It’s November. And for the past 15 years, the month has become increasingly synonymous with men’s whiskered facial growth. Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has set focus on men’s health, encouraging men to “gro a mo” for the month, setting men’s health issues onto a global stage and encouraging donations.
The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health initiatives around the globe, increasing awareness of the health issues affecting men, namely, prostate and testicular cancers, as well as mental health.
You can read about the movement and its work here.
So, to support the movement and to celebrate men in all their whiskered glory, I’ve decided to highlight some fine stubbled men from film/TV. I’m collecting all the facial growth under the heading of ‘Staches, but there are full-growth beards, five o’clock shadows, long sideburns, goatees, and, yes, many moustaches in many forms.
So, here it is: a very incomplete list of whiskered growth on some fine actors from some fine shows. Thirty ‘staches for every day in November. A mo a day to keep the doctor away, as it were.
A Cache of ‘Staches for Movember: 30 Whiskered Men – Just Because
(In no particular order)
THE MAN: Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
THE SHOW: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
THE STACHE: Pencil Moustache grounded with a Goatee for the twinkle-eyed, lawless swashbuckler.
THE MAN: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)
THE SHOW: Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003-2017)
THE STACHE: Braided French Fork Beard with Classic Chevron Moustache and Soul Patch for the scheming, charming, crazy-like-a-fox pirate.
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THE MAN: Eric, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth)
THE SHOW: Snow White & the Huntsman (2012) and The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)
THE STACHE: Long Stubble Beard for the haunted, heartbroken warrior.
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THE MAN: Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)
THE SHOW: Harry Potter series (from the third installment and onwards, 2004-2011)
THE STACHE: Old-Growth Full Beard with practical Beard Ponytail for the well-respected wizard on-the-go and harried headmaster.
THE MAN: Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman)
THE SHOW: Age of Adaline (2015)
THE STACHE: Full Beard, nicely trimmed, for the supportive, persistent, thoughtful, independently wealthy man.
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THE MAN: Frank Troy (Terence Stamp)
THE SHOW: Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
THE STACHE: Trimmed Painter’s Brush Moustache with bushy Sideburns for the dashing and dastardly hubby.
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THE MAN: T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)
THE SHOW: Black Panther (2018), Avengers series (2012-2018)
THE STACHE: Short Boxed Beard with thin Chin Strap and Horseshoe Moustache for the compassionate but still butt-kicking King of Wakanda.
THE MAN: Nick Vaughan (Chris Evans)
THE SHOW: Before We Go (2014)
THE STACHE: Trimmed Full Beard for the gentle, charming and chatty stranger.
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THE MAN: Captain Killian “Hook” Jones (Colin O’Donoghue)
THE SHOW: Once Upon a Time (2011-2018)
THE STACHE: Long Stubble Beard for the complicated bad boy with a heart of gold.
THE MAN: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth)
THE SHOW: Pride & Prejudice (1995)
THE STACHE: Classic Full Sideburns of a substantial length for the stiff-mannered gentleman, who pitter-patters female hearts with longing looks.
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THE MAN: Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover)
THE SHOW: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
THE STACHE: Coiffed Royale Beard with Sideburns for the savvy rogue too charming for his own good.
THE MAN: Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia)
THE SHOW: This is Us (2016-2018)
THE STACHE: Classic Chevron Moustache to Goatee to Full Beard – many whiskers through the years – for the lovably flawed, evolving family man.
THE MAN: Aramis (Santiago Cabrera)
THE SHOW: The Musketeers (2014-2016)
THE STACHE: Extended Van Dyke Beard for the charming and ambitious ladies’ man.
THE MAN: John Thornton (Richard Armitage)
THE SHOW: North & South (2004)
THE STACHE: Five O’Clock Shadow and Classic Sideburns for the unpolished, rough-and-ready industrialist with the generous heart and steely gaze.
THE MAN: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)
THE SHOW: The X-Men series (2000-2017)
THE STACHE: Bushy Mutton Chops for the gruff, volatile, unlucky-in-love mutant, whose healing powers don’t seem to extend to mending a broken heart.