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Celebrity Men Who Looked Even Better When They Went Platinum Blonde

Jordan Claes 1 Feb 2021

To be taken seriously as an actor, one must commit to the role. Often times this means completely changing the way you dress, the way you speak, and even the way you look.

Below are 10+ celebrity men who went platinum blonde. Some did it because a role required it, others because it was a conscious choice. And one, as you'll come to learn, simply lost a bet.

1. Chris Messina

Hulu / Warner Bros.

I'm a huge fan of Chris Messina in The Mindy Project. Watching him play a pansexual bleach blonde psychopath in Birds Of Prey was admittedly not my cup of tea.

Chris looks like a strung-out Slim Shady.

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2. Pete Davidson

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Speak of the devil! I'm grateful that Pete's blonde hair lasted just about as long as his relationship with Ariana Grande.

I love the guy, but the bleach blonde look just isn't for everyone at the end of the day.

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3. Machine Gun Kelly

YouTube | Machine Gun Kelly / @machinegunkelly

MGK is one of the few men in Hollywood who seems to be able to pull off a platinum blonde hairstyle.

It's become such a quintessential part of his look, that he even goes by The Blonde Don on social media.

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4. Ryan Gosling

Universal Pictures / Focus Features

Ryan was barely recognizable in The Place Beyond the Pines. I don't know about you, but I for one am a fan of his uber blonde look.

I can't say the same thing about the tattoos, but the hair I do genuinely like.

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5. Pharrell Williams

@pharrell / YouTube | Vogue

Going from jet black to platinum blonde requires a lot of patience and technique. If you don't commit to the process, then you wind up with brassy, almost copper-colored hair.

I'm not trying to be a hater, but Pharell needs to eighty-six that look, pronto.

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6. Jared Leto

@jaredleto / @jaredleto

I forgot how mighty Jared's emo mane used to be. You've got to give him credit for rocking two-tone hair; that was a bold look even for the times.

I much prefer his natural sandy-brown locks, don't you?

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7. Jaden Smith

@c.syresmith / @c.syresmith

Jaden Smith's hair has been all the colors of the rainbow at one point in time or another.

I myself am most partial to Jaden's pink hair, although I definitely wasn't upset when he chose to dye it blue, either.

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8. Justin Timberlake

@justintimberlake / @justintimberlake

There was a time when Justin Timberlake had the most famous bleach-blonde curls in Hollywood.

He's since opted for a more classic and mature style. It suits him just fine, but he'll never break hearts the same way again.

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9. Joe Manganiello

@joemanganiello / @joemanganiello

There aren't many men alive that could look cool rocking a peroxide-soaked mohawk, but then again — Joe Manganiello isn't most men.

Side note: there are now less than three months left until we get to see Joe appear as Deathstroke in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

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10. Eminem

@eminem / YouTube | EminemMusic

Remember how I said that Justin Timberlake was the most famous blonde of the '90s and early '00s? I lied.

Eminem made an entire generation of kids destroy their hair with peroxide. How many artists can make that claim?

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11. Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is another one who can do no wrong as far as his overall appearance is concerned; he set the standard for male beauty for the better part of three decades.

His most god-like form, no doubt, was when Brad played Achilles in Troy.

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12. Justin Bieber

@justinbieber / @justinbieber

I'm speaking directly to my fellow Millenials who are just north of age 30. Who do you think had a more iconic emo-swoop haircut: Justin Bieber or Tom Delonge?

The punk rocker in me wants to say Tom, but my heart screams for Justin.

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13. Tom Felton

@t22felton / Warner Bros.

Tom certainly appears to have cast off the coils of Draco Malfoy. I'd go as far as to say that he looks downright dreamy.

I'm loving the natural brown hair, as well as that thick and full beard. Well done, Tom.

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14. Zac Efron

@zacefron / @zacefron

What's that? Oh, no big deal. It's just Zac Efron riding a horse, looking off into the distance with a look of deep introspection spreading across his face.

Supposedly, Zac died his hair blonde because he lost a bet. It's nice to know he sticks to his word.

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15. Robert Pattinson

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I've said it before and I'll say it again — Robert Pattinson has the potential to be as great a character actor as any who have come before.

His film transformations are astounding. That goatee is something else, too.

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