14 Celebs Who Are Unrecognizable Without Their Signature Facial Hair

Diply 12 Jul 2017

Have you ever come across someone you used to know at the grocery store and known something was very different about them? That's exactly what it feels like to look at these celebrities with and without facial hair.

Keep reading if you want to be amazed at what your favorite celebs look like without their iconic facial hair!

1. Joaquin Phoenix

Instagram | @bestof_movies

Joaquin has rocked a couple different facial hairstyles throughout his career.

We definitely can't forget that weird time when he grew out his hair and beard and we didn't know if he was acting or not.

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While Joaquin isn't necessarily known for his facial hair per se, we can definitely see how different he looks between all three hairstyles. 

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I can't believe how unrecognizable he is as mysterious bearded Joaquin.

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2. Seth Rogen

Instagram | @sethrogen

Seth is never allowed to be bare-faced or not wear glasses ever again. His look is just too iconic.

Seth without facial hair looks like someone we all definitely know but can't pinpoint who they are.

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3. Jon Hamm

YouTube | The Jonathan Ross Show

Jon Hamm ditched his clean-shaven, greased-back Mad Men look and let loose, growing out both his locks and beard.

I feel like this is something all middle-aged men have to go through.

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Facial hair or not, I think we can all agree that Jon looks absolutely divine.

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Is there really any look that he wouldn't be able to pull off? Absolutely not, and he knows it, too.

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4. Zach Galifianakis

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It's not right to spell Zach's last name in one try and it's also not right for him to ever not have facial hair.

The person on the right doesn't even look like he would be a distant relative!

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5. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Instagram | @cubagoodingjr

Cuba with a goatee just looks like a regular dad who just happens to look like Cuba Gooding Jr.

I bet he's definitely still a sweetheart either way!

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6. Stephen Colbert

YouTube | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

We are all very familiar with classic clean Colbert, but what do we think of his wizard vibes Colbeard? If he grew it any longer, I'm pretty sure he would turn into Gandalf.

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7. Tom Selleck

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Tom Selleck's brow game is still super strong, but it's really hard to believe that guy on the right is really him without his signature Mr. Potato Head 'stache.

Colbert quipped that the 'stache is so iconic that it even has a non-compete clause.

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8. Leonardo DiCaprio

Instagram | @leonardodicaprio

What DOESN'T suit Leo (no pun intended)?

Wolf of Wall Street Leo looks like beardy manbun Leo's young adult son. Clearly they run a successful family business together that they hope will be passed down in the family.

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9. George Lopez

Instagram | @georgelopez

If I spotted bearded George on the street, I would just never guess that was him.

Can we also talk about how George Lopez's 'stache is actually picture perfect?

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10. Shia LaBeouf

YouTube | MotivaShian

The actor's Transformers days may have ended for him back in 2011, but his bearded transformation definitely did not.

Shia looks pretty fierce with this beard, and he definitely means business.

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Without a beard, all we can think about is him as that silly, mischievous, carefree Louis from Even Stevens.

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Or bad boy Stanley Yelnats IV from Holes, so I guess not much changed, actually.

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11. Donald Glover/Childish Gambino

YouTube | FX Networks

With a beard, Donald Glover transforms from Childish Gambino into Young Adult Hipster Gambino for sure.

Donald Glover got serious with his music and grew facial hair. It seems to be some unspoken requirement.

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12. Jason Momoa

Instagram | @prideofgypsies

Jason Momoa still hasn't brushed his hair since 2011 during his stint playing Conan in Conan the Barbarian, but everything about his 2017 furry aesthetic is fierce.

Regardless, I would not want to get on his bad side.

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13. Jared Leto

Instagram | @jaredleto

The question is, what hasn't Jared Leto tried with his hair? He's done super short and clean-shaven and now long, luscious, and bearded.

Somehow, Jared looks more approachable with a burly beard.

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He clearly isn't afraid to switch up his look, even bravely letting Jimmy Fallon trim up his beard a bit on the late night host's show.

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Leto's beard is like a child to him, so that definitely took some guts!

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14. Adam Levine

Instagram | @adamlevine

I actually think Adam Levine's stubble gives him the strength to quickly sass Blake Shelton hard on The Voice.

Without it, he looks like he would just sit there and actually let Blake talk, which we know wouldn't be right.

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It's pretty insane what some facial hair can do to change someone's look!


So, what do you think? Let us know in the COMMENTS which look you prefer on your fav bearded men!

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