Men may prefer blondes but ladies love bald. In the bible, Samson lost his power when his hair was cut off, but in the scientific age, everyone knows that hair loss is a sign of virility. High levels of testosterone are one of the reasons men go bald.
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It stands to reason that the less hair a man’s got, the manlier he is. Do you know who doesn’t go bald? Eunuchs. Now behold the best of bald: 11 of the sexiest men on earth, who just happen to be hairless.
11. Michael Jordan
A living legend in the world of sports, Michael Jordan is without doubt the greatest basketball player to have ever bounced a ball. According to ESPN he is the greatest North American athlete of the 20th Century.
Nicknamed ‘Air Jordan’ for his ability to slam-dunk a ball from the free throw line, Jordan’s aerodynamic ability can only have been helped by his lack of hair. Just as a swimmer shaves all their body hair off to reduce water resistance, Michael Jordan’s baldness helped him to defeat gravity.
10. Woody Harrelson
From his early days in Cheers, to his multiple blockbuster films, Woody Harrelson has been a renowned star for close to 3 decades. Unlike many Hollywood actors Harrelson has had the decency to grow old gracefully and allow his hair to thin out unimpeded.
Letting nature take its course is entirely in character for Harrelson. He has been a committed environmentalist and vegan for many years now. Not all hippies have long hair.
9. Damon Wayans
One of America’s most loved stand-up comedians, Damon Wayans is a household name thanks to his many comedy films and TV series. From his early 90s show In Living Color, to My Wife and Kids in the late 2000s, Wayans has consistently produced popular, award-winning shows.
One quarter of the famous Wayans Brothers, Damon is the most successful member of the family, described as an “outrageous cue ball-domed comedian of film and TV satire fortified by a dazzling, sly smile”. He is known not only as a sex symbol but as one of America’s most famous fathers.
8. Sean Connery
A Hollywood legend, Sean Connery is probably one of the most famous film stars in Hollywood. With a career spanning over 60 years, Connery is the granddaddy of A-list actors. Best known for his portrayal of James Bond, Connery starred in 7 of the 007 franchise films.
A winner of an academy award, two BAFTA awards, three Golden Globe awards and the recipient of a knighthood, Sir Connery has been voted ‘The Greatest Living Scot’. In 1989, he was proclaimed ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted ‘Sexiest Man of the Century’. Not bad for a man who’s been bald for over 40 years.
7. Samuel L. Jackson
An iconic actor and the highest grossing movie star of all time, Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films. A former Black Panther, Jackson got into acting through his involvement in the Civil Rights movement. A public speaking class, which he took to improve the speeches he gave, inspired Jackson to pursue a career as an actor.
Overcoming numerous drug addictions, the ‘hairless heretic of the screen’ has won numerous awards throughout his career. At the turn of the century he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
6. Bruce Willis
German-born actor Bruce Willis is the father of modern action films. As John McLane in the Die Hard Trilogy, Willis showed the world how a bald man can be strong and sexy. Starring in over 60 blockbuster films, Willis is not only a prolific actor but a consummate business man.
Owning multiple properties in LA, his own Production Company and part owner of the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, this bald bruiser knows how to make money.
5. Michael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum isn’t naturally bald and would never have made this list were it not for his portrayal of the follicly-challenged Lex Luthor in the hit TV series, Smallville. Rosenbaum is the perfect example of how good a man can look bald.
With hair he was a handsome but ultimately forgettable face in the Hollywood crowd. Once he lost the locks, Rosenbaum became a dashing and distinctive hunk, and was voted one of the sexiest men alive by People Magazine.
4. Avery Brooks
As an actor, director, musician and college professor, Avery Brooks is as well-rounded as his hairless head. Best known for his portrayal of Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the show ran for seven seasons mainly due to Brooks’s incredible intensity.
In the course of the show Brooks went from a man with a full head of hair to the hairless hero he is today. And the more hair Brooks lost, the more popular the show became.
3. Jason Statham
British-born action man, Jason Statham is the star of such frenetic films as Snatch, The Transporter, Crank and Death Race. Famous for his fearless filmmaking, Statham is a hairless man who does all his own stunts.
A former world-class diver, Statham was on the British diving team for 12 years before taking the step into acting. Now one of the hottest action stars in Hollywood, this bald beast has left a slew of beautiful models in his wake. After breaking up with the stunning Kelly Brook, Statham is now dating Victoria’s secret model and Transformers 3 star, Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
2. Vin Diesel
The baddest bald man in Hollywood, Vin Diesel (real name Mark Sinclair Vincent) is an acclaimed director and action star. Before finding fame in Saving Private Ryan, Diesel had already made a name for himself as a director. His short film, Multi-Facial, was selected for screening at Cannes and his first feature, Strays, was selected for the Sundance film festival.
Known for his deep voice and athletic physique, Diesel is a bald man you don’t want to mess with.
1. Patrick Stewart
The sexiest hairless man out there, Patrick Stewart is not only the greatest Star Trek captain there ever was but also a classically trained, critically lauded theatre actor. Stewart stars as Professor Xavier in the X-men films and is the voice of Avery Bullock in American Dad! But it’s his distinguished, 50-year theatre acting career that has earned him multiple awards as well as a knighthood.
Patrick Stewart is not only the sexiest bald man in the world but could just be the most epic individual there is.
BONUS! – Buck Angel
Proving that even if you’re a woman you want to be a bald man, Buck Angel is a famous transsexual porn star. Born a woman, Buck has had surgery to become ‘a man with a vagina’ and is now a famous and successful porn star.
Winner of numerous AVN awards, Buck now spends his time running his own entertainment company, Buck Angel Entertainment and lecturing at universities around the United States.
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