There’s something about male celebrities with good hair. They get a pass that real dudes don’t. In real life, when you see a man with better hair than you, it’s totally off-putting. First of all, it’s unfair. Secondly, if you can detect that there was actual effort involved in the creation of the ‘do, the dude suddenly seems metro and twee. But when it comes to guy stars? Fabulous hair is expected. Part of the gig. Bring on the long, bouncy, princess curls a la Jared Leto! Read more…
Terry Richardson has had a big year. Not only did he photograph President Barack Obama in his studio just months after the prez was re-elected, but he also directed Miley Cyrus in the tongue-wagging music video for “Wrecking Ball.” In between all of that, Uncle Terry did what he does best: snap controversial portraits of celebrities.
We’d like to start by saying that we love our work. We just love pizza, ice cream cakes and those Girl Scout cookies with the coconut a hell of a lot more. And that’s the thing that separates us from the truly great actors. Well, that and a zillion KFC buckets worth of talent! Uber-dedicated movie stars will sometimes go the extra mile and put their bodies through insane physical transformations that make us sore just watching them up there on the big screen. Many hit the gym ruthlessly to purge every excess pound from their body and slim down, while some (occasionally) take a few weeks to pack on the pounds for a role. If it were us we’d choose the pound-packing parts exclusively, but hey!
More recently Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took the tougher route and each shed an unbelievable amount of weight for their respective roles. Anne famously lost 25 pounds for the part of Fantine in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables by eating two thin squares of oatmeal paste a day! We imagine that includes no dessert? McConaughey jettisoned his Magic Mike six-pack to play the HIV positive lead in Dallas Buyers Club, and his whopping 40 pound weight loss has lead some to wonder if he’s going too far. It’s got to be rough, but they certainly aren’t the first famous folks to go through such a dramatic body overhaul before going in front of the camera. Head on down to the gallery below for more thespians who took their bodies to crazy town, all in the name of their art. Sit down with a nice bag of chips and enjoy!
Jared Leto showed off his newly shaved eyebrows Monday night as he arrived at the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City. Thanks, Jared, we weren’t planning on sleeping between now and Christmas, anyhow. The freaky new look is apparently for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club, the same flick that caused Matthew McConaughey to starve himself down to the size of our pinky. Jared himself was recently photographed in some very loud drag for the role. Damn, this movie has gotta be some serious Oscar-bait!
We’ve all heard about actors changing their hairstyles for film roles, but it’s a bit more rare to be told to buzz the brows! But still Leto is by no means the first guy who’s had to do crazy stuff to his eyebrows in the name of Hollywood glory. Head down to the gallery below to see 10 famous faces with some wacked out brows!
Though Robert Pattinson has made his share of independent movies in his career, this week’s Cosmopolis is widely thought of has his big move to make a post-Twilight career for himself. And he certainly wouldn’t be the first hot young actor to make a case for himself as a serious actor by taking a giant step into the world of dark and twisty films. Many a heartthrob has gone from the pages of Tiger Beat to the local arthouse theater quite soon after they made it big, from Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix’s turns as gay hustlers in My Own Private Idaho to Daniel Radcliffe’s recent venture into spooky suspense with The Woman in Black. Sometimes it’s because they really love the art of filmmaking, like Rob seems to, and other times, it seems like a calculated move to make themselves Oscar contenders instead of Teen Choice surfboard winners.
Sometimes, they find their comfort zone in dark and twisty, sometimes, like in the case of Marlon Wayans, who surprised critics with his performance in Requiem for a Dream, it turns out to be a one-time-only deal. Still, we love them all for trying! Here are our 10 favorite arty and deep roles taken on by mainstream hotties:
Today Abraham Lincoln gets reborn on the silver screen as you’ve never seen him before in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! We’re pretty pumped to watch Honest Abe kick Dracula’s ass, but those blood sucking fiends aren’t the scariest part of the movie. It’s downright eerie how much star Benjamin Walker resembles the 12th POTUS! Those steely eyes, the bushy brows, the Amish beard…it’s all there!
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled the 20 most scarily accurate celebrity portrayals of historical figures. Some rely on insane prosthetic and makeup, like Anthony Hopkins taking on the great Alfred Hitchcock. Others like Jared Leto and Charlize Theron just do totally nutty things to their body. And some, like Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, are just born with it. But no matter how they got there, the end result is always unforgettable. Take a look in the gallery below!
You know what, normally we’d be all, “Who do you think you are, Jared Leto? Wearing a man cape, for Christ’s sake. That’s foolishness!” But then we realized: Jared Leto thinks he’s Jared Leto, and if any dude can pull of a man cape, tis he. Try as we might, we just can’t hate on this look. His ridiculous straight hair fro, the Ray Bans, the bit o’ neon bracelet — we love it all. He should quit his band and acting and just be a full-time stylist. Or better yet—our stylist. What do ya say, Catalano?
Considering how the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death affected people even seventeen years after the sing’s death, it’s not surprising that fans want to pay homage to his musical legacy. That being said, Jared Leto’s Kurt Cobain tribute leaves us feeling more than a little weirded out. “This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life,” Jared wrote about realizing yesterday marked the date of the Nirvana frontman’s passing. “I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I’d share it now…” Maybe if Jared had released his take on “Pennyroyal Tea” on Cobain’s birthday or the release date of Bleach, it wouldn’t seem so ghoulish. As it is, Leto comes off like an Elvis impersonator with smaller sideburns.
“He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that,” Jared explained. Maybe it’s because Leto and Cobain look (and sound) so much alike, but mostly the video seems in poor taste. How can we put this? We loved Selena; that doesn’t mean we’re going to dress up in a sequins bustier and do the washing mashing on the anniversary of her death. That would be hella gauche.