Joe Manganiello, Mountain Man

Posted on October 04, 2012

Okay, Joe. It’s time someone finally said it and we’re just the bitches to open our mouths.


‘True Blood’ star Joe Manganiello attends the Empire Magazine for iPad Launch Party in West Hollywood, California.

The beard is officially disgusting now.

You’re two days’ growth away from looking like a cough drop mogul or a crazed hermit.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Agreed. First thing I said when I saw the first pic was “The beard’s gotta go.” The rest is more than welcome to hang around. 

  • I don’t even like beards on guys, but I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for that.

    • See now, I’m a beard lover, but it needs to be well trimmed.  If he let me trim his beard first, then maybe, just maybe,….
      (oh, who am I kidding?)

      • Yeah, I don’t like these pictures but that’s because he’s wearing clothes.

      • Yeah, I’d still hit it.

        • I hope you didn’t get the idea that he’d be off my menu. I would Soooo hit that, hard enough to cause a quake out here in SF.

    • Yes, technically he needs a bit of grooming.  But I’d still hit that like a ton of bricks.

  • And I don’t know if you simply haven’t washed your hair in 12 days, or thats a ton of product, but it needs to Go Away, Now.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Was Joe slumming because, after all, who really cares about the launch of the digital version of Empire magazine? Then again, part of his job is showing up looking good, isn’t it?  It just can’t be that hard to see the stylist and get the beard trimmed and the hair washed.

      •  I’ve always maintained that its the job of every celeb to look fabulous at all times, since we regular folks can’t manage it 24/7.  So, he’s not doing his job. Harumph.  And lord knows he makes enough to have a regular trim and hair wash.

        • RebeccaKW

           I agree.  They earn tons of money, have assistants to make sure they don’t oversleep, and can hire hair and makeup people, designers are throwing clothes at them…you don’t even have to try that hard.  Dirty hair and homeless beard is unacceptable.

          •  Or perhaps this is a pathetic way of saying, “I’m far too much of an actor, focused on his craft, to care about such things”. Yeah, like he got hired to play a werewolf, cause he’s such a great actor.  Uh huh.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            When the annals of dramatic history are written, the role of Alcide on True Blood will not be the equal of Hamlet the Dane. 

            In other words, Mr. Manganiello, shape up!

          • Oh, MeeeeOwwwww. That’s part of why I love you.

          • RebeccaKW

             Yea, I’m pretty sure he won the part based on what he looks like with his clothes off.  And I have no problem with that.

  • Yeah, I thought the beard was a little overgrown the LAST time TLo featured him. 

  • Cough drop mogul. Snicker. I remember those Smith Brothers cough drops. LOVED the red cherry ones. Ate them like candy. 😎

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Yes, Smith Bros. cherry cough drops-still like those little suckers.

    • Ah, I remember those soft honey flavored cough drops in the cardboard boxes with fondness.

  • He’s a bit too Frankensteinian for my taste. Plus the expression and hand gesture in the 3rd photo are hilarious.

    • PeggyOC

      There’s a Rocky Horror moment in there somewhere.  Like 2 seconds before that shot, someone needs to yell “Hey, Joe, how big are your balls?”

      • bittykitty

         haha! just made my day!

      • random_poster

        Can I like this comment a thousand times?

      • cmb92191

        As a former RHPS cast member, that made me LOL!  

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    Why he look so skinny in suit? Is it beard?

    • AthenaJ

      I noticed that too! Maybe it’s because we’re not used to seeing him with so many clothes on?

    • Skinny tie?

  • I loathe facial hair 99% of the time. I am not in the 1% here. Shave. Please. I’m offering up my services to assist you in whatever way you need, too. 

  • MilaXX

    He finally wears a suit that doesn’t look like it came off the bedroom floor and now he has that mess on his face. 

  • It doesn’t help that the white hairs look like mold since his top is so black (dyed? Not you too, Joe! Step away from Lady Clairol.)

    And I love beards. But keep it neat and tidy. It’s also so long it’s doing weird things to the shape of his face. 

    • What is it with the True Blood guys and their hair??? Come now, let your hair get salty like your beard. Then wash your hair. And put some conditioner on your beard.
      It’s easy, Joe. I can even do it for you.

  • Sobaika

    I like facial hair (a lot) but hygienic, clean-looking facial hair.

    This is messy.

  • i’d climb that mountain anytime…

    • AthenaJ

      Race you to the…er…top!

  • In_Stitches

    He just has a bad beard.  It’s like a grown out chin strap.  

  •  Right? GET A TRIMMER!  Or just stop wearing shirts so we all stop looking at your beard.

    • maretha2

       Best solution I’ve heard!

  • PeggyOC

    Yep, he’s left hottie town behind and is living in the Unibomber hills.

    • snarkmeister

      Agreed – Unabomber is the word that came to my mind too.  Also: greasy.  Seriously, wash your hair, Joe!  I’m a general fan of facial hair (hubs has the porntastic 70’s ‘stache and I wouldn’t have it any other way), but it needs to be managed.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      yup, just returned from writing his manifesto in a cabin in Montanna…..

  • “cough drop mogul”-definitely made my day and is possibly the funniest comment I’ve read on this site (and there’s a LOT of funny to be had). Kudos for such a hilarious,semi- random, yet apt observation.

    • meowing

      How many young BKs even remember the Smith Brothers?  Shows my age…

      • Naah, I’ve seen them somewhere relatively recently. Perhaps the Dollar Store (Where old brands reside, and you are left to wonder if the company was sold, or if that’s original stock left over from 25 years ago) or maybe I’ve seen them even back at the drugstore.  (I would notice more than the average person might because I’m a pharmacist)

  • iheartbuffy

    Hobos aren’t supposed to be able to afford such nice suits.

  • CheriCPat

    Are they filming right now?  If so, he gets a Beard Pass, because it does look pretty werewolfy.  If not, shave.  Come to my house, I’ll do it for you.  We can get naked in the bathtub, you know to catch stray hairs …..

    And given that I’m a lesbian, that’s saying something about this man!

    • sweetestsith

      They say everyone has a fence jumper… 😉

  • jjfg

    The beard is bad, and the hair doesn’t look so great, either.  Is this for a role, or do his mirrors stop at neck height?

  • afabulous50

    Though the beard isn’t my favorite accessory it wouldn’t deter me from some luvin’!

  • Oh 

  • tallgirl1204

    An issue on which generally like-minded and politically aligned persons may disagree:  I am a huge fan of Joe the Mountain Man.  Bring on the ZZ Top, baby!

  • lalahartma

    Yes.  What  the hell.  Trim that shit.

  • GorgeousThings

    Is it me, or does he remind you of a young Harrison Ford in these pictures?

    But yes, the beard must go.

  • SpcilK

    Agreed it’s time for some grooming… With that being said, I’d happily take him with or without the beard.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    The beard has got to go.  He looks SO much better without it.  And so much younger.  


    I loooove him, but you are correct TLo…that shit’s gotten nasty!  Clean it up Joe.  But, his hem looks good though! 🙂

  • Wendi126

    Perhaps Joe is ahead of the trend– the new film Lincoln is coming out and Joe is just rockin some Ulysses S Grant realness.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    What are you talking about, he’s totally THIS CLOSE to his Dos Equis Man costume-beard.

  • DCSheehan

    He’s not hairy enough in his chin to pull this off. His beard has always looked sparse to me (and as a bear lover I’m acquainted with many beards). He is a handsome man and this is most probably for a role but its not flattering on him.

    But can we bet the same people who made him grow this to look ‘wild’ also made him shave his body hair?

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Think of the cubs…

  • TSkot

    Heh.  We should all look so bad.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Didn’t he look just like this the last time he appeared here??

  • sanja_ramic

    Beards are great, when properly groomed, of course it probably doesn’t help that Joe just doesn’t do it for me. Am I kicked out now? :-/

  • PeaceBang

    “Cough Drop Mogul!!!!!” I’m done here.

  • neofashionista

    i’d go with the latter crazed hermit… no bueno

  • So THAT’S who Man Mountain Dean is! I have a friend who has always invoked his name, and I’ve never had a face to go with it. Now I do. So that’s awesome. 

    Joe however, is not. At least trim that thing, you slob; if not you’re going to catch fleas. *twitch*

  • e jerry powell

    Ordinarily I love me some facial hair, but even I couldn’t go for this unless he gained about fifty pounds.

  • Get the hair washed and cut too, please.

  • leftcoastpickle

    Wrong, he is hot hot hot. 

  • I’d still hit that like a jeopardy buzzer. Over and over and over again. I’ll take “Mountain Man” for $1000 Alex. Oh it’s a Daily Double? Well then…I’ll do him twice.

  • Bozhi

    It is in wolfman territory.   Nice bod though.


  • guest2visits

    Agree.  Maybe if he had a more piercing, intensely sparkling gaze (Ewan M.); it could work, in a mad scientist/artiste kind of way.
      But with the just rolled out of bed lassitude, Joe and his scruff look like they’re on vacation and forgot to tell his suit.

  • LittleKarnak

    He is so hot beardless…….

  • Lisa Kramp

    I don’t think he’s that good looking and yes, the beard is way out of control.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Still hot.

  • unbornfawn

    Joe, listen to your gays!

  • TieDye64

    Seriously dude, trim the beard. Now come to bed!

  • sweetestsith

    It makes his neck disappear, and does no favors to his face. Shave that thing off, stat! 

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  • librarygrrl64

    No me gusta.