Justin Theroux discusses Jennifer Aniston, the paparazzi: ‘It doesn’t feel difficult’

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No Justin Theroux interviews for months and now two major interviews drop within 24 hours? Somebody’s publicist needs to work on spreading out the press. I already covered Justin’s feature with Interview Mag here – it was a surprisingly good piece, with an interview conducted by Justin’s dear friend Amy Sedaris. Justin also covers the new issue of Details, complete with guyliner and gun-show-flashing. I don’t really care for the editorial but it’s way better than the too-shadowy Interview Mag editorial. You can read the full Details piece here and here are some highlights:

He used to be a bartender in NYC: “Yeah, I still take credit for the idea of selling cheap beer for lots of money. It was a whim. I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny to sell Schlitz and Pabst Blue Ribbon up there with all the great wheat beers?’ We added every horrible beer we could think of and charged four bucks for them. Those beers ended up outselling Chimay, everything. So that might’ve been me that started that and gave everyone the squirts. You’re welcome, Pabst.”

Nostalgia: “I’ve never been particularly nostalgic. I’m not sure whether nostalgia is a weakness or a strength. I lean toward weakness, because it takes you out of experiencing what’s cool if you’re constantly the guy who’s like, ‘Oh, this place used to be amazing, and now it’s s–t.’ Because that’s not true. It’s the same reason I don’t keep pictures of friends and family around. I don’t need to be reminded that I have friends and family.”

He’s a little bit ADD: “It’s only one lifetime that you have. So you have to, in a weird way, keep pivoting on whatever it is you’re doing. Follow whatever it is that’s keeping your interest. I’m sure if everything else went away and I picked up a sketchbook again, it’d rekindle something. I think I’m a little bit—I don’t want to say A.D.D., I don’t think I’m that, but I can get bored with something quickly.”

Garbage-picker: “I used to garbage-pick. It sounds much more disgusting than it is. You learn a lot about society by seeing what’s thrown away. During the period I was doing that, a lot of great stuff was being tossed. What do they call that now, ‘Ironweed chic’? Edison bulbs and all that s–t. This was stuff I was finding for free 15, 20 years ago.”

He’s not the leading man action hero: “There are certain actors who can grab a woman by the back of her hair and plant a deep one on her and say something like ‘We gotta save the world,’ and that’s not me. I can’t not be outside of my body, making jokes about that dialogue. Some people do it really well and effectively because they have the charisma to pull that off. I just know that I don’t.”

Falling in love with Jennifer Aniston & dealing with the paps: “It doesn’t feel like a hardship, it doesn’t feel difficult. It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to center on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with. It’s hard to explain. I just find myself wondering, What’s the big f–king deal?”

The tabloids: “It’s always based in fiction,” he says, citing the awkwardness of being congratulated by a Leftovers crew member on the twins that one of the tabloids had announced Aniston was expecting. “You just kind of ignore it, but then you also become reluctant to say anything about the relationship. I could say everything’s good, and then it’s reflected back as JUSTIN THEROUX: EVERYTHING’S GOOD? That just creates this echo chamber, and as it ricochets around the Internet, it just gets wacky.”

[From Details]

This Details piece was actually a decent read – I learned some new stuff about Justin’s early New York years that I didn’t know, like he tried to make it as an artist and he kept getting hired to do odd-ball artsy jobs. His buddies are quoted extensively throughout this piece too, like Amy Sedaris (again!), Robert Downey Jr. and John Krasinski (I didn’t realize they were so tight). Those are the people filling in the lovey-dovey backstory on Justin’s relationship with Jennifer, while he just uses the interview to talk about the media attention.

Maybe I’m a Brangeloonie conspiracy theorist (true story), but did it strike anyone else that Justin’s “I’m not the save-the-world leading man” quote was about Brad Pitt? Like, he knows he’s being compared and he wants to draw a distinction?

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Photos courtesy of Details.

 

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  1. Greata says:

    “I’m not the save-the-world leading man” quote was about Brad Pitt? ……HELL YEAH!!….AND TO EMPHASIZE HIS OWN INTELLECTUALISM. DUDE TRIES TOO HARD! (sorry about the caps abuse)

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Oh Jesus, I really don’t think it was about Brad. Not every moment of Jennifer’s life is about Brad.
      Actually, I like Justin and Jenninfer as a couple more than Brad and Angelina. Angelina is awesome, but Brad? Not so much.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I didn’t think it was about Brad at all. I think Justin and Jen care WAAAAY less about Brad and Angelina than everyone thinks they do.

      • doofus says:

        yes, but TOK, that doesn’t fit the narrative that so many people want to believe.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh exactly.

        It’s all so tiring.

      • Dinah says:

        I agree. I’ve never been a big BP fan. I just don’t find him appealing. He’s a fine actor, but not fantastic… Christoph Waltz (omg, I just love him- so sessy!) totally stole Pitt’s thunder in Inglorious Basterds.

      • doofus says:

        to be fair, Waltz stole EVERYBODY’S thunder in IB.

        he was FANTASTIC. and just as good in Django.

        and YES! he is SO freakin’ sexy.

      • FLORC says:

        TOK
        I used to think that way. Aniston moved on and so did Brad. Handler acting like an Aniston mouthpiece and those competing headlines given to US Weekly or People mag whenever there was a Pitt/Jolie article (of any sort) out. The coincidences were too many and don’t really point elsewhere or lose steam.

        Waltz steals the show in every movie he’s in. He’s just that amazing.

      • Dinah says:

        @Doofus-
        Back off! He’s mine! (jk, ;-D)

      • Branvoyage says:

        I agree! He’s not talking about Brad.
        And I looove Angelina, but Brad is kind of whatever. Never really got his appeal.

      • Peppa says:

        I never have thought of Brad Pitt as a save the world leading man. Tom Cruise and Will Smith would fall into that category for me, but not Brad. He has a lot more range than he gets credit for, he’s like a character actor in a leading man’s body. Totally agree with you guys about Christoph Waltz, too!

      • Sighs says:

        I’m sorry, but brad Pitt is not a good actor. I was counting ceiling tiles in the movie theater at Meet joe Black it was so god-awfully boring. He was the one true weak link in 12YAS and Inglorious Basterds. I fell asleep during Benjamin Button. He was mildly decent in the Ocean’s movies and Mr & Mrs smith, which really didn’t require that much acting. The only things he’s been in that were good and he wasn’t the worst actor were 12 Monkeys and 7. Wait, scratch that on 7. I forgot about the horrible, “what’s in the box?” thing.
        There is no way on God’s green earth that man is a character actor. He needs acting lessons from his wife.
        Sorry, rant over.

      • lisa2 says:

        @sighs.’
        that is very funny. You obviously don’t like Brad yet you seem to catch every film he is in. Don’t understand that one.

        I don’t like an actor you can sure bet I won’t be spending my money on their film. I think your actions are very contrary to your post.

        and regarding IB. Whenever that film is on twitter is hot; and the talk is Brad. .Brad’ s character is the one most quoted in that film.

        maybe you should stop watching his “bad acting”. But then you wouldn’t have something to “rant about”

      • JWQ says:

        @lisa2
        Sometimes people watch a movie because they are interested in the story or in the other actors who appear in it!

        I don’ t mind Pitt, even though I think he’ s not the amazing actor his fans like to think, but I hate Michael Fassbender and his overrated acting with a fiery passion! I don’ t, however, have a real reason for that except that he rubs me in the wrong way and I think he’ s not THAT good, and yet I have watched some of his movies (Inglorious Basterds, the X-Men movies, 12YAS) because I liked the ideas behind the stories or the genre those movies belong to, or because I love some other actors he has worked with!

        I refuse to watch a movie when I have personal and important reasons to hate an actor/director/producer/writer (Gibson, Polanski and Allen, for example), but I don’ t deprive myself of a good story or other people’ s great acting just because there is one in the bunch I find mediocre or arbitrarily insufferable!

        Sighs apparently doesn’ t like Pitt’ s acting (and I totally agree), but s/he probably likes other actors or the plot of the movies he is in! No one watched Inglorious Basterds for Brad Pitt’ s acting. No one watched 12YAS for Pitt’ s acting. I find it difficult to think of a movie in which his acting was the highlight of the production or he came out being considered the best actor of the cast! Maybe 12 Monkeys, and even in that case people were more interested in the story than him! And yet he has been in so many great movies and it would be a shame to not watch them just because he’ s mediocre… he’ s really good at finding great projects, and then be the weakest link of all of them!

        A movie is usually not made of one actor!

    • pwal says:

      I don’t take it as a dig against Pitt, since Theroux’s description of the leading man really doesn’t describe contemporary leading men. AT ALL. It’s like he’s describing leading men like Clark Gable or William Holden, only the leading women weren’t in the position to ‘save the world’… more like they were on the sidelines keeping the home fires burning with tear-rimmed eyes.

    • doofus says:

      meh, I took it to be more about Tom Cruise than Pitt.

      Pitt was in WWZ, but he wasn’t a “save the world hero” type in that, was he?

      what other movies have had Pitt as a world-saving hero? I think of him more as an excellent character-actor rather than the action-star type.

      • Esti says:

        Ha, we posted at the same time.

      • RobN says:

        I immediately thought Cruise, as well. All the summer blockbuster type movies with the same leading man and the same saving the world storyline.

      • pwal says:

        Cruise is pretty close to Theroux’s description, although it was never ‘we will save the world’. It was Cruise saving the world, and right now, those movies have fallen out of fashion.

      • FLORC says:

        Justin has no known motive to speak poorly of Cruise. Unless there’s poor feelings left from Tropic Thunder? I doubt it though.

        Personally, I thought it was shade towards Aniston, but that’s how I read it and it couldn’t be correct.
        JT won’t play the superhero because he knows he just can’t pull it off. A subtle way of telling Aniston she just should close shop on her roles in front of the camera because it takes a cast of very talented actors to carry the film.

        It’s not shocking if this was passive aggressive. years ago on the red carpet Aniston answered a question what she thought about the woman with all the kids. It was snobby and the interviewer had to double check they were both speaking about Octomom. Aniston said sure, but came off fake.

      • Pandy says:

        Yeah, I thought Tom Cruise as well. Brad is more of a character actor. Now I guess it’s superhero save the world stuff. I’m waiting for this phase to be over in the movies.

    • Esti says:

      Brad doesn’t even really do those roles, so I don’t see how it could be a dig at him. Literally the only “save the world” role I can think of for him is World War Z and I don’t think Jt was talking about that, Brad wasn’t grabbing ladies and kissing them and running around like an action hero. He was a scientist, wasn’t he?

    • Kate2 says:

      Why does it have to be about anyone specific? He was speaking generally and people are turning it into digs against Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, etc.. Can’t it just be about the type of role or is there just a compulsive need to turn it into something malicious?

      • minime says:

        I didn’t think about Brad at any point of his interview, that seems quite a stretch.
        I agree with you Kate, it sounded more like a recognition that he’s not the leading man kind of actor and that he’s OK with it.

      • Rhea says:

        Didn’t feel like he’s taking a dig at Pitt, too. If anything, it would be to some people that hoping for JA to be with a macho-romantic-hero type of man. Who knows? Maybe he got a lot of offer for that type of role since being her man or he feels the media or some fans want to put him in that leading man box and this would be his way of saying GTH. :)

      • MCraw says:

        Yeah, everyone is doing exactly what he said they do with his words: twisting it and questioning whether or not he has a problem with someone. Really, shade at Aniston? At Brad Pitt and Tom? People are always reaching when he speaks in generalities, which is how I took this comment. And proving him right. No loony conspiracies, ffs.

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      Hahaha dude. No need to tell us you are not Brad Pitt. Not even remotely close.

      • Cyn says:

        Brad Pitt is such a mediocre actor.He has little charisma and when placed beside really talented individuals just merges into the background.There is so much hype about this guy it’s ridiculous.He tries so hard ,too hard and frankly is very fortunate to be in the position he’s in today .I’m referring to the world of acting and the amount of money which can be made. He does not seem to have a particularly redeeming personality either,just very weak on the screen. The film Mr&Mrs Smith was total rubbish. I would certainly say that Justin Theroux has much more about him both presence and depth of character.

      • Kate2 says:

        Pitt has nothing to do with this article. JT never mentioned Pitt anywhere and he sure as hell never compared himself to him.

      • Kaylar says:

        Cyn, you obviously live in an alternate universe where this balding shrimpy no name is the handsome world famous oscar winning superstar….while Brad Pitt is the struggling poseur engaged to a celebrity 90s hairdo trying desperately to make a name. Lolol whatever makes you happy hon. Haha

  2. Abbott says:

    He hates mandals; is the genius behind ironically selling PBR; garbage picks; and is basically Patient Zero when it comes to the hipster movement. How is he out-Gosling Ryan Gosling?

  3. Lori says:

    I tried to watch his show. Its not awful, but I don’t know if I need another end of the world show to watch right now.

  4. Monkey Towz says:

    I hate that stupid gun necklace more than all the skinny pants on all the hipsters in all the land.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Enough with this dude. Being nostalgic is a weakness and yet he was pulling antique Edison bulbs out of garbage? He is trying WAY TOO hard. His friends don’t make me like him. It makes me question his friends. Blech, those are some cringe-inducing photographs, reaching an epic level of cliche.

    Yeah, you’re a rebel and a unique little snowflake, we get it.

  6. Kristen says:

    The douche is strong with this one

  7. Esti says:

    I read the leading-man action role thing as a reference to RDJ, maybe since he’s on my mind because he’s also quoted in the piece. He’s got charisma and charm that let’s him pull off things that would otherwise be silly (like, honestly, the entire idea of Iron Man). I think JT sounds like he just tries to do things that feel natural to him, and those roles wouldn’t.

  8. FingerBinger says:

    Those pictures are terrible. It looks like he’s doing an advert for male gigolos. I’m getting Midnight Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho vibes from these pictures.

  9. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Yikes. I found him funny and interesting again.

    This guy could sneeze and it would enrage people.

  10. Lauren says:

    So, he thinks he’s the original hipster? I was into cheap beer before it was cool. I was into old-timey shit before it was cool. I’m too cool to be a leading man. What a douche.

  11. Vic says:

    He acts the same on his new show which is not great . Same expression. Same half angry, half I’m so over it look. He’s handsome but annoying. Anyone else think he has eyeliner tattoo?

  12. Tiffany27 says:

    I can’t figure out whether or not I like him. Sometimes I think he’s pretentious, but then sometimes he seems genuinely cool and great to grab a beer with.

    • Tara says:

      I think you nailed it. He’s that friend who’s sort of cool but not as cool as he thinks. He’s got a look down and is somewhat interesting but mis-articulate… A term I just made up for people whose statements don’t add up from second to second. And at some point around the 6th beer, you look at him and say, “DUDE. ENOUGH. You did NOT invent punk rock. And enough with the eyebrow already!” I agree with him about the 3 S’s tho; sandals, sweats and slow walkers drive me crazy too.

  13. Jaded says:

    He’s such a blatant, posturing try-hard. I loathe that gun necklace – Uncle Terry probably gave it to him.

  14. lucy2 says:

    The photos are weird and he sounds a little pretentious, but it’s not a bad interview. And he has a new show out (haven’t had a chance to try it yet) so of course there’s going to be a bunch of interviews/articles at the same time.
    Bonus points for a friendship with Amy Sedaris. I adore her. But he still needs to ditch TR, pronto.

  15. The Original G says:

    I really like his show. I think it’s got a lot of potential and he’s really good in it.

    The least interesting thing about him seems to be his relationship with Aniston, which sounds pretty part time. He’s very well connected. I think he might have had a very different career if he wanted it. It ‘s obvious that NYC is his home.

  16. ughinsomnia says:

    He probably didn’t know what an Edison bulb was until they started popping up in every hipster band video. Even in Alabama, PBR has been the gutter punk/dumpster diving/poor cool kid beer of choice for as long as I can remember. Ugh.

  17. Annie says:

    What is he talking about? He is not a leading man, period! He was a nobody until he hooked with Aniston. I definitely think it was a career move on his part. His ex Heidi is way more beautiful than Aniston.

    • Mrs McCubbins says:

      Looks are subjective. I find Aniston quite beautiful, esp her eyes.

    • TheRealMaya says:

      Even though beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I personally think Heidi is gorgeous while Jennifer is attractive.

      But Heidi has two things Jennifer has never and will never have and that is class and dignity. They way Heidi handled Jennifer and Justin cheating on her for months and then their public gushing and pictures together – she deserves a medal. Heidi didn’t hold pity parties for years on, she hasn’t given interviews after interviews about being cheated on nor has she had any of her friends ever attack Justin or Jennifer. It’s Jennifer’s luck that Heidi hasn’t spilled the beans because if she did – Jennifer will lose her small fan base.

      • JessMa says:

        I am sorry, but you have no idea what happened with Heidi. Nobody knows but the two of them. For all we know he wanted to get married and she didn’t. Or maybe like my cousin’s girlfriend of 15 years she decided she prefers women. Maybe they had an open relationship. The fact is the public doesn’t know anything about their private relationship. All we know is that neither has addressed it publicly and that they are still friends. Stop pretending like you have insider information.

      • jonB says:

        so you are admitting that angelina and brad cheated ?

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @JessMa, who wrote: “The fact is the public doesn’t know anything about their private relationship. All we know is that neither has addressed it publicly and that they are still friends.”

        I know no such thing. I’ve never read anywhere that Justin and Heidi are still friends. Where did you read/hear that Justin and Heidi are still friends? How is saying so any different from @The Real Maya saying Justin and Jen cheated?

      • JessMa says:

        I read it on this site Emma a few months ago. It was a article saying he loved NYC and was still friends with Heidi and maybe that was why Jen didn’t want to live in NY etc.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @JessMa, who write: “I read it on this site Emma a few months ago. It was a article saying he loved NYC and was still friends with Heidi and maybe that was why Jen didn’t want to live in NY etc.”

        The only reference I found was this “Celebitchy” article from December 6, 2013 titled “Is Justin Theroux living in NYC full-time and keeping in touch with Heidi Bivens?” See link below. The article, written during the height of speculation about whether or not Justin and Jen had broken up, references a story in “Star” magazine sourced by an anonymous ‘insider.’ I’m not buying it.

        http://www.celebitchy.com/338036/is_justin_theroux_living_in_nyc_full-time_and_keeping_in_touch_with_heidi_bivens/

        So no, it’s not universally accepted that Heidi Bivens wasn’t blindsided and heartbroken by the ‘fact’ that Jen and Justin had been banging for months before she was aware they were in a relationship. The fact is, on April 28, 2011 when they attended “The House of Blue Leaves” as a couple, Heidi didn’t look like she knew that in just three weeks Jennifer Aniston would host a dinner party to announce that Justin Theroux was her new man.

        How can you accuse others of stating assumptions not based upon fact when Maya was actually basing her statements on facts given in interviews by the actual parties, not an anonymous ‘insider,’ where as you’ve posted nothing ‘but’ assumptions based upon nothing more than second hand “Star” magazine fantasy

      • Kaylars says:

        Jonb, how could anyone on this message board ‘admit’ Angelina cheated with Brad, when Angelina, Brad and Jennifer Aniston, for the last near decade have said no one cheated. What I never got about Aniston enablers is this die hard need to be more outraged and hurt than she is, to the point your creating scenarios that didn’t happen. It seems less a reason to support aniston and more a reason to hate on Jolie Pitt, proving even after 10 years your still batshite jealous and need to smear them..it’s really not even about poor lameiston. Get a life.

    • Michele says:

      Co sign – he’s a nobody without Manniston. And his ex was 100% prettier and sexier than Manniston not to mention younger. . .

  18. Faith says:

    I’ve always felt there was something weird about this relationship on a side note I just found out Louis Theroux is his cousin who is just way more interesting.

  19. Wallamalooo says:

    Can we PLEASE have a story about one or the other that doesn’t mention the other????!! You know who I mean!!! :P

  20. Wren33 says:

    I could never date or marry a guy who was so into his image, but I could imagine him being one of my friends who I love but occasionally role my eyes at.

  21. Mrs McCubbins says:

    I like him! He’s his own person and he comes off as quite cool to me. I think he’d be fun to hang out with. I don’t get the poseur vibe at all.

  22. lisa2 says:

    Really weird.. I saw a comment on another site that they are trying to quietly sell their newly decorated home. That is funny/strange to me. Not sure if it is true but..why would that be happening.

  23. roxy750 says:

    He seems very particular and hard to please. Kind of an ass.

  24. Cody says:

    I might find him sexy, but knowing his back story on how he dumped his girlfriend and he comes off, in these interviews, as a psuedo intellectual, these two factors become a turnoff to me.

  25. TheRealMaya says:

    No – the simple truth is that you don’t get offered leading heroes roles Justin. Nothing less nothing more. Even as the lead in a TV show is now being universally panned so better stick to your not so successful writing career Justin. Or continue to live off on sugarmama Jennifer’s money.

    As for the paps comment – of course you won’t hate that. The whole reason you are with the Queen of pr manipulation is to get the paps attention. If you have made in Hollywood by your own talent then it’s believable if you say anything about paps but since you only now has achieved the fame (after cheating with Jennifer on your 14 year beautiful girlfriend) after two decades of being in the industry – well that’s kind of makes you a liar.

    PS: Justin has a nice face but his weird personality and his short man syndrome is very off putting. Plus his friendship with Terry makes him pathetic. Not a good catch here Jennifer.

    • JessMa says:

      Is this the same Maya from S&M? As I said up top you have no idea what happened with Justin and Heidi. You don’t know her personally and she did not confide in you. Maybe he wants kids and she did not. Maybe they were into threesome. We don’t know.

      If you are going to call him out for being friends with Uncle Terry then I hope you also call out all of Polanski and Allen’s friends. You should also call out actors that date underage girls like Seinfeld, Brad Pitt, and Paul Walker.

      • TheRealMaya says:

        Ohh – I seem to have touched a nerve there. You seem to stalk me and take offence to my comments – maybe you are the one who needs to stop being a hypocritical idiot.

        Unlike you Jeniopaths – I don’t just accuse people of anything. Here are some few facts which comes directly from the people involved.

        Cast and crew said that Jennifer and Justin went away for hours alone during the shooting of Wanderlust – fact.

        Jennifer introduced Justin as her boyfriend during filming of Five – one of the directors said that. Another fact.

        Jennifer and Justin took and released pictures of them being together weeks before Heidi dumped Justin – those very same pictures are fact.

        Last but not least aren’t you the ones who to this very day call Angelina a homewrecker for supposedly breaking up Brad’s marriage to Jennifer? What happend to your – you don’t know what happened in the marriage, maybe Jennifer didn’t want children, maybe nothing happend between Angelina and Brad until after he dumped Jennifer etc.

        I find it pathetic that people like you attacked other women for supposedly breaking up relationships but when it comes to your little idol everything is okay and nothing happened and that it is the other woman’s fault.

        Hypocritical and vain – exactly like your idol.

        PS: don’t care what you are going reply because frankly my dear – I don’t give a damn. I won’t be reading or commenting anything you write.

        PPS: Terry used and abused women in the name of modelling. While Woody abuses his adopted children. Both are pedos and perverts and anyone who are friends with them are equally pathetic. I have never watched a single movie of Woody’s not even the one with my favourite actress Cate Blanchett. So yeah – some of us have principles and sticks by it. So stop excusing Justin’s friendship because you are the company you keep – end of.

      • Esti says:

        Wow, TheRealMaya, take a breath. Someone’s coming off as overly invested, but it’s not JessMa.

      • jaye says:

        Wow The Real Maya…that’s quite the long post for someone who doesn’t give a damn. Ijs

    • doofus says:

      universally panned? um…not exactly. but that’s what fits your narrative, so go for it.

  26. lunchcoma says:

    I used to date various versions of this guy when I was in my 20s.

    I’m really glad I’m not in my 20s anymore.

    • Brittney B says:

      Haha, that’s exactly what I got out of this. I think fame really does freeze some people, maturity-wise, and when I read interviews like this one, I’m so thankful that real life and real struggles/accomplishments have turned my own friends and family into better versions of themselves over time.

      Hell, I’m still 26… and I outgrew the “loved ____ before it was cool” phase years ago. Please.

  27. Jayna says:

    It’s not a reference to Pitt. It’s not about anybody but those charismatic leading men in general that can be the heroic action man while making the woman swoon with a cheesy line and it coming across believable. I didn’t even think of Brad Pitt when I read that line. I highly doubt he could give a fig about Pitt. He met Jen long after and she had been through other relationships. He’s not exactly the type to even be concerned or think about Pitt on any level, someone way back from Jennifer’s past.

  28. Greta says:

    Thanks, Kaiser, for this report. This guy is a very funny character actor(Sex and the City, Wanderlust) but as a writer of movies, misses the mark for me. I have no idea why a Hollywood actor, NY Intelligentsia wears a gun? Anyone get it? I wrote him off when discovered he is good buddies with T.R. The photographer. But…last week someone mentioned they are N.A. friends….and as such, their sobriety creates loyalty. Makes much sense. So besides his overworked physique and his awful clothing choices, I like him more and more. Caught a few minutes of his acting chops on The Leftovers…not bad, guys…so all and all, if they are for real, more power to them. They complement each other in the odd way most couples do. And overtime, maybe Huvane will give us all a break!

  29. mfmaefh says:

    I like this, it made me laugh

  30. Ennie says:

    2 THINGS: Besides being friends with that disgusting photog TR, he really nails the Justin Bieber / Smith boy (whathisname?) worried/ browy look.
    OMG those are tweens and this one is over 40!

  31. Dotty says:

    For someone who’s not into nostalgia, he waxes pretty nostalgic in his interview.

  32. PreciousRobicheaux says:

    I find him attractive and interesting. Sorry, I know I’m in the minority. J. A. on the other hand makes my skin crawl. Life can be funny that way. His tiny clothes need to be donated to Goodwill, though. ; )

  33. Sherlockapple says:

    I am sorry–everything about this guy screams try-hard. I do realize that *many* celebs including my sweetie Johnny Depp try to come off this way of I’m -above- being -superficial -and- actually -caring (some are successful and some are not), but JT fails miserably. He’s way, way too polished, tanned, toned, tweezed, moisturized and, yes, he even poses in candids.

  34. enastein says:

    I don’t think it is a dig on brad, brad never actually had a super hero movie and he is known to be very cool and down to earth man.
    In most of his interviews i feel the Napoleon complex. a short man try to prove he is taller than what he actually is.

    The weird thing he said in this interview is about not keeping family or friends pictures around! the friend part is justified , in the end who wants to keep uncle terry picture in his home .

  35. Liz says:

    I’m just glad that his forehead wrinkles when he lifts his eyebrows. Is it too optimistic to think that he’s laying off the Botox?

  36. boredbrit says:

    What kind of an egotistical d*ckhead takes great pride in saying he started the whole overpriced beer thing? ‘Hey, LOOK AT ME, I’m the guy who sells crap stuff for loads more! Aren’t I amazing? I totally came up with that on my own guys! Just me!’

  37. Trashaddict says:

    It boggles the mind that such a boring guy can generate so many comments…..

  38. Michele says:

    Gawd what a dork. He’s the new Jeremy Piven. Over the top douche bag.

  39. Moi says:

    Well girls, I am finally going to say it. Justin is so hot to me. Better looking than Brad. Don’t get me wrong, BP is a striking man, but I have always thought that Justin was hot, even before he began a relationship with Jennifer A (who I adore too). I like his attitude/comments on most things, except his view on nostalgia. There is a reason that we make great memories. Thinking about your good/great past experiences in life produces seratonin (only my opinion from experience).

    When you lose your parents, no matter what your age, however I am not even 40 (yet)…. pictures, memories, along with small, sometimes possibly outright mundane, keepsakes become crucially important. Even the smallest thing like my dads Brut deodorant, have become truly important to me. Or my moms last jar of Pond’s Cold Cream (my mom used Pond’s from the 60′s on and always, always had amazing skin). True story.

    But I like him. He seems like someone who would be cool and fun to hang out with. *shrugs*

  40. Kate2 says:

    Can we call a moratorium on the phrase “try hard”? As in, someone is one? That seems to have become an overused and abused phrase. It seems like 98% (give or take a few points) of the articles on here end up with the subject being called a “try hard”. Can we stop this? I’m asking nicely.