What's the best part of retirement? Growing out the retirement beard. Well, at least that's what the celebrities on this list of the best celebrity retirement beards would say! A number of male actors, talk show hosts, and athletes have taken time after retiring (or in a few cases, being ousted) from their main gigs to grow out a mountain man retirement beard. But who has played the retirement facial hair game the best?
There's something so nice about retiring or taking a break from the silver screen - you don't really need to pay too much attention to being well groomed. It seems that at some point every famous man has let his chin blanket grow. Is it because it's cold? Maybe. For Mo-vember? Maybe. Because they're taking a break, enjoying some well-deserved time off? Most likely.
Regardless of the reasons behind the face fleece, we love all of the famous men who grew beards, including everyone from late night hosts David Letterman and Jon Stewart to soccer player David Beckham. As these celebrities with retirement beards prove, there's no better way to keep your face warm.It's time to scroll through the celebrity retirement beard pictures below and upvote the guys who are making the most of their facial hair during retirement.
The Late Show host filmed his last show on May 20, 2015. Since then Letterman has grown out a thick white beard. He even took it out for a run in the Caribbean in March 2016.
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Profession: Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
Children: Harry Joseph Letterman
Credits: Everybody Loves Raymond, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, The Drew Carey Show, Private Parts, Man on the Moon, + more
#17 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever
#37 on The Best Emmy Hosts Ever
In between The Colbert Report and taking the reigns of the Late Show in 2015, Stephen Colbert sported what was lovingly referred to as the "Colbeard."
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Profession: Television Show Host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
Children: Peter Colbert, John Colbert, Madeline Colbert
Credits: The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Strangers with Cand
Pierce Brosnan's beard game is strong, but of course it is - he was Bond! It seems Brosnan keeps his beard-game for off-screen though.
Birthplace: Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor, Artist
Children: Sean Brosnan, Charlotte Brosnan, Christopher Brosnan, Dylan Brosnan, Paris Brosnan
Credits: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough
#59 on The Coolest Actors Ever
The retired English professional footballer sported a beard in 2015. Sounds like wife Victoria isn't too happy about it, though. During an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden he admitted that his wife told him, "There's no way I'm kissing you unless you shave that off."
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete
Children: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, Cruz David Beckham, Romeo James Beckham, Harper Seven Beckham
Credits: The Class of 92, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Goal II: Living the Dream, David Beckham: Into the Unknown
#27 on The Hottest Men Over 40
#3 on Coolest Soccer Players