Beards are, without a doubt, coming back to the forefront in the Celebrity Arena. Because, well, beards are just better, aren’t they. They protect you from bad reviews, haters, and all possible negativity when you’re in the limelight. (Unless you’re Russell Crowe. Nothing can protect you from being that bad).
Yet while beards like Justin Timberlake’s and Chris Hemsworth’s grace the front cover of magazines and have become the source of all that is hipster, some beards have been left behind. So, we’re going to fix that. I’ve compiled a list of the most underrated and forgotten beards. To give back and highlight the real beard brothers in the Celebrity world, who see the beard as a way of life – not just a fashion statement.
Come with me and explore the 5 most underrated celebrity beards.
1. Zach Galifianakis
I think we can all be in agreement that Zach’s beard makes him 78.4% wittier. And, we wouldn’t have him any other way. The thick, luscious, wonderful locks of hair beneath his chin make him instantly recognizable. Whether it’s as Alan in the Hangover or the impeccable host of Between Two Ferns. The reasons his beard is so underrated? Because his name and his beard have become synonymous. They’re one in the same. And without it, we wouldn’t know who he was. I think Zach’s beard deserves more appreciation, and possibly an Oscar for ‘best supporting act’.
2. Harley Morenstein
I’m struggling to come up with a Canadian manlier than Harley Morenstein. In fact, I don’t think there ever has, or ever will be, a man quite like him. There’s something about slowly killing yourself with red meat and Jack Daniels that just rocks. But, I don’t think it would work without such an amazingly thick beard. If it was some clean-shaven dude telling me to do this to my body, chances are I’d be questioning his motives. But, as soon as a guy with an epic beard does it? Man – that’s something else. I think the Justin Timberlake’s of the world could learn something about what a real beard is from cooking something up with Harley, don’t you agree?
3. Rick Ross
Just look at it. I don’t think I even need to elaborate on Rick’s beard. People might pick a feud with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Eminem or Fifty Cent. But, nobody picks a feud with Rick.
Why? Because a beard as epic as his ensures you’re not somebody to mess with. Or, he’ll be bringing the pain. His beard is completely underrated in both the Celebrity and Rap Worlds, and probably deserves a Grammy of its own for services to Music. It’s stood the test of time throughout his whole career and is a symbol that exceeds his presence.
And, again, beard fact: it makes his lyrics 38.46% more enjoyable.
4. Brian Wilson
The baseball player. Not the incredibly clean shaven Beach Boy’s member. Baseball is a sport where men can really be men. You don’t have to be an incredible athlete to play baseball, in the same way as you do for football. But, you do have to be incredibly manly. Brian Wilson, though, is taking it to another level. His beard doesn’t just exude Baseball levels of Manliness. But, ZZ Top, building a stock car, drinking whiskey and listening to Johnny Cash CD’s, levels of manliness. Sporting beards don’t get the recognition they deserve, and I want Brian’s beard to change that. How you can pitch past such an incredibly growth is completely beyond me.
5. Calum Best
Okay, so ‘Reality TV’ might not be a particularly Beard-Worthy entertainment choice. And, Calum might not be anywhere near the legend his father, George Best, was. But – who could be, right? His beard, however, is absolutely phenomenal. It’s forgone it’s hipster origins and taken on a rich, full, life of its own. Who knows how much better his modeling career might have been if he had grown his beard sooner?
What are your favorite, underrated celebrity beards? Anybody, you think that should have made the list?
Let us know in the comments below!