10 Great Celebrity Beards

Paul Mitchell

What a stylish beard!
What a stylish beard!

In a world of fashionably girly men, Paul Mitchell is the real deal.  He is always rocking the beard while hawking his hair products.  I keep waiting for his beard care line to come out.  I guess there’s just not enough public interest in that… yet.

Men’s Wearhouse Guy

I have a beard.  I guarantee it.
I have a beard. I guarantee it.

You’ll love the way you look… he guarantees it!  This dude is doing a great job in helping guys mentally associate beards with suits.  People don’t know this, but this guy’s good-looks guarantee includes a “beard clause” that stipulates the purchaser of his suit must grow a beard.  This is why you read the fine print, people.

Brad Pitt

One day, Brad Pitt grew a beard.
One day, Brad Pitt grew a beard.

Now, it’s been a while since Ol’ Brad sported his giant beard, but I have to admit it has always been a source of inspiration for me.  Seeing a guy this famous and this good-looking grow the big beard… I still get a little misty eyed thinking about it.  If Brad can do it, you can do it!  Now go!

Naveen Andrews

Sayid heard that you do not like beards.
Sayid heard that you do not like beards.

I added Naveen because I’m pretty sure that Sayid’s beard is why he is so dang awesome.  However, after doing a little research for this article, I discovered that growing a beard drastically increases your fertility.  Just read Naveen’s life story.  Dude can’t help but have kids at inopportune times!

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galfananaglafananakis
Zach Galfananaglafananakis

I remember this guy’s beard from the movie Out Cold.  I was glad to see him still rocking his trademark look in The Hangover.  Gutsy move, Zach.  You may always get typecast as the crazy bearded friend, but at least you’re getting paid.

Ray LaMontagne

A sensitive beard
A sensitive beard

This dude is from Maine, where all men are required to grow beards.  His smoky, soulful voice pours forth from his bearded mouth while the ladies in the audience long to “fix” this wounded woodsman.  Ray is the consummate beard ambassador.

Sam Beam

Shhh... it's a soft-spoken beard.
Shhh... it's a soft-spoken beard.

Another soft-hearted and soft-bearded musician.  Sam’s acoustic folk lullabies mix slide guitar with poetic imagery to form the trademark sound of his band Iron and Wine.  This, folks, is further proof that musical greatness is closely tied to beardedness.

ZZ Top

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not like the others.

To most folks, a long beard is also known as a “ZZ Top Beard.”  Enough said.

Chuck Norris

"Chuckles" Norris
"Chuckles" Norris

All jokes aside, the Chuck Norris beard is so good.  Would the Internet be filled with so much Chuck Norris bounty if he didn’t have his beard?  Probably not.  He probably wouldn’t have teamed up with Christie Brinkley to bring us the Total Gym either.  I’m just saying.

Rasheed Wallace

Sheed cops the bearditude.
Sheed cops the bearditude.

One of the NBA’s great players, Rasheed is an unbeatable defensive force.  Opposing players launch themselves into the air for a shot and soon find themselves admiring Rasheed’s beard rather than aiming for the rim.  Brick!

Is your favorite bearded celebrity missing from this list?  Use the comment section below to sound off!


23 comments

  1. I’m starting to grow a beard and I find my self fantasizing about great beards. Like in the days of Moses and Aaron. Way down to the knees! If you want your beard to look nice you should pluck it to stimulate growth. It’s been working for me…

  2. Schuylar Croom of He Is Legend and Dallas Taylor of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster are doing their part to try and put the epic beard back in Rock!

    Try a google Image search, they are great rock beard ambassadors!

    Oh, and don’t forget William Fitzsimmons and the singer from Obadiah Parker! Those dudes are good indie beard ambassadors!

    Great site man, thanks for putting it up!

  3. How about the late great singer/songwriter/record producer Isaac Hayes? The combination of his shaven head, full beard,ever-present sunglasses and gold chains made for a look which had never been seen before. Isaac himself used to say that when he began shaving his head but kept his beard it really freaked people out and had them saying things like “look at that man with a bald head and full beard” in astonishment.

  4. Just a heads up, you’re number 1 great beard is the wrong man. You have pictured John Paul, not Paul Mitchell. John Paul is the cofounder john paul mitchell systems. Paul mitchell died over 20 years ago of pancreatic cancer.

  5. I would have to disagree with Rasheed Wallace. His beard is maybe 3rd in the NBA. Both LeBron “King” James and Baron Davis have better beards. They even have royal sounding names!

    1. I second that. Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot also showed the world that a true gentleman should be fully bearded. I daresay he was also a role model for me, near fifty years ago.

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