John Hawkes looking creepy hot on the set of his new film: would you hit it?

John Hawkes

Once I spotted these photos of John Hawkes on the set of his latest movie, an untitled Elmore Leonard project, I had to get a little bit giddy. This is possibly the closest thing we’ll ever see to a “Justified” appearance by Hawkes, which may or may not happen, but I’m just glad that he’s devoted to the cause of bringing more Elmore to the screen. Of course, Hawkes looks a bit creepy here, but it’s a creepy hot, don’t you agree? Kaiser and CB both admitted that there’s something about this guy that makes one want to entirely disregard the physical other than those piercing eyes. He’s a very charismatic actor who has won audiences over (even if they don’t know his name) in movies like The Perfect Storm, Lincoln, Winter’s Bone, and Martha Marcy May Marlene. Of course, he’s perhaps best loved for his portrayal of Timothy Olyphant’s better half, Sol Star, in “Deadwood.” His ‘stache is a bit heavier than normal here.

John Hawkes

Even though Hawkes isn’t really a marquee name, he is a very highly regarded actor by audiences and critics alike. And even though he was Oscar-nominated in Winter’s Bone, this awards season really doesn’t feel complete because Hawkes didn’t receive a nomination for his role as a paraplegic in The Sessions. As Pajiba’s Dustin Rowles jokingly tweeted, “Next year, John Hawkes has to try harder by gaining 300 pounds, being mentally handicapped, AND paralyzed. Maybe a serial killer, too.

Oh well, at least the guy still has our hearts, and he recently told Esquire that he doesn’t really care about the Oscars except that nominations bring more attention to the movie at hand. In the same interview, he also admits that he doesn’t really look for the big “moneymaking gigs” and that he’s “never had a new car. Never had an assistant. I own only one home. My mother lives in Minnesota and I bought it for her. I keep my nut low. Privation isn’t a bad thing.” So it sounds like he’s happiest just being able to act for a living and stay low key enough to not have the paparazzi following him down the street when he’s not doing his job.

John Hawkes

Anyway, you should just admit it too. There’s something about this guy. Maybe it’s the fact that every time he’s onscreen, it seems like he could remove your pants just by way of his piercing gaze. And you know what they say about guys with big noses, right?

John Hawkes

John Hawkes

John Hawkes

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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51 Responses to “John Hawkes looking creepy hot on the set of his new film: would you hit it?”

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  1. Babalon says:

    Men that look like this know how to do things. That is all.

  2. Cookie says:

    He bears a resemblance to Sean Penn in some of the pics.

  3. Hubbahun says:

    Have I missed something? Who the f**k is John Hawkes?? I tell ya, my showbiz gossip knowledge is nothing like it used to be – it’s like I’ve lost my super-power. He looks weasily.

  4. T.Fanty says:

    Eew. No. And that’s saying something.

  5. daz says:

    his face looks very different when he doesn’t frown

  6. mystified says:

    There’s something about too long hair and a moustache that makes all men look creepy (Eric Roberts in “Star ’80″) unless they’re dressed as 18 th century pirates.

  7. Hautie says:

    Since I have recently been watching Deadwood/retired HBO show… I now recognize him when I see his pictures.

    And I see his appeal. But I am thinking he needs to eat a sandwich. Or two.

    But I have to admit, I disliked that Martha Marcy May Marlene movie. A lot. I just found it slow and tedious to watch.

  8. keats says:

    He looks like Sean Penn dressed up as Edgar Allen Pie in these photos.

  9. vvvoid says:

    I have always loved him and never knew his name until today. I would.
    I loved him in From Dusk Til Dawn, that’s where I fell in love with him.
    He’s like 53 and does not look it imo.
    In From Dusk Til Dawn he plays the liquor store clerk, the Gecko brother’s burn the place down, the very beginning. He stole that scene big time. Stole it right out from under George Clooney.

  10. Sarah says:

    He’s one of my favorite actors. When he’s in a scene, there’s nothing else. If they ever make a Townes Van Zandt bio-pic, he’s the only choice.

  11. Gal says:

    Absolutely! Love me some John Hawkes. Very disappointed he was not nominated for an Oscar.

  12. C.Lynn says:

    John Hawkes is an exceptionally talented actor. He’s been one of my favourites for a very long time. His acting range is extraordinary.

  13. booboocita says:

    Amazing work in The Sessions, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Winter’s Bone. He shines even in smaller roles, like the ones he had in Contagion and Lincoln.

    However, I’m writing just to say that my new e-mail tag is “I keep my nut low.” Words to live by.

  14. Ryan says:

    Lest we forget Me and You and Everyone We Know. He’s also in Eastbound & Down.

  15. Nanea says:

    He was with Keanu in Hardball and in Denzel’s American Gangster too.

  16. starchild says:

    He was the guest star in one of the best episodes of the X-Files, “Milagro”. He is made of charisma and I’ve been a huge fan ever since seeing him in that (totally creepy hot) role.

  17. rightgrrl says:

    Great actor and I’m sure he’s probably a nice guy… but after seeing Winter’s Bone, good God NO.

  18. FassDaActor says:

    He’s an amazing actor. He’s been creeping around under the radar for years. He looks good for his age. He’s 53. My fav creepy hot is Willem Defoe.

  19. islandwalker says:

    He is exceptionally gifted and very under-rated. Steals every scene he is in.

  20. cheerfulg says:

    Hawt Hawkes. That is all.

  21. Chelsea's handler says:

    Creepy and hot? Is that even possible?

  22. Tory says:

    ew gross… but my mom did date him in high school. Before he was John Hawkes that is.

  23. Alipop says:

    I ‘d hit it! Ever since Deadwood…he’s S-E-X-Y

    • lulu says:

      He’s one of those actors that you always say, “where have I seen him before”, he’s never the romantic lead, well he was I guess the lead in The Sessions, but romantic, no way, he’ll always work as one of those under the radar type of actors, good but never really famous.If he can survive a bomb with Aniston, and few have, then he’ll be fine.

  24. eliza says:

    He’s amazing. This is what real actors do – they act! They don’t hog the spotlight, overconsume, become so affected they can’t see straight. He’s what Hollywood should be.

  25. WhatWHAT!? says:

    Look up photos of Colby Owens from the band Other Lives! OMG they are dead ringers for each other.

  26. ViktoryGin says:

    Yeah, he’s sexy in that charismatic cult leader kind of way. Dangerously seductive.

  27. emma says:

    I LOVE Hawkes – esp in Eastbound & Down!