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John Krasinski in Elle Magazine

August 9, 2006 by  

Look up swoon in the dictionary and you might just find this picture of The Office’s John Krasinski
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John Krasinski in Elle Magazine

As the lanky, lovelorn cog Jim Halpert on NBC’s remake of the British mockumentary The Office, John Krasinski has won a devoted female following. Turns out the slightly shambling, beagle-eyes actor is also a sensitive lit’ry man. A 26-year old graduate of Brown University, Krasinski is preparing to direct his own movie adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s collection fo short stories Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. “This book changed my life,” he says earnestly.

So did a fateful decision by Brown’s basketball coach, who wouldn’t let the 6’3″ Krasinski on the varstiy team midseason, after he returned from a semester in Costa Rica. Krasinski pursued performance instead, joining an indie sketch comedy group and studying at the O’Neill National Theatre Institue, where he learned that “when you’re in the middle of a Bernard Shaw scene, it’s generally not a good idea to go into a Chris Farley impression.” He’s been toggling effortlessly between satire and sincerity ever since.

This fall, those crazy for Krasinski can catch him in Nancy Meyer’s romantic comedy The Holiday, Christopher Guest’s Oscar spoof For Your Consideration, and the hotly anticipated Dreamgirls. He’s also filming his first big-screen leading role, opposite Mandy Moore in the romantic comedy License to Wed. “It’s rare that someone this talented has so much class and humor,” Moore coos. “There’s no way to say no to a big studio at this stage in the game,” Krasinski says. Besides, “it’s this really sweet, heartfelt movie..and I’m a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve.”

A special thanks to peopleareshapes over at the Office LJ community for posting this pic.


22 Responses to “John Krasinski in Elle Magazine”

  1. Shauna on August 9th, 2006 7:35 pm

    To Do List For the Day:

    – Buy Elle magazine.
    – Carefully remove John K. picture from inside.
    – Post on wall.
    – Die Happy.

  2. Sus on August 9th, 2006 8:27 pm

    Is it just me or does he look a lot like one of the Lostaways in that picture?

    Not that I’d mind being stuck on an island with him. 😉

  3. Annet on August 9th, 2006 8:39 pm

    wow today has been J Kras news overload ……and i can not be any happier!!!!!

  4. GMMR on August 9th, 2006 8:40 pm

    Wait…has there been other J. Kras news that I missed out on?

  5. Cara on August 9th, 2006 9:06 pm

    aha I love all the comments at LJ on this photo/.


  6. Nikki on August 9th, 2006 9:26 pm

    John Krasinski…god!How can a girl not love this man?

  7. Nikki on August 9th, 2006 9:34 pm

    Jenna Fischer,you are the luckiest woman alive. But hey,she isn’t dating him.Which makes me feel better!LOL!

  8. Kely on August 9th, 2006 10:01 pm

    I love JK’s attitude about doing a romantic comedy. I’ve heard other actors talk down about doing romantic comedies. All of The Office cast members seem to respect their fans. Also in GMMR’s interview, JK talks positively about those swoony scenes that we all love. He seems to love his job and his fans. He’ll be around for a long time–especially if we have anything to do with it!

  9. Becky on August 9th, 2006 10:28 pm

    Shauna, I posted “Things to do: Buy Elle” over at the LJ community before I even saw this. Great minds think alike!

  10. TheNextKristin on August 9th, 2006 11:14 pm

    John Krasinski does a Chris Farley impression? That is on my list of things to see.

    Then again, so are a lot of things that start with “John Krasinski.”

  11. mg714 on August 9th, 2006 11:31 pm

    Great picture – definitely need a copy of that one! Anyone know who/what else made Elle’s list?

  12. Jo on August 10th, 2006 12:56 am

    mmm so dreamy. thanks gmmr.

  13. Linds20 on August 10th, 2006 1:04 am

    Things to do tomorrow:

    1) Shamefully purchase Elle with Lindsay Lohan on cover.
    2) Lovingly remove gorgeous, heart-stopping picture of John.
    3) Toss rest away.
    4) Done

    Thanks for posting this LOVELY picture, GMMR. That shirt he’s wearing is just amazing on him. If Jim wore that sorta thing to work on “Casual Fridays” (which we have yet to see) the decision would be made for Pam cause she’d be ALL over him.

  14. Becky on August 10th, 2006 9:06 am

    Just got to work. Really wished I was somewhere else. Saw this picture. Pretty sure the rest of my day will be awesome. How gorgeous is he?

  15. GMMR on August 10th, 2006 9:08 am

    He’s alright I guess. I mean..I could see where you people think he’s kind of cute. If I squint my eyes and look really hard.

  16. Natalie on August 10th, 2006 10:18 am

    Holy Krasinski is that a mighty fine picture! Muchas gracias for sharing it!

  17. Kris on August 10th, 2006 10:32 am

    Dang. That’s all i have to say about that picture. Just…dang. He is an extremely handsome man. I definitely HAVE to buy that magazine.

  18. Tonya on August 10th, 2006 1:53 pm

    Natalie: “Holy Krasinski is that a mighty fine picture!” LOL Holy Krasinski is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day. This picture completely made my day. Every time my boss gets up from her desk I pull this back up and swoon. Is this the August issue?

  19. Becky on August 10th, 2006 2:31 pm

    Tonya, I believe its September. As of yesterday it wasn’t available in many places yet. 🙁

  20. Nicole on August 14th, 2006 10:44 pm

    Okay, everything that I actually said when I saw the large version of that pic is something that may not be printable here. It went something like “Holy F*#@$&*g Christ”, over and over again.

    I have always known he was a beautiful man, but hot damn – he is also sexy as all hell. I agree – we need some casual Fridays this season!!!!

  21. Ellie on August 20th, 2006 6:42 pm

    If I loved John Krasinski any more than I do right now, my brain might explode. But seriously, this picture is perfection. I’m a huge fashion freak and I opened the new Elle expecting some ritzy ads, a few anorexic-looking models, and a whole lot of clothes I can’t afford. When I stumbled on that picture… well, you guys know.

  22. person on September 23rd, 2008 10:17 am

    Wow…. Dang right I’m swooning! I could look at this all day long and never get sickk of it….. ahh, i’m in love 🙂