Today a not so serious post. A picturesque comment on modern day’s Thorin Oakenshield.

While watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I could not help but think of two other modern film and tv series characters of influence and importance – and their beards. Although I appreciate Richard Armitage’s rendition of Thorin Oakenshield (despite its obvious shortcomings in comparison with real Thorin) I had to think of some serious looking warriors from the past and the future. Well, have a look for yourself 😉

And to be honest – it is my first attempt to see what 9gag can do to your social media attention.

Why is it that bearded blokes seem to have all the fun?

Why is it that bearded blokes seem to have all the fun?

Sources: All photo (c) their respective owners. Warner Bros., Paramount.

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.