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On the Beardwalk

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January 11th, 2007



Okay. I'm not proud of liking Grey's Anatomy. I didn't WANT to like it. But, but look at him!

November 11th, 2006

a new extensive list on msn of tv's top mustaches. Entertaining!


October 28th, 2006

I imagine that most of you have seen "The Prestige" already, and I'd like to discuss it's overwhelming faith in fake beards and moustaches. Apparently in the early 19th century, a fuzzy fake beard was all you needed to fool even your arch nemesis! I was continually amazed at the new, fuzzy-faced contraptions Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale were coming up with. In fact, as I look back on the film, I think an argument could be made that BEARDS were the actual secret of everything, not all that silly playing-with-reality mumbo jumbo.

(I am trying not to spoil)

any thoughts on the meaningfulness of beards to christopher nolan? or some good photos you found? I am coming up blank!

October 22nd, 2006

In the most recent episode of Battlestar Galactica, we suffered a debilitating loss: Not one, but two facial accessories.

RIP union regulation beard, shamestache. I'll never forget you.

(God, I love this community.)

October 16th, 2006

This weekend I learned that Mandy Patinkin (as Alfred De Musset) sports an impeccable beard in Impromptu.

This is---I believe we can all agree---knowledge worth having.

September 18th, 2006

Everyone's-favorite-Darcy Colin Firth is starring in what I think is a Romulus and Remus sort of historical epic film, coming out in January. Yes, the thought of Firth as a sword-weilding Roman began to awaken the possibility of even MORE Firthy love, but the movie, it must be said, looks spectacularly awful. It's called The Last Legion and some trailery bits can be found on youtube.

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Here he sports some mild stubble and I think he's trying to channel Sean Bean from Troy, but I just can't be sure at all. I mean. . .Colin Firth. In an action film. I feel like the neurons are firing but just not connecting with anything.

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September 1st, 2006


Proof that even those who are the very sexy already can be improved upon by bearding: Clive Owen in GQ magazine.

August 30th, 2006

And now, by royal decree, one of the bearded performances that aimed a steel-toed boot at my head (as a student of the classics) AND my ovaries (as a complete girl):

Sean Bean as Odysseus in "Troy". Ultimately a bug bland wipe-out of a movie, but with a casting strategy whose motto could be "A Lad For Every Lass". Girly-men? Check! Lovable brutes? Check! Sensitive but strong men holding babies tenderly? Check!

In my case, please note that I wrote my thesis on the Odyssey, and that one of my first imaginary person crushes was on Odysseus, and that I thought Bean was great as Boromir, and you have trouble.

Here's a bunch of pictures. I'll shut up now.

Icons, feel free to yoink:

It's a strange truth that Sean Bean is far less effective when clean-shaven. Proof:

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August 19th, 2006

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Fat Princesses

The release of The Illusionist this week reminded me of Mr. Norton's apparent love for the goatee.

In American History X:

In 25th Hour:

And in the upcoming Pride and Glory:

That is commitment, my friends. Clearly he feels that this particular arrangement of hairs channels his acting ability out of his face and directly into the camera.

It is, of course, worth noting that Mr. Giamatti and Mr. Sewell seem to make fine turns as supporting beards in the follicle-friendly film.

August 12th, 2006

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Fat Princesses
Here is something that a friend and I were talking about a few months ago.

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