Best Bearded actors

Best Bearded actors

Actors work hard to create the perfect image for casting directors, the paparazzi, and for fans. For some of those actos, that means keeping clean shaven, but we all know that a beard done right is the greatest accessory a man can have. In no specific order, here is a list of seven actors who look better with facial hair:  

  • Liam Neeson
  • Liam Neeson might be best known for the deep growl of his voice, but the Academy Award nominated actor looks equal parts distinguished and rugged when sporting a full chin of hair.

    Best Bearded roles: Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars: the Phantom Menace), Ras Al’Ghul (Batman Begins) 

  • Christopher Lee
  • In addition to being one of the most interesting men of the last century, Christopher Lee was one of the most versatile actors, appearing in everything from classic horror movies to High Fantasy epics. However, there’s no doubt that when it came to his look, Christopher Lee always looked more distinguished and intriguing with a beard.

    Best Bearded Roles: Saruman (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Count Dooku (Star Wars Series)

  • Idris Elba
  • Elba is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood right now. Coming off the heels of the mega hit movie The Suicide Squad, Elba is proof that even subtle, understated facial hair belongs on the A list 

    Best Bearded Roles: Heimdall (Thor Trilogy), The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower)

  • Samuel L Jackson
  • With a career spanning almost five decades, Jackson is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood. From gangsters to cowboys to the head of a secret government spy agency, facial hair has always been a key part of Jackson’s look and his image.

    Best Bearded Roles: Julius (Pulp Fiction), Major Marquis Warren (The Hateful Eight)  

  • Hugh Jackman
  • It might be unfair to include Jackman on a list like this since the Wolverine has one of the most iconic facial hair situations in comic history (link article), but there is no denying that Jackman’s face is perfect for beard, weather it’s as a member of the X-Men or as a Leader in the French Revolution, Jackman’s beards look great at any length

    Best Bearded Roles: Wolverine (X-Men Series), Charlie Kenton (Real Steel)

  • Jamie Foxx
  • An actor,  a comedian, a rapper, a game show host, Jamie Foxx does it all. Fox doesn’t usually sport a long set of whiskers, but uses them as a frame for his jawline and to highlight his mouth, which he manages to do with considerable success.

    Best Bearded Roles: Django (Django Unchained), Electro (Spiderman: No Way Home)

  • Tom Hardy
  • Tom Hardy is one of those actors that, once you know who he is, you’ll see him everywhere. Famous for his strong accent, powerful cops, and versatile facial hair, Hardy makes everything from pencil mustaches to wildman beard look stylish

    Best Bearded Roles: Alfie Solomon (Peaky Blinders), John Fitzgerald (The Revenant) 

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