Joaquin Phoenix wears cardigan, Chucks to LA ‘Her’ premiere: would you hit it?


My mom recently told me something disturbing about Joaquin Phoenix. My maternal grandfather passed away when my mom was very young, and she told me that it’s difficult for her to watch Joaquin’s movies because he looks so much like her late father. Isn’t that a weird story? To think, I’m directly related to someone who looked a lot like Joaquin Phoenix. So, no, I would not hit it. Right?

Anyway, these are photos from last night’s LA premiere of Her, starring none other than Joaquin. Apparently, it’s yet another great role for him. Following his loser, dirtbaggy “performance art” rapper persona, Joaquin has come back to Hollywood a seemingly different man. And he’s been welcomed back with open arms too – his performance in The Master earned him another Oscar nomination earlier this year, and he’s on track to get yet another Best Actor nomination this year for Her – while he earned a Golden Globe nomination, he didn’t get nominated for a SAG, but Her is still picking up a surprising amount of critics’ awards. I actually like how Joaquin is playing the game a little bit this year so far. He seems nicer. Less douchey. Maybe it’s The Cardigan of Oscar Campaigning. Or maybe it’s because he’s my grandfather.

As for the fashion… I didn’t think any of these dresses were anything to write home about. Amy Adams wore Lanvin and it was pretty – prettier than most of the stuff she’s been wearing lately. I hope she brings it for the awards season but let’s not get our hopes up. Rooney Mara wore Givenchy – she’s really trying to make this kind of thing her default “avant-garde” style, but Rooney has the ability to make even interesting pieces look kind of bland. And Olivia Wilde showed off her tiny baby bump in a really cheap-looking David Koma Spring 2014. I’m also including a photo of Kate Mara who came out to support her sister – I really liked Kate’s dress!






Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Moiselle says:

    He looks fine. At least he’s clean.

    Kate Mara looks adorable!

  2. mia girl says:

    He’s looking a little Vincent Galloesque in that second picture, so that’s a no for me. I really like him as an actor though.

  3. MollyB says:

    Clean shaven, yes I would. That gray stubble makes his face looks really emaciated for some reason.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Yeah, I’d shave him first, and perhaps wash his hair too, lol. It’s strange, though, because when he was on Jimmy Fallon day before yesterday (I think) he didn’t look quite so thin.

  4. nico says:

    Slow news day?

    Still needs a haircut but he looks okay.

    Olivia’s dress is weird.

  5. Brown says:

    Disney did it better with Smart House.

  6. marie says:

    Kate Mara looks like that young girl from Mad Men

  7. blue marie says:

    I really want to see this movie. But sadly, I would no longer hit it, great actor though. His appearance on Jimmy Fallon was pretty cute too.

    Kate looks thinner than what I remember, or maybe it’s just the haircut which looks really good. And while Rooney’s dress is a no for me, at least she’s smiling, she looks happy.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I love him, but the 19 year old GF is a real lust-killer for me.
      Also, he’s looking a bit meth-y in the face.

      He’s one of my favorite actors but I’m just not feeling amorous towards him these days.
      I hope he gets hot again soon though..

      • nico says:

        He was smoking hot in Gladiator and Quills.

        I wonder if he’s preparing for a new role. For The Master, he would only eat a salad and a piece of fruit daily to lose weight. He said he would go to bed with hunger pains.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Agree! I have a thing for odd facial scars (like Jason Momoa, too). I’ve always loved Joaquin but he’s looking awfully … gray and withered.

      • Dinah says:

        He really looks ashen here. Skin tone doesn’t look quite right- like he’s ill.

  8. emmie_a says:

    Is Kate Mara in the green dress?? I LOVE her hair – the cut & color are perfect!

  9. Jen says:

    He’s a fine actor, but he’s super creepy and he’s dating a teenage. No thank you. Ever.

  10. QQ says:

    No, he looks clammy underslept and like he is getting over a terrible flu…so like John Mayer’s older brother: NEIN!

  11. Mira says:

    Yeah, I would hit Joaquin any day. I want to see Her. Is it a limited release?

  12. Jenna says:

    Olivia is beautiful and cute, she has that pregnancy glow.

  13. OriginallyBlue says:

    He looks ill.

  14. Secret Squirrel says:

    Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.
    His glory days of Gladiator are behind him.

  15. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    At some point, aren’t you too old to wear Chucks to a premiere? Grow up already.

  16. TeresaGiudice says:

    I would have totally hit it back when he was in the gladiator. OMG he was such a hot piece in that movie. I think drinking and being in the acting biz for years had taken a toll on him and he’s lost some of his scorpio sexiness. However, he’s still a brilliant actor and I will always love his movies.

  17. Little M says:

    Not even with a stick. He is way to creepy.
    Olivia looks lovely but the dress has too many fake stones or whatever. Looks like a Christmas tree to me.

  18. Ashley says:

    Rooney is smiling.

  19. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Wow, Olivia’s dress looks like something off of Project Runway–it looks really cheap and tacky (material and accents).

    I would hit Joaquin, because he is soo pretty (I sat through Gladiator for HIM, not for that douche Russell Crowe who you could tell thought he was sexy every time the camera was on his face), and I have a feeling he’d be really freaky in the sack. Like Liam Neeson (had to get THAT in there somehow 😉 )

    But now that I’m almost 19, it’s weird to see celebrities dating people my age–puts it in a greater perspective than it did a few years ago.

  20. Ruth Dunbar says:

    I’d hit it ONLY if he had the mustache, because it makes him look like a young Kevin Kline.

  21. anneoneame says:

    Only if he looked like that poster. His eyes, the stache, I’m in love with that image. The posters are all over town, and now I can’t wait to see it.

  22. HHB says:

    Yes, always. I always want to hit that. Only right now I would put a paper bag over his head and tape a picture of him from Gladiator on it. Then I would hit it repeatedly.

    “Following his loser, dirtbaggy “performance art” rapper persona, Joaquin has come back to Hollywood a seemingly different man.” Lol, I still can’t believe people bought that. The moment he announced he was going to be a rapper, I was like BS.

  23. vegan chick says:

    I love this VEGAN, a real human being

  24. IceQueen says:

    No, ew. And he needs to grow up.