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Famous Beards (and the Men Who Wear Them)

Based on the clues, name these famous bearded men.
Include fictional characters
Last updated: August 14, 2015
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Clue
Beard
Leader of twelve disciples
Jesus
16th President
Abraham Lincoln
Former Al-Qaeda leader
Osama Bin Laden
Viking of the funny pages
Hägar the Horrible
Hogwarts headmaster
Albus Dumbledore
His belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly
Santa Claus
Writer with a famous white beard
during his "Papa" phase
Ernest Hemingway
Escaped slave and abolitionist orator
with a salt-and-pepper beard
Frederick Douglass
Discovered natural selection and
had a bushy white beard
Charles Darwin
Mad Russian monk
with an unkempt beard
Rasputin
Clue
Beard
Cuban revolutionary
Fidel Castro
English King married six times
Henry VIII
Author of "Das Kapital"
Karl Marx
Frodo's wizard friend
Gandalf
Top-ranking Confederate general
Robert E. Lee
Smurf with a red hat
Papa Smurf
His beard became de rigueur
for psychiatrists
Sigmund Freud
Behind his beard, there is no chin
- only another fist
Chuck Norris
Also known as Jupiter or Jove
Zeus
Rock band with long beards
and sunglasses
ZZ Top
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level 39
Dec 14, 2012
Quizmaster - can't you accept Father Christmas for 'Santa Claus'??
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level ∞
Dec 14, 2012
Okay
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level 74
Dec 17, 2015
How about Saint Nicholas as well? The Clement Clarke Moore poem is referenced in the clue.
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level 53
Dec 14, 2012
If you are somebody that gets the Harry Potter one right and doesn't get Hemingway, you are what is wrong with America.
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level 55
Dec 14, 2012
I wouldn't go that far. Harry Potter is extremely popular to the point where the question should be easy whether you're a fan or not. As for Hemingway, he is not necessarily known for his beard and is less of a pop culture figure than many on this list.
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level 53
Dec 15, 2012
That's the point, most people know the Harry Potter books but don't know about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Another example of the dumbing down of America. Just my opinion but I hate it when I talk to people and they know every character from Twilight of Harry Potter but never read anything by Steinbeck or Hemingway.
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level 66
Dec 15, 2012
Hemingway is totally known for his beard. Either way, he was an overrated drunk.
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level 71
Aug 19, 2015
Interestingly, I worked in bookshops during the Potter phenomenon and the sales of kids books didn't change appreciably, they just shifted to Harry Potter and away from other authors, so I'm not sure if kids were reading more, or if they were just all reading the same thing.
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level 28
Dec 17, 2015
You must be joking when you say Hemingway is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Yawn inducing drivel is what Hemingway is.
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level 65
Dec 18, 2015
I read Hemingway's books - the writing style and the themes are probably not "beardy" enough for me to notice.
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level 57
Dec 19, 2015
I'm guessing you haven't read Harry Potter if you're lumping it in with Twilight. It's an incredibly intelligent, well-written and entertaining series and not at all similar to Twilight. It's also a children's book and doesn't share the same readership as Hemmingway. He's also dead. Old books are forgotten and new ones take their place in the general public's mind.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2017
^^^ exactly this. Stephen king once said: "Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is all about how important it is to have a boyfriend"
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level 48
Dec 14, 2012
Where'sthe dislike button when you need it?
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level 53
Jan 1, 2013
That's about right. You need a little thumbs down icon to properly express your opinion.
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level 36
Oct 20, 2014
If one isn't American, then it doesn't count :P I've never heard that name in my life
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level 65
Feb 19, 2015
And if I'm not from America, can I still be what's wrong with it?
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level 74
Dec 17, 2015
*high five*
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level 66
Jul 17, 2015
Well, according to you, I'm what's wrong with America. Yet I read the Old Man and the Sea (most boring book I've ever read, but that's not the point), but have never seen Hemingway's face, how does that make me dumb?
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level 69
Dec 17, 2015
Pablo Neruda reportedly once said that Hemingway could not have won the Nobel Prize for literature if it were not for American imperialism.
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level 56
Dec 17, 2015
Did you get Douglass clr231? Hope so!
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level 74
Dec 17, 2015
I've read lots of Hemingway and Steinbeck books, but I honestly don't remember seeing a single photo of Steinbeck. This quiz is not about the quality of work, it's about whose face has been seen more. I find it odd that you don't complain about more people knowing Papa Smurf than Papa Hemingway. I think kids reading a Potter book is far better than vegging out in front of the TV.
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level 49
Dec 17, 2015
The harry potter character has been in six popular films, and pictures and gifs of him are often seen on social media. Contrastingly, very few people, even people who've read his books, have ever seen a picture of Hemmingway. It's not a "dumbing down" of any sort; it's simply due to if the quiz takers (usually kids/teens/young adults) have seen an image of the beard owner or not.
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level 46
Dec 21, 2015
It's been three years and hope OP has learn to love themself.
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level 16
Aug 29, 2016
Interesting point but, when you think about it objectively, this isn't exactly a new debate. I'm sure when Hemingway first started out, there were people who looked down on his writing in favour of his predecessors. It's basically just snobbery, with a different time stamp.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2017
^^^ for sure, there have been people saying that the younger generation is ruining the world for hundreds, if not thousands of years.
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level 65
Apr 24, 2018
If you read a single Harry Potter book or see a single movie, you'll know who the headmaster of Hogwarts is and what he looks like. You can read every single novel and short story Hemingway ever wrote and not know what he looked like, or that he went by "Papa." Not to mention that Hemingway has been dead for more than 50 years, so no, his personal appearance is not quite the pop cultural touchstone it once was.
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level 40
Dec 23, 2012
Ha! As with every non-American I had absolutely no idea (or interest) in baseball. But dang... I got it by typing in random names! :) Score!
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level 74
Dec 17, 2015
I do the same thing with soccer/football, as well as several American sports. Not every American is a fan of every sport in the US, and I suspect all citizens of other countries aren't necessarily soccer experts, either.
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level 80
Apr 20, 2013
Where are Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes on this list?
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level 71
Aug 23, 2013
Ha!
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level 73
Jul 18, 2013
I guess i don't think of Castro as a Revolutionary. It my opinion, a revolutionary would be one trying to overthrow Castro; not the dictator himself.
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level 71
Aug 23, 2013
Castro did overthrow a dictator. The difference is that Batista was America's dictator and therefore an alright guy. Castro was a socialist and therefore the devil incarnate.
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level 60
Dec 17, 2015
That's the exact opposite of what people were told in the USSR!
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level 65
Dec 18, 2015
Weird, how that always works out, right?
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level 71
Dec 18, 2015
Perhaps eventually, Sulps. At first Castro didn't want to align himself with the USSR, or anyone else for that matter. He was forced to cosy up to the Eastern Bloc when the West embargoed Cuba and left him no choice. I'm not a huge Castro fan, he's done some dreadful things, but facts is facts.
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level 25
Sep 18, 2018
Revolutions aren't necessarily democratic (or republican or whatever). A revolution isn't a defined step to a specific type of government ; it's an event leading to a change in government (and in society, usually). A dictator overthrown by a new dictator can totally register as a revolution. (I just realised this comment is 5 years old but whatever)
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level 57
Sep 18, 2018
JetPunk doesn't have a reply notification, so even though I'm replying to you the same day you wrote that, it might as well be 5 years after the fact because you'll never see it.
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level 50
Mar 5, 2015
Gandolf doesn't work for Gandalf? Really
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level ∞
Aug 14, 2015
Gandolf will work now.
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level 73
Dec 17, 2015
Oh. I thought this quiz was going to have answers like Lisa Marie Presley, Phyllis Gates or Betty White.
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level 74
Dec 17, 2015
How could you have forgotten poor Liza!
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level 58
Dec 19, 2015
In my opinion, you should remove all of the fictional people and make a separate Fictional Beards quiz.
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level 34
Aug 12, 2016
How is Frederick Douglass so low down but then monsters like Castro and Bin Laden are far up?
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level 65
Jan 12, 2017
It's most likely due to recency, people hear about bin laden and Castro in the news a lot, and they both died relatively recently. Whereas Fredrick Douglas is a historical figure that a lot of people only hear about in high school history class.
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level 25
Sep 18, 2018
Also, Castro and Bin Laden are more known internationally, who were talked about outside of their respective regions, and are part of world history. Douglas is tied to events in America and is not that important a figure in the rest of the world (as he didn't have a really big impact outside of the US I guess - personally, his name rings a bell but nothing more).
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level 33
Jan 12, 2017
Add James Harden
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level 39
May 8, 2017
I'm of the generation that Hemingway, Twain, Joyce, Baldwin and other notable authors were required reading. Perhaps that's why we can think on our own and can have a discourse without it devolving into a lifetime of enmity.
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level 72
Jun 9, 2018
Old Burma Shave ad (on display in the Charleston Museum):

Henry the Eighth
Sure had trouble
Short-term wives
Long-term stubble!
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level 25
Sep 18, 2018
Okay, who the hell is Hägar the Horrible ? I've never heard of him. (I just tried putting in Harald Fair-hair... I know it has nothing to do with question, but that was the only nordic viking era figure I could think of with a funny name.)
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level 44
Sep 18, 2018
Psychiatrist =/= psychologist, which is what Freud was.
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level 59
Sep 18, 2018
Well, I guess I'm a bad Christian. I didn't get Jesus.