Guy Pearce at the “Rover” LA Premiere

Posted on June 16, 2014

Oh, now you’ve gone and done it, Guy. You’ve irritated us. That never ends well.


Guy-Pearce-Rover-LA-Premiere-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Guy Pearce attends the premiere of “Rover” at the Regency Bruin Theater in Westwood, California.

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What a great suit.A great summer color, paired with some really fabulous shoes (that, to be fair, might be a bit heavy for the look). Our problem? He’s a sloppy, ill-fitted mess. Those pants make it look like he jogged 20 blocks to get here on time, the jacket’s sleeves are threatening to swallow his hands, and his face looks like he spent the past month sleeping on grates. Grow it out or shave it, Guy. The stubble stops working past a certain age and you go from “sexy and rough” to “homeless guy” seemingly overnight. Trust.















[Photo Credit: Mayuka Ishikawa/, Janice Ogata /, Peter West/ACE/]

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  • I had SUCH a crush on him back in the Memento days. But this is a real buzz-kill. You can do better, Pearce. Hell, we deserve better.

    • Exactly what i was thinking. Well really my thought was, “Didn’t he used to be cute?”

      • Kitten Mittons

        Didn’t even recognize him!

    • Karen Belgrad

      He’s always been number one on my list (since the Priscilla-LA Con days), largely because so few of my friends seem to know who he is… so I get him all to myself. But this toothpaste, wrinkled mess is making me rethink his positioning. I may need to rewatch Mildred Pierce for his tushy again, just to cleanse this Crest-like Catastrophe!

  • RussellH88

    That is sloppy as hell.

    I want those shoes, though.

  • sienna elm

    I do like how the tie accentuates his blue eyes!

    • Kristi Mitchell

      Bravo on being able to find SOMETHING to compliment in this pitiful mess.

  • MoHub

    Button the damn top shirt button and tighten up that tie! You look as if you just left the bar at 3:00 a.m.

    • Samantha E

      And there’s smeared make up on his right lapel and collar… for shame!

  • Danielle

    LOVE the color. Damn shame it’s so rumpled.

  • Dandesun

    So much potential. Is it wrong that I expect so much from him simply because of “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert?”

    Still love him though.

  • Anapestic

    I think his stubble looks a lot better than Luke Evans’ stubble. But that could just be because he has such better hair.

  • jonnyf8

    I’m not really seeing that much of a problem here. For a guy that usually looks weird and unapproachable, he looks defintiely accessible in this ensemble. And THAT is appealing.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I am so disappointed, in large part because all the elements were there. I will not tolerate more of such disappointment from him: he’s old enough, and I was under the impression he was smart enough to know better. Not like one of the youngsters who may truly not know.

  • Glam Dixie

    Perhaps this is a case of, Man, that’s not your suit. You ruined it with your ill fitting rumpledness, Guy. You need a different outfit if you want the rough trade look that your face is trying to give off.

  • Anna

    Love Guy Pearce, but he looks like he just worked a shift operating an ice cream truck.

    • Glam Dixie

      A twelve hour shift.

      • Anna

        And I don’t know if it’s just my monitor, but it looks like there’s stains on his jacket and shirt collar in the close-up photo.

        • Glam Dixie

          No, there are definitely at least two stains on the lapel of the jacket.

        • I think he picked up someone’s makeup.

          • Anna

            Someone from his team needs to get to a Target for some Tide To-Go (and start carrying with them)!

  • lunchcoma

    This is actually worse than putting in no effort at all, because it’s so easy to imagine how great this would have looked if he’d had it pressed, buttoned his collar, and worked out the facial hair situation.

  • Wink

    The pants are so wrinkled they don’t even look like they go with the jacket. Love the shoes, but this summer suit calls for white bucks. And just take off the tie if it’s choking you!

  • Sloppy as hell. Cute as hell.

    • Mr. J.

      Well said.

  • Shawn EH

    Sad but true about the scruff! Still, no kicking out of the bed.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The shoes and the suit fabric/color are overcoming the general sloppiness for me.

  • hughman

    Shades of David Bowie.

    But I still want to remember him as the Muscle Mary queening it up in “Priscilla”.

    • “Do you have Texas Chainsaw Mascara?”

  • MW

    I just had a revelation that he looks like a love child of Brad Pitt and Jeff Goldblum.
    (Also I love the stubble).

    • Starling

      He’s always looked like Brad Pitt to me, too. Completely fitting here – he’s Pitting!

  • JR Labrador

    Professor at a strip club.

  • laura

    I don’t mind the stubble. But fix your damn tie!

  • kathryn_dc

    Pick one: rumpled suit OR scruff OR open collar with loosened tie. I agree with the uncles, all done together look homeless. Come on Guy, you can’t do no better than that?

  • Kent Roby

    If he’s going out of his way to make us forget that he played gay (and cute) in “Priscilla”, then mission accomplished.

  • MilaXX

    The face doesn’t bother me, the weirdly fitting suit and skewed tie do.

  • ashtangajunkie

    This reminds me of a time when my partner was trying on a dress shirt somewhere and the neck didn’t fit him properly. He has a thick neck and he couldn’t button the top button. So the sales guy told him, “Totally okay, bro, just put your tie over it. No one will know.” Oy.

  • ErikaM812

    Ooh, he has some gray hairs now. Turning into a silver fox! He could do better, but I still think he’s hot. Love his glasses! 😛

  • unbornfawn

    The fit on that suit is a disaster.

  • ChiKat67

    Adding “please button your top buttons and straighten your tie or DON’T WEAR A TIE!” There, now I feel better.

    • suzq

      If he could bother to button that top button, a bow tie would have looked quite swell.

  • BlairBear

    He’s looking sexy and rough to me. I’ll take him as is

  • Hysterectomypants

    I may be a weirdo, but the only thing that doesn’t work for me here is the sloppy tie, which I think he should just dump entirely. Other than that, all I’m getting is summertime dreamboat.

  • There are such beautiful shoes available for men and my husband canNOT be persuaded to wear them *sigh* – I want these cuddling up to some of my shoes under the bed.

  • LadyVimes

    His sloppy tie is hurting my feelings. Deeply.

  • vahtel

    I don’t know … I still would. He is one of my forever-faves. Boy just does not age!

  • Mothra

    I would kill to own a lady version of that color suit. Although I suppose a lady version would have a Mothra of the Bride look to it that I probably would mock mercilessly. Shave your face, dude, and wipe your mouth. It looks like you barfed something up on the right hand side of the shirt collar and suit jacket. And get that thing fitted right. I dig the shoes.

    • Kitten Mittons

      “Mothra of the Bride”

  • msdamselfly

    I think the criticism is a bit harsh. Agree that he would look better with a shave but there are some real pluses to his look.

  • dmkava

    Can’t think of any homeless guys that look like that

  • AlisonS

    How did TLo get through this and not mention the tie?! The unbuttoned-ness of the whole thing. I could forgive the pants based on being the wrong cut but you can always button your damn shirt and push that tie where it belongs.

  • nycfan

    Also, there is a weird stain on his lapel and shirt collar (his right side). But great shoes.

  • kimmeister

    I would normally hate the seafoam green suit, but it is somehow working with that magical tie. I hate the shoes with the look though.

    And, I guess I’ll be alone in having “The Count of Monte Cristo” as my go-to Guy Pearce reference.

  • prisma

    I can tell that reading this site has had an effect on me because I literally sucked my breath in in horror when I got to the pic that included the full shot of the pants legs.

  • jbj

    No issue with the pants or the stubble, but the open collar and tie are bugging me.

  • Call me Bee

    OK–so he needs to have his pants ironed and his sleeves altered, but I’ve loved him since LA Confidential, and I still do.

    • t bell

      Yeah, I had forgotten about that wonderful movie.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I was all on board when I saw pic 3 on the first page. It had a sort of, ‘slutty English professor’ vibe to it, but the more I saw of this look, the more NO it was.

  • alyce1213

    For a second I thought he was Harry Hamlin.
    That outfit is ridiculous.

  • Man Dala

    “That’s just what this country needs: a cock in a frock on a rock.” — Bernadette to Felicia (Guy Pearce) in “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.

  • Bethany Mavronicles

    It’s also time to look into some Crest Whitestrips. The 3D White are really amazing.

    • boweryboy

      My dentist (who is amazing) told me, when I requested teeth whitening, that your teeth should not be brighter that the whites of your eyes. Now that I know that I can’t unsee how unnaturally bright whitened teeth are when compared to the eye whites. I didn’t get my teeth whitened and I don’t regret it.

      • Bethany Mavronicles

        I have super white whites of my eyes and I got mine whitened and I don’t regret it.

        • boweryboy

          I sense sarcasm, but in any case you did it right and shouldn’t regret it.

  • t bell

    Too bad the uncles weren’t there to dress him; their suggestions would have turned out a guy worth swooning about.

  • TigerLaverada

    He does look a mess, but I love him anyway.

  • marlie

    If this look had fit a little better, and was less rumpled, I’d be wholly on board. I really like the suit, and I like the shoes and tie, too.

  • Tee

    He can irritate me with his razor stubble any time!

  • quiltrx

    It’s funny, “sloppy mess” were my first two words upon seeing this. I LOVE Guy. Great actor, can be quite hot when he wants to (he has those fabulous facial angles of the Dafoe-ish sort)…but this is not even trying. Shape up, boyfriend.

  • boweryboy

    I don’t care what y’all say. Everything about this is delicious. Damn.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Seconded. I think we just might irrationally like him.

      • boweryboy

        I fell madly in love with him when my 20-something, recently out self first saw Priscilla…. Then he broke my heart when I realized he wasn’t gay, but even so the man is delish on top of delish.

  • e jerry powell

    Oh, my GOD.
    And it just got worse with each “Page Dn.”

  • formerlyAnon

    All truth. You left out top button undone with still-knotted tie loosened. Just don’t bother with the fucking tie, if that’s what you’re going to do, OK?!

    But, he’s still on the good side of the bell curve for cute.

  • uprightcitizen

    Remember how adorable he was when he showed up in “Priscilla”? In addition to TLo’s complaints about the sloppiness, there’s the loosened tie. As someone who worked the hell out of that look from 1979 to 1982, I can tell you that the tie is TOO loose (it should be just ever so slightly loosened, so the single undone button of your shirt doesn’t really change the way it lays), and you simply cannot button your jacket. That destroys the effect. It is supposed to be a casual affectation, and you can’t look casual with your jacket buttoned. You can, however, unbutton your shirt cuffs and push up your sleeves, Miami Vice style. (That will be back any minute, right?)

  • Those pants! Awful. Take them off immediately! I’d be happy to give him a shave too.

  • oat327

    I’m rocking the “slept through my alarm and grabbed pants from the hamper” look at work today, and I’m less of a wrinkled mess than he is.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Wrinkly legs. All I can see are wrinkly legs.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I do love the shoes. But the rest… No, Guy, no.