I know some of you readers out there might not appreciate facial hair on the male sex, but as usual I can't help shoot down that argument. On the right man, it can be incredibly appealing! Maybe it's genetic? That the simple, sort of rural caveman look talks to the female mind, because it's a part of the evolutionary psychology?
Well, here's just a few examples of my point of view. Enjoy ;)
|Rock Hudson faking hot chemist opposite sweet Doris in |
Lover Come Back (1961)
Aww, just look at him! Already feeling bad for Doris ;)
|Paul Newman in What A Way To Go (with Shirley MacLaine)|
as a sexy, bearded, eccentric, French-speaking artist..!
Enough reason to go and watch it!
|Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont in the TV series |
Game of Thrones. Playing a exiled, loyal knight who protects
(and secretly falls in love with) a young girl,
Daenerys Targaryen, is so very sweet and fascinating.
|Richard Madden as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones;|
a young, brooding, but majestic and mature man beyond his age.
|Once again, from GoT ('cause it's just such a terrific show!),|
is the half-brother of the Stark children, the unbelievably ´
innocent Jon Snow, played by cute Kit Harington.
|Corey Stoll as a young Ernest Hemingway in one of my |
new favorites, Midnight in Paris (directed by Woody Allen).
No wonder all the girls fell for his good looks,
deep voice and brooding persona (though he was a bit of
a shit to everyone)...
|Thomas Kretschmann as Captain Englehorn in King Kong. |
God, what a first-hand impression!
|Though the movie (Leap Year) isn't one of the best, I've always |
liked the lead actors in it, Amy Adams and Matthew Goode.
Matthew plays a bit of a pessimistic, rural Irishman
who comes to Amy's rescue. And the rest - as they say - is history.
|Michael Fassbender as the seductive, demonic |
Fallen Angel, Azazeal, in the British TV series Hex.
On the whole, Fassy is an actor worth watching! ;)
|Again Michael Fassbender, here in the newest edition |
of Jane Eyre. He's simply a perfect Mr. Rochester!
|Being cute and boyish and all, the beard adds |
something new to Ewan's beautiful face.
I guess I don't have to mention what film series this picture is from.
|I've always loved Thomas Hardy's earnest character |
Gabriel Oak (from Far from the Madding Crowd).
Here is Alan Bates's lovable version from 1967.
|As a reader was so friendly to point out, I totally forgot to add |
fantastic Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the Lord of the
What a righteous, terrific, kingly, bearded guy to forget..!
|Kevin Kline (often sporting a moustache) in French Kiss|
as Luc Teyssier; a charming, untidy, French small-time criminal.
Once again Kevin Kline, this time in A Fish Called Wanda as the - to put
it mildly - half-witted, American, full-time criminal, Otto. A total laugh!
|Okay, I think this may have something to do with my adolescent crush on him,|
but Kevin is just always a treat to watch! Here he is in Silverado.
|James McAvoy as Frederick Aiken in The Conspirator.|
Even without the beard he's brilliant! ;)
|It's no secret that I've always had a thing for aviators from bygone times,|
and Orlando Seale's appearance in the series, Mr Selfridge, as famous
aviator, Louis Blériot, was certainly welcomed.
|Irish newcomer Colin O'Donoghue as the mysterious |
(and besides younger, more dashing version of) Captain Hook
in the fantasy TV hit series Once Upon A Time.
(I must admit I'm only watching the show because of him)
|Eoin Macken's Sir Gwaine in the Merlin TV series |
has everything a cheeky and gallant ladykiller/knight of
the early 6th century should have. Including the beard
(and lots of wavy hair) to die for!
|Ichabod Crane never looked this handsome! In Sleepy Hollow,|
the new televised retelling of the myth of the headless rider,
actor Tom Mison certainly takes the cake for his dashing
|With or without a beard French actor, Grégory Fitoussi,|
certainly is one good-looking gentleman in the second
series of the lavish period drama series, Mr Selfridge.
|Now, who doesn't love a bit of sassy 'Scruffington' (aka James|
Norrington aka Jack Davenport) as seen in the second installment
of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series!?
|Toby Stephens' auburn red beard in the new pirate series Black Sails|
literally took my breath away when I viewed the first episode! I mean, he is
handsome enough as it is, but this did me in!
Beard is a really fascinating case. Please suggest more 'cases'. Hope that you're now somehow reformed (if you needed any reformation in the first place) ;)