Here's abstew on one of TFE's very favorite actors
This past Wednesday saw the limited release of the British film Dom Hemingway about a safecracker that is recently released from prison after serving 12 years. The marketing material is also quick to point out that he's played by Jude Law because it's not immediately apparent.(The film also stars The Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, as his...daughter! Well, at least she's not the love interest. At least, I hope not.)
Sporting a couple gold teeth, the craziest mutton chops not normally seen outside of a Civil War reenactor, and more girth than usual (Law gained 30 pounds for the role and it's not even Oscar bait!), the role is certainly a departure for the man that was once Dickie Greenleaf. (Although he's still kinda sexy as Dom. Am I crazy?)
Even in his early roles it was often noted that Law was a character actor trapped in the body of a movie star. Although he's been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive before, he's hardly an actor to rely solely on his good looks. Throughout his career he's been allowed to embrace the character actor aspect of his roles and experiment with his appearance along the way.
Let's take a look back at some of his most memorable looks!
The twinkalicious boy-toy of Oscar Wilde:
The golden sun god Dickie Greenfiled. Accept no imitations:
An android sex worker. He's your private robot, a robot for money, he'll do what you want him to do:
No pictures please, unless you get my good side...
Grizzled mountain man on his way home to Nicole Kidman:
Teller of Shania Twain tales. Corporate a-hole. How is he not himself?
Mustachioed Bromantic sidekick (and oh, so much more) to Sherlock Holmes:
Fear-mongering journalist with teeth as bad as his personality:
Cuckold husband of Keira Knightley. So disapproving in those glasses:
So smart and dapper, why he looks just like a young Tom Wilkinson:
And just for fun, Jude's recent appearance on Fallon where they had a "Funny Face Off":
How do you like your Jude Law? Which of his looks is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!