Call me crazy, but I actually think Jude Law is looking really good lately. His hair has grown out to a good length (alternate theory: hairplugs), I like the scruff, and his face has filled out a little bit as he’s gotten older. Don’t get me wrong, I totally remember how mind-numbingly beautiful Jude used to be – he was insanely beautiful, literally one of the most beautiful men in the world. But he’s aged. He’s lost some hair. He’s impregnated a few women. He’s cheated on a girlfriend. For where he is in his life right now, I think Jude looks pretty good at 39 years old (he’ll be 40 in December). However, this Star Mag story presupposes the idea that we’ve all been talking about how Jude Law looks like sh-t.
Jude Law was once considered Hollywood’s hottest bachelor, but lately he’s looking more like an unpaid extra. Friends close to Jude have noticed him growing increasingly unhappy and disheveled as he struggles with a midlife crisis.
“He doesn’t know what to do to make himself feel better,” admits an insider, who reveals that the actor was crushed when one of his latest films, 360, bombed. “He’s staying up late, drinking, smoking and eating junk food. It’s all driving him deeper into depression.”
Another problem is his fading sex appeal: “The studios think his movies are flopping because he doesn’t have the pretty-boy appeal he used to. Jude was never concerned with being handsome. But now that he’s starting to age, he’s realizing he was actually very dependent on his looks.”
And, adds the insider, as his looks continue to deteriorate, so does his social life!
“Jude’s greatest vice has always been women, but they are not falling into his lap they way they used to.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Yes, Jude is no longer a pretty boy. So sad. But I doubt it’s bothering him this much – after all, have you seen the way he looks in Anna Karenina? That’s not the appearance of an actor who is obsessed with youth and beauty. As for the other stuff, the “mid-life crisis” part of the story… sure. He’s turning 40 years old in two months. Let him have a mid-life crisis. It’s not the end of the world! And Jude will always have a future in films because he’s always been a talented actor IN SPITE of his beauty. His beauty was never a crutch. As he gets older, he’s going to get more and more work as a character actor, which is probably fine with him.
You know what would make him feel better? Impregnating some random girl.
Photos courtesy of WENN.