uncle at the family wedding that wants to dance with all of the nieces.

  • KinoEye

    Russell looks like he’s been fightin’ round the world. Hugh looks fantastic. I do love a good bear.

  • Morales Mike

    Russell Crowe? I thought it was Anthony Hopkins! And is Hugh IN “Noah”? Is he God? Cuz that’d be kinda right on.

  • SayWTH

    Please tell me Russell doesn’t sing in “Noah!”

    • FrigidDiva


    • Kent Roby

      Some would argue that he didn’t/couldn’t sing in Les Miz.

      • formerlyAnon

        No argument about it.

  • formerlyAnon

    God. Hugh Jackman. Thank-you, God. And TLo.

    Whomever dresses Russell Crowe did a damn good job here.

  • B_C_J

    I will admit it. I LOVE bears. :-)))

  • E2_Remote

    Sigh…there’s this Canadian movie with Russell Crowe called “For the Moment” from the early 90’s where he plays a WWII pilot in training. The movie is so-so, but he’s absolutely swoon-worthy. And Hugh has always revved my gears…even in the abomination that was “Australia.” I’m a sucker for Aussies. Prob’ly why I married one, now that I think about it.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Um..some ladies like bears too.

  • Laura Renee

    Why does Russell Crowe look so sad and lost??

  • another_laura

    Awww, Hugh Jackman, walking on “water.” How cute.

  • VicD

    One order of sausage, and one order of ham. Choose for yourself which is which.

  • FrigidDiva

    Between the two of them if I didn’t know which one of them was in the movie and had to guess I’d totally say Hugh. Russell just looks like they had to scrape him up off the pub floor and pour him into that terrible suit. Maybe Russell looks so sad because this movie is terrible and Hugh looks so jaunty because he isn’t in it.

  • SewingSiren

    Are they walking on water? That’s pretty funny.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    You know what works most for me? That we don’t have to hear Russell “singing.”

  • fitzg

    I still have a crush on Russell Crowe. There. I said it.

    • quiltrx

      Me too, I admit it. I had just posted that I need him to clean all this up a little, and he could still be da man for me!

  • Emily Smith

    I think the carpet for this premiere would give my husband motion sickness. Now I know what carpet to use if I want to keep him out of a room.

  • siriuslover

    I love Hugh Jackman, but his facial hair makes me think he’s involved in some Shakespearean thing right now (at least I hope). Anyone know? And Russell Crowe, don’t ever change, man.

  • imakeart

    I think Russell is letting his 5 year old cut his hair these days. I love him anyway.

  • MinAgain

    “Fine. They never made out. April Fool’s”
    The cruelty. It knows no bounds.
    Russell can’t really seem to dress himself, but he does seem marginally happy to be there, so success!

  • colleenjanel

    I just occurred to me that this is a “Pairs Division” post, but we didn’t get any scores!!

  • ReadBarbara

    I always think I can smell Russell when I see pictures of him, or watch his movies (regardless of role). And not in a good way. Trend continues looking at these shots.

    • FrigidDiva

      Now that you mention it I can totally smell stale smoke, stale beer, and stale sweat coming through my monitor…

      • Wink

        I agree. That’s the same way I felt about Philip Seymour Hoffman. He always looked smelly and in need of a good Silkwood scrub. (Too soon? Sorry.)

        • KinoEye

          Oh, it’s true. Sadly. I loved him as an actor, but he always looked so sleazy. Kind of like how some ladystars have Resting Bitchface, the sleaze seemed to be something he couldn’t turn off, even though he was, by all accounts, a perfectly wonderful guy.

  • JauntyJohn

    Unfortunately I have heard waaaay too many stories from the gay cater-waiter grapevine about Mr. Crowe to be able to look at him with anything but distaste. Powerful distaste. There’s movie star misbehavior and then there’s… something else. He is something else.
    I actually like the coat he’s wearing — I’m finding this new trend interesting and kind of sharp. And it’s nice to have something “new” (ish) in the mix for the men.
    Mr. Jackman looks every inch the polished song-and-dance man that he is. Nothing scintillating about his suit, but it’s well tailored and he wears it well.

    • KinoEye

      Sounds like South Park’s take on him was spot-on.

      “Born in New Zealand in sixty-four
      A hot-headed actor named Russell Crowe
      He loves to act but he loves one thing more
      Fightin’ round the world!
      He fights his directors and he fights his fans
      It’s a problem no one understands
      If there’s two things he loves it’s fighting and
      Fightin’ round the world!
      Makin’ movies, makin’ songs and
      Fightin’ round the world!”

  • dash1211

    Hugh melts my butter. Russell not so much.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    WOW. Hugh Jackman looks so ridiculously, off the charts hot with his salt and pepper beard that I… well… I’ll be in my bunk.

  • marlie

    Russell looks like he doesn’t care, and was just barely convinced to put on a suit. Hugh… ROWR. I’m digging the facial hair.

  • Gaby

    Is Hugh Jackman playing a musketeer in something? What’s with the extremely defined mustache?

  • quiltrx

    Mmm, Hugh is serving up Sexy Guy Fawkes realness!
    And I need Big Russ to clean all this up a bit. He used to give me a serious case of The Hot Thighs, and I think he still could…if he could manage to give a shit (and get rid of the beard).

  • Crystal

    Russell is looking awfully puffy.

  • JynxTheCat

    Good one boys. Mr. Wolverine got his suit cut right! Looking good big gun.

  • Daktari100

    Nice thumbs-up in that last photo, Hugh. Right back atcha!