A Definitive Ranking Of All The Beards At The 2014 BAFTAs

Hair we go.

12. Barkhad Abdi.

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While Emma Thompson is clearly loving it, there’s just not enough of it to place it any higher, we’re afraid.

11. Matthew Modine.

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It’s like a perfect musketeers’ goatee. So if it was a definitive ranking of goatees he’d be on top. Too bad.

10. Steve McQueen.

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Nice and neat, Steve, but there were just too many other good beards at the ceremony.

9. Kieran Evans.

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There’s a lot of facial hair going on here, but it’s the BAFTAs… less scruffiness, please.

8. Michael Sheen.

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The perfect salt and pepper look going on here for Michael Sheen. We salute you.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Looking good, Leo! And we’d love to stroke his face and score him higher, but you’ll agree with us below.

6. Stephen Fry.


Well he was centre stage for the evening, so he of course put in extra effort. Plus he gets extra points for asking for facial hair advice on Twitter before the ceremony.

5. Bradley Cooper.

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Need we say any more?

4. Christian Bale.

Just so many good beards to choose from. Bravo, Christian, bravo.

3. Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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Now this is more like it. A real beard, a man’s beard. Top marks.

2. Tom Hardy.

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It was a close call but Tom’s is just so bristly and manly.

1. Michael Fassbender.


Yeah, he knows he’s the beard king.

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