Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oceana’s 2014 SeaChange Summer Party

Posted on August 18, 2014

Leo? That is NOT your beard.

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Stop that. Stop it right this instant.

It looks like it’s eating his neck.

We suppose we have to put up the standard disclaimer that it might be for a role, but oof, it’s one unattractive face rug.

Also, the unbuttoned shirt, double-buttoned jacket, and hipster sneakers are all combining to give a “I don’t know what to do with myself” vibe. The whole look is just plain odd.





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    • Sarah

      He’s got such a youthful face, still, that with that beard and those sneakers he looks like he’s wearing a disguise to sneak through the checkout at the liquor store.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Best reason I can imagine for that beard. Leo, kaetzchen, please, for the love of all that is good and true, lose the beard or have it professionally groomed. Said with love.

        • mellorcr

          I don’t think grooming can help the fact that it only grows under his jaw and is basically just outlining a round face. If it was growing up on his face, then grooming could change the way it interacts with his cheekbones and his face shape, but not if it only wants to grow on his neck,

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            That is something I had overlooked. Taking a second look at these photos, I agree with you.

            • Eric Stott

              It could be trimmed into a just passable goatee

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Leo has done a goatee before, I think, so yes, that could work, once he’s finished filming this production.

      • kimmeister

        Add big black glasses and a jaunty fascinator on one side, and you’ve got Leslie Nielsen’s way of disguising his Wanted poster on “Wrongfully Accused.”

        • CelandineM

          x100 likes for “jaunty fascinator.”

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            We know that Lesie Nielsen would have rocked a jaunty fascinatior, too.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        If he’s dressed in a disguise, it’s as Jack Nicholson. Man is looking more and more like him every day.

        • Lisalady161

          Jack? I took one look at him and thought ‘Orson Welles’.

          • whaddami

            you beat me to it!

          • mshesterp

            I’m getting a James Lipton–“Inside the Actor’s Theater”– vibe myself.

            • Kent Roby

              Ha, me too (I wrote that above before seeing your response).
              ETA: and before seeing all the other James Lipton comments! Many of us seem to agree on this one!

        • jen_vasm

          I was thinking Nicholson too, but then I realized he’s a dead ringer for that guy from Inside the Actor’s Studio on AMC.

          • FrigidDiva

            OMG, put some glasses on him and he’s totally James Lipton.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Leo does have a youthful face. Have you ever seen the 1998 “The Man in the Iron Mask”? Leo played the title role, and his evil twin Louis XIII(I think), and he looked really, really young next to the more senior actors in the cast, which included Gabriel Byrne(sigh, sigh), John Malkovitch and Gerard Depardieu as the musketeers. It’s a bit silly, but I grab any chance to watch Gabriel Byrne, so it was a must see for me.

        • Sarah

          I saw it, yes. He was way younger than them! But yeah, he always looks like an adolescent to me, even with a little age on him.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            He was much younger than his castmates, true. I remember seeing a still photo of Leo sitting next to Byrne or Malkovitch, and he looked like such a kid.
            BTW-Gabriel Byrne did the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton once and had some good anecdotes about flming that movie. I haven’t looked for it on YouTube, but maybe it’s out there somewhere on the ‘net.

            • demidaemon

              You might be able to find it on Hulu soon, as Bravo seems to be slowing uploading it’s entire filmogrophy onto the service.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Thanks for the info. I used to enjoy that series, even though LIpton could be a tad pompous. Thinking back to when Bravo actually ran cultural programming….ah well.

            • demidaemon

              It’s still going, last I checked, although it can be hard to find with all their real housewives and other adjacent shows. Now, they are even having a real housewives show based in Melbourne. It seems like for every quality show they have, they have about five trashy shows.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              An Australian real housewives show-I can see it now-throw another diva on the barbee!

            • demidaemon

              HA! Though, I always thought Australians were classier than us Americans and wouldn’t go that low. I guess I was proven wrong. :(

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Realilty TV seems to find the most fame hungry denizens of every country and/or culture. Remember, this is also the country that gave us Guy Pearce and the divine Cate Blanchett.

            • demidaemon

              I will keep that in mind. I just always thought of this type of reality TV as a uniquely American concept.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I think that “Big Brother” originated in Europe, so the plague of reality drek isn’t strictly a U.S. phenomenon.

        • FrigidDiva

          For me it’s a guilty pleasure watch. I love any movies about intrigue in the French court, so even though it’s not the best movie I still enjoy it mostly for the supporting cast alone, especially Jeremy Irons.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            There are movies that I watch just for the cast, and any movie that featured Irons and Byrne is OK in my book.

      • Kent Roby

        I hope he’s in the middle of filming a biopic about James Lipton; otherwise it is tragique.

    • ConnieBV

      Is he back to playing Howard Hughes, then? Hide your milk bottles!

      • Wink

        Yes. He’s channeling Howard Hughes… right before he went over the edge.

      • gabbilevy

        I think he’s playing the lede in one of those awful “white guys plays hero in Asian movie.” I can’t tell if he’s got his hair pulled back in a bun or just slicked back, but if it’s former, that would exacerbate the impression.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I checked Leo’s filmography on Imdb and he’s working on something titled “The Revenant”, slated for release next year.

          • therainexploded

            yes he’s going to be making a film here in BC, set in the wilderness, about a fur trapper that gets mauled by beard haters…I mean a bear

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Or by bears who hate bad beards.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      For those who entered adolescence at the time of Titantic, this is deeply tragic.

      • MrsAtaxxia

        Romeo + Juliet is but a fading memory a glorious boy. I think the beard ate him. Also booze. And models. It’s real bad is what I’m saying.

        • Anna

          The beard ate Arnie Grape.

      • DuBey2

        For all of us, this is deeply tragic.

      • demidaemon


      • FrigidDiva

        Maybe he’s just had it with the fact that no matter how amazing a job he does in a film they’re just never going to give him an Oscar.

    • kirsten Walther

      When did Leonardo turn into James Lipton?

      • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model


      • Karen Belgrad

        Maybe Bernard Pivot has the answer?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Words cannot conveigh how much I love this comment.

        • decormaven

          If heaven exists, what will God say when you enter the Pearly Gates?

          • little britches

            “Jesus shaves.”

      • PinkyK

        OMG! James Lipton! Perfect!

      • schadenfreudelicious

        Coming here to type the same thing, bingo!

      • Valerie Dunbar Jones


      • CelandineM

        Hmmmm that works but my first thought was when did Leo turn into Orson Welles?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Yet another possibility.

      • WendyD


        Looks like it is for a role. Next movie : “The Revenant, centers on the 1820s’ story of a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.”

      • LuluBI

        Bingo! And OOF

    • EspyRants

      He reminds me of Rasputin…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Rasputin-Before the Titanic

    • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

      James Lipton.

    • ChiKat67

      It’s as if Russell Crow, Benicio del Toro and Jack Nicholson had a love child.

      • Glam Dixie

        Haha, and ewww

      • Carolyne

        You’ve nailed it, sadly. Your comment is making me laugh and cry.

    • Tarah

      His head is looking GINORMOUS, but also when does he ever dress like this? He’s much more of a Gucci head to toe kind of guy at events.

      • Heather

        Exactly. I actually thought that Photoshopping was happening.

    • LeelaST

      James Lipton wannabe. (Love the shoes but not with the suit/outfit.)

      • JauntyJohn

        btw have you ever read Lipton’s book? Seriously clever.

    • http://thishotoldbroad.blogspot.com/ Sara Leigh Merrey

      That beard and those sneakers join forces to make his head look even more unusually large.

    • KT

      Yep, it’s for a role. He’s playing a 19th-century fur trapper in his next movie. Gotta look the part.

      But yes, he looks awful.

    • @Biting Panda

      I’m not enjoying his Hemingway phase.

      • Imasewsure

        Papa…. I like your shoes….

    • Sobaika

      How embarrassing.

    • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

      What’s the word for when your lady boner shrivels up and retreats back inside you?

      • MilaXX


      • demidaemon

        Lesbian bed death.

    • NMMagpie

      He’s morphing into Sebastian Cabot. Yeah, I’m olde.

    • JauntyJohn

      I confess, he was never my cup of tea.
      However, if it is for a role, you could do something other than slick backed hair — you need some volume up top to balance the unbelievably unflattering… I don’t even know what to call it. Technically it’s a beard, but it’s UNDER his jaw!

      Dear St. Martin de Porres, patron saint of barbers (and bartenders! woo!) please intercede on our behalf… because facial hair like this is, if I’m not mistaken, one of the signs of the End Times.

      • Glam Dixie

        Yes, this required some Grizzly Adams type fullness.

    • Glam Dixie

      I’ve never found him even slightly attractive, but now, *shudder*, no, just no.

    • TwiddlyStun

      I have never seen a non-gray beard that looks so aging.

      • TwiddlyStun

        Please tell me that both the beard and the overly-long, greasy (is that dandruff?) hair is for a role. Please.

      • whaddami

        let’s hope that was intentional….

    • AndieJay

      He looks like the creepy third husband of Aunt Sally that no one wants to sit next to at the reunion.

    • Anna

      Mission accomplished, Leo. NO ONE is imagining you as the romantic lead in anything with this look.

    • uprightcitizen

      The only excuse I could see for this look on him is that they’re finally making a movie version of “Family Affair” and he’s been cast as Mr. French.

    • Natalie

      I’m getting a very “middle aged, middle management Khal Drogo” vibe here…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Wouldn’t you like to sit in on that company meeting? Now we’ll be hearing from Mr. Drogo…..and a fleet of dragons swoops in to incinerate the place.

      • MartyBellerMask

        Yeah, I was thinking he was channeling Jason Momoa. (And failing.)

    • http://wineandwhiskeygirl.blogspot.com Amanda Semrick

      I don’t know why, but it all strikes me as “Chic Homeless”…

    • boweryboy

      And those aren’t his shoes.

      Is it me, or is he slowly morphing into Orson Welles? Now, if only he could make/star in movies as good as Welles….

      • Gatto Nero

        Yes — I saw it too!

      • Qitkat

        Damn, I had just typed that!

      • suzq

        That’s exactly my thought. Now I have to change my critique.

        • boweryboy

          Like minds …

      • Valerie Dunbar Jones

        Maybe, but he will need an overdub of Maurice LaMarche’s voice.

      • CelandineM

        I thought the same, Orson Welles, and commented before I read yours.

      • GorgeousThings

        All I could think of was “We will sell no wine before its time.”

        • boweryboy

          Do they still make Gallo?

    • MilaXX

      LOL He standing there like, “Yeah, I got this!” Meanwhile looking a pure fool. That hair/beard may be for a role, but nobody made him wear those sneakers.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      When neck beard attacks…

    • kerryev

      Man, that beard does some weird things to his mouth and chin.

    • Zeee

      I’m scared.

    • TRSTL

      Oh, this whole look is so infortunate……

    • Bill Craven

      Oh no! Maybe playing Howard Hughes was a curse, and he’s going to follow in his footsteps! Stop it right now, before it’s too late, Leo!

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      He looks like that guy from Inside the Actors Studio! James Lipton!

      • suzq

        Dammit! You stole my other idea!

    • Ashleigh

      love those sneakers!

    • suzq

      Dear Leo: You are not Joachim Phoenix. Hell, Joachim Phoenix isn’t Joachim Phoenix any more.

    • tallgirl1204

      I really like the sneakers! They’re so not-saddle-shoey but yet.

    • LadyCelia

      It looks like he’s trying to be Orson Welles.

    • Chattygal

      I know he’s Scorsese’s successor-muse to De Niro, but going full The Mission is not a good move for him.

    • Pennymac

      Shit. Is he actually turning into Howard Hughes? (Aviator)

    • LadyVimes

      OH GOD NO

    • James

      Oh that’s just awful. Please no. Actually forget the please. Sit yourself down now, I’ll shave that thing off.

    • jilly_d

      I can’t believe this is what has become of my generation’s heartthrob.

    • Oh Goody Goody

      I don’t know, I think James Lipton looks pretty sharp.

      • librarygrrl64

        Beat me to it!!!

      • Jaeda Laurez

        Exactly who I thought!

    • anonylind

      Sebastian Cabot on “Family Affair.” “…ahem, Miss Cissy ….”

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        NO DO NOT. Don’t you ruin my pre-gay pre-bear fantasies.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Ugh gross. But Leo’s never been attractive to me. His round white face has always reminded me of Charlie Brown. So this is like, Charlie Brown crossed with the lead singer of System of a Down? ETA: “DISORDER. DISORDER. GOOOOOOOOD GRIEEEEEEF.”

      If he’d let himself be baby-faced with short hair that wasn’t pasted down to his head, he’d probably look more attractive to me.

      • GemFemme

        I agree. Why does he have such an oil slick on his head?

      • demidaemon

        I always wondered what Charlie Brown would look like grown up and as a real person. This was not close to what I imagined.

    • frannyprof

      Hipster Leo DiCaprio can please go away now.

    • Mrs. O

      Hobbit alert!

    • Eric Stott

      He appears to be doing a dinner theater imitation of Orson Welles

      • Chattygal

        I eagerly await his drunk Paul Masson commercials.

    • GemFemme

      He’s one of those people that looks either really handsome or really gross. No middle ground.

    • quiltrx

      His latest picture is about a frontiersman left for dead after a bear attack…I think that goes a LONG way to explaining the beard. The look on his face tells me he knows it is not RC-ready.

    • kittentoes

      Why is it a Joaquin Phoenix bobblehead?

    • Carolyne

      I’m waaaaaay older than Leo, so I think I can say, he’s not going to age well if this is how he’s gonna do it….

    • Akemi

      I didn’t think there was a way to make his head look bigger. I was mistaken.

    • Sofia

      I wouldn’t

      • Ted Barbaras

        LOL you wouldn’t what? Date him?

    • Trickytrisha

      I’ve never been able to see him as anything other than an adult Charlie Brown (without Snoopy), who grew into a dissolute, effete rich guy.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      He fights the (mostly former) hot so hard.

      • Madam Von Sassypants

        He, Brad, and Johnny should form a club. “We Were So Hot in the 90s that We’re Still Traumatized and Will Continue to Dress as Creepy Weird D-Bags So You Don’t Make that Mistake Again.”

        There’s probably a zippier name.

        • demidaemon

          Schleppy Assholes.

    • Rachel Eldridge

      Is he trying to look like Orson Welles?

      • ktr33

        Same! Is he playing Orson Welles? That was my first thought, too.

    • cocohall

      Is there a bio pic of James Lipton from the Inside the Actor’s Studio in the works?

      • mcbishop

        You nailed it!!! That’s exactly what I thought.

    • marlie

      Anyone else get the feeling he’s a pretentious ass? Let’s say the beard is for a role. What’s the excuse for the hair? And the sneakers?

    • demidaemon

      He looks very skeevy. Serial killer level skeevy. DO NOT LIKE.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      He looks like Orson Welles when he was selling no wine before its time. All he needs is a cape and about 300 pounds.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      I was kind of thinking he was making a guest appearance on “Duck Dynasty”.

    • fursa_saida

      God, he disgusts me on so many levels.

    • Sturnella neglecta

      He looks at least 50 here…which was fine, until I looked him up and realized he’s actually 39.

    • unbornfawn

      I think its James Lipton’s beard. Give it back.

    • e jerry powell

      James Lipton in sneakers?

      • bingo

        I had precisely the same thought!

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      Let’s face it – and it truly pains me to say this as I crushed pretty hard as a 21 year old watching him in “Romeo + Juliet” and a 22 year old watching “Titanic” – Leo has looked like absolute shit for YEARS now.

    • MartyBellerMask

      He looks like he’s trying to hide a cold sore.

    • Miss wks

      hahahahahahaaaaa…he looks like the dude from Inside the Actor’s Studio….hahahahahahaha

    • gefeylich

      I thought it was Robert De Niro at first. Hideous beard.

    • Columbinia

      Polygamist cult member? Recently rehabilitated and formerly homeless addict? Burned out former member of a biker gang? Walter White if he had lived?

    • Ali2044

      That is Obi Wan Kenobi’s beard.

    • OffToSeeHim

      Oh ew.

    • Martha Anderson

      Orson Wells, no doubt

    • la_fwee

      Straight-up K’mpec.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      The beard is terrible, but I think the hair is even worse. He needs to do something other than slick it back like that. Yuck!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      It looks like a scarf made of Brillo pads.

    • formerlyAnon

      Every photo I’ve seen of him since that beard, my mind says “Orson Welles.” Do not approve, but then I’ve never been his demographic.

      • in a pickle

        I said the same thing! I should have scrolled down further. I’m glad I’m not alone- he’s really becoming a ringer. It started a couple of years ago and seems to be creeping.

    • FibonacciSequins

      He has a nest on his chin and needs to trim his moustache. I’ve never found him more unattractive.

      • Chattygal

        Ha, now I can’t unsee birds flying out of that thing, like when Peter grew the beard on “The Family Guy” and the family of endangered birds nested inside of it.

    • Mr. J.

      James Lipton.

    • LibKat

      Is he saying “I’ve put on weight and grown this nasty beard. I’m no longer a pretty boy. Now you have to give me an Oscar!”?

    • Anplica Fiore

      I like the sneakers. That’s about all I can say about this look…

    • Lilyana_F


    • Tina M.

      ~douche chills~

    • Coco Cornejo

      Looks like he’s trying to be “the most interesting man in the world.” :-(

    • StrandedFashionista

      This just hurts. He can look so old-school Hollywood handsome and this is just sad.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      Old Old Old… NO! Not Leonardo!!!!!

    • frosty dufour

      Somehow the whole thing looks to me like an older guy trying to look “hip.” Can Leo be experiencing early-onset MidLifeCrisis?

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      He always looks to me like he’s trying too hard to look like he doesn’t care about his appearance. It’s a shame, really — I used to think he was a handsome man. Now he just looks like he smells.

    • GTrain


    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      James Lipton, the early years.

      • GemFemme


        • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

          aw, thanks!

    • in a pickle

      For the last while, all I can see when I look at him is Orson Welles. I think it’s because I grew up with those wine commercials- same hairline, forehead, brows, intense stare, and beard. Am I alone in this?

    • Tuneful54

      I can only hope it’s for a role. Hipster doofus, or porn industry executive.

    • lalahartma

      That beard makes me sad.

    • ensilguz

      Leonardo is not aging well. He does not look good with a beard nor his hair backwards.

    • ensilguz

      By the way, Leonardo looks like the actor Burl Ives.

    • Kikishua

      Those shoes look AWFULLY new…