It’s not that we’re against beards. In fact, we have devoted slideshows to actors who look super hot with facial hair. But there are just some men that need to say no, especially those that may look good with a little facial hair but let the beard run wild–that’s when we have to say, “dude, buy a razor”.
(Pictured Above: Brad Pitt at “Kick-Ass” UK Premiere – Arrivals – Empire, Leicester Square – London, UK )
Not sure if funnyman Jim Carrey is trying to be funny but WOW! That’s a lot of hair!
Thank goodness that Antonio Banderas nixed this beard after sporting it at the 24th Annual Genesis Awards in 2010. This particular beard style seems unruly and ill-matched on the perfectly coiffed actor.
Robert DeNiro just has that “it” factor. He can do little wrong in our eyes when it comes to looking super cool…except for that mustache fiasco of 2003. The ‘stache’ gives the hard-core actor a soft-spoken maître d’ vibe.
(Robert De Niro at 31st AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro – Arrivals – Kodak Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA)
Mel Gibson sported so much facial hair at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards he is almost unrecognizable.
(Mel Gibson – 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – )
Pierce Brosnan threw caution to the wind in 2005 with this full beard. The longer hair and bohemian facial hair alter his normally clean-cut look dramatically, which is actually kind of hot. The beard is just a bit overwhelming. Let’s face it. The man is still incredibly handsome with or without the beard.
(Pierce Brosnan at The Matador Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Westwood Crest Theater – Westwood, CA)
We LOVE Ryan Gosling with facial hair. In fact, he made our list of hottest beards in Hollywood. The mustache in this example from 2007 is too thick making him look like a bad 70’s porn star.
(Ryan Gosling at 71st Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Red Carpet – The Supper Club – New York, N)
On our list of sexiest balding men, Samuel Jackson is ageless . . . until he grows a beard.
(Samuel L. Jackson at “Kingsman: The Secret Service” New York City Premiere – SVA Theater – New York City, NY, USA)
James Franco looks super cute with a beard, but this look from 2010 . . . we’re speechless.
(Vince Vaughn at “2 Fast 2 Furious” Hollywood Premiere – Arrivals – Universal Amphitheatre – Hollywood, CA, USA)
This look from 2013 is too foreboding for Paul Rudd who generally plays roles that are charming and warm-hearted.
(Paul Rudd at “Admission” New York City Premiere – Arrivals – AMC Loews Lincoln Square – New York City, NY, USA)
Clive Owen with a mustache doesn’t look that bad, we just like him better without it.
(Clive Owen – 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony – Arrivals – Edison Ballroom – New York City, NY, USA)
Here is Pierce Brosnan again! This one isn’t ridiculous but he certainly could do without it.
(Pierce Brosnan at Laws of Attraction – Loews Astor Place – New York, NY)
Bryan Cranston looks great without any facial hair but even better with his bad-boy goatee. This mustache has no words.
Who the . . .???? What the . . .???!!!!