Jude Law is finally owning his receding hairline/baldness: sexy or busted?

I’ve been following and covering Jude Law’s mysterious hairline for several years now. I feel bad for the guy, because when he was in his 20s, he was so impossibly beautiful, and I think his hair situation bothers him. His hairline really started to go wonky… oh, maybe five or six years ago? And that’s when some speculate that Jude began trying out hairplugs, with some mixed results that we detailed over the years. Maybe the plugs didn’t take in the long run, or maybe Jude was just tired of living with his hair sham, because these are new photos of a newly balding Jude in Paris yesterday, where he was promoting Sherlock Holmes with Guy Richie. I’m completely in favor of dudes shaving their heads when they start to go bald, so I approve of this look for Jude. It makes him look older, sure. But I’d rather see a (formerly pretty) dude own his hairline.

He’s been covering up with his trademark beanie cap for months. And finally, we are able to see why. Jude Law showed up for the Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows premiere in Paris last night displaying what looked like drastic hair loss.

Having refused to bare his head for months, even when pressed during interviews, Jude looked perfectly relaxed doing so last night, grinning alongside Sherlock director Guy Ritchie.

Jude meanwhile was only too happy to mingle with the throng of excited fans who turned up to see him, even appearing to suggest a photo opportunity with some. The 38-year-old has not been seen without a cap, beanie or smart hat since October, even sporting the look on the red carpet.

The award winning actor was quizzed on his unusual headgear on Graham Norton’s chat show in December. Despite audience chants of ‘off, off’ the father-of-four refused to remove his woolly hat, claiming he had a terrible hairstyle which he has to keep for his latest film role.

‘I’ve been scalped for my new film and I’ve got had the most heinous hair cut you have ever seen,’ he explained. ‘You’ll see it in a cinema next year.’

The actor has previously denied ever taking measures to tackle his receding hairline, following speculation that he has resorted to implants.

[From The Mail]

Yeah, I would still hit it. I can feel Jude impregnating me with his eyes as we speak. Sure, he was beautiful when he was 25 – WHO WASN’T?!?! I’d much rather knock boots with a dude who is in a place in his life where he just accepts that he’s not longer “the pretty boy.”

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Celebitchy says:

    He looks so HOT with less hair. I have a thing for bald/balding guys who own it and to me this is the hottest he’s looked in years!

    • brin says:

      I agree, he looks sexy with less hair!

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        Very hot, indeed. Perhaps even more so, gives him a little ruggedness.
        Hey Jude!

        Except he carries the cooties of Siena Miller with him wherever he goes:(

    • Kaiser says:

      Yes, I think he looks sexy too! But I’ve always been hot for Jude.

    • Photo JoJo says:

      Could not agree more. He’s still got that smoldering Jude Law hotness. He could bang the nanny six ways to Sunday and I still wouldn’t kick him out of bed. :)

      • HadleyB says:


        Yes he has such a pretty, yet sexy face that even with no hair he’s sexy hot.

        Those lips and eyes… melt me every time. I seem to forget what a jerk he is… as I am sure most women do when they meet him.

        I’d have his babies. Many of them

    • mia girl says:

      I agree! Owning your balding situation shows confidence – which I find just as appealing as full head of hair.

      Jude looks HOT. Give me more balding Jude every day and twice on Sunday!

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        I agree! Tim McGraw could take a few hints from Jude…don’t have to wear a hat every time you step out of the house. Just own it!

    • Bedhead says:

      I would totally let Jude get me pregnant.

    • Quest says:

      Totally digging the Statham do, it ozzzes confidence…love it, will definitely hit it

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Agree with Statham. He is THE hottest bald guy alive!

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        I thought I was the only one who loves Jason Statham. Loved him in Snatch!..Ha! Just got a mental pic on that one…heh

      • deltona lakes says:

        I’ve always said Statham is hot. Much hotter and sexier than Fassy! Jude looks good..He has a great looking face so it doesn’t matter if he’s balding.

    • clare says:

      I agree, he should just go with it. It’s the eyes that have it…

    • darkladi says:

      He is definitely still bringing the sexy

  2. kristipistol says:

    He looks good

  3. Rhiley says:

    He looks a younger/prettier Phil Collins.

    • Kaye says:

      He certainly does! Good call.

      And re Jude, may I just say . . . yum.

    • Capella says:

      It DOES give his face more character! He can now play serial killers without looking too pretty.

      But I wouldn’t hit that. Too many had hit that before me. I’m a bit on the Madonna train, preferring the fresh leather – hmm, meat – smell to the one with overused mileage.

      • Rhiley says:

        I totally agree. I wouldn’t want him any where near my lady bits. I would be afraid he would cause some toxic green gas to permanetly leak from them should his dong come within an inch of me. He can however seduce me with his eyes all he wants.

      • Capella says:

        Rihley – Wish I could reply directly to your comment, and tell you that I LMAO on the toxic green gas leak from lady bits. But unfortunately, the system is not allowing me to press “Reply”.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      TOTALLY thought the exact same thing! Weird, huh?

  4. Erinn says:

    He has a nice enough shaped head that he could just shave it all off and still look okay. I think that if I were a guy and things started receding bad enough I’d just shave the whole darn thing off.

  5. Eve says:

    Well, that little patch right in the middle of his head reminds me of a woman’s slightly trimmed bush. So…sexy, I guess (depending on how you feel about pubic hair).

  6. TheOriginalKitten says:

    He still has a gorgeous face but honestly, not a huge fan of the recede. It’s not a deal-breaker but it DOES age a dude..badly..

  7. Franny says:

    Its a lot sexier when someone just embraces what they’ve got going on instead of trying to sham all of us into thinking something different. We know you are balding – and none of us care.

  8. Eleonor says:

    It’s preferable for a man to accept his baldness than doing stupid things like tupé or plugs. And Jesus HE IS HOT.

  9. Maxe says:

    what?! he´s still hot…totally hit that

  10. Madrid says:

    it happens all the time, sadly we´ll get used.

  11. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Donald Trump take note!

  12. paola says:

    he looks so much better now, i really hated him with those floppy hair

  13. Cam says:

    if he just owned it like Ed Harris, and took out that last bit of patch on top and stopped dying it so dark, then yeah, he’d be pretty hot.

  14. M says:

    I think he needs to just shave it all off. Not liking that patch of hair in the middle. He could pull off the completely bald look with that beautiful face of his.

  15. RocketMerry says:

    You’re right, he’s not the “pretty boy” any more. He’s the “sexy man”, now.
    Absolutely beautiful.

  16. bagladey says:

    Must-get-hair-transplant. No shame in that.

  17. Asli says:

    I don’t know. I haven’t liked him since that whole ‘kid walking in on him boning nanny on pooltable’ episode. He doesn’t do anything for me…

    He was very good in Contagion, though.

  18. paola says:

    I soooooo wish i was that nanny!!!

  19. Hautie says:

    I found Jude pretty then… I find him pretty now. :)

  20. Jackie says:

    glad he is owning it, but i miss the pretty boy.

  21. Julie says:

    looks great

  22. HoustonGrl says:

    He is sexy as hell.

  23. Jules says:

    Jude looks good with or without hair.
    A great face can pull off any hair situation.

  24. fabgrrl says:

    Fortunately for him, he is balding in front. That can give an intelligent, aristocratic, and at the same time, masculine, look. Guys who lose their hair in the back, getting that tonsured look, don’t fair as well.

  25. Shannen says:

    Sorry, no. I’m partial to guys with longish, well kept hair, bald ones do nothing for me.

  26. bea says:

    Better than the constant hat wearing.

    His lips are strange color tho……

  27. Marissa. says:

    I’m happy that Jude accepted, and is now rocking, his baldness/hairline receding. He looks so much more comfortable without the beanie. In his twenties, he was gorgeous, but now that he’s getting older, he’s just getting sexier. I would have smashed the sh-t out of the Lawdong then, and I was still smash it now.

  28. Audrey says:


  29. dena says:

    Confidence is always sexier than a polyester rug, in my humble opinion.

  30. layla says:

    I LOVE a shaved head… balding or not. So Jude, I say cut that sh*t even closer!

  31. Esmom says:

    He seems subdued in these photos, maybe still mourning the loss of his locks?

  32. Toot says:

    He looks good to me, but I don’t like the middle part though.

  33. I RUN NEW YORK says:

    He’s a cheater and a deadbeat dad. He’s inherently unsexy regardless of what his hair looks like.

    • Darla says:

      I agree. He treats women like ass, and that is never sexy.

    • Denise says:

      Definitely. I was out of there when he banged the nanny. And when I saw him do an interview with his legs pried apart so wide he could have straddled a Freightliner, I’d had enough of his arrogance. He seems a bit self-conscious here, though. It’s about time!

    • Lola says:

      Sorry the guy does nothing to me – not a very talented actor, never says anything charming or intelligent in interviews. Loves to hear himself talk. Not sophisticated, cheap sexuality!

  34. Stacia says:

    He’s still HOT!

  35. birdie says:


  36. Ramie says:

    he is so beautiful!! I’m glad he didn’t shave his head completely bald.

  37. Isadora says:

    I am more attracted to him now than I have been of late. The ultimate Johnny Lee Miller/Jude Law combo has been reborn.

  38. GiGi says:

    So much better than a wiglet! (cough*JeremyPiven*cough*JohnTravolta*)

    I always think the bald thing bothers men much more than it does women.

  39. Movy says:

    Whatever, I’m just glad RDJ stayed home with his pregnant wife. He doesn’t need to be spending time with someone like Jude Law.

    • Hans says:

      Amen to that! Speaking of, I saw some pics of Rob and Susan out and about yesterday. They looked really happy. I bet they’re really excited for the baby.

  40. Tazina says:

    Hair or not, I have never found this scrawny little cheater attractive. The hair isn’t bad balding from the front, better than the fur lined potty look.

  41. aenflex says:

    He looks fahhhn! I would hit that every day for a billion years.

  42. Lisa says:

    The things my man would let Jude do to me…(we’ve ALREADY had that discussion)…

    No hair required!!!

  43. Roxy750 says:

    Its not the hair that makes or breaks him, it’s the bronzer

  44. NeoCleo says:

    He still has the beautiful bone structure in his face, hair or no hair.

  45. Happy21 says:

    I have only started finding him attractivwe in the last couple of years. I have no issue with the receding hair line. Statham is so hot too. My man is balding too and I find it best when a man who is balding keeps his hair trimmed short. Not all men suit the shaved head.

    Ben Affleck really needs to read this thread and know that if he owned his hairloss, maybe he’d still be attractive!

  46. Hanna says:

    Just shave that sh-t off. Ew

  47. melissa says:

    Love Jude, he is a sexy beast !

  48. erica says:

    Jude is sooo sexy!! He can hit it from the froint and the back.

  49. Mouse says:

    Wow, I don’t usually go for the less on top/too much on the chest. But with the smile lines, he is owning the sexy older guy look! *rowr*

  50. dee says:

    Jude Law is Hot!! he is rocking the same hair style when he did Repo Men. He was hot then and hot now.

  51. kim says:

    Jude Law just pormoting Sherlock Holmes and remaining sexy doing so.
    Love you Jude.

  52. Miss S says:


    Not really a new look for him! But he better lay of the bronzer…

  53. eve says:

    HOT HOT HOT !!! Jude = Sexy

    My lipstick kisses would be all over him from head to toe.

  54. Pffft says:

    All I can only say is that he has not had a hair transplant/plugs. My brother got plugs and they didn’t look so good so we told him to just shave his head completely. But he can’t because the plug holes are very obvious. They leave scars.

  55. jane says:

    mmmmmm his hair is to dark

  56. joyce says:

    Jude Law is a sexy motherf…
    and no, that is not bronzer. it is his tan. when he went on vacation in Sicily.

  57. tina says:

    Jude is soooo Hot!!!! Overies overload.


  58. Jess says:

    I’ve never liked pretty boys so I didn’t get the Jude Law at 25 appeal. This Jude Law, however, is very sexy (of course, I love him as Watson now, so I’m probably biased).

  59. alma says:

    Need more Jude Law on this site. Yum

  60. beth says:

    I’m getting a Bono vibe.

  61. Tweakspotter says:

    He’d be even hotter is he shaved the pubes off his head…

  62. Sandra says:

    YUMMM!! I think I just got knocked up.

  63. kimberly says:

    I just hope other men will follow his bravery, and not pretend that we can’t see the top of their dome.

    I didn’t find him attractive before. I don’t find him attractive now. No biggie, to each their own.

  64. Aqua says:

    I don’t care if a man is bald or has a receding hairline.Just own what you have that is sexy to me.

  65. linda says:

    Sexy just walk in the room. Jude Law take me.

  66. NYC_girl says:

    Man, I love him. Sherlock Holmes II totally sucked, but he (and RDJ) were so hot. Worth the $13 (maybe not). He’s always been hot – even if he shaved his head.

  67. kikilo says:

    I’d hit it in a heartbeat…
    So freakin hot.

  68. Nev says:

    much better.

  69. lisa says:

    Jude is owning the sexy. Confidence is sexy. Love him.

  70. catty says:

    Jude you can hit it like an angry God.

    Too much sexy.

  71. kia says:

    Dr.Hotson aka Jude Law in the house!
    It’s on.

  72. gabby says:

    Jude Law is just a sexy beautiful man.

  73. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Just looking at the photos makes me want to barf. Jjst shave it all off or toup that bitch. I have a phobia about balding and it just creeps me out.

    Less hotter than the Rilpley days when I thought he was the love child of Aphrodite and Adonis (heavenly incest…ew lol) but if he wore his beanie, we’d work and twerk all damn week.

  74. Rachel says:

    Very sexy face, but his hair reminds me of Woolly Willy… you know, that cheap game where you put the magnetic shavings to make ‘hair’ for Willy? He ought to just shave it really close, or off entirely.

    Anyway, after the nanny scandal I wouldn’t touch him with a ten-foot pole. But he is awfully sexy.

  75. alice says:

    Jude Law is for the grown and sexy people. Got nothing but love for you Jude.

  76. jackie says:

    Love me some Jude Law. Very sexy.

  77. dora says:

    Jude Law, I’ll have some of that!
    24/7 ain’t enoungh. I want him 25/8.!

  78. kim says:

    Jude looks good and very sexy.
    But he knows that. Kisses for you Jude.

  79. Jayna says:

    He was soooooooo beautiful in The Talented Mr. Ripley. He should have gotten hair plugs.

  80. carla says:

    I love Jude Law!
    Come to me baby.

  81. gwen says:

    Jude Law,you are my boo.[hearts]

  82. whatevs says:

    that looks weird. like it was shaved recently. don’t think he’s owning up to it.

  83. Maritza says:

    He should shave his hair off like Bruce Willis. I think he would look just has handsome with no hair at all. Men can get away with it but we can’t.

  84. Gwen says:

    I think he looks great still. The short hair suits him very well – he’s ageing well IMO *sigh*

  85. Kathy says:

    I prefer him old, balding and manly to the former: young, pretty and kind of boring.

  86. Flounder says:

    ick, he looks even more pervy.

  87. Heebeegeebee says:

    He’s lovely. That face doesn’t need hair.

  88. ocean says:

    nah not for me. Ill stick with jason!

  89. Lake Mom says:

    Not just sexy but DAMN HOT sexy! I’d much rather see a guy man up and own his baldness rather than wear a rug or do the bad combover.

  90. RobN says:

    I think the little area in the front that hasn’t receded as much is plugged. You can almost see the holes in the shots where he’s looking down a bit and they look like they’re in rows. I think he was okay with receding a bit but couldn’t deal with the hairline going straight back.

  91. HappyJoyJoy says:

    His forehead grew 4 inches. He needs to do a Bruce Willis and just shave. I remember when he did it he went from meh to BOOM! Sexiest bald head in hollywood.

  92. original sandy says:

    still hot, but, i too have not forgot the nanny ordeal, any way, i like more mature men, so yeah,it’s fine.

  93. Bobby sue says:


  94. Lucy says:

    wow…women are so much more forgiving of mens physical flaws than men are of womens…or women are of womens, actually…if this was Cameron Diaz, with that crappy haircut she got recently…everyone would be saying how horrible she looked…so I’m gonna just say it…Jude looks like crap with no hair…put your hat back on Jude!

  95. Lola says:

    Overrated actor, annoying personality.
    Don’t get what people see in him.

    • Maya says:

      I’m right with you.
      Whenever I see actors like him, I’m wondering about the male version of the casting couch.

  96. Maya says:

    Billy Zane looks hot with no hair.
    Jude looks well…he looks like an ordinary Joe Blow from the pub. Even Ben Kingsley looks hotter than Jude with less hair.

  97. sasha says:

    Is that his natural hair color?

  98. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Still hot if he shaves it down more. Right now it looks a little too weird for my taste. Just shave it down and he’ll be much hotter.

  99. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Jesus Christ that man is fine! Jude Law, Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart, Sean Connery, LL Cool J…

    All of them bald(ing). All of them turn me on something fierce!

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      My husband has really gorgeous curly dark hair, but he end through a period of shaving it bald just as a style.
      SO HOT! I loved it. He has these amazing lips and he looked so sexy, so if he goes bald, it’s all going. There will be no cover-up.
      Just hot, bald sexy!
      Some guys are amazingly hot bald. I think many have already been mentioned. Love L.L. bald. Ooo!

  100. Sophie says:


  101. Adrien says:

    SEXY! Less hair means he has loads of testosterone. More testosterone = increased sexual desire. Think about it.

    The problem with Jude Law is that he’s too beautiful, perfect looking guy. It’s more painful to see him lose hair (see Brendan Fraiser). Going bald is easier for men with manly features and burly physique (Jason Statham, Bruce Willis).

  102. jess says:

    Busted. He is also a douche and hugely unlikeable so with or without hair i couldnt care less.

  103. MAMAKOWALSKA says:

    There’s nothing worse than guys covering up with silly hats or bandanas and hat’s (Bret Michaels take note)!!!

    When a man accepts his age & his hairline it is very very sexy indeed!!!

  104. kelly says:

    Jude Law is a sexy man. Enough said.

  105. jen says:

    Jude Law is the sexy. Love him.

  106. muppets says:

    We love you Jude.

  107. Onyx XV says:


    I’ve never been much of a Jude Law fan, but this is the hottest he’s looked … ever!

  108. erica says:

    Jude is talented stylish sexy cool.

  109. Jenny says:

    I’m getting pregnant just looking at these photos. Hot damn, this is the best he’s looked in like a decade.

  110. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Jude Law receding hair line or not has never been an attractive man to me. He’s rather ugly to be honest. I realize that I have different taste from most of these people here on CB but I’m not ashamed. He’s just plain and boring looking.

  111. renata says:

    no offense Kaiser, but I think you have this one all wrong. The reason he was wearing the beanie for awhile is because that IS a transplant in the front. That sort of “V” shaped area towards the forehead is all from plugs–

    Otherwise, I think he looks fine with or without it — there’s no accounting for men and hair vanity. Law was probably going to look pretty good regardless of what he did or didn’t do with his hairline.

  112. ViktoryGin says:

    Wow. Definitely think that I like it better now that he’s got a little bit of age on him. And I actually prefer my men bald. I’m not typically into pretty boys, so when he really became known as sex symbol about a decade ago I wasn’t on board. He’s still got those mischievous eyes that will strip your clothes with one look.

    But this has me wanting to apply for a position as a nanny.

  113. ZenB!tch says:

    He looks like Phil Collins. He is also a walking disease so it’s kinda deserved. Jude – SHAVE IT – look what that did for Bruce Willis. He was never beautiful but he became a huge star around your (our) age – with Sherlock and a shave you can too.

  114. Camille (The original) says:

    He looks as sexy as ever to me (I’ve been a fan of him for a long time), if not being even sexier for ‘owning’ the balding look. Gorgeous man.

  115. Abbs says:

    NEWSFLASH to everyone saying he’s a cheater: All the skanks who he was involved with cheated on HIM first. (And he was already(and allow me to spell it out for you)D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D when he met Whorenna Miller. The majority of you brain trusts seem to ERRONEOUSLY think that he was banging her while married. (This is because you are too lazy to look up what actually happened instead of getting all of your info from TABLOIDS not fit for filling up cat litter boxes.) NOT TRUE. His ex-wife filed for divorce because she said he was “controlling”–BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT HER BANGING KATE MOSS WHILE THEY WERE MARRIED. Gee, yeah, that sounds controlling to me too. Because EVERYONE is THRILLED to know that their wife is BANGING SOMEONE ELSE. NOT.

    As far as the nanny thing and Whorenna Miller, in addition to her screwing everything that moved during their relationship and partying all night, when all he wanted was for her to stay home and be with him, he just got tired of her ignoring him. Hence seeking affection from the nanny. BFD. He wasn’t MARRIED. TO ANYONE. Just supposedly engaged to someone who wanted to bang other men.

    His ex-trainwreck wife, Psycho Sadie Frost wanted to bang KATE MOSS instead of him–he NEVER cheated on her. SHE even SAID THIS. SHE cheated on HIM with that slag. Plus she wanted to swing with other couples while she was married to him. WTF? All of you little girls on here don’t know EXCREMENT about him, only what the puke-me-out tabloids have ever reported, which is 99% B.S. So, DIE.

    I realize everyone who’s dissed him as a man whore—HE’S NOT–have attention spans the length of a gnat’s and probably aren’t out of high school yet (or are 40-something and are STILL MENTALLY 15), so you wouldn’t have the fortitude to peruse any REAL information on him that didn’t come out of the friggin’ Enquirer or US magazine. It’s like your gospel. I get it.

    SECOND–he hasn’t had hair plugs—he’s had the same effing hairline for the last 6-7 years ago. When his hair is short like this, the hairline is obviously more noticeable. DUH. You can look at TONS of pics and see that whenever his hair is longer, the hairline looks less severe. WHO CARES????

    THIRD–he’s hotter like this anyway. Was NEVER a fan when he was the golden boy—too “pretty”. Age on him sits well—he’s so much more masculine and rugged looking. Give me this ANY day over some 25-year old flavor of the day. He’s HOT no matter how you spell it, and his face is so beautiful, he could paint his head green and I’d STILL want babies with him –that in itself is AMAZING, because I HATE kids. But Jude’s—no problem. I’d have them in a nano-second.