95% of People Can't Identify These Famous Men from Their Famous Facial Hair. Can You?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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About This Quiz

Set your clippers to "STUN!"

Some men like that clean-shaven, baby-faced look and, to be honest, they really do it well. Then, there are guys who just simply can't grow a full beard but that doesn't stop quite a few of the celebrities in this quiz from working every bit of lip, cheek and chin fuzz they've got. 

Thick or thin, a mustache has always been regarded as one of the manliest features a guy can have. All mustaches were not created equal, however, and while some have (thankfully) faded away, others have gone down in the history books as the very definition of "MAN." How are you with celebrity mustaches - can you tell one celebrity's handlebars from the next?

The soul patch (that bit of hair under the lower lip) has been in vogue for some time now. If any of your favorite celebrities sport one, do you think they own that soul patch enough for you to spot them by it? You'll have to take the quiz to find that out! 

So, whether you like them well-groomed or deliberately scruffy, these guys and their enviable facial hair deserve a quiz all of their own - so, let's get to it!



Who is this a close-up of?

Tom Selleck (and his mustache) got their big career break starring in the CBS crime drama Magnum, P.I. (1980 – 1988). Since then, Selleck’s mustache has repeatedly been dubbed the very definition of manliness and many other such macho titles. In case you’re wondering just how famous it is, here a hint: that bit of facial fur has its own Facebook page!

Who is this a close-up of?

Most well known for his westerns and his lead role in the "Dirty Harry" movies, actor-director Clint Eastwood has over 65 acting credits to his name and has directed roughly 40 movies. His role in the "Dollars" trilogy elevated his profile in American cinema, and his signature beard set the standard for rugged but trim wasteland aesthetics.

Who is this a close-up of?

American WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan is as recognizable for his platinum blond handlebar mustache as he is for his muscles and stage persona.

Who is this a close-up of?

Mark Twain was an American author and humorist famous for books like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Photographs often show him with his dramatic mustache.

Who is this a close-up of?

Born in 1890, Groucho Marx was a comedian with work on stage, film, radio, and television. His glasses and rectangular, exaggerated mustache are still a shorthand for comedy.

Who is this a close-up of?

Sean Connery played a clean-shaven James Bond as a younger actor, but he definitely had a memorable, clean beard while playing Indiana Jones' father in "The Last Crusade".

Who is this a close-up of?

Known for his frequent roles in westerns and as ranchers, Sam Elliott's robust trademark mustache has been no small part of his brand.

Who is this a close-up of?

Mr. T began his career as a professional wrestler and has worked in action television and reality TV. Perhaps best known for his role in "The A-Team", Mr. T sports a recognizable Mandinka hairstyle and accompanying beard.

Who is this a close-up of?

Danny Trejo and his trademark mustache have frequently worked with Robert Rodriguez on such films as "Spy Kids" (for kids!) and "Machete" (not for kids!). Trejo is an outspoken critic of the American prison system.

Who is this a close-up of?

Ben Affleck had taken on a wide variety of memorable roles before landing the part of Batman in the DC Extended Universe. He has won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture for the films Good Will Hunting (1997) and Argo (2012), respectively.

Who is this a close-up of?

Elvis Presley, known colloquially as the King of Rock and Roll, was known for trademark sideburns that got bigger as his career progressed.

Who is this a close-up of?

Clark Gable is sometimes referred to as the King of Hollywood. He had a well-groomed mustache for much of his career, including his portrayal of Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind".

Who is this a close-up of?

Jeff Bridges comes from a prominent acting family and has acted for film and television. Whether sporting a truly majestic beard or a more trimmed look, one thing is true: the Dude abides.

Who is this a close-up of?

Burt Reynolds is an American star, director, and producer. Usually seen with his dark, recognizable soup catcher, Burt Reynolds starred in the action-comedy "Smokey and the Bandit".

Who is this a close-up of?

Seth Rogen has made a name for himself as an actor, director, producer and writer. And while his facial hair is among the most readily recognizable of any in Hollywood, some of his most memorable work includes voice acting is such films as Shrek the Third (2007) and the Kung Fu Panda trilogy (2008 – 2016).

Who is this a close-up of?

Will Smith was already a Grammy Award-winning rapper as the Fresh Prince half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince before starring in the mega-hit comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on NBC. He went on to take the lead in a number of high-grossing box office hits and earned recognition as the “most powerful actor in Hollywood” and the "most bankable star worldwide.” All that talent and he’s pretty darn handsome too – talk about the complete package!

Who is this a close-up of?

American musician, activist, composer, and filmmaker Frank Zappa was known for his nonconformity and satirical bent. This was reflected in his dramatic facial hair--a mustache over a soul patch that simply became known as "The Zappa".

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Seems like Eddie Murphy has had his bro-stache for as long as anyone can remember. While it is extremely hard to picture him without it, he did go without his manly lip rug when he portrayed the title character in the comedy film Norbit (2007).

Who is this a close-up of?

Soccer star David Beckham has been a member of the English Football Hall of Fame since 2008. He is a UNICEF UK ambassador, business, spokesperson and he’s totally handsome to boot! Beckham had a total of 40 tattoos by the time he turned 40 and as he is the ultimate family man, many of these are dedicated to his wife and children.

Who is this a close-up of?

Best known as the lead singer for the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury was born Farrok Bulsara in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. He grew up there and in India before his family immigrated to England. While Mercury was often clean shaven, he also sported a fantastic mustache, most famously in the promotional video to accompany "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Who is this a close-up of?

George Michael was an English pop, funk, and R&B artist best known for his album "Faith". When he left the band Wham!, he traded in a clean shaven look for five-o'clock shadow and a more mature look.

Who is this a close-up of?

Once the quintessential romantic hero of American film, Errol Flynn was known for his strong jaw and pencil-thin mustache.

Who is this a close-up of?

Chris Hemsworth captures the hearts of fans as the hammer-wielding Norse god, Thor, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For those who can’t get enough of his good looks and magnificent display of muscles, there are his equally handsome brothers, Liam and Luke, to get an eyeful of.

Who is this a close-up of?

Gerard Butler is the booming voice of Stoick the Vast in the How to Train your Dragon films. No doubt about it, his thick Scottish accent helps him win over fans for this and other voice acting roles. Gerard’s beard is a BIT less imposing than Stoick’s, however, which is a good thing – we get to see much more of his handsome face!

Who is this a close-up of?

Chiseled good looks, topped off by a perfectly groomed salt-and-pepper beard help explain why this Golden Globe and Primetiime Emmy nominee was named runner-up on People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive list in 2013. Apparently, Idris Elba who portrays the Norse god Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has all-around good looks – in 2017 he won Britain’s “Rear of the Year” award.

Who is this a close-up of?

Silent film actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin's toothbrush mustache might be iconic, but, due to its later association with Hitler, became virtually extinct after WWII.

Who is this a close-up of?

Brad Pitt’s natural good looks have earned him a place on many of the top “Most Attractive Man” lists published annually. As an Oscar winner, Pitt has been nominated seven times, so far, including twice in the “Best Actor” category. His sole win, however, was in the “Best Picture” category as producer for the film Twelve Years a Slave (2013).

Who is this a close-up of?

Billy Dee Williams portrayed Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back", and his image simply would not feel whole without his signature dapper mustache.

Who is this a close-up of?

Since 2000, Hugh Jackman has portrayed the unstoppable mutant Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men series of films. While Wolverine has his own signature style when it comes to facial hair, Jackman is known for sporting a very fetching five o’clock shadow or a full beard and mustache, and every appealing style in-between!

Who is this a close-up of?

Tom Skerritt portrayed Captain Dallas in "Alien" and the beard he sported helped add to his authoritative aura. He's also known for roles in "MASH" (1970 movie) and "Top Gun".

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