Back in, oh, about the mid-to-late 90s, Jude Law burst onto the scene and into my heart. He was promptly added to my list. (Yes, *that* list.) He was always too good looking at the time. As Angela Chase was apt to say about Jordan Catalano, Jude Law circa Dickie Greenleaf was so beautiful it hurt to look at him.
And there he stayed for many, many years, at the top of my list. He stayed there through the balding years, through the cheating-with-the-nanny years, through the tumultuous Sienna Miller years, through the random baby mamas just showing up years.
But now they are saying that Sir Jude is having a mid-life crisis of sorts—just shy of his 40th birthday.
Star reports that he is now looking like little more than an “unpaid extra.” (OUCH) According to Star: “‘He doesn’t know what to do to make himself feel better,’ admits an insider, who reveals that the actor was crushed when one of his latest films, 360, bombed. ‘He’s staying up late, drinking, smoking and eating junk food. It’s all driving him deeper into depression.’ Another problem is his fading sex appeal: ‘The studios think his movies are flopping because he doesn’t have the pretty-boy appeal he used to. Jude was never concerned with being handsome. But now that he’s starting to age, he’s realizing he was actually very dependent on his looks.’”
And then, the kicker: “Jude’s greatest vice has always been women, but they are not falling into his lap they way they used to.”
I don’t know—I’m not buying it.
I mean, sure, he is hiding behind a little bit of extra facial hair and black beanies, and sometimes he errs on the side of looking a little bit homeless, but I don’t know, I kind of dig him with a beard, and I get that he’s likely overcompensating for his, erm, hair loss up top.
Sure, he did get a huge $200,000+ payout after finding out that his computer and phones were hacked between 2003 and 2006, and that sort of turned his life into a soap opera and put him into a place of “uncomfortable paranoia.”
And I mean, sure, he’s giving BBC interviews in sport coats and sweatpants.
I just don’t buy the mid-life crisis bit.
Law is set to play a big part in this year’s Anna Karenina, a movie which has the words “awards circuit” written all over it.
And dare I say that he looked brilliant and smashing (and any other fitting British-ism) on the red carpet while on the arm of his Karenina co-star, Keira Knightley.
Yes, I’m fairly certain he’s going to be just fine.
But if he’s really having a problem with the ladies, um, I know someone who still has him on her list.