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The 22 Most Badass Beards In Cinema
Is that a rat on your chin or are you just awesome?

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The 22 Most Badass Beards In Cinema | The
The "Hans" / The "Harry"

Man behind the beard: Alan Rickman / Hart Bochner
Film: Die Hard (1988)
Character played: Hans Gruber / Harry Ellis
Real or fake? Real / real

It pains us to do a double-header in this feature, but it’s too tough a call to make: who has the better beard: Hans Gruber or Harry Ellis? Alan Rickman or Hart Bochner? There’s no doubt who plays the better character, of course – no offence Hart, you steal a good scene, but no-one can ever touch Hans – but when it comes to badass facial hair, it really is too difficult to call.

So as a complete cop out, here are the two of them, side by side, and it’s up to you guys to make up your own mind. Our vote? Harry Ellis’s shaggy mess, complemented by his big shiny teeth and super-slick bullshitting skills. No, wait, Alan’s carefully trimmed number… Um, err, crap.
 

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1 Re: No Seneca Crane?!
Aah sincere apologies, I've only just noticed the date on this thing. Cheeky Ali directing me to an old feature to distract me from The Fassbender. More

Posted by polkadotty5 on Tuesday April 17, 2012, 14:51

2 No Seneca Crane?!
Is it too groomed for you and therefore deemed inadequately manly? There is nothing more badass than a man who takes care of his facial hair well. More

Posted by polkadotty5 on Tuesday April 17, 2012, 14:47

3 The "Cap'n Jack"
The "Cap'n Jack" beard is fake. One the behind the scenes of the film is partly Johnny Depp in the make-up chair saying that the majority of the beard is fake because he can't grow his own! :) More

Posted by Castiel on Saturday August 20, 2011, 16:03

4 The "Cap'n Jack"
The "Cap'n Jack" beard is fake. On the behind the scenes of the film, part of it is Johnny Depp in the make-up chair saying that the majority of the beard is fake because he can't grow his own! :) More

Posted by Castiel on Saturday August 20, 2011, 16:00


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