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Some names are simply synonymous with styles of beards – as soon as you hear the name of their owner, you can immediately begin to picture it, I say “Zorro” and you may think of his ‘tache straight away.

Here’s a rundown of ten of the most iconic beards through the years:

Gerard Butler

Come on, everyone say it with me now…this is SPARTA! Gerard Butler’s portrayal of ‘King Leonidas’ is perhaps his most celebrated work and you don’t have the same character without that beard.

Dave Grohl

A modern-day king of rock, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has an immediately recognisable style; his long hair and neat goatee featuring shaped sideburns.

Clint Eastwood

A man who needs no introduction, movie legend Clint Eastwood. His most notable work is the portrayal of ‘Dirty Harry’ but its his work on ‘Pale Rider’ where he sported an impressive beard not dissimilar to the one he showed off in ‘A Fistful of Dollars’.

Morgan Freeman

Everyone’s favourite voice – ‘God’ from ‘Bruce Almighty’, you can already hear it in your head and you can see his smiling, freckled face. He’s also quietly been rocking a stylish beard over the years.

Mr. T

Mr. T is quite the character – he’s known for his work on ‘The A-Team’, in the WWE and ‘Rocky III’. You may immediately think of his hair and jewellery but let’s not forget about that beard.

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian is known for a lot of different movies he’s worked on but he’s perhaps best known for portraying ‘Gandalf’ in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Andrea Pirlo

If you know football, you know Andrea Pirlo and you know of his beard. No Pirlo, no party.

Bill Gibbons & Dusty Hill (ZZ Top)

Interestingly, the one fella in ZZ Top called Beard doesn’t have one quite as impressive as the other two – Bill and Dusty. They’re iconic and so are their beards.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is a contemporary acting great and one of his most celebrated roles is ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series and it’s uncertain whether or not is facial hair actually real but nonetheless it’s still iconic.

Chuck Norris

To end of this list it’s the legendary Chuck Norris, known in modern media as a bit of a hyperbolic joke but it all revolves around that impressive beard said to have magical powers.

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  1. […] It’s old-fashioned but beards have been viewed as messy; some labelling people not showing off their baby-face as “scruffy” and looking as if they don’t have a job and so metal bands often sport an impressive bit of facial hair — think ZZ Top. […]