We mentioned this briefly the other day, but these are the perfect pictures to expand on the point, which is this:
Did anyone see this coming?
Did anyone see Michael Keaton becoming a Silver Fox in his sixties? Don’t get us wrong, he was always cute, but somehow, during the aging process, he landed on “hot,” and to be honest, that was never a descriptor that sprung to mind when it came to him. It’s like Tom Hanks unexpectedly aging into a Sean Connery type or something.
Second question: Did anyone think he was such a … what’s the word? He’s not quite a dandy, but he dresses in a more overtly stylish way than we would have assumed, given his long time away from Hollywood living on a ranch in Wyoming or wherever it is stars go when they’re fed up with Hollywood. We look at the skinny pants, puffy vest and silk(!) scarf and we’re … just surprised, is all. He looks really, really good. But we never thought he was the type who cared this much about clothes or appearance. This is pretty much exactly how we’d like to dress when we’re in our sixties.
The “turning the tables on the paps” thing could be seen as a dick move, but honestly, we get the impression he’s currently thrilled with his career turnaround at the moment and just having fun. He probably spent at least a decade dashing through airports without anyone caring. For a movie actor, this kind of stuff is golden after a long drought.
We can’t tell you how impressed we are that he avoided the dread “pop-pop jeans.”
[Photo Credit: Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.com]