30 Days Hath Novembeard – Day 22

Traditionally in America today is a day in which you give thanks. I am thankful for Star Wars, I always have been and I always will be. We thought it would be right on Thanksgiving to honor a self made American with a self made beard.

Mr. Lucas has been all over the news lately so what better time to honor his seemingly distinguished facial hair? Oddly enough his beard history runs parallel to his movie making career. What started as a very promising beard ended up peaking early on. In later years it began to dwindle, becoming more and more chin fat than actual facial hair.

I actually think that in the late 70s/early 80s Lucas and Speilberg were having a beard competition. Not only were their movies going head to head but so were their whiskers. I know it was the style of the time but I happen to believe for no good reason despite their friendship they had an intense rivalry about everything. What car they drove, what women they bedded, how many movies they could make with Harrison Ford etc. But what more manly way can you ask for than to have a one on one beard growing competition amongst two of the nerdiest men in America?

Now that Lucas can effectively “retire” and no longer damage the movies that we all love, perhaps we well see his beard return to its former glory…

Only time will tell.

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About Biff Tannen

Film Noir, Pulp, Comic Books and Hitchcock.

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