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50 Best Hollywood Beards

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50 Best Hollywood Beards

When it was announced that Chris Hemsworth would be wielding the mighty Mjölnir as Marvel's Thor, one fan boy question rose above all others. How strong is his beard game?

Strong. Very strong.

Indeed the silver screen has long been home to some of the finest chin mats in human history, and here we celebrate just that.

Prepare to develop some serious follicle envy.

(Images: Rex Features, All Star)

Thor

Chris Hemsworth, Thor (2011)


Steve Zissou

Bill Murray, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)


Geoffrey Lyons

Brian Blessed, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)


Moses/God

Charlton Heston, The Ten Commandments (1956)


Tolstoy

Christopher Plummer, The Last Station (2009)


Matt Hunter

Chuck Norris, Invasion U.S.A. (1985)


Bob Barnes

George Clooney, Syriana (2005)


Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln (2012)


Pai Mei

Gordon Liu, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)


Captain Yellowbeard

Graham Chapman, Yellowbeard (1983)


Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)


Blackbeard

Ian McShane, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)


Jeffrey 'El Duderino' Lebowski

Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski (1998)


Gershon Gruen

John C. Reilly, The Extra Man (2010)


Gimli

John Rhys-Davies, Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)


Charlie Wax

John Travolta, From Paris With Love (2010)


Jesus

Johbn Turturro, The Big Lebowski (1998)


Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2011)


RJ MacReady

Kurt Russell, The Thing (1982)


Hercules

Lou Ferrigno, Hercules (1983)


Richie Tenenbaum

Luke Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)


Dr. Hans Reinhardt

Maximilian Schell, The Black Hole (1979)


Ethel Rosenberg

Meryl Streep, Angels in America (2003)


Hugo Drax

Michael Lonsdale, Moonraker (1979)


Guru Pitka

Mike Myers, The Love Guru (2008)


Clubber Lang

Mr. T, Rocky III (1982)


Gregory Arkadin

Orson Welles, Confidential Report (1955)


Serpico

Al Pacino, Serpico (1973)


Markov

Peter Ustinov, The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)


Chiron

Pierce Brosnan, Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief (2010)


Matt Hooper

Richard Dreyfus, Jaws (1975)


Sheriff George of Nottingham

Alan Rickman, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)


Rubeus Hagrid

Robbie Coltrane, The Harry Potter series (2001-2011)


Felix Bush

Robert Duvall, Get Low (2009)


The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator (2012)


Madame Truska

Salma Hayek, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)


Bronco

Sam Rockwell, Gentlemen Broncos (2009)


Ordell Robbie

Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Brown (1997)


Marko Ramius

Sean Connery, The Hunt For Red October (1990)


Ezekiel

Seth Green, Sex Drive (2008)


Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (1971)


Deke DaSilva

Sylvester Stallone, Nighthawks (1981)


General Zod

Terence Stamp, Superman II (1980)


Chuck Noland

Tom Hanks, Cast Away (2000)


Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (1994)


Anthony 'Man' Stoner

Tommy Chong, Up In Smoke (1978)


Elliot Hoover

Anthony Hopkins, Audrey Rose (1977)


The Man

Viggo Mortensen, The Road (2009)


Alan

Zach Galifianikis, The Hangover (2009)


Blue Valentine

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine (2010)