Star: Jude Law’s mid-life crisis includes binge-eating, drinking & smoking

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.

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  1. wonderlust says:

    I wish you would have included just one picture of beautiful Jude. lol

  2. Amelia says:

    If he’s really feeling that down, I’m willing to take one for the team and *ahem* cheer him up..

    • RocketMerry says:

      Get in line, Amelia :D

      No, but seriously, women (heck, even men) are afraid to look Jude in the eye for fear of getting pregnant. I’d say Jude’s sexiness is still very much intact.

      He’ll probably end up being one of those perpetually sexy men, like Sean Conney. Sigh…

  3. Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

    Does he ever visit his “love” child?

  4. Annie says:

    39 and they’re already talking about him being old and ugly?? It’s ridiculous. He looks great, better than any man his age. How awful it must be for these guys having all the glory one day and then be torn down the next. He’s very handsome and crap like this makes me angry. Then none of us have any hope. It’s stupid.

    Anyway, he does look sad. His eyes look sad. I hope he takes care of himself. Musn’t be easy seeing Sienna move on and be a mom when fairly recently they were together.

  5. Joanna says:

    never gotten his appeal, not hot to me.

  6. Izzy says:

    Blah. I never found him attractive physically, never got the hype about his looks.

  7. Launicaangelina says:

    He’s still a wonderful looking man and I still would.

  8. AlexandraJane says:

    I would. He scrubs up well, and when I was younger I used to dream about him!

  9. danielle says:

    random thoughts. Jude was insanely beautiful when he was younger. He still looks good’ but not like he once did. Also didn’t he once complain about his pretty boy looks making people think he wasn’t a good actor? Like Jessica biehl, but with actual talent.

  10. Cidee says:

    I know I’m probably in the minority but I think he’s sexier now than he ever was. Not as pretty, to be sure, but smokin’ all the same. And since when does getting heavier, drinking and smoking equal a mid-life crisis? He’s an English actor. That’s what they do!

  11. Nebraskalinda says:

    I prefer him older and with a little more upholstery, but those are some terrible trousers in that last photo, and all wrong with those boots.

  12. dref22 says:

    Ugh even though I prefer them older and with some ruggedness, this Jude Law? NO. UGH.

  13. Maria T. says:

    Definitely sexy, especially his voice. But 39? He does look older (I’m 38 and thought he was several years older than I am). I would have pegged him for mid 40s at least. He’s lost the pretty, but kept the sexy. I also kind of dig the scruffy style.

  14. eloisa says:

    He is so hot and I agree he gets better with ages. Yes, he looks a bit sad/tired, perhaps because he isn’t resting enough, but he is still young! Stop saying if you are 40 you are old and need to act like a boring old man.

    And yes, I totally agree with he is a talented actor IN SPITE of his beauty and as he gets older, he’s going to get more and more work as a character actor, which is probably fine with him.

    I just hope he could find a good woman that makes him happy better than the very young wannabe models/PR girl/ actresses are always around famous actors.

    By the way i think the extra pounds, scruffy image and the beard is preparation for his next role in a movie’Dom Hemingway’.

    • Abbs says:

      This SO much. I too find him MUCH hotter now than ever, but I also wish he was happier. More than anything, I truly want him to find a nice, kind woman who’s not some starlet slut and who’ll make him happy finally. I think he deserves it–he hasn’t had the best of luck finding someone decent. I just want him to be happy. ♥

  15. Ann says:

    He definitely looks older than 39.

  16. Christina says:

    I would still fall into his lap. All day long. Every freekin day. Sure he has aged but that is life! I am glad he IS aging and not trying to hang onto youth with surgery or whatever. I think he looks great lately. Of course I remember when looking at pictures of him when he was young was painful because he was SO breathtakingly beautiful. I mean he is still , but there are some pics of him that to this day I still cannot even handle…

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      ahah I am with you about not being able to handle some of his superhot pics from back in the day….but like you said, aging is a natural, inevitable process. I think it was Cindy Crawford who said it, “The idea of eternal youth is the pitfall of our society.” So very true.

  17. mln76 says:

    He looks bloated , alcohol bloat like Gerrard Butler thats why you think he looks good Kaiser ;)

    I much prefer the Jude of few years back.

  18. dooliloo says:

    Insanely beautiful before, insanely beautiful now. And I’m aroused by his douchiness, at least it screams angry good sex.

  19. Sara says:

    Stop smoking, drink moderately, take a good quality multi vitamin, fish oil, and eat your greens Jude! You will feel amazing in one month!

  20. dee says:

    This look is for his next role in his movie’Dom Hemingway’folks.

    Love Jude Law! He is a sexy beast.

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    Sounds like my midlife crisis :)

  22. Gwen says:

    I thought he had a girl friend? An English actress, can’t remember her name..

    Anyhow, yes – he’s is not as pretty now as he once was, but he’s still got it IMO. I would not say no for sure ;)

  23. kim says:

    I love Jude Law! This look is for his next movie’Dom Hemingway’can’t wait to see it.

  24. jill says:

    Party on Jude. I would party with him.

  25. bns says:

    I thought this was his normal behavior?

    If he is having some kind of crisis, he can go sit in a corner with Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio and cry beer flavored tears about it.

  26. Rachel says:

    Agreed, he used to be so hot. Now? Unabomber. But, I’m biased against facial hair in general. It did Brad Pitt no favors either.

  27. Ranunculus says:

    I always got MAJOR douche vibes from J Law. I don’t even understand why people think he is a good actor, he is nowhere near the acting calibre of a Philip Seymour Hoffman, a William C. Macy, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, RDJ, Tom Hardy, Christopher Walken, John Goodman, even younger actors like Gosling, Hiddles or Fassy could act circles around him. Very full of himself in interviews too. Sexy factor less than zero to me. I just don’t get it.

  28. Mindy says:

    Oh, I’d still hit it. Love him a little bigger or small & pretty.

  29. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Those sad, empty eyes. But why?

  30. eve says:

    Love me some Jude Law! I’d hit too !

  31. nikki says:

    Jude Law = Dr.Hotson Love him.

  32. j.eyre says:

    “He’s staying up late, drinking, smoking and eating junk food.” – Is this the definition of a mid-life crisis? Apparently I had several mid-life crisises in college.

  33. serena says:

    He may be not a pretty boy anymore, but to me now he’s an handsome man.

    It’s just rude to say those things just because he’s aged.. well, he’s not a vampire so of course he was gonna become older and grow out that pretty-boy thing.

    Jude have confidence in yourself! You’re still and always hot and talented! I don’t mind if he eats junk food or doesn’t have a social life anymore (means no Sienna-and the likes anymore!)!

  34. tru tru says:

    He cleans up well, so I’m not worried, LOL

    but we sound like a match made in heaven, booze and food!!

    come to me baby!!

    I got my new “fry daddy” already prepped, let’s do a wing drop!!
    by candle light.

  35. Ally says:

    Havin’ some trouble processing those pants in his last picture…

  36. abby says:

    He used to be my white boy crush back in the day! (I’ve had crushes in all colors)…I still think he’s hot. I like a bit of scruff on an aging man. It says he’s not vein and so stuck on his appearance! I also think he has wonderful style. effortless and cool as hell!

  37. FingerBinger says:

    In my experience you don’t need to be going through a midlife crisis to binge eat or drink, for some people that’s just called a having a good time.

  38. Bess says:

    Plugs, Rhogaine or Hair Club for Men???

  39. Liz says:

    He was so hot in the talented me ripley.

  40. Lindsey says:

    Pffftttt I don’t like pretty boys, I much prefer scruffy older men and so yes, I would f*ck the sh*t out of Jude Law right now and run my hands through what’s left of his hair.

  41. Ally8 says:

    He did ugly up for the part, but wasn’t keen on it in real life. When he appeared on The Graham Norton Show with Robert Downey they made fun of him for not taking off his beanie, and he winced and said he had the worst haircut of all time for a role.

    So a little bit vain. But then your physique is your work tool when you’re an actor. And losing beauty, even if you took it for granted before, sucks for everyone.

  42. Chrissy says:

    I don’t think he looks awful, but I don’t think he’s aged well. I think he looks about 10 years older than he is. I don’t think it matters much as he will still find roles and the makeup artists/editors usually do a great job in making actors look better in movies (as long as the role allows it.)

  43. jen says:

    Jude Law #anyday #anytime #beautiful

  44. ShanKat says:

    His new hair is really great. I hope this is the future of hair replacement, because it looks amazing.

    Cute little bum in those Pajama Jeans, Jude babe.

  45. Anna says:

    He looks awful. All of these guys seem to go to waste at around 40, 45. It is the Brad Pitt effect as contagion: every handsome Hollywood actor starts looking like a hobo, the face puffs up, the looks lose their sharpness and clarity.

    This is all from inner turmoil.

    I have to say, that in my world, the men in their 40s and even 50s are extremely handsome and dashing. They lose a certain boyishness and look more refined

  46. Jayna says:

    The British don’t seem to care about aging the way American actors do. I have never been into pretty boys, but he was always the exception.

    • Ladytron2000 says:

      OMG! This is soooo true. Sad, but true. Which is why even though I love, love, love to love them – Fassy, Hiddles, Law – the fact that they look anywhere from 10-15 years older than me (and I’m older than all of them) makes me sorta cringe.

  47. BIGT says:

    Yup. Like him older and scruffy. Not keen on the drunk and the hair plugs look good.

  48. beanie says:

    He is still a handsome man to me and I definitely would! LOL! But back in his Gattaca days, OMG, he was the only man I ever saw that made me catch my breath he was so amazingly breathtaking.

  49. V says:

    I so would, and then shamefuck him again.

  50. Moi says:

    I still think he’s beautiful, just a bit more approachable now. I would have ran away, intimidated from his beautiful stare 10 years ago. He was almost too pretty. Now, I would ask him for a drink and maybe an attempt at impregnation if he had a few hours to spare.

  51. Abbs says:

    I agree with Lauren—no one looks good when they’re out of it. The piece of shit assholes that make a living bottom-feeding off of taking pics of celebrities when they’re having an off moment and then making buttloads of money off of it should be strung up. Normal people who aren’t celebrities do the same thing when they’re out to let off some steam at a club or something–the only difference is they don’t have to do it with a million people watching, nor do a million people salivate over every mistake that a normal person makes. For anyone who wants to whine that, “Well, if you’re famous, that’s what you have to put up with so deal with it”–BITE ME. Just because someone’s in the public eye SHOULDN’T mean that they don’t have the same rights to privacy as everyone else. It’s sad that the public feels entitled to everY last detail of a celebrity’s life, and even worse that the paparazzi assholes feel that it’s their job to provide it.