10 Famous People With Great Beards

Some people just look so much better when their face is adorned with a brilliant beard.  This is the type of look that gets other people looking at you and thinking, “Hey, I wonder if I could pull off that style of beard?”

In this post we will briefly look at 10 famous people who are well known for having great beards. Which of these styles would you most love to try out?

George Clooney


After winning the hearts of the world’s entire female population in the hit medical drama ER, George became a successful actor and eventually a successful writer and director.  While this was going on though, George was also perfecting the “grey beard” look masterfully.  Clooney’s beard definitely ages him, but not in a negative way – if anything bearded Clooney looks much cooler than clean shaven Clooney.

Brad Pitt


Although he doesn’t have a beard all the time, whenever Brad grows a beard for a part or just because he fancies a new look, it always looks great. To be fair, Brad could try any look imaginable and still look amazing.

Rick Rubin


The living legend producer, who has worked with everyone from the Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash and Eminem to Metallica and Jay-Z, is perhaps most famous outside of his career in the music industry for having a very distinctive beard.  It always looks as unkempt as his hair, but because of his age and his posture he manages to look cool.

ZZ Top


Even if you don’t know the names Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, you will know the beards.  ZZ Top videos always seem to feature the bearded duo playing guitars, as well as sexy women and fast cars.  Their beards are probably the longest in rock and a funny fact about ZZ Top is the fact that their drummer is called Frank Beard and unlike his bandmates he usually sports no beard at all!

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Zach is probably best known as being one of the stars of The Hangover trilogy of films.  He is another famous person who has a very distinctive look – a very full beard.  Even though it doesn’t look like it is well maintained, a telling sign that it probably is would be the fact that it never seems to get much longer, so he must be trimming it.

Ben Affleck


Say what you like about the actor, writer and director, but when he wanted to appear mature when promoting his movie Argo, he made a great decision to sport a full chin, sideburns and cheeks of beard.  He definitely suited the bearded look and some people would say that he looked a lot better with his facial hair.

Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro

As well as having played guitar in 2 of the most popular alternative rock groups, Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Navarro is also known for his neat, tidy and very slick goatee. It is a unique and really rather stylish look that he appears to have been born to use.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Although he doesn’t often have a beard, Ryan Gosling always manages to look cool when he does and can effortlessly create a buzz with the women with this style.  Is there anything he can’t do well and any look he can´t carry off brilliantly?

Joe Hamm

Joe Hamm

Jon is best known as playing advertising executive Don Draper in the hit drama Mad Men and although he normally has the clean shaven look for the show, there have been many publicity shots of him rocking a cracking beard. This is a lovely display of facial hair that looks fantastic on Joe.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Another actor who always seems to look much cooler than most men  is Johnny Depp.  Whether he is clean shaven, as he often is, or rocking a beard or wearing a black sack as a dress – he never looks bad. In this image his classy, neat beard gives him a brilliant look.

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