The Best, Most Bizarre Beards in Film History

By Victoria McNally

Cinema's most daring facial grooming styles, from tentacle manes to the dreaded soul-patch braid

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If you were one of the many people who saw The Hunger Games this past weekend, you know the character Seneca Crane. Well, OK, if you didn't read the book you might not recall his name. He's that guy with the awesome beard. Now you know exactly who we're talking about, don't you? Because that beard was so awesome. Seriously, it's very rare that you see the kind of facial hair that can steal scenes like that. We don't even remember what he was doing in most of those scenes because... beard. Beard.

Seneca isn't alone, though—there has been some pretty amazing facial hair memorialized in movies through the ages. And we're not talking your run-of-the-mill Zach Galifianakis hairiness either—we mean braids and beads and stencils and lots and lots of mustache wax! Below, a celebration of the most follically gifted movie characters we could find.

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