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17 Actors Who Wore Guyliner For A Role: Who Did It Best?

Updated June 14, 2019 8.7k votes 1.3k voters 25.9k views17 items

List RulesVote up the most fabulous guyliner-wearing actors.

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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    Tom Ellis

    Photo: Fox

    Role: Lucifer in... Lucifer

    Look: Diabeautiful

    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. 

    Is he rocking it?


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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.

    Is he rocking it?

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    Role: Hook in Once Upon a Time

    Look: Vampirate

    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.

    Is he rocking it?

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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. 

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