9 legendary beards of Hollywood

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

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Jeff Bridges in 'The Big Lebowski'

While not a true beard, we're going to give the goatee sported by American actor Jeff Bridges in "The Big Lebowski" a spot on this list simply because, c'mon, it's The Dude.

"The Dude is not the kind of guy to be doing a lotta sit-ups, and he gets most of his nutrition from Kahlua, vodka and milk, so yeah, he doesn't mind looking the way he does," Bridges said in an interview. "He eats pretty much whenever and whatever he wants. And I drew on myself a lot from back in the '60s and '70s."

The Dude, with his classic cardigan, goatee and long hair, has since become one of the most popular comedic characters in Hollywood history.

"The Dude is a wonderful character," Bridges told Esquire. "I wouldn't mind if I was mostly recognized for that guy. That doesn't bother me at all."

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