Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oceana’s 2014 SeaChange Summer Party

Posted on August 18, 2014

Leo? That is NOT your beard.

Leonardo-DiCaprio-Oceana-2014-SeaChange-Summer-Party-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Leonardo DiCaprio attends Oceana’s 2014 SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach, California.

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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.


    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


  • 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…