Beards-a-Plenty: Top 5 Handsome Scruffy Men at the Oscars

Okay, so I’ve never been much of a beard gal. I mean, I definitely like a bit of scruff and appreciate a goatee here or there, but beards usually just don’t do it for me. Well, until I watched the Oscars last night, that is. I have two words: Beard Nation. After seeing so many handsome celebs donning the facial fur, I might now be a beard-liever.

Consequently, I’ve decided to award my own version of Oscars to the most handsome fellas who made appearances last night. And yes, they all have some form of beard or facial hair.

1. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Oh, Ben. He’s one of my all time favs, and how could he not be? What girl wouldn’t lust after his ‘bad boy’¬†character in The Town? He was the first bearded face I saw after I turned on the TV last night, and he just makes facial hair look so sexy. Dare I say he might look better with it than without it? And that salt-n-pepper look? Yes, please.

2. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman


No surprises here. Anyone who’s seen X-Men loves Hugh Jackman, and you can’t look at him (or think of him) without envisioning a ripped, mysterious, tough Wolverine. He shared the same kinda ‘do as Ben, and it suits him well, too. I mean would you just look at that hair? Perfect.

3. George Clooney

George Clooney

Yeah, no surprises here, either. Even Seth McFarlane commented on how no one except George looks good when they roll out of bed in the morning. Does this man even age? I mean, really. He always looks so great. But he’s George Clooney, so of course he does.

4. Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Well, I don’t think the long hair does much for him. Paired with the beard, he looks a bit like a charming serial killer. But I suppose that’s okay, because we’ve already established bad boys are cool, right? While I think his best look is what you see in Role Models, he still looked fab last night.

5. Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Talk about looking like you just rolled out of bed. I wasn’t lying earlier, I do love scruff, and his is on the brink of being a bit too much, but he still is a handsome guy. Just look at those baby blues.

Honorable Mention

Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner

Okay, I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t include Robert Downey, Jr. he just didn’t have a beard. He’s still a babe though, so here he is.

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