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Crushable’s Guide To The Most Intense Celebrity Beards Happening At The Moment

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I noticed something the other day. There are quite a few beards in Hollywood right now. No, I’m not talking about those kinds of beards, although one could argue there are a lot of them too. I’m talking about real beards. The hairy face kind. And the beards that these celebrity men are sporting are intense. They’re long and bushy and unkempt and uniquely shaped.  A lot of them have grown them out for roles, which means in the near future we’re going to be seeing those intense beards on the big screen. I hope you’re ready for that.

I figured since it might be helpful to put together a little guide for our readers. Gaze upon the magnificence of these beards, and then tell us your favorite in the comments! Or maybe speculate as to what they could possibly be hiding under there. Secrets, perhaps?

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Oceana's Annual SeaChange Summer Party August 2014(Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com)

We’ve already discussed this look in detail, but let’s take another gander at it, shall we? Leo is apparently sporting this look to play frontiersman Hugh Glass. The beard is striking enough, but Leo went ahead and added a tiny man bun to it. That’s… not the best combo.

2. Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield with beard Venice Film Festival August 2014

(Photo: KIKA/WENN.com)

That is quite the bottom-heavy beard. It’s as if his upper lip told his chin and cheeks, “You guys go ahead. I’ll catch up with you.” Andrew has always had a pretty full head of hair as well, so this is quite a bushy situation we’re looking at. And it’s not even for a role! Andrew said at the Venice Film Festival that it’s “just for me, because I never thought in my life that I would go through puberty and it happened.”

3. Will Forte

Will Forte Life of Crime Los Angeles premiere August 2014

(Photo: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)

!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, for a second there I was incapable of expressing myself in anything other than exclamation points. That is definitely not a bottom-heavy beard. That is an all-around-heavy beard. Where is his mouth? Do we need to file a missing persons report for it? I’m worried this beard is just going to work its way up his entire face and connect with his eyebrows. He actually is growing it out for a role, the TV show The Last Man on Earth.

4. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Wimbledon July 2014

(Photo: Getty Images)

To be fair, Hugh just shaved this off. But I couldn’t not include it. LOOK AT IT. Let’s just pretend he still has it, okay? Because it’s just too perfect. He kept it like that for months for his role as the pirate Blackbeard in the upcoming movie Pan. Coupled with the bald head, it was simply magnificent. We’ll miss you, pirate beard.

5. Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill Guardians of the Galaxy UK premiere July 2014

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Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, made it very clear recently that this beard is “contractually obligated” for his role in the new Star Wars. Of course geeks around the world are calling it his “Jedi beard,” and they approve highly. May the beard force be with him.

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  • Nbl

    I love Mark Hamill’s Obi Wan beard. But the first GIF should have said “beards are cool”. Opportunity wasted.

  • Daisy

    Well, I’m not gonna lie… I thought this article was going to be about the other type of beards so I got mildly confused when I started reading. Anyway… I liked Will Forte’s one.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      I totally get the confusion. The word’s been totally changed for me. But sometimes you just wanna talk about face hair.

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  • Sara Steinfeld

    Andrew Garfield looks like Santa but if Santa was having a mid-life crisis and didn’t want to accept that he was going grey so he went out to CVS and bought an at-home hair dye kit and didn’t read the instructions thoroughly so he got a weirdly saturated color but instead of fixing it he was like “whatever, I’m Santa.” Yep. That’s it.