Audience has negative reaction to Jason Segal’s face, but his wang is popular

Forgetting Sarah Marshall opened in theaters on Friday, and Jason Segel – who both starred in the film and wrote it – was on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote the film. The movie has gotten a lot of attention – far more than you’d expect for a goofy romantic comedy. This is probably due in large part to two factors: the interesting print promotion for the film, and the fact that Segel appears completely naked within the first five minutes of the film. Yes ladies, the days of full-frontal male nudity are finally here, just like I’ve been rooting for for the last six months. Though I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Segel talked with Letterman about the movie posters which have been plastered all over major cities for the last few months. None of them have his face on them – they’re mostly insults to a girl named Sarah Marshall, with notes that say things like, “You always looked fat in those jeans Sarah Marshall.” When I first saw them I hadn’t heard of the movie and thought that they might really be from some jilted ex-lover. Turns out the reason Segal’s face isn’t on the film – as he explained it – is that audiences had an “unfavorable reaction to my face.” Ouch.

~ “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” opened strong over the weekend and is the #1 comedy in America. The film’s writer and leading man Jason Segel appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman” Friday night and explained how he finally found success after five years of unemployment, only have his face taken off the film’s posters. “I’m not quite good-looking enough to be the good-looking guy, but I’m not bad-looking enough to be the hilarious guy.” He then explained the ad campaign, “They tested posters with my face on them and their [sic] was an unfavorable reaction to me face.”

[From the Huffington Post]

I always thought Jason Segel was pretty cute – he’s adorable on How I Met Your Mother. But now that I’m really scrutinizing his face, I’m not sure how I feel. He probably shouldn’t have pointed that out to the entire country. Here’s a clip from the Late Show; the part about the posters is two minutes in.

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  1. AC says:

    Probably what it is is that in MOTION and while talking and moving he’s not unattractive. but in a 2 dimentional picture with his face in a fixed expression… when you stare at it you notice how odd looking he is etc etc etc. It doesn’t mean he’s ugly he’s just not a print model.

  2. I choose me says:

    What’s wrong with his face? He’s no Paul Walker (smack;drool) – but he looks attractive enough to me.

  3. geronimo says:

    I think he’s quite cute but in a sort of enthusiastic puppy-dog way….

  4. headache says:

    Not traditionally cute but you could overcome that with a great personality.

    As for the full frontal, no need to see this. I have a copy of Eastern Promises and the rewind button on my remote control.

    Looking at this dude would be like comparing peanut butter and jelly with the crusts cut off to a nice filet mignon.

  5. huh says:

    uhh, was he in eastern promises?

  6. darwinfox says:

    I think he’s adorable. I’d jump his bones in a second!

  7. headache says:

    No, huh. Viggo Mortenson was. This dude pales in comparison to the hotness that is Viggo.

  8. Kevin says:

    I think he kinda has the Judge Reinhold thing goin on.

  9. Bellatrix says:

    I just fell in love.

    I didn’t know the guy before this article.
    But he comes off as a very funny and nice person. The “Let me tell you the story” kind of guy.

    He’s a bit uneasy though (the hands, etc.). Which is a little surprising for an actor…

  10. paris herpes says:

    I sort of liked him on Freaks and Geeks but there’s something dorky and stalkerish about him. I’m sure he would sleep with me in a heartbeat! The hands uneasiness stems from him not being an asshole like most actor types in Hollywod!

  11. Sweet man with a heart filled with music and joy.

    Wish to meet him some day


  12. valerie says:

    i think he looks like a normal person. paul walker is hot, but definitely not “normal”. he’s god-like.