There are dozens of beard styles out there to choose from, but if you are thinking of throwing the razor to the wayside and letting nature take over, take some tips from these epic beards that you can only find in Hollywood:
The Lord of the Rings – Gandalf the Whit
This is the perfect beard if you also have a magic wand in your pocket. White, straight and long, it is obvious that wand or not, Gandalf is holding onto to serious beard oil in his.
Pirates of the Caribbean – Jack Sparrow
Now you likely won’t get a promotion with shells hanging off of your chin, but this eccentric beard look is good for the aspiring hobo.
Kill Bill – Pai Mei
Okay, this one is a joke. We really think you should grow your eyebrows out like his.
The Thing – R.J. MacReady
We have seen Kurt Russel in a number of beard styles over the years decades, but none quite as thick and bushy as this thing he had going on.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Steve Zissou of course
Just like Kurt, Bill Murray has a knack for facial hair, even when it is more than sprinkled with gray hair.
The Hangover – Alan Garner
Surprisingly, the most unrealistic thing about this movie was the beard Zach Galifianakis’ character was sporting. Who does that nowadays? Thank goodness he was heavy into top products like beard oil or that bushy thing would have been all over the place.
300 – King Leonidas
It is hard to focus on the beard with that much anger in the face. But still, if you want a fierce man look for the weekend, Gerard Butler may have some beard grooming tips for you.
Nighthawks – Deke DaSilva
If you we didn’t tell you then you wouldn’t know that the man hiding behind those mirrored shades and bushy beard was actually Sly Stallone. Before his Rocky trilogy gave him the money to buy some razors.
Cast Away – Chuck Noland
This one is really cool because we get to watch the progression from a baby faced Hanks to a scruffy dog look. It is just too bad that he never found any beard balm in one of those Fedex boxes.
The Man Who Would Be King – Daniel Dravot
Resist the urge to turn your TV upside down. Somehow Sir Connery managed to grow his beard around the chin.
Syriana – Bob Barnes
Only George Clooney could make a salt and pepper beard look that good.
Die Hard – Hans Gruber
Easily one of the best bad guy beards in movie history.
If you really need some inspiration for beard styles, rent any one of these movies on DVD to see how the men of Hollywood create their own distinct looks with a little chin growth and some beard balm.