Hairywood: Awards contenders and their facial hair
And the Oscar for best performance by facial hair goes to ...
Bruce McGill's beard( DreamWorks II / November 28, 2012 )
The performance: Acting opposite Daniel Day-Lewis is a herculean task. Acting opposite Day-Lewis' iconic Lincoln beard? Fuhgeddaboudit! And yet, the epic facial hair McGill sports as Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton not only rises to the occasion but it also upon occasion surpasses its better-known counterpart. Sure, Lincoln, as Stanton famously said, "belongs to the ages." But as ZZ Top would tell you, so does Stanton's beard.
What the critics say: "Enough important facial hair to make the young beard farmers of 21st century Brooklyn weep tears of envy."
— A.O. Scott, the New York Times