World Beard Day 2016

World Beard Day 2016: The best beards in cinema

Today marks the first Saturday of September and to those of you who aren’t aware, that can mean only one thing… it’s World Beard Day!


Whether you’re the owner of a mighty beard or you’re just starting out, then you’ll no doubt hold a healthy obsession for all things bearded. Don’t worry though, because you aren’t alone. Here at The Culturist we love a good beard almost as much as we love film, so to help celebrate we’ve created a list of some of your favourite beards in cinema with the help of Twitter’s most prominent film bloggers.

So sit back, relax and hold on to your beards!

The best beards in cinema – World Beard Day

Jakob Lewis Barnes (@jumpcutjakob), founder of

Actor: Will Ferrell

Character: Ron Burgandy

Film: Anchorman (2004)

“The Bad Choice”

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Josh Barton (@bartonj2410), founder of

Actor: Gerard Butler

Character: King Leonidas

Film: 300 (2006)

“The Spartan”

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The Bearded Manc (@TheBeardedManc), founder of

Actor: Alan Rickman

Character: Hans Gruber

Film: Die Hard (1988)

“The Yippee-ki-yay”

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Martin White (@Film_Bookworm) – Eternal Cinema of the Obsessed Mind

Actor: Robin Williams

Character: Sean Maguire

Film: Good Will Hunting (1998)

“The Chief”

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The Movie Waffler (@themoviewaffler)

Actor: Orson Welles

Character: Falstaff

Film: Chimes at Midnight (1966)

“The Falstaff”

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Mark Bartlett (@deadlyfoe), contributor at and

Actor: Scott Mosier

Character: William the Idiot Manchild

Film: Clerks (1994)

“The Grizzly Adams”

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Lee Allen (@LeeAllen), founder of

Actor: Sir Ian McKellen

Character: Gandalf the Grey

Film: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“The Wizard”

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Lauren Chassebi (@LaurenChassebi), founder of

Actor: Bill Murray

Character: Steve Zissou

Film: Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

“The Submariner”

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Finn McCool (@FinnMcCool), film blogger

Actor: Kurt Russell

Character: R.J. MacReady

Film: The Thing (1982)

“The Survivor”

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Skip to the End (@sttepodcast) /

Actor: Mr. T

Character: Clubber Lang

Film: Rocky III (1982)

“The Fool”

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Sarah Buddery (@sarah_buddery), founder of

Actor: Mark Hamill

Character: Luke Skywalker

Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

“The Force”

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And finally… The Culturist’s choice

Actor: Al Pacino

Character: Frank Serpico

Film: Serpico (1973)

“The Undercover”


If you have your own favourite beard in film then feel free to cast your vote below!


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