Ranking 17 Hot Celebrities By Their Facial Hair

Lots of guys in Hollywood have facial hair, but not every hot guy wears it as well as others. There are certain guys who would look just plain strange without their signature facial hair, while others look much better when they aren't participating in No Shave November. So how do these 17 celebrities' beards and 'staches rank? Click through to find out.

by Kaitlin Reilly

#17. Joe Jonas

I’m not sure if Jonas’ hair grows into the shape of a triangle on its own, or if he sculpts it that. Either way, it’s the worst.

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#16. Zac Efron

I’m not sure what Efron was thinking when he grew these three different patches of fur on his face, but I think we can all agree that he looks much better without them. It ranks above Jonas’ because at least his soul patch is slightly more natural.

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#15. Brad Pitt

I hate it. I hate it so much. Still, it ranks above Efron’s and Jonas’s because it just has to be for a movie role. Right? RIGHT?!?

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#14. Jon Hamm

Hamm’s facial hair isn’t the absolute WORST — there’s full coverage and it’s well-trimmed — but has he seen his face without it?

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#13. George Clooney

Clooney’s beard is perfectly tailored and very refined, but it also ages him about 20 years. Eh. I could pass.

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#12. Russell Brand

Brand’s facial hair is an integral part of his rocker image, and it works most of the time. But when it doesn’t, it makes him look just a touch sleazy — and Brand doesn’t need anymore sleaze associated with his image.

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#11. Justin Timberlake

Ehh. I could take it or leave it. It doesn’t really do anything for Timberlake’s face, but it doesn’t exactly hurt his image. It’s the C+ of facial hair.

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#10. Taye Diggs

DIggs couldn’t look bad if he tried, which is why this facial hair is so unnecessary. You barely notice it’s there.

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#9. Ian Somerhalder

Somerhalder looks good with a beard, but I’m kind of meh about him with stubble.

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#8. Johnny Depp

I’m so torn on this. If this beard were to be on any other guy’s face, I would loathe it. But the fact that it’s on Depp’s — the king of facial hair — means that I can’t rank it much lower on this list, even if I’d like to. Depp’s ever-changing facial hair is a part of his character, and denying that would be like denying Depp himself. And I would never, ever want to do that.

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#7. Idris Elba

Is Idris Elba sexy? Is the Earth comprised of 70 percent water? I like Elba’s beard, but Elba certainly doesn’t need it. At the same time, it does give him a bit of an edge — you don’t want your handsome guys looking too handsome, right?

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#6. Joe Manganiello

I like the former True Blood actor’s beard — I really do. In fact, it’s hard to picture him without it. At the same time, Manganiello is equally as sexy without it, if not more so — which is why it can’t rank higher on this list.

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#5. Seth Rogen

I don’t want to live in a world where Rogen is without his signature beard. It looks so good on him! You just know that he waited all through puberty for the ability to grow it. It’s not quite as traditionally “sexy” as the ones on the guys who rank a little bit higher than Rogen, but I am firmly on Rogen’s beard team. Whatever that means.

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#4. Liam Hemsworth

The younger Hemsworth looks like a teenager without a beard (much to the delight of casting directors everywhere.) With it, he looks like the 24-year-old man he is. Unfortunately, I’m not quite as obsessed with his facial hair as I am that of his older brother’s…

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#3. Chris Hemsworth

…which is nearly perfect. I love everything about Hemsworth’s blonde beard, which somehow never crosses over into the tragic flesh-colored beard category. There’s only one blonde beard that I love more than Hemsworth’s, and that’s the #2 spot on our list.

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#2. Charlie Hunnam

Hunnam’s beard should have starred in Fifty Shades of Gray. It’s definitely sexy enough. Almost (but not quite) as sexy as the top guy on our list’s…

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#1. Kit Harington

The Game of Thrones actor should be barred from buying razors, ever.

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