MCM: Jude Law

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Jude Law is hot, even with his weirdly receding/then not/then receding hairline! And he’s British, which means, great accent. I keep trying to make you blonde fans happy, will this finally do it? He was blonde in at least a few films, right? Can I get partial credit??

 

The Tailor of Gloucester (1989)

Based on a Beatrix Potter story, Law plays a stableboy.

1989 The Tailor of Gloucester

I THINK that’s Law?

 

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)

One of many TV series. Law is in one episode, “The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place,” playing “Joe Barnes.”

1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Young and grumpy!

 

Wilde (1997)

Law IS BLONDE and plays poet Lord Alfred Douglas, who has a relationship with Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry).

Wilde (1997)

Dapper gents!

1998 Wilde

ALL BLONDE ALL THE TIME!!

 

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

BLONDE AGAIN! This is the movie that made me fall in love with him because he’s so damn charming. Law plays a rich American, Dickie Greenleaf, who befriends Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) in the 1950s. Most of the movie takes place in Italy, and you’ll become enraptured with the country (even you aren’t already).

1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley

With his perfect girlfriend (Gwyneth Platrow).

1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley

Okay so it’s dark blonde, but that counts, right?

1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley

Who’s up for a nautical adventure?

 

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

World War II, Battle of Stalingrad, who cares because Law’s Russian soldier GETS IT ON with Rachel Weisz.

2001 Enemy at the Gates

Ignore the dirt!

 

Road to Perdition (2002)

1930s mobsters, Law plays an assassin/crime scene photographer. As one does.

2002 Road to Perdition

He actually pulls off that hat, which is impressive.

 

Cold Mountain (2003)

Jude Law is an implausibly hot North Carolina carpenter who, during the Civil War, falls in love with Nicole Kidman. I don’t get this movie, but at least Law is cute!

2003 Cold Mountain

Again, BLONDE!

2003 Cold Mountain

All sweaty from workin’ n stuff.

 

The Aviator (2004)

Perfectly cast as the ultra-charming Errol Flynn in a small role in this Howard Hughes biopic.

2004 The Aviator

He manages to rock that ‘stache!

2004 The Aviator

Don’t worry, Jude, I’m in!

 

All the King’s Men (2006)

A fictionalized story about 1930s Louisiana governor Huey Long. Law plays a reporter covering the unfolding story.

2006 All the King's Men

Rolling up the shirtsleeves to get to work!

 

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

As Dr. Watson to Robert Downey Jr.‘s Sherlock in this Action Boy-Film Extravaganza.

2009 Sherlock Holmes

Bye bye hairline!

2009 Sherlock Holmes

Bringing up the testosterone level.

 

Anna Karenina (2012)

The questionably costumed version with Keira Knightley. Law plays Anna’s husband, Count Karenin.

Anna Karenina (2012)

Bye bye hair! (I know, it’s a piece).

 

Hugo (2011)

A boy lives alone in a Parisian train station during the 1930s. Law plays the boy’s father, who, as you might guess, doesn’t live very long.

2011 Hugo

I do like a good pair of wire-rimmed glasses.

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

More Sherlock, more testosterone!

2011 Sherlock Holmes- A Game of Shadows

Such manly men!

2011 Sherlock Holmes- A Game of Shadows

We clean up, but we’re rough and tumble!

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Law plays “Young Writer,” and I admit I can’t remember what the role is about!

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel

I do like the lapels on that jacket!

 

Genius (2016)

New York and Paris, 1929. Law plays author Thomas Wolfe to Colin Firth‘s editor Maxwell Perkins.

2016 Genius

Literary men thinking literary thoughts?

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Another boy testosterone movie. Law plays the “tyrannical ruthless” King Vortigern.

2017 King Arthur- Legend of the Sword

At least he pulls it off?

2017 King Arthur- Legend of the Sword

Sure, whatever.

 

Coming Up

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

HELLO HOT YOUNG DUMBLEDORE

Fantastic Beasts- The Crimes of Grindelwald

OMG FAINTS

And, yet another Sherlock Holmes movie is coming in 2020!

 

How hot is young Dumbledore, 1-10?

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Kendra

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

22 Responses

  1. Karen K.

    I think he actually shaved his hair for Anna Karenina, I remember seeing him on the Graham Norton show with a terrible hat on — I think he was in the middle of filming and he didn’t want to be seen with it in public.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2075079/Sherlock-Holmes-star-Jude-Law-keeps-style-secrets-firmly-hat-Graham-Norton.html

    Also FYI in Grand Budapest his character of young writer is narrating the story in flashback. It’s like a story within a story. It starts out with Tom Wilkinson as the writer as an older man, remembering when he visited the Grand Budapest where he hears the story from Mr. Mustafa who is now old and played by F. Murray Abraham. One of my favorites.

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  2. florenceandtheai

    It’s Joseph Fiennes in “Enemy at the Gates”, Ralph’s beautiful little brother.

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  3. Caradoc

    The King Arthur movie, such a disappointment… Vortigern is tyrannical enough without the need of adding magic, thank you! And the elephants? The mention of the vikings? The absence of Guinevere, Morgan or Morgause? The absence of any kind of explanation about Mage’s identity? She could be Guinevere, she could be Morgan, maybe Nimue… Who knows? We Really need a new King Arthur movie, but not this, NOT THIS!

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    • Lynn

      The King Arthur Legend of the Sword was directed by Guy Ritchie (Madonna’s ex) and it’s got his fingerprints all over it, he’s known for that style. I thought of the Mage as a beneficial Morgan LeFay, and Maggie as Guinevere. We DO need a new King Arthur film that isn’t, as Kendra says, a boy testosterone movie.

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  4. Lynn

    Excellent news about a new Sherlock movie, but we have to wait two years? (!) And Jude is blonde enough for me, so thank you. :-)

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        • KayHay

          Yes. Yes they can. Never have gone for the bad boys. Who needs the drama? Jude was tragically adorable in Cold Mountain. Love his Watson, and looking forward to FBandHTFT in a couple of months.

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  5. Charity

    I’m totally on board for him playing young Dumbledore. He has a terrific voice, too. Like melted vanilla.

    King Arthur… that movie was one giant WTF??? for me. I still don’t know what was going on.

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    • M.E. Lawrence

      Am still trying to absorb the idea of Dumbledore as young and hot.

      Does anyone else think J.L. should have played Tom Ripley and Matt Damon his supposed doppelganger? The idea of Jude Law’s metamorphosing from Tom Ripley to Dickie Greenleaf makes far more sense to me.

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  6. Saraquill

    The movie Cold Mountain was ruined for me by a teacher who didn’t cover the book well. Didn’t help that I was a history buff even then and he had no patience for me pointing out the inaccuracies.

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  7. kellycb

    What a great round up! Now I have more movies on my “to watch” list. However, what about Jude Law in the ‘1940s does Futuristic Sci-Fi’ movie “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”? He was the perfect pairing (irony intended) to the feisty girl reporter played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Love a man in a leather bomber jacket…<3

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