2009 Independent Sprit Awards Red Carpet Photos: The Men

With the ladies taking the opportunity of this more laid-back of awards shows to dress a little more on the less formal side, the guys had the opportunity to show off a little more of their personal style than they would in a traditional tux and tie.

Emile Hirsch kept it very collegiate-looking in a pair of jeans and a purple v-neck sweater and a brown pair of tennis shoes. Interesting choices of color. Triumphant Mickey Rourke stepped out in a trademark Mickey Rourke outfit complete with sunglasses and a wallet chain. Actually, this is probably one of his better looks we’ve seen this award season, with just a touch of color in his orange belt and silk scarf in his pocket. I can’t wait to see him at the Oscars.

Another winner on stage was James Franco, who was decked out in a suit, but tried to make it casual with some scruffy facial hair. Why do boys do that? OK, at least Bradley Cooper looks like it’s a full-fledged beard and not just him being lazy. Also, I like his suit and the subtle splash of color in his shirt.

Gallery Info: Mickey Rourke, James Franco, Emile Hirch, John Malkovich, Ryan Kwanten, Giovanni Ribisi, John Walters, Bradley Cooper, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, Aaron Eckhart, Blair Underwood, Michael Bolton, Leonard Maltin, Richard Jenkins, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Rainn Wilson, Eric Roberts, Adam Yauch, Richard Jenkins, Jonathan Demme, Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Haaz Sleiman, Jason Bateman, Darren Arnofsky, John C Reilly, Hugh Dancy and Bryan Cranston at the 2009 Independent Sprit Awards.

All of our 2009 Independent Spirit Awards coverage can be found here!