It’s really tough being a celebrity. You can’t even shave your head, whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, because there will undoubtedly be someone (me) who will get all over that and write an article about it. The world of fashion is definitely vaster in the case of ladies, with the most notorious changes taking place along the timeline of women’s style evolution. And although they benefit from a considerable variety of wardrobe choices and spectacular creations and elements of style, they’re also the ones most often targeted by the so called “fashion police.” In the past decade, however, this industry has been shifting its attention to target the gentlemen too. Which means, in full circle style, that you can’t even shave your head, because there will undoubtedly be someone who will write an article about it, like the case of these 10 Male Celebrities Who Shaved Their Heads and became the topic of this analytic piece of writing. And just so you won’t say that all we care about is this incredibly vital change in their appearance, we’ll prove that we care about their careers just as much, but tossing in some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about their professional lives.
1. Matt Damon
Our beloved Matt Damon is most widely known for his successful Bourne series and for being the center of a conspiracy theory that assumes NASA is secretly planning to actually send him to space. He’s a true professional, something confirmed by the fact that his look change happened for the movie Elysium.
Did you know? Matt Damon was a student at Harvard! He dropped out of college to follow the path of acting, when he only had 12 credits left before being able to graduate. I guess that, all things considered, this was a wise choice, but don’t let yourself get influenced by him, kids. He had a very specific life.
2. David Beckham
Everyone’s favorite star football player and H&M’s favorite underwear model choice, David Beckham is a sex icon of many hairstyles. This one, in particular, wasn’t really necessary if you ask me, but it’s a good thing hair grows back.
Did you know? David Beckham is diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), which means that he requires for everything to be neatly organized, with extra points if it’s in pairs. Don’t believe me? Then explain the fact that he has three fridges: one for salads, one for drinks and another for general food.
3. Jason Statham
In this case, we’re not talking about an overnight look change, but of basically a trademark look. For as long as we know him, Jason Statham proudly displayed a shaved head. Or, I guess, not so proudly, given the fact that the reason behind that is that he’s balding.
Did you know? Jason Statham was part of the British National Diving Team, having even won 12th place in the 1992 World Championship.
4. Tom Hardy
The first time Hardy exhibited his shaved head was for his role in Star Trek: Nemesis and, let me tell you, it hasn’t gotten easier to look at since.
Did you know? Tom Hardy went to the same London drama school as Michael Fassbender. When asked about it, he declared that “Fassbender was the best actor of the school.”
5. Seann William Scott
You might not recognize him without his wild, spiky hair his famous American Pie character, Stifler, had, but Seann William Scott manages to pull a shaved head quite well, especially since he opts to balance it with a little bit of stubble too.
Did you know? Seann William Scott had a very difficult time keeping it together around women, which is how he ended up having his first girlfriend when he was thirty years old!
6. Channing Tatum
I don’t think there’s any point to commenting on this entry, since I’m sure that Channing Tatum could wear guacamole on his head for all we care, because he’d still be considered one of the most attractive men alive.
Did you know? Channing Tatum struggled though his whole childhood with ADHD and dyslexia. In order to cope with them, he took medication that made him feel “soulless,” as Tatum himself declared, adding that this is something he wouldn’t ever do to his own kids.
7. Vin Diesel
Another member of the “trademark look” club, along with Statham, it’d be incredibly awkward if we ever saw Diesel with anything but a shaved head.
Did you know? Vin Diesel probably has the weirdest fear in the history of humankind. He dreads the possibility of walking into a wall and busting his lip.
8. Bruce Willis
Guess who’s Die Hard? Not Bruce Willis’ hair, which took a trip into the unknown abyss, that’s for sure. He managed to pull off a shaved head in his youth, and he’s still rocking it today.
Did you know? As a result of a scene in Die Hard, Bruce Willis lost two thirds of his hearing in his left ear. This happened because the director had the actors use weapons that fired blanks with louder pops, for bigger impact.
9. Jake Gyllenhaal
He doesn’t look half bad, but isn’t it a bit painful to think that he’s letting go of his hair, which is simply so nice and, I assume, soft and poofy?
Did you know? Jake Gyllenhaal served as a lifesaver for a while. One particularly odd incident was when he urinated on the leg of someone who had the misfortune of getting stung by a jellyfish.
10. Bryan Cranston
More commonly known for his part in the iconic series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston shaved his head solely to get in the shoes of his iconic character, Water White.
Did you know? Bryan Cranston actually learned how to cook meth while filming Breaking Bad. Relax, though, since he never actually got around to practice. So far, his knowledge is only in the form of theory.
Some celebrities can pull it off, some need to work on that, some do it for professional reasons, some for personal reasons. Whatever it is, it’s their heads and their choices. These 10 Male Celebrities Who Shaved Their Heads don’t affect us personally in any way with their look changes and, like mentioned before, if you’re still reluctant to accept it: just remember that hair grows back.