20 Hot Celebrities Look Better With a Beard

20 Hot Celebrities Look Better With a Beard

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Like to solve a big dilemma? Good – start by looking at these gorgeously hot Hollywood hunks and figure out whether they look better with or without facial hair. Talk about First World problems, right? But seriously, when do you think they look their best? Sans facial hair or with full facial fuzz?

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20. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has been a chameleon when it comes to his appearance over the years, going from long to short hair and back, as well as from stubble-free to full-on beard. While the no-beard look shows off his chiseled features better, we think a spot of facial hair gives him a little edge.

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19. Jake Gyllenhaal

Ladies have been swooning over Jake Gyllenhaal for years thanks to his dark hair and blue eyes. After keeping things clean (in the facial-hair stakes at least) for movies such as Brokeback Mountain and Love & Other Drugs, the actor sported a full beard in Everest and Enemy. We can’t decide – whatever he does with his facial hair, we’re hooked.

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18.George Clooney

George Clooney has always had classic Hollywood looks and for many years maintained a clean shave. But in 2013 he sported a full beard, and made women around the world wish they could nuzzle into it forever.

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17. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper seems to switch between being clean shaven and having a beard faster than we can blink. The American Hustle star looks angelic without facial hair, but when the first signs of stubble appear, he looks positively devilish.

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16. Tom Hardy

British actor Tom Hardy is known for playing hard-man characters in the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road and Legend and his fuzz-free look fits right in. However, a full beard makes him seem more distinguished while at the same time looking like someone not to be messed with – and we love it.

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15. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is best known for playing Marvel superhero Thor, and he certainly is a God-like sight for Thor eyes. The Aussie looks smoking-hot with or without his facial hair, which is always kept nice and neat.

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14. Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s rare to see Leonardo DiCaprio without some form of facial hair these days, and while filming new movie The Revenant, he sported the biggest beard of his career. But there was a time when the star’s skin was as smooth as a baby’s bum, and we lament the passing of those early heart-throb days.

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13. Jon Hamm

Mad Men star Jon Hamm knows how to drive the women crazy when it comes to his facial hair. The actor maintained a smooth and suave look to play Don Draper, but in real life, he’s kept his fans on their toes with a full beard, which gives him a more rugged, earthy demeanor.

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12. Hugh Jackman

Having sported full on furry jowls to play Wolverine in X-Men, we’re pleased to see Hugh Jackman tidying things up when he sports a beard in real life. He’s also put his razor-sharp claws to good use to sport a smoother look on a number of occasions, with both looks showcasing his handsome features to great effect.

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11. Christian Bale

Former Batman actor Christian Bale is known for having his facial hair perfectly preened. His beard looks gorgeous with his dark features, but the star also knows how to rock a smoother look, which we think better highlights his bone structure.

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10. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has sported various stages of beard for years, and we’ve loved his salt-and-pepper look of late, but as Batman in the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, he will no doubt return to his clean-shaven days. Frankly, we’re excited to see his chiseled jaw in all its glory again.

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9. Jamie Dornan

“Mr Grey will see you now…” but with or without the beard? 50 Shades of Grey hunk Jamie Dornan looks like a right cheeky chappy when he’s clean shaven, but with a beard he’s got that brooding look going on which is just as appealing.

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8. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise spends the majority of his time clean shaven, but every now and then he proves it’s not an impossible mission to grow a beard. With facial hair, he looks cool as a cucumber; without it, he could charm the pants off anyone.

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7. Robert Pattinson

As vampire Edward in The Twilight Saga, Robert Pattinson kept things clean and chiseled, which we loved. But now he’s moved on to a beard, showing an altogether wilder side. We’re torn as to which Pattinson we’d like to sink our teeth into more.

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6. Matthew McConaughey

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey went for years without sporting any facial fuzz, and he looked a proper fitty for it. But recently, he’s embraced longer hair and a full beard, and we have to say, it makes the color of his eyes really stand out.

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5. Ryan Reynolds

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has one of the best jaw-lines in Hollywood, and a clean shave shows it off to maximum effect. But while a beard hides it a little, it makes him seem softer and gentler. He looks like he’d give good cuddles.

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4. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum has a super smooth chest in Magic Mike and usually a face to match, putting him in grade-A hunksville territory. But with a goatee, the actor has more of a suave and less of a male-stripper look and we like it just as much.

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3. Chris Pine

Star Trek actor Chris Pine has the most striking blue eyes which his dark beard seems to compliment more when his facial hair is set to stun. But when his face baldly goes with a clean shave, the hunk’s great skin and luscious lips take centre stage. Dilemma!

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2. Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler is a Scottish beefcake we’d always welcome a slice of, with or without facial hair. Sans beard, he looks cool, calm and collected, but with it, he looks rugged and ready to rock. Och aye!

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1. Liam Hemsworth

The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth looks to have grown up a lot since the first movie was released in 2012 – mostly thanks to his beard, which gives him a mature look. But the star is just as handsome when he’s shaved, his eyes twinkling with either style.

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