40 Funny Beard Memes & Hottest Celebrity Beards To Celebrate National Beard Day

Happy World Beard Day to the men who have them and the people who love them! World Beard Day — also known as National Beard Day to some — falls on September 1, and since beards are seen throughout the world, it definitely deserves a global celebration as epic as this notorious facial look deserves. 

The decision for a man to grow out a beard is dependent upon his own style and preferences. Some guys prefer it, while others might opt for some facial hair but maybe not a full-blown beard. 

That being said, not all beards are alike. Some men have well-managed, shorter beards, but then there are others who tend to go for a more wild approach to the look. Anyone remember ZZ Top? 

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There are men out there who are so genetically blessed that they can look amazing with or without a beard, and some guys actually look better with a beard. On the other hand though, beards aren't for everyone.

He may have finally won a long-overdue Oscar for his role in The Revenant, but the bearded look didn't exactly work for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Thankfully though, the acclaimed actor is back to being clean shaven for his new role in the star-studded Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 

The bearded look has been popular for centuries too. From ancient philosophers to monarchies during the middle ages, men throughout history have been seen sporting the look. 

Normally, guys are viewed as having it way easier than us girls when it comes to hair upkeep, but if you ask any man with a beard, he'll likely tell you those require some work and proper maintenance as well. 

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There are definitely plenty of handsome men in Hollywood that should rock a beard as much as possible, so in celebration of World Beard Day, we've gathered our own list of the hottest celebrities with beards, along with the best funny beard memes to share with your friends on social media (to show support, obviously). 

Who is your favorite fella? Enjoy!


1. Jamie Dornan's beard.

Jamie Dornan may have played the notorious Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey without a beard, but in real life, the actor prefers the full facial hair look - and somehow manages to look even hotter. 


2. It's all you need.

Nothing completes a look - and a lifestyle - quite like a beard.


3. James McAvoy's beard.

James McAvoy is known for playing the younger Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, but he definitely stole our hearts as romantic lead Robbie Turner in Atonement. The Scottish actor may not always be sporting a beard, but when he does, it's super hot. 


4. Wise advice.

Appearances can be deceiving.


5. Henry Cavill's beard.

It totally makes sense that Mission: Impossible - Fallout star and resident Superman, Henry Cavill, would look incredible in a beard. The guy is so handsome that he can even pull off a mustache.

Cavill's bearded look even made its way into his work as Superman during the beginning of Man of Steel


6. Looking good.

Bae is looking like a manly, bearded snack. 


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7. Chris Hemsworth's beard.

Chris Hemsworth, who is most famous for playing Thor in the Marvel superhero films, is another gorgeous Hollywood star that could probably still look good in a mullet. Per usual though, the Avengers: Infinity War star also looks hot in a beard. 


8. Be careful out there.

Whoops, there go all my clothes!


9. John Krasinski's beard.

John Krasinski went from playing mild-mannered employee Jim Halpert in The Office to becoming a major Hollywood action star. In addition to working alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, in the film A Quiet Place, he's now taking over the role of C.I.A. hero Jack Ryan in the series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Since leaving The Office though, John has been seen rocking a beard from time to time, and we can definitely say that Jim would be turning heads at a Dundler Mifflin reunion.


10. Yes.

I'm going to need to see some ID with that.


11. Idris Elba's beard.

Idris Elba is a current fan favorite to take over the role of James Bond once current Bond actor Daniel Craig steps down. It's easy to see why though. The British film star is one of the sexiest men in Hollywood, and he is someone who exudes a natural charm that he can use to pull off a gig as the new Bond. Naturally, Idris is someone who looks just as incredible with a beard, though if he does get to play James Bond, we may not get to see him with a beard for a while.


12. Bow down.

Bearded royalty over here.


13. Ryan Reynolds's beard.

Ryan Reynolds is another superhero actor on our list who looks just as handsome with a beard. The Deadpool star is also swoon-worthy when it comes to his relationship with his wife, actress Blake Lively, who stars in the new film A Simple Favor. The two love to tease each other on their Instagram accounts.


14. Own it.

If you got it, flaunt it.


15. Tom Hardy's beard.

To this day, it's hard to understand how someone as gorgeous as Tom Hardy would have one of his most famous roles be one in which his entire face is covered. I'm referring, of course, to his portrayal of the villain Bane in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. When it comes to beards, it seems they were made for Tom Hardy. The tattooed actor exudes a rugged, bad-boy appeal that brings his beard game to the next level. So hot! 


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16. Saving money.

Manliness equals savings.


17. Theo James' beard.

Theo James is famous for his work in the Divergent film franchise as the character Four. The actor has been seen sporting a beard from time to time on red carpets, and they definitely suit the handsome star well. 


18. Life made.

When you have a beard, you have enough.


19. Chris Pine's beard.

Chris Pine is famous for taking on the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the latest Star Trek film series, as well as playing pilot Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman. He may have been clean-shaving for those films, but he is just as hot with a beard.

Even though we assumed we wouldn't get a chance to see him again as Steve Trevor, it appears we get to have Chris back in Wonder Woman 1984. Yes! 


20. Stay hydrated.

He's certainly looking like an oasis right now. 


21. Oscar Isaac's beard.

Oscar Isaac plays rebellious pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Even though he starred in one of the biggest Hollywood franchises in history, he's an accomplished actor in many smaller, dramatic film roles as well in which we got to the see the handsome actor with a beard on film.

One of those roles was his star-making turn as the title character in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.


22. Leave it to the pros. 

Remember, remember the month of November.


23. Chris Evans' beard.

Oh captain, my captain. Yes, it's Captain America himself, Chris Evans. Film fans have gotten to see Chris play Captain America for some years now, but we got an extra treat when he played the character with a beard in the latest Avengers: Infinity War movie. Needless to say, he looked good.  


24. Eyes up.

There's more to a man than his beard.... I suppose.


25. Liam Hemsworth's beard.

The other Hemsworth hottie on our list is Liam Hemsworth. As the younger brother of Chris, Liam still has more of a baby face, however, when he's out with a beard, it definitely gives him a more mature look. 


26. Protect your reputation.

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He wore a beard before it was cool.


27. Tyler Hoechlin's beard.

Another Superman actor on our list is the man who portrays the legendary superhero on television in the series Supergirl. He may not be able to wear a beard as Superman, but he frequently has a beard for red carpet events. He looks so handsome,  so maybe it's time for Superman to have a beard on the regular?


28. My man!

What a mighty good man...


29. Gerard Butler's beard.

The Scottish-born actor who starred in films such as London Has Fallen and Law Abiding Citizen is definitely cool, Hollywood action star, so it's befitting that he could also pull off a beard.


30. Speak up.

"Are you talking to me?"


31. Ewan McGregor's beard.

Ewan McGregor famously had a beard while playing the younger version of Star Wars Jedi and Anakin Skywalker mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequels. There's even been talk that he may return to play Obi-Wan in a stand-alone film.

The actor has also rocked the bearded look in real-life as well, and it looks really good on him.



32. Welcome to awesome.

That will definitely clear Customs. 


33. Donald Glover's beard.

To say Donald Glover is hot right now would be an understatement. Not only he is incredibly good looking - with or without a beard - but he's also one of the most in-demand actors and music artists around. Seriously. This guy can go from starring in hits like Solo: A Star Wars Story and the series Atlanta, to channeling his musical alter ego, Childish Gambino, in order to create one of the most popular music videos of the year with "This is America". 


34. Wow.

My mind is blown.


35. Jon Hamm's beard.

Jon Hamm's iconic role as Don Draper in the series Mad Men was all about slicked-back hair and a clean-shaven face. Outside of the series though, he also looks amazing with a beard. Here's hoping we get to see him with a beard in more roles.


36. Rule #1.

Obey the rules of the beard.


37. Hugh Jackman's beard.

Hugh Jackman can go from big musicals like Les Miserables and The Greatest Showman to playing a rugged superhero such as Wolverine in the X-Men films. Although his bearded look in the film Logan may have seemed more edgy, the talented actor also cleans up well with a beard during red carpet events. 


38. Swoon.

"Take my breath away..."


39. Brad Pitt's beard.

The name Brad Pitt has been associated with good looks for the last 25 years. It's interesting that a man who easily has one of the most beautiful faces - and chiseled jaw lines - in Hollywood would ever want to cover it up with facial hair. This super-human of good genetics still manages to look incredible even with a beard, though it appears he probably won't have it for his upcoming role in the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 


40. So true.

You can't ignore the facts.


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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.