9 legendary beards of Hollywood

If there was an annual award for 'Best Beard,' these actors would win every time.

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Put down that razor...

In razor sharp contrast to the clean-shaven looks of classic films from Hollywood's past, today's leading men have increasingly eschewed the blade in favor of a more hirsute appearance.

While some roles, especially those involving a survival situation, demand a rugged look, others are simply a reflection of a changing acceptance of facial hair on film and in society. So put down that razor, allow the shaving cream can to gather dust and check out these iconic Hollywood beards.

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