Movie Villains and Their Badass Beards

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General Zod, Man of Steel
General Zod, Man of Steel
Warner Bros. Pictures
Michael Shannon takes on the iconic villain role of General Zod, a Kryptonian general with the same superpowers as Superman. However, there's one very important thing that separates Zod from our Man of Steel: his menacing little beard.
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Alonzo Harris, Training Day
Alonzo Harris, Training Day
Warner Bros. Pictures
In 2001 Denzel Washington took on the role of Alonzo Harris, the most crooked cop you've ever had the displeasure of meeting. Washington went on to win an Oscar for his terrifying character, but we all know that his beard is what really made him a badass.
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Jacobim Mugatu, Zoolander
Jacobim Mugatu, Zoolander
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Will Ferrell was the ultimate scene stealer as the brainwashing fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu. But you don't need to play "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood for us to be hypnotized — all we have to do is look at Mugatu's crazy poodle goatee.
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Calvin Candie, Django Unchained
Calvin Candie, Django Unchained
The Weinstein Company
Calvin, the alternately charming but brutal owner of Candyland, was Leonardo DiCaprio's first time portraying a villain in a film. So of course he needed the one thing that would enhance his evil: an untrustworthy smile hidden beneath a thick beard.
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Hugo Drax, Moonraker
Hugo Drax, Moonraker
United Artists
Moonraker is the 11th film in the James Bond series so Michael Lonsdale had a lot to live up to as a Bond villain. Hugo Drax was an industrialist who plans to poison all humans on earth, then repopulate the planet from his space station. As if that plan wasn't already evil enough, Hugo explained this man-made apocalypse with a scowl and a bear. Terrifying.
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Hans Gruber, Die Hard
Hans Gruber, Die Hard
20th Century Fox
In the classically badass movie Die Hard, Alan Rickman grew a great goatee for his role of Hans Gruber a German mastermind and the leader of the terrorists. Sure he may have fallen 30 stories to his death in the end, but his beard looked great.
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Seneca Crane, The Hunger Games
Seneca Crane, The Hunger Games
Lionsgate
Wes Bentley took on the role of gamemaker Seneca Crane, the ruthless and brutal creator of the 74th Hunger Games. In the end, Seneca was sentenced to death by President Snow of inadvertently sparking a nation-wide revolution, but none of that matters because his beard is one of the most badass in this history of wicked men.
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General Zod, Superman II,
General Zod, Superman II,
Warner Bros. Pictures
In 1980, Terence Stamp was one of the first actors to portray the classic Superman mega-villain, General Zod in a film. In his quest for world domination, he also started one great movie trend: bad guys are much more terrifying when accompanied with a beard.
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Obadiah Stane, Iron Man
Obadiah Stane, Iron Man
Marvel
In the first Iron man we discovered that Obadiah Stane was supplying terrorists with weapons and hired the Ten Rings to kill Tony Stark. Jeff Bridges was a huge fan of the comic-books growing up so he knew he needed to do two very important things: He shaved his head and grew a gray beard for the role.
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Jafar, Aladdin
Jafar, Aladdin
Walt Disney Pictures
We all remember Jafar as the power-hungry Grand Vizier of Agraba. And, like his beard, Jafar remains one of Disney's most twisted movie villains.
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Ra's al Ghul, Batman Begins
Ra's al Ghul, Batman Begins
Warner Bros. Pictures
Liam Neeson is commonly cast as the understanding mentor, so the revelation that his character was the main villain was intended to shock viewers in Batman Begins. We're still just shocked that Neeson was able to grow such a badass beard.
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jack Torrance, The Shining
jack Torrance, The Shining
Warner Bros. Pictures
Okay, we'll admit that Jack Nicholson doesn't have a full-fledged beard in The Shining but this menacing five-o-clock shadow is almost even more terrifying. Plus the whole trying to murder his wife and son thing is a little chilling as well.
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Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Walt Disney Pictures
Davy Jones was once a human being who was unable to bear the pain of losing his true love. He carved out his heart and put it into the Dead Man's Chest, then buried it in a secret location. One thing that isn't secret: That tentacle beard is probably the most badass beard in this group.

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