Male actors in make-up is nothing new, of course, but one particular cosmetic trend is becoming more common on screen: guyliner. There's a long list of actors who wore guyliner for this role or that, and that list is growing by the day. It often feels like Johnny Depp's androgynous Captain Jack Sparrow started the trend, but that was happening long before he sailed the seven seas.
There's even one guy on the list who only appears to be in guyliner round the clock, but actually isn't wearing make up at all - he just has unrivaled eyelashes. You're probably picturing the exact guy right now. Well, you'll have to read on if you want to know who that is. Featuring David Bowie, Orlando Bloom, Jason Momoa, and more, here are a bunch of actors wearing guyliner for days (and one who's not).
Vote up the actors who wear makeup the best. Make sure to also vote down the famous men who can't pull off makeup and need to leave it to the pros.
Prepare for some pirates.
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Role: Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
Look: Androgynous Sea Raccoon
How well he wore it: When you think about guyliner, who's the first person that comes to mind? Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp's character from Pirates of the Caribbean is the preeminent example of guyliner in our time.
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Role: Lucifer in... Lucifer
How well he wore it: Yes, yes, he's a handsome man. But the guyliner doesn't even seem necessary - it does add a certain je ne sais quoi, admittedly. Bad boys always gotta be in guyliner these days.
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Role: Hook in Once Upon a Time
How well he wore it: When taken in conjunction with his open trench coat, it's hard to tell if O'Donoghue plays a pirate or a vampire. He's no Jack Sparrow.
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Role: Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Look: Spearow to Jack's Fearow
How well he wore it: Poor Orlando didn't even have a chance. In the first two movies they kept him out of guyliner, but after he became the captain of the Flying Dutchman, they had to charcoal him up. Because apparently a symptom of death is smoky eyes.