Ed Westwick versus Adrien Brody: Who does smarmy-hot better?


I don’t even have words for much I enjoy Ed Westwick. I actually squealed a little when I saw these new photos of him. He was at some hotel opening or something, and he decided to clothe his smarmy, furry fabulousness in a very loud, plaid suit.


I love his hair. All of it, from the hair on his head to his absolutely perfect five o’clock shadow (that he maintains beautifully, to the point where it would be easier to just simply SHAVE), to his furry chest, which is now under wraps. I love that Ed seems in on the joke – he’s British, he loves fashion, he’s furry, he’s fabulous, he pouts, he’s beautiful. He is impossible! I feel like writing him a poem. You know what? He would have done SO WELL in the 1980s. In the ‘80s, he would have been a major star. Can’t you see it? I can see it. Ed in a neon polo shirt, trash-talking a hat-wearing Molly Ringwald. SCENE!


Meanwhile, I don’t have words for how much I dislike Adrien Brody, who was at this same event. Look how douchey he seems! Ugh. He’s wearing the hat I envision on Molly Ringwald! He’s so gross. I just feel like he’s too smirky, too greasy, too… ick. How can “smarmy” in Ed Westwick be so erotic, and “smarmy” in Adrien Brody just be… gross?



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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35 Responses to “Ed Westwick versus Adrien Brody: Who does smarmy-hot better?”

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  1. Victoire says:

    I pick Ed Westwick… Perfect =)

  2. Emma says:

    LOL, I agree with every word you said about Ed Westwick. He’s just so fabulous.

  3. RocketMerry says:

    Yeah, Ed sort of fascinates me too…

  4. MikeyAngel says:

    Ed looks like Cory Feldman.

  5. Hautie says:

    I actually like Adrien. He seems to be a decent guy. With questionable taste in women. :)

    Yes, I could totally see Ed in the 80′s. Matter of fact I knew a few boys who wore things like this in high school. With great swagger.

  6. GQ says:

    ugh, both fug

  7. brin says:

    Adrien….by a nose.
    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  8. margaritachum says:

    i like adrien. no matter what. yeah he has bad taste in women but he seems such a cool guy and a great actor.
    ed westwick not so much. don’t get his appeal and i get a bad vibe from him but i guess it’s because i used to work with a guy that look like him and he was just an ass and a diva. no one wanted to worked with him or even stay in the same room.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t think Ed has the chops to compete with Adrien. When there’s an adequate competition, let me know. Until then, Ed looks like one of those tragically hip wanna-be’s from 8th grade. You know, Dude who was so sure all that plaid would somehow wind up “cool”.

    And I’ve seen Adrien in movies that Ed wouldn’t even consider…the Jewish pianist who survives WWII is the one that comes to mind.

  10. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Gotta agree with Kaiser, Ed, any day of the week. I see that he’s ridiculous, but I love me some Chuck Bass to the point where I don’t even like his English accent. He would so rock an 80′s film, definitely has that James Spader smarmy charm thing.

    @the orig bella – To be fair, Ed has done some indie movies and is just starting out really, Gossip Girl doesn’t give much room to show off acting chops (although he and Leighton wipe the floor with the rest of the cast). He hasn’t had a role to prove himself like Mr. Brody, I don’t think he’s proven yet with his choices that he’s not capable of more. I’m still not convinced Brody’s Oscar wasn’t a fluke as his choices since haven’t exactly been stellar.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Super yuck to both.

  12. Emma says:

    @Mrs Darcy – He’s a good kind of ridiculous. It’s all part of his charm. ;)

  13. Mrs. Darcy says:

    @Emma I agree, I know it’s wrong, the fashion, the chest fur,all of it, but I can’t help myself!:-)

  14. MJ says:

    I like Adrien Brody. I think he’s going for Serge Gainsbourg smarmy. If you imagine him being French while looking at his photos, it somehow makes sense.

  15. girlnone says:

    I had never paid much attention to Ed Westwick (haven’t seen an episode of Gossip Girl), but I recently downloaded the audiobook of Cassandra Clare’s “City of Fallen Angels” and DEAR GOD THE VOICE. He narrates the book, and his voice is so unbelievably sexy to me.

  16. rerun delaney says:

    i’m on team brody. those eyes…the palms together thing is played though.

    don’t really know ed (i’m an old hag, so sue me) but i agree that he’d rock an 80s movie based on the pix.

  17. Liana says:

    I actually like Adrien. He seems to be a decent guy. With questionable taste in women.

    * * * *

    Horrific taste in women for the most part. And bad clothing. But such a sweet, down to earth, nice man who is beyond easy to work with. I don’t know, as someone who knows Adrien personally, it’s really starting to get to me how often he is called a douche here for doing absolutely nothing but existing. I’m not saying that he doesn’t have potential to do douchy things in the future, we ALL do, but I doubt you could find anyone who really knows him who would say anything negative about his behavior or demeanor.

  18. jen says:

    Adrien looks like that guy who wont leave you alone on the subway.


  19. Eve says:

    How can “smarmy” in Ed Westwick be so erotic, and “smarmy” in Adrien Brody just be… gross?

    Different strokes, I guess…my opinion is the exact opposite of yours.

  20. Eve says:

    @ Liana:

    Really liked your post. My definition for “doucheness” isn’t necessarily related to a man’s clothing style. It’s more about his behaviour towards fans, the press and co-workers and as far as I know, Brody has never been called rude nor difficult to work with. He strikes me as a nice person, with a really poor taste — which is a shame because when he’s dressed properly he looks so elegant (example: the white suit, when he was releasing Darjeeling Ltd. in Venice). And he’s so talented!

    I have a theory for why he seems to associate himself with real douchey people (Paris Hilton, Tacky Patacky…), but it’s too long to write here. I repeat what I’ve said about him here: with the right guidance, he could be a really cool, sexy boyfriend. God, I love his long-fingered hands so much…

    And Kaiser, you’d better lay off your hate on Brody. Otherwise I won’t ask you to be my bridesmaid — and you know bridesmaids usually hook up with the groom’s best friend (does the name “Butler” ring any bells to you?).

  21. Liana says:

    @eve: I don’t even think his exes would say anything negative about him. He’s just a really decent guy. He’d better not go out and do something douchlike now that I’ve defended him so staunchly or I’ll cut a bitch. I know where he lives. LOL

  22. I Choose Me says:

    I like them both. I don’t particularly like the way either of them dresses (which I suppose can be interpreted as smarmy) but you know what? I appreciate a man who’s not afraid to be unconventional. They both have great skin btw and Adrien has beautiful hands. I love a man with great hands.

  23. Eve says:

    @ Liana:

    I agree with you about his exes…don’t really think they can say anything bad about him. In fact, they pretty much ruined his “coolness” for many people (I’m looking at you, Patacky). Those cheesy pictures for a magazine, her constant famewhoring…

    Now seeing him next to Hilton is hard to defend — and I’m not going to. I’d very likely wash him with chlorine to remove any possible trace of that toxic waste from his body.

    He’d better not go out and do something douchlike now that I’ve defended him so staunchly or I’ll cut a bitch. I know where he lives. LOL

    I hear you! These celebrities LOVE proving us wrong right after we’ve defended them. And it’s a good thing that it’s you who knows where he lives (not me). I’d probably walk around his neighbourhood in the hopes of “accidentally” stumbling upon him.

  24. Anna says:

    Why do you think that Adrien has a terrible taste in women? Who should he date?

  25. Eve says:

    @ Anna:

    Why do you think that Adrien has a terrible taste in women?

    It began with that Patacky girl. He used to be dubbed as one of the coolest guys in the business but then he got p*ssy whipped by her, bought a fake castle (apparently a gift for her), posed for ridiculous pictures with her for one of those tacky magazines that show celebrities’s houses (in many cases, they aren’t even their real houses — but in Brody’s case it was, he indeed bought a mansion that looked like a castle), started doing not so great films in order to pay the bills, you know…plus, Elsa Patacky seemed to be with him just to get into the American market. But that didn’t work for at least two reasons: she can’t act her way out of a paper bag and his buzz faded a little after his Oscar (for The Pianist). So she dumped him and hooked up with that rat-faced French actor who’s now with Halle Berry (I think). Now she’s married to the guy who plays Thor.

    Then pictures of him at a club, while apparently flirting with Paris Hilton surfaced on the web and that was the kiss of death. Being anywhere — and willingly — near Hilton will give anyone a “douche with a horrible taste” label. Automatically.

    Who should he date?

    Easy answer: me.

  26. Anna says:

    @ Eve:
    Thanks for the answer!
    BTW, when I asked the question about who should he date I kind of had a feeing that the only answer I’ll get would be “me”! :)

  27. Eve says:

    @ Anna:

    You’re welcome!

    And yes, the answer had to be “me” ;) .

    P.S.: I forgot to mention that he apparently had a fling with January Jones, but I’m not sure if it’s true or not. If that’s indeed true, you can see that “poor taste in women” is a well-deserved criticism of him.

  28. Ari says:

    Adrien, hands down. Those shoulders, that V waist, that nose and those eyes. Ed is a boy compared to a man. It’s really no contest.

  29. Liana says:

    @anna – he should date my friend Lorra. She pines for him. LOL

  30. Evy says:

    Team Brody all the way. Ed looks just boring to me…

  31. janna says:

    gads!! neither!!! yuck-a-doo!!!!

  32. gee says:

    I met Ed Wistwick @ JFK.. he’s dreamy and totally nice.

  33. normades says:

    100% in agreement. Ed: smarmy hotness, Adrien: Gross. That said they are both good actors and I think Ed will really surprise us in the future.

    Eve, excellent post. lol

  34. dahlia1947 says:

    Yeah I see it. Ed is just does a better smarmy. Not bad. I loved Adrien in Hollywoodland. ;)

  35. right says:

    Adrien all the way. Adrien is the MAN to Ed’s BOY. Adrien has beautiful eyes, nose, hands and lips. He seems down to Earth and has a look to him that makes you want to take care of him. (take that howEvah you will!)

    Love Adrien and would do him 7 ways til Sunday. Stuff that I’ve only seen on porn channels. No lie!