History’s Most Famous Facial Hair

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History’s Most Famous Facial Hair

From sideburns symbolizing rebellion to beards that carry a massive mythology, the past proves that a man’s facial fur can take on a life of its own. So read on for MF’s take on the 13 most meaningful—or just plain memorable—sets of whiskers.

Capturing a comic book character as magnetic as Wolverine on the big screen is no easy task, but it’s safe to say the Marvel Universe is pleased with the job Hugh Jackman has done over the past decade. In five films (and counting), Jackman has portrayed the clawed mutant superhero, known for his rugged demeanor and, of course, some pretty badass ‘burns. The wild style was unique to the comic book before Jackman took on the role, but has since become a popular look for pro athletes (e.g., Rays hitter Luke Scott) and other macho guys who secretly want to have superhuman powers.

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