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Emile Hirsch Covers Nylon Guys

Emile Hirsch Covers Nylon Guys

Future Milk man Emile Hirsch takes the latest Fall 2008 cover of Nylon Guys. The 23-year-old actor talks about his upcoming biopic, which tells the story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. (In the film, Emile plays gay rights activist Cleve Jones.)

On his first role in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys: “I had no idea how to play the part. I didn’t understand the dialogue. I didn’t understand the character. But the casting director really believed in me. It’s funny because people now say, ‘That’s such a natural performance’, but in my mind that performance is the one most influenced by other actors.”

On how he chooses films to star in: “I give a f—, but I don’t give that much of a f—. I’m still going to throw in some goofy s—. I don’t want to get too precious.”

On his upcoming film Milk: “I just had such a wonderful time. it’s such a great ensemble. Speed Racer was such a highly controlled performance environment that I found, honestly, a little frustrating at times just because it’s so hard when you’re on the green screen and it’s all about, ‘Bat this eyelash a little bit here.’ On Milk, it was just a free-for-all and we were all going nuts.”

Milk opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, December 5th. Visit the official website at

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  • rory

    I love you, Emile but please lose the hair!!!

  • katie

    he is so hott !

  • r.

    The trailer for Milk looks really good. Sean Penn will be nominated for many awards again for this one including Mr. Oscar.

  • kat

    This should be a good movie.

  • whatever

    rory @ 09/18/2008 at 2:07 pm I love you, Emile but please lose the hair!!!

    The hair is for the role in the movie.

  • Briana

    He looks like a werewolf. So cute underneath all that hair, I am glad it is just for the part.

  • tiffany


  • john

    I’ve been looking for this mag everywhere..I’ve heard about it coming out a long time this the first issue?

  • Natalie

    He’s so jummy, i love him!
    I cant wait to see milk, it looks good and im glad to see Sean and Emile working together again.

  • Ellen

    Oh WOOOOOOOOOOOW! Thanks for posting this. I just love him.

  • rory

    to whatever @ 09/18/2008 at 2:25 pm

    thanks for the info, I didn’t know that!
    but after the movie is done, please lose it! :D

  • pearlgrrl

    I picked up a copy of this at Barnes & Noble last week and the pictures are HOT. I really enjoyed Emile’s interview as well. Jared, thank you for this post!

  • Sherylsp

    Good God, what an atrocious cover photo of an otherwise handsome actor. He looks like a grunting caveman! Or a retard who just smelled his own fart. Who greenlighted such an unflattering cover shot? That is NOT hot!

  • Jacks

    He is very sexy and sweet and very intellegent too. . .

  • Cheyenne

    Such and amazingly talented guy. And he’s gorgeous!

  • erin

    I just adore him : )

  • Vfan

    I liked him in Speed Racer.I hate him in real life.

  • Anon-NY-mouse

    Well, THANK YOU for getting back into the swing of things, covering ole Emile, JustJared.
    The fans were wondering just where you had gone off to :)

    Come here, everyone!
    Join up and CHAT with all of us, too:

    There are cool things to see once you post often enough, too.
    Talk about incentive!

  • suzette

    both my fav movies of all time are dangerous lives of altar boys && alphadog and of course he’s in both of them…he’s amazing, i want to see him work with kieran culkin again :D

  • emille

    he he He has the same name as me :):) he is a smoochy poochie

  • Mimi

    absolutely NOT!!!! DO NOT lose the hair he is sooooo cute like that!!!!
    when he has it short he has a slight resemblance to someone NOT so cute (whispers) “jack back” ewww the thought (gags)…….

  • ina

    gosh i love him<3 he makes my spidey senses tingle.

  • Molly

    Emile Hirsh makes me giddy xD he was on Its On With Alexa Chung a few days back and I seriously FREAKED OUT. He was awesome in Milk and Into The Wild, and all the other movies he’s in. He can fit the roll of any character, and hes adorable :]]