Here is the alphabetical list of most popular bald male celebrities of all time.
There is an assumption that intellectual activity can cause baldness. Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 – March 13, 1879), a German mathematician and a leading chess master, is a vivid example of that.
If you believe in the idea that one may inherit baldness from his mother’s father, then Aeschylus’s grandchildren were lucky. Aeschylus, an ancient Greek playwright, is recognized as the father of tragedy. And he was also the bald father of two sons.
Many would agree that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a former wrestler and footbal player turned to acting and film production, looks way better when bald. The bald Rock really rocks!
Albert II (born on March 14, 1958) is a sovereign prince of Monaco and the head of the House of Grimaldi. As you can see, a bald one.
Quite often celebrities are loved not only (and not so much) for their professional achievements, but for their appearance and style. And many people believe that Andre Agassi, an American tennis player and former World No. 1, looks great when bald.
Anton LaVey, a high priest of the Church of Satan, is another example when baldness is a matter of style, or rather personal beliefs. On Walpurgis Night, April 30, 1966, he shaved his head in the ritual tradition of ancient executioners declaring the foundation of his notorious organization.
Ben Kingsley (born on December 31, 1943) is a bald English actor famous for playing the role of Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi (1982). Mohandas Gandhi is also in the list – read on!
Who doesn’t know the perfectly bald head of Billy Zane? A lot of people agree that the famous American actor looks incredibly sexy without hair.
Bruce Willis, a bald American actor and producer, successfully proves that the supposition that bald men are more virile and sexually active is not a myth.
The British actor Mark Strong has actually played a bunch of characters with long hair. Nevertheless, he’s another example when bald head makes you look even more manly and strong.
Craig Venter is an American biologist who is considered to be in top 100 of the most influential people in the world. And undeniably in top most bald people as well. By the way, his complete DNA sequence has been published to shed some light on the cause of male pattern baldness.
Baldness can be to a great advantage. Agree that Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known as Curly Howard of the comedy team the Three Stooges, won’t look and even sound that funny and hilarious without being bald.
Though we can’t be sure about previous Tibetan spiritual leaders but the 14th (and current) Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is definitely bald.
David Suchet (born on May 2, 1946) is a British actor, best known for his role of Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot. A genius bald actor. But was the genius detective really bald?
Domenico Dolce is an Italian designer who founded the famous fashion company Dolce & Gabbana together with his partner Stefano Gabbana. Scrubby vs. tall, bald vs. hairy – they really make a contrasting and successful combination to look at.
Fabien Barthez was one of the best French goalkeepers who won the 1998 FIFA World Cup Championship Euro 2000 with his national team. No wonder, he is bald as a football.
Another French bald personage, fictional this time. Fantomas is a criminal villain that has become world-famous through the Fantomas trilogy starring Jean Marais as Fantomas and Louis de Funes as a commissaire. Funny as it may seem, Jean Marais was never bald in real life what can’t be said about his film persecutor. By the way, Louis de Funes is taken separately in our list.
Another bald fictional personage and again a villain, Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter franchise is definitely the guy you are going to remember forever (in your nightmares). Now tell me, could you possibly imagine him having locks of hair?
As far as it goes about fictional characters, the most famous animated one is undoubtedly Homer Simpson, the father of the typical American family. If all American fathers worked at a nuclear power plant, they would probably have the same hair condition.
Hunter Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) is the father of Gonzo journalism, a unique style of journalism which includes the reporter as a part of the reporting story. Taking into account that H. Thompson extensively used psychedelics and alcohol to make his reports, no wonder that he became bald pretty soon.
Jason Statham is another bald British actor and martial artist. It has to be said that his bald image perfectly suits his roles that he played in the movies Guy Ritchie, Snatch, and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Revolver.
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American diplomat and the 6th president of the United States. A bald president. Were there bald presidents before? And how many were to follow?
Jordan Rudess is a famous American musician. Being a very versatile creative person he is most famous as a virtuoso keyboard player of the bands Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment. Being bald doesn’t prevent him to be the most renowned keyboard wizard of all time.
Larry David (born on July 2, 1947) is an American actor and one of the creators of such TV comedies as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is also famous for his joke saying that bald men are greener because they don’t use shampoo or hairdryers.
Laurence Fishburne is an American actor, playwright, producer and director who has never been absolutely bald in real life. But if he didn’t played the role of Morpheus, the bald captain of a hovercraft in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, he would not reach such a success.
Louis de Funes (31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) was a French actor who is best known for his role of the bald Fantomas persecutor (Fantomas was also bald and probably had skin problems). He is considered to be one of the giants of French comedy. There is no doubt about it – just have a look on his face!
Michael Chiklis is another bald American actor. He is famous for starring in the TV series The Shield and The Commish. His baldness certainly contributes to the toughness of his characters.
Michael Jordan, a basketball superstar, was the first professional athlete who shaved his head and did it really cool. No other bald man has been copied that much by the youth since then.
Michael Stipe (born on January 4, 1960) is a bald vocalist for the alternative rock band R.E.M. With or without hair Stipe’s head always created complex, surreal and beautiful lyrics.
Mike Tyson, also known as Iron Mike, remains the youngest heavyweight champion and the most famous bald boxer ever. His boxing style was ferocious and his behavior – controversial.
Mikhail Gorbachev (born on March 2, 1931) was the (bald) head of state of the USSR from 1988 to 1991. Obviously the Soviet leader never planned Perestroika about his hair.
As you can see, or rather hear, baldness of Moby by no means diminishes his great talent of a musician, DJ and songwriter.
It is rather popular to be bald among Hindu. Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) , the political and spiritual leader of India, was bald as well.
Patrick Stewart is an English actor who is best known for his charismatic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men. Despite his baldness he was called “The Sexiest Man on TV” in 1992.
As it often goes with very intelligent people, Paul Zane Pilzer, a famous economist, entrepreneur, and the author of best-sellers, cant’ boast of the head full of hair.
Pierluigi Collina (born on February 13, 1960) is considered to be the best football referee of all time. His bald head remarkably contributes to his distinctiveness and popularity.
Sean Connery is probably one of the most successful actors who played James Bond. It’s interesting to note that he began going bald already when he starred in dr. No. Just imagine that super-heroes also lose hair!
The actor John Travolta could always boast of most beautiful and healthy hair, irrespectively of so many hairstyles he used to wear for his roles. However, he has shaved his head out of a whim and he is cool.
Steve Austin, also known by the ring name “Stone Cold”, is a professional wrestler and actor. He shaves his head bald and does it cool.
Telly Savalas (January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) is the first modern day actor to play bald Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. But he is most famous for his role as bald detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak.
There is no certain age period when male patter baldness becomes pronounced. For example, Terry O’Quinn (born on July 15, 1952) who played John Locke on the TV series Lost has been bald since his early 20s.
Tupac Shakur was a controversial American rapper who became one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Who knows whether he would be that popular if he didn’t shave his head bald…
Have you noted that any time a bald guy shows up on the screen something badass is going to happen? Vin Diesel is the best example. His bald head probably has a great bouncing surface what makes him kick assess with such ease.
William Shakespeare, a world-famous English poet and playwright, was bald on the top of his head but he had hair on the sides of the scalp. Perhaps, it would be really bold to shave the head completely bald at that time (16th century).
Yul Brynner, a Russian-born actor, shaved his head for the role of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the musical The King and I (1956) and remained bald deliberately after that. Some seek to regrow hair, others do the opposite thing.
John Malkovich is a brilliant example that it’s better to be bald than balding, and many would agree that the famous actor and fashion designer looks complete with his head shaved.
The list is by no means complete – more bald candidates are always welcome!