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Bald Actors: Top 10 Bald Actors

Updated on December 14, 2015

Who are your favorite bald actors?

According to the results of our latest poll, this list gives lie to the assumption that bald actors are unlikely candidates for leading-men roles.

From the screen to the stage ... this is a list of the TOP 10 bald actors, as nominated and voted on by The Brotherhood of Bald People.  Read on and see who made the list!

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#1 Sean Connery

Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema.

#1 Sean Connery

Agent 007 tops the list of favorite bald actors

Sean Connery Wiki Facts:

Sean Connery is best known for starring in seven Bond films. In 1988 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. Sir Sean Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.

Connery is known for retaining his Scottish accent in films, regardless of the nationality of the character played, and for his rugged good looks. He has repeatedly been named as one of the most attractive men alive by various magazines, though he is older than most sex symbols.

A bald James Bond? Really?

Connery began losing his hair at the age of 21. Without his toupee, he has been thoroughly bald for decades. Yes...Sean Connery wears a toupee in all the James Bond movies.

#2 Jason Statham

(born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his hard man roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch.

#2 Jason Statham

Shaved head Statham ranks high among bald actors:

Jason Statham Wiki Facts:

Statham was born in Sydenham, London, the second son of a lounge singer and dressmaker-turned-dancer who ran a black market operation. He grew up, initially, following his parents' trail to master the art of street theatre.

Jason developed an interest in sports, diving in particular, which led him to become an excellent athlete in the sport; he finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992 and he was also a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for twelve years.

Besides the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch, Statham also appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Crank and The One and War alongside with martial arts superstar Jet Li. Statham is currently working on The Bank Job, and Death Race (a remake of Paul Bartel's Death Race 2000).

Filmmaker Guy Ritchie interviewed:

Ritchie film vet Jason Statham (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver) is making a name for himself as a Hollywood toughguy. Laughing, Ritchie revealed that Jason actually has some hair but prefers to make himself bald.

#3 Bruce Willis

(born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer.

#3 Bruce Willis

Proud of his shaved dome:

Bruce Willis Wiki Facts:

Bruce Willis came to fame in the late 1980s and has since retained a career as both a Hollywood leading man and a supporting actor, in particular for his role as John McClane in the Die Hard series. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters before their divorce in 2000 after thirteen years of marriage.

Willis has released several albums and has appeared in several television shows. He has also starred in over sixty films, including Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

Motion pictures that feature him as a leading actor or supporting co-star, have grossed a total of $2.55 to $3.04 billion at the North American box office, placing him as the sixth (as strictly lead) or the eighth highest-grossing movie star (counting supporting roles) of all time.

Willis has received multiple awards and honors throughout his career and has publicly shown his support for the United States armed forces.

Bruce Willis Quote:

"I'm a man and I will beat up anybody who tries to tell me that I am not a man just because my hair is thinning."

~Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis YouTube vids - Bald Bruce serves up some serious action here:

Oscar related: JK Simmons - Juno

Oscar related: JK Simmons - Juno
Oscar related: JK Simmons - Juno

#4 Vin Diesel

(born Mark Sinclair Vincent, July 18, 1967, New York City) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer.

#4 Vin Diesel

This bald actor ranks high on the list:

Vin Diesel Wiki Facts:

Vin Diesel has played roles of different cultural backgrounds, but prefers to identify himself as "multicultural", as a result of early difficulties finding roles due to his heritage. He founded the production companies OneRace Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records.

In an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, he said that he changed his name to Vin Diesel while working as a bouncer, because in that business one's real name is not usually given out. The name "Vin" is simply a shortened version of "Vincent". He received the nickname "Diesel" from his friends who said he ran off diesel, referring to his non-stop energy.

The xXx star speaks:

"After you become famous, everything you do is suspect." - Vin Diesel

#5 Michael Chiklis

(born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor.

#5 Michael Chiklis

Shield fans know this baldheaded actor:

Michael Chiklis Wiki Facts:

Chiklis is known for starring in two popular police dramas: The Commish (1991-1995) and The Shield (2002-) and as Ben Grimm/The Thing in the live-action Fantastic Four films.

Michael Chiklis, interviewed in Maxim Magazine:

"I bristle when I hear advertisements for hair growth. They make it sound like hair loss is the worst possible thing that could happen to you. Atleast half the current leading men don't have hair. They're faking it. I don't have to name names, but know they either have attachments or full-on wigs."

Check out the Chiklis YouTube vids - Sportin' the shaved look:

#6 Samuel L Jackson

(born December 21, 1948) is an American Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor.

#6 Samuel L Jackson

Jackson rounds out the top six of fav bald actors:

Samuel L. Jackson Wiki Facts:

Jackson came to fame in the early 1990s, after a series of well-reviewed performances, and has since become a major film star and cultural icon, having appeared in a large number of high-grossing films.

Jackson is married to Latanya Richardson and has a daughter. He is a huge sports fan and an avid golfer. Jackson has won multiple awards for his film performances and has been portrayed in various forms of media including films, television series, and lyrics.

Jackson has starred in over sixty films throughout his career and is currently working on six films that will debut between 2008 and 2009. Jackson's most recent role was in Jumper released on February 14, 2008.

Smooth-head Samuel on YouTube - Jackson has starred in over 60 films, sometimes with hair, and sometimes without:

Jumper: The Movie

At the Box Office: Agent Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), has been at war with the Jumpers for thousands of years and sworn to kill 'em all.

#7 Ed Norton

(born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director.

#7 Edward Norton

Norton sports the bald look:

Edward Norton Wiki Facts:

Norton's acting credits include roles in the films Primal Fear, The Illusionist, American History X and Fight Club.

Edward Norton on YouTube vids - Norton sports a bald noggin:

Matt Damon and Ed Norton having fun at the 1998 World Series of Poker.

Matt Damon and Ed Norton having fun at the 1998 World Series of Poker.
Matt Damon and Ed Norton having fun at the 1998 World Series of Poker.

Oscar related: Robert Prescott - Michael Clayton

Oscar related: Robert Prescott - Michael Clayton
Oscar related: Robert Prescott - Michael Clayton

#8 Ben Kingsley

(born December 31, 1943) is a British actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mohandas Gandhi in Richard Attenborough's 1982 film Gandhi.

#8 Ben Kingsley

Bald Ben has long shown the proud bald look:

Ben Kingsley Wiki Facts:

In the 1982 film Gandhi, Kingsley won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actor.

Kinglsey is also well known for portraying Itzhak Stern in the 1993 Academy Award winning film Schindler's List.

Ben Kingsley YouTube vids: - Kingsley sports the clean shaven look:

Sir Ben Kingsley's knighthood crowns a remarkable year which saw him return to the limelight in 2001 gangster film: Sexy Beast.

Sir Ben Kingsley's knighthood crowns a remarkable year which saw him return to the limelight in 2001 gangster film: Sexy Beast.
Sir Ben Kingsley's knighthood crowns a remarkable year which saw him return to the limelight in 2001 gangster film: Sexy Beast.

#9 Stanley Tucci

(born 11 November 1960) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning, Screen Actors Guild- and Tony Award-nominated American actor, writer, film producer and film director.

#9 Stanley Tucci

Tucci makes the top 10 bald actor list:

Tucci made his Broadway debut in The Queen and the Rebels on 30 September 1982. His film debut was in Prizzi's Honor (1985). Tucci is known for his work in films such as Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition, and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross.

Big Night (1996), which he co-wrote with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano, starred in, and directed with Campbell Scott, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also featured his sister, Christine, and mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film.

He has been nominated twice for Golden Globes, and won both times -- for his title role in Winchell (1998), and for his supporting role as Adolph Eichmann in Conspiracy (2001), both for HBO films. He also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell.

He was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his role as Johnny in the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune.

In July of 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor- Comedy Series. Tucci's latest TV series, the medical drama 3 lbs., debuted on CBS in the 10:00 PM EDT time slot on November 14, 2006. It was cancelled on November 30, 2006 due to low ratings.

Tucci is the voice of Cingular Wireless/AT&T. He can be heard as the voice over in their "Raising the Bar" campaign. Tucci has a current role as the new chief of emergency medicine on the long running television medical drama ER.

Stanley Tucci was one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," 2006.

Stanley Tucci was one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," 2006.
Stanley Tucci was one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," 2006.

Tucci YouTube vids - This bald actor gets some kudos:

#10 Jack Nicholson

(born April 22, 1937) is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. He is widely recognized as being one of the greatest actors of his generation.

#10 Jack Nicholson

Nicholson is balding on top, but long in resume:

Nicholson been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times and has won three times (twice for Best Actor and once as Best Supporting Actor). He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four).

He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s; the other is Michael Caine. He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001.

In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, As Good as It Gets, Batman, A Few Good Men and The Departed.

Jack Nicholson Goes Bald at the 2007 Oscars.

Jack Nicholson Goes Bald at the 2007 Oscars.
Jack Nicholson Goes Bald at the 2007 Oscars.

Bald Skinema - The bald actors didn't make the top 10 list, but they're still great

  • "Smallville" star Michael Rosenbaum
  • William Hurt

  • Ed Harris

  • Arnold Vosloo from "The Mummy" and Television's "24"

  • Patrick Stewart

  • Kevin Spacey

  • Anthony Edwards

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