Michael Fassbender at the “Frank” Premiere

Posted on May 01, 2014

This is pretty much the bare minimum of red carpet effort; only a few grades higher than this infamously bad (to our way of thinking, anyway) dude-on-a-red-carpet fiasco.

Michael-Fassbender-Frank-Premiere-Sundance-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Michael Fassbender attends the premiere of “Frank” at Sundance London at Cineworld 02 Arena in London.

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The only thing preventing us from doing our usual teeth-gnashing, garment-rending wails of despair is that sweet jacket. We don’t know what it is, but lately we have a real hankering for a blue leather jacket. Ever since we saw Ben Whishaw wearing that delicious Prada last year, we’ve noticed an empty spot in our wardrobe; a jacket-shaped hole that’s screaming to be filled with a color not naturally found in cows.

One of us may not rest until he gets one. Because surely, we can’t both get one, can we? We do so hate to be that gay couple who dresses alike. No offense to gay couples who dress alike, of course.




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  • Jessica Freeman

    “Oh shit, I have this thing I have to be at?”…makes no effort, shows up anyway.

    • Ganoc

      Yes, but on the other hand – his face.

      • Jessica Freeman

        His face is everything. Thus why he gets away with shit like this.

      • Kent Roby

        And on the other other hand…. his Frank, as in “beans and frank”, aka sausage. But, objectifying aside, I really love him as an actor; he certainly is not just relying on his looks.

      • ampg

        But would it have killed him to put on some lip balm?

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Pulling a Jolie.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Snappier shoes, and this might not be so bad… the jacket is to DIE and it matches his eyes. Sigh….

  • Glam Dixie

    Just make sure you only wear it on alternating days. There problem solved. As for Mr. Fassbender, he looks like he missed the premiere of the Smurf movie. Too much blue in one outfit. He’s still cute doe.

    • kimmeister

      Totally too much blue. I’d switch out the shirt.

  • jwrdwr

    If that’s all the effort you are willing to put in, why bother getting dressed at all?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      The problem I have with this look is that knit or sweatshirty thing that Fassbender is wearing underneath that scrumptious jacket. That is too casual, even for a Sundance event.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I love that jacket so much. Aside from that, he could have gone for a casual look with clothes that said something besides “I just finished doing some yard work”.

  • kmk05

    Mmm, the blue colour palette is delicious. That jacket and his eyes are to die for.

  • Tanya Wade

    All is well here! That jacket. Those eyes. I’m good! Though nothing can top Whishaw in the Prada. NOTHING.

    • Shawn EH

      I’m still in love with all the shoes in that Prada campaign. I wish I had $5000 so I could be like, 2 or 3 pairs.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    He does zilch for me and his “I have better places to be” expression wins no points in my book.

  • Tricia

    haha, yeah he’s dressed entirely in the same shade of blue.
    but… it’s Michael Fassbender.

  • Shawn EH

    I was going to say “well, at least it’s not a Henley … ” but it kind of is, isn’t it? A sort of pricey, sweatery one. Still, the blue of those eyes, and the fit of everything … forgives a lot!

  • Danielle

    I want to drool, but KinoEye has ruined Fassy for me. D:

    • KinoEye

      Blah. I feel so wrong whenever I see pictures of him. He still pushes all my buttons, despite my higher brain functions screaming at me. But the stank of domestic abuse just doesn’t wash off. :-/

      • Anna

        I can’t remember where I read it now, but there was a profile of him where he was such a dick to the wait staff in a restaurant. As if the domestic abuse weren’t bad enough, being rude to people in the service industry is a huge turn-off and pretty much a deal-breaker for me.

        • KinoEye

          Agreed. Anyone who treats people in the service industry poorly is also a dealbreaker for me, since they tend to transfer that attitude to everyone else they encounter. It also tells me they’ve lead a privileged life (they obviously never had to work in a restaurant, or they’d treat the staff better), and their parents clearly did a horrible job of raising them.

          • Anna

            Exactly. I’ve worked different service industry jobs from retail to restaurants and catering, so I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that behaviour. Ironically, the interview mentioned that Fassbender’s dad is a chef so he’s obviously spent time in a restaurant kitchen and should know better (really, it should just be common sense).

            When I’m on a first date, it’s definitely one of the things I pay attention to, how a guy treats the wait staff.

          • KinoEye

            I guess money and fame went to his head, piled on top of what appears to be a very short temper. One of my real life gay uncles was born into a wealthy family, and had the same combo going — minus the fame. The man would terrify service people of all sorts in his heyday. He’s mellowed with age, but I once saw him start an argument over a simple Big Mac. It’s kind of amazing how much some people love confrontation, even over the littlest things.

          • Kathy

            What amazes me about this kind of behavior is not just the meanness of it, but the stupidity. It’s not smart to piss off people who handle your food.

            ETA: I meant this post to be in response to both Anna and KinoEye.

          • Anna

            So mean, and completely unnecessary.

          • Anna

            So true. I’ve seen my fair share of people who just absolutely live to pick a fight or any kind of argument. And I agree about the fame and money.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Oh, you’ve met my in-laws?

          • Anna

            Yikes. My dad is similar, but has mellowed out with age. When I was younger, I used to be so embarrassed to go out in public with him (on top of the usual teenage girl being embarrassed by her father thing) because my dad is THAT PERSON making a huge scene in the customer service line at Wal-Mart.

          • lunchcoma

            I have that father as well, Anna, except he’s only gotten crankier with age.

          • Anna

            My dad has surprised me at how comparatively mellow he’s gotten. I actually thought he’d get crankier with age. Stories about his confrontations with people are legendary in my family.

          • Constant Reader

            How old is he? My Dad mellowed out in his 40s and 50s and then got a lot worse in his 60s and 70s. Not to waitstaff, though. He is unfailingly polite to people he’s not related to. It’s his nearest and dearest that startle easily at loud noises.

          • Anna

            He’s in his early ’60s, I’ve noticed a mellowing through the decades and I think his ’60s so far has been his best, temperament-wise. My dad can actually be really goofy and has a great sense of humour, but he is also an extremely stubborn, alpha male type with a ferocious temper.

          • Kitten Mittons

            My mom’s dad was very similar, but the rest of my family is pretty tame. My in-laws just love to talk loudly, and if an argument ensues, all the better. It’s totally different from my family, but I’m quite used to it now, and sometimes watch them while eating popcorn. As long as they stick to each other, and not waiters, etc., I leave them be.

            To their credit, though, they are much more up front about their feelings, which in some ways is much healthier than the uber-politeness that is my family.

          • Anna

            Yes, to my dad’s credit he generally has to be provoked in order to react that way (it was more the volume and the amount of attention he drew to himself that was embarrassing to my teenaged self).

            I personally hate confrontation, but as I’ve gotten older have really come to appreciate being upfront about your feelings, and agree that it’s much healthier than hemming and hawing and being passive-aggressive.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Generally healthier, but I’m still horrible at it.

            This also means my husband and I have totally different arguing styles. He blows up and gets loud and wants to hash it all out RIGHT NOW. I prefer to say, “Never mind,” and be snippy all day, and maybe slam a few cupboards while I ignore the issue, because “Nothing is wrong! I’M FINE.”

          • Anna

            Ah yes, the “Nothing is wrong! I’M FINE” is a classic. Guilty of that here too!

          • whaddami

            Actually, he was a bartender for forever before his break (which didn’t come til his early ’30s). Doesn’t prevent him from treating service staff or other folks like crap, but it’s not because he didn’t work in “the real world.”

        • lunchcoma

          That interview and the one where he showed up late and hungover, drove a race car dangerously, and made a bunch of dumb bunny remarks about economics pretty much killed the hot for me. Which I was kind of grateful for, because I’d been conflicted about the abuse allegations. It was nice to have a different reason to not crush on him.

          • Anna

            Ugh. Yes, I remember those too!

      • marlie

        The domestic abuse stuff has killed any attractiveness he has whatsoever.

        • KinoEye

          Disgusting and horrible. My Id recognizes that he is a good looking man, but my Superego wants to drag him alongside a moving car and see how he likes it, and my Ego mediates that into visceral disgust. I also used to think of him as a great actor, until I realized that he probably wasn’t acting for his roles in Hunger, Shame, 12 Years, and everything else in that vein. Especially 12 Years.

          • lunchcoma

            He actually is a talented actor. In Fish Tank, he plays a very different sort of bad person than his usual roles, and he’s great in that as well. Doesn’t mean I have to like him as a person.

          • Anna

            I agree, he is very talented. As a human being though, not a fan.

      • Glam Dixie

        Crawls out from under rock, how was I unaware that he was a dick? Well this changes things.

    • Anna

      I lusted after him HARD circa Inglourious Basterds. He reminded me of a young Christopher Plummer (who I still think is the shit, btw). Lost that lovin’ feeling though after all the stuff I’d read about him.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I am also coveting a blue leather jacket. Meanwhile, my wife is coveting the Fassbender…red carpet appropriate or not, she drools whenever she sees him.

  • uprightcitizen

    Shame, really. It’s the shirt that bugs me. That’s a shirt you wear to run errands, and then only to places like Home Depot and CVS. If he had put on a crisp dress shirt, almost anything, plus some cooler shoes, he would have looked perfect.

    • Wink

      My thoughts exactly! Too many shades of blue. And the shoes look orthopedic … something you’d wear after foot surgery.

  • KinoEye

    The jacket — incroyable. But, yes, a bit more effort for the premiere of his new movie would not have been amiss.

  • semirose

    My Martha Jones leather jacket is crying out for a blue sister. And maybe a purple one too…But wow Fassbender, the jacket can’t do the work if you don’t give it a little something to work with.

  • Sarah

    His shirt blue and his jacket blue are clashy, methinks. He coulda worn some nice slacks, and maybe a tan sweater, bumped up the shoe, and been fine.

  • SweetSickeningSchadenfreude


  • You can both get one, just don’t wear them at the same time! 🙂

  • 25or6to4

    Tan sweater, brown shoes, and foundation/bronzer blended into the neck and we’d be in business.

  • Imasewsure

    Give the jacket to TLo and be on your way, lifeless Smurf…..

  • Anna

    That jacket’s doing most of the work as I can’t even say his face looks particularly good to me here. His expression in the third photo is simply, DO. NOT. GIVE. A. FUCK.

  • NMMagpie

    The jacket is everything. And I never care if he comes off a a jerk or not; the man is gorgeous.

  • Noah

    The ever-elusive male Jolie.

    • Denise Alden

      You got that!

  • Shawn EH

    He needs to make a movie with Jon Hamm, for obvious reasons.

  • Violentcello

    I clicked through to the Prada post expecting Ben Wishaw only to see Christoph Waltz’s lovely mug at the top and my heart went kerplunk. Seeing Ben Wishaw made me wish they hadn’t cancelled The Hour.

    Sorry, I have nothing to say about this post.

    • malarson2

      God I love The Hour.

  • You mislabeled the post, Sirs. This is “Leather Jacket at the Frank Premiere with Michael Fassbender”.

  • Sofia

    He’s hot no matter what he’s wearing.

  • smayer

    I’m blue, da-ba-de da-ba-da…

    You’re welcome.

    • Glam Dixie

      Yo listen up here’s a story about a guy that lives in a blue world…

  • eandh99

    Meh, this is why I prefer Hiddleston to Fassbender, at least the Hiddles always puts in the effort and knows what good tailoring is. If it’s too much work to turn out properly to your own movie premiere, it’s too much work for me to go. And the double standard – a woman would never, ever show up at the premiere of her movie dressed this poorly.

    • random_poster

      All hail the Hiddles!

    • MilaXX

      AMEN sistah!

    • jonnyf8

      Oooh. Let’s play FMK with Fassbender Hiddleston and Cumberbatch:
      F= Fassbender
      M= Hiddleston
      K = Cumberbatch

      • eandh99

        Go dancing with the Hiddles, go drinking with the Cumberbunny, and drop the Fassbender off a cliff?

        • Anna

          So much YES to all of this. Although I will concede that I did see a photo of Cumberbatch and Fassbender getting their dance on at a Golden Globes afterparty and it did look good. But mostly because Cumberbatch had a martini in his hand and was adorably snapping his fingers, Fassbender looked douchey.

      • lunchcoma

        F = Cumberbatch
        M = Hiddleston
        K = Fassbender

        • jonnyf8

          I didn’t know about the domestic violence thing and Fassbender. I guess I’ll have to F him first and then K him. I don’t think I really want to do anything with Cumberbatch.

          • lunchcoma

            Understandable. I’ve run into more than one F then K dilemma when playing this game as well. It’s especially fun if you imagine ways to combine the two.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        F= Fassbender

        Funny how we all had different answers. I think Fassie is unbearably hot, but BCum seems like a cool guy who’d be fun to talk to. Never saw the attraction to Hiddles. I realize I’m in the minority there.

  • Fanny_Trollope

    Forget Fassbender; I want to know who wins the TLo Blue Leather Jacket Family Smackdown. Keep us informed, please!

  • Mme. Moriarty

    The different shades of blue are not really doing it for me. And I still think he’s a huge creep.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Uncles, if you both want blue leather jackets, go right ahead-you don’t have to wear them at the same time, after all. And if you do, just don’t do the twee Nate Berkus pose.

    • marlie

      They could also go with completely different shades of blue as well.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Exactly. and thanks for giving me an excuse to ogle Fassbender again.

  • marlie

    I loooooooove that jacket. I want to wear it myself. That’s all I’ll say about this one, because I can’t stand him.

  • Janice Bartels

    If not for the jacket, he would look like a soccer coach.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Well, the jacket and THAT FACE.

  • SpillinTea

    Bulge and blue steel… Ill take it!

  • Sissy

    I think he needs some more blue

  • lunchcoma

    Of course.

  • MilaXX

    UGh! I’ve seen guys walking around the mall looking better than this. The jacket is nice, but the rest of that outfit is awful.

  • alyce1213

    He doesn’t do it for me, never has. He leaves me cold and this particular blue outfit has douchefumes.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I miss his evil smirk on the red carpet…

  • MannahattaMamma

    I will wear blue to match my eyes and then no one will care about what I’m actually wearing or my general level of unkemptness. Which, you know, fine. At least it (seems) like a *real* “I don’t really care” as opposed to the studied Lena Dunham version of I don’t care … in my zillion-dollar expensive dress & shoes & makeup & hair.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Ooh! I appreciate your hankering for a blue leather jacket – I’m currently on the hunt for a burgundy one. And I don’t know why, and I hate to be a negative Nancy lately, but I don’t like this guy one bit. Bulge schmulge, or whatever it is that everyone likes about him. Bah humbug.

  • Gatto Nero

    The jacket is nice but skews a little “Members Only” in the reflected light of that gorgeous turquoise Prada number on Mr. Ben.

  • lalahartma

    Give us a smile, Mike!

    • lamh36

      lol. I was just thinking…meh…but if he was smiling that beguiling “shark-teethed” smile, I’d be much happier…lol

  • demidaemon

    That jacket is FINE. As is he. I do love that style of shirt on dudes, but, for the RC, it is criminally wrong.

  • somebody blonde

    You can both get blue leather jackets. Just get different ones and don’t wear them at the same time.

  • ktr33

    what are those on his feet, 1988 reeboks?

  • Lilithcat

    Can’t you each get one and just be careful not to wear them at the same time?

  • “A jacket-shaped hole that’s screaming to be filled with a color not naturally found in cows” had me giggling like a fool.
    I love you TLo. Please never go away.

  • t bell

    Maybe he would look better if he kept the jacket and took everything else off.

  • Saturnine

    Totally stunning, And yet he completely skeeves me out.

  • quiltrx

    The jacket is a little Members Only in shape for me, but I do really like the color.
    And Mikey, you are SO lucky that you’re gorgeous. Stepped up a little, this could be a McGregor. As it is, it’s dangerously close to “Tom Cruise I’m so butch.”

  • thesevenendless

    Well, I will say this about Fassy; he looks sloppy and is borderline Pitting, but this is the best he’s looked in ages, so I’m going to give him a pass.

  • I’m sorry… what were you saying? Jacket something? Are we all looking at the same photo? sigh….

  • TippiH

    My dad wears those shoes.

  • He needs to slap the bronzer out of his makeup artist’s hands. Love the jacket though.

  • johnny sudeste

    lurv the leather jacket…I bet it’s soft to the touch.

  • samo_samo

    I love that jacket. It fits him well. Beautiful shade of blue.