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Jude Law: I'm Not That Pretty Young Thing Anymore

Jude Law: I'm Not That Pretty Young Thing Anymore

Jude Law graces the cover of T, The New York Times Style Magazine‘s Holiday 2012 cover.

Here’s what the 39-year-old Anna Karenina actor had to share with the mag:

On no longer being Hollywood’s young ‘pretty thing’: “In a weird way, it’s kind of a relief to think, ‘Oh, I know I’m not that young sort of pretty thing anymore. It’s quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it.”

On his role in Anna Karenina: “It seemed to go against everything I have done, and it was fun to investigate the sides of a man that I hadn’t done before in any way, shape or form, because I always play against type; I have never played anyone like me.”

On tabloids: “You suddenly start to go, ‘What, what, wait a minute. How do they know this? Where are they piecing this together from?’ The weird thing is that you start taking things for granted. Like I thought, Maybe this is just heightened interest in what I’m doing. This is what my life has become. This is my lot and I’ve got to deal with it.”

For more from Jude, visit T Magazine!

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Credit: Sam Taylor Johnson/T magazine
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  • Buzzy

    Jude will always be attractive to me.

  • MrJeffery

    he’s still hot to me!

  • Rose

    He was hot. Noe he’s hotter. I am pretty sure he will be the hottest. I give him 5 years.

  • KissThis

    Yep, still very attractive!

  • ctwg

    used to be pretty but still very hot!

  • Lia

    oh so handsomeeee ! Not old AT ALL

  • Olivia

    He’s really handsome the kind of guy who looks better with age

  • micaela

    used to love him, until he needed to be “sentenced” to have contact with his daughter. ever since he doesn´t seem to be sexy anymore. to me, at least…

  • SunnyAutumn

    Please boo, you are still pretty and now more handsome to boot.

  • Fifi

    Geez, it sounds like he’s 70 or something! He’s an extremely goodlooking man and will probably be even when he’s 80. :)

  • Len

    he still is handsome “pretty thing” and became even hotter with age!

  • Arrow 12

    He should really be thinking of the daughter he helped create instead of worrying if he is still hot. He’s not much of a man in my opinion.

  • trythis

    Is it true that Ellen Crenshaw is his girlfriend?

  • see

    lol, no you certainly are not lol lol lol

  • shambolic

    @micaela: Where did you get the stupid idea that he was “sentenced” to see his child? People like you are part of what’s wrong with this world.

  • shambolic

    @Arrow 12: Oh hi Micaela alias Arrow 12. If you read the whole article it clearly says he has regular contact with his daughter. Not that somebody like you cares about facts, who’s more happy spreading lies, and not that it’s any of your business, really.

  • judegirl

    Jude, you will always be pretty….deal with it, love. <3

  • Lou

    He’s still good-looking and will be for many years. I love the way he dresses, elegant and stylish.

  • sheryl

    *blows kisses and winks at Jude*
    Jude, you’re better than ever. Too bad you still get questioned about your looks, when more interesting conversation is what you hope for.

  • laly

    He’s not pretty he’s smoking hot

  • truthteller

    I think he looks handsome and oh so sexy. I loved him in The Holiday.

  • elle

    i agree laly smoking hot ;)
    thanks jared

  • iri

    What an AMAZING photoshoot.
    I love the man he is becoming.

  • eloisa

    Great, i like how mature/manly/hot he is now, even better than years ago when he was the pretty boy.

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  • dolorescraeg

    no longer pretty????…jude you must be kidding. you are the most handsome, sexiest guy on the screen. you’ll be gorgeous when you’re a grandpa plus you are such a great actor…..

  • a

    HAHHA Very funny jude…you crack us up HHAAHAHAHA

  • Ria

    Wearing a beard does not make you unlovely. You are still hot.

  • jlw

    Maturity never looked better on any man…….Jude will always be gorgeous

  • http://veryverysexyandhandsome sharyllee

    Jude, you are everything to me!! always very hot… <3<3<3

  • trythis

    Helloo?? Someone can answer me please??

    Is it true that Ellen Crenshaw is his girlfriend?

  • Johnny

    Sorry, but cigarette smoking is not pretty. Ever.

  • pretty.nice.

    Hey there Handsome!
    don’t be mad at me but
    you’re still hot!!!
    you’ll never live it down
    but then again not sorry either

  • Jokergurl

    I think he’s looking better now than he did ten years ago, he’s more distinguished now, always fun to watch though.

  • Anonymous

    Hot as ever! Can’t wait to see you as Dr. Watson again!

  • Adriana

    Come on, Jude! Just shave your beard

  • Brenda

    @Adriana: No Jude, don’t.

  • YouGotta’BeKiddingMe

    @micaela: I think he’s sexier than ever. I just feel horrible for him that he has to have anything to do with that little mistake, let alone pay a monthly extortion fee to its whore mother for 18 years.

  • YouGotta’BeKiddingMe

    @Arrow 12: You’re not much of ANYTHING in my opinion. Plus he was shanghaid into that by a money-grubbing slag who engineered the whole situation. It’s bad enough he has to pay an extortion fee for 18 years to that c*nt.

  • YouGotta’BeKiddingMe

    He’s aging like a fine wine…personally, I never got the whole “golden boy” thing about him–too pretty or something. I MUCH prefer this more mature Jude. I love his beard, but I also really appreciate the few extra pounds he put on for “Dom Hemingway”. I actually love this more rugged version of him and hope he keeps some of that extra heft on him. He is hotter now than he has ever been in his life–and he’s become such an incredible human being that I think I love him more for the man he’s become than his looks. The fact that he’s so much broader as a human being just makes him that much more attractive.

  • dolorescraeg

    you gotta be kidding me,
    my sentiments excactly….having met him a few times, i can tell you he is the sexiest, sweetest and brightest man….a reall doll.