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The Bald and the Powerful

Bruce Willis, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and others prove that having a full head of hair is overrated

The Bald and the Powerful

Guys with no hair seem more powerful and have more swagger. So finds a recent series of three experiments from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. From actors to athletes (and one popular nursery rhyme character), here are our favorite well-respected famous bald guys.

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John Malkovich

An entire movie was dedicated to this man's head. Nuff said.

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Bruce Willis

Looks even more badass bald. What would this Expendables 2 villain be with a toupee?

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

An expert in hurting people: He played defensive tackle at the University of Miami before becoming a pro wrestler.

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LL Cool J

We respected him as a rapper and actor, but after he took down a home intruder this summer, we're even more intimidated.

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Ving Rhames

The River MurdersMission: ImpossibleDawn of the Dead. Even his film titles make us nervous.


Patrick Stewart

Has portrayed Shakespearean kings and a starship captain. Nice power range.

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Andre Agassi

Hall of Famer because of his tennis skills. On our list because of his temper. And, yeah, better-looking without the wig.

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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin

Was recently recovering from knee surgery, but we still wouldn't test this former wrestler.

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Charles Barkley

Scored 20,000-plus points during his career. Also kissed a donkey's butt after losing a bet.

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Stanley Tucci

The actor — once Ving Rhames' college roommate — has convincingly played everything from a serial killer (The Lovely Bones) to a famous chef's sweet husband (Julie & Julia ).

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Dr. Evil

Taking over the world: intimidating. Carrying Mini Me in a baby pouch: not.

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Humpty Dumpty

So clumsy and fragile he makes Elmer Fudd look tough. We're not afraid at all.

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Liked our selection of powerful bald men? These other guys listed on the right have made a strong impact in their own right.

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