Grooming

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)

  • 50 Best Hollywood Beards

    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Thor (2011)

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    Steve Zissou

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

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    Geoffrey Lyons

    Brian Blessed, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

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    Moses/God

    Charlton Heston, The Ten Commandments (1956)

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    Tolstoy

    Christopher Plummer, The Last Station (2009)

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    Matt Hunter

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

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    Bob Barnes

    George Clooney, Syriana (2005)

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln (2012)

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    Pai Mei

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

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    Captain Yellowbeard

    Graham Chapman, Yellowbeard (1983)

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    Gandalf

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

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    Blackbeard

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

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    Jeffrey 'El Duderino' Lebowski

    Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski (1998)

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    Gershon Gruen

    John C. Reilly, The Extra Man (2010)

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    Gimli

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

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    Charlie Wax

    John Travolta, From Paris With Love (2010)

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    Jesus

    Johbn Turturro, The Big Lebowski (1998)

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    Jack Sparrow

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

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    RJ MacReady

    Kurt Russell, The Thing (1982)

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    Hercules

    Lou Ferrigno, Hercules (1983)

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    Richie Tenenbaum

    Luke Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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    Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Maximilian Schell, The Black Hole (1979)

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    Ethel Rosenberg

    Meryl Streep, Angels in America (2003)

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    Hugo Drax

    Michael Lonsdale, Moonraker (1979)

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    Guru Pitka

    Mike Myers, The Love Guru (2008)

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    Clubber Lang

    Mr. T, Rocky III (1982)

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    Gregory Arkadin

    Orson Welles, Confidential Report (1955)

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    Serpico

    Al Pacino, Serpico (1973)

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    Markov

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

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    Chiron

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

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    Matt Hooper

    Richard Dreyfus, Jaws (1975)

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    Sheriff George of Nottingham

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

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    Rubeus Hagrid

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

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    Felix Bush

    Robert Duvall, Get Low (2009)

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    The Dictator

    Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator (2012)

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    Madame Truska

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

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    Bronco

    Sam Rockwell, Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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    Ordell Robbie

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Brown (1997)

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    Marko Ramius

    Sean Connery, The Hunt For Red October (1990)

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    Ezekiel

    Seth Green, Sex Drive (2008)

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    Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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    Deke DaSilva

    Sylvester Stallone, Nighthawks (1981)

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    General Zod

    Terence Stamp, Superman II (1980)

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    Chuck Noland

    Tom Hanks, Cast Away (2000)

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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (1994)

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    Anthony 'Man' Stoner

    Tommy Chong, Up In Smoke (1978)

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    Elliot Hoover

    Anthony Hopkins, Audrey Rose (1977)

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    The Man

    Viggo Mortensen, The Road (2009)

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    Alan

    Zach Galifianikis, The Hangover (2009)

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    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine (2010)