Last week we brought you 20 undeniably awesome mustaches in movies. I happen to be a big fan of mustaches and in the past have sported one myself. That said, a good beard blows away a good mustache any day of the week. There’s two types of beards in Hollywood: the hair that covers a man’s face and a Katie Holmes/Kelly Preston. To be clear, this gallery is dedicated to the former.
I’ve had a beard in the past, and the benefits are glorious. Sure, it itches, but women love it. My bosses no longer told me to do things; instead they politely asked. Everyone respects a good beard. And we’re talking about thick, awesome beards that you have to trim with scissors before shaving off. Goatees and those stupid line beards don’t count. That’s high school stuff.
Enjoy this gallery of 20 undeniably awesome beards in movies.
Kevin Smith in most of his movies
Hart Bochner in Die Hard
Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks
Sean Connery in many of his movies
Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover
George Clooney in Syriana
Viggo Mortenson in The Road
Lou Ferrigno in Hercules
Pat Roach in Willow (and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Terrence Stamp and Jack O’Halloran in Superman I and II
Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Jack Black in Orange County
Ewan McGregor in Revenge of the Sith
Sir Alec Guinness in Star Wars
Harrison Ford in The Fugitive
Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall
Patrick Cranshaw in Old School
Tommy Chong in the Cheech & Chong movies
Clearly this list is only the tip of the iceberg so please, by all means chime in with your favorite picks as well!