Steve Carell Continues His Sexy Beard Evolution in ‘The Patient’

Steve Carell Continues His Sexy Beard Evolution in ‘The Patient’

Actor, comic, and World’s Greatest Boss Steve Carell has all the time been fantastic, however FX’s new psychological thriller, The Affected person, reminds us that Steve Carell with a beard is an entire different degree of hotness.

Within the suspenseful sequence, solely streaming on Hulu, Carell performs Alan Strauss, a therapist who’s being held prisoner by his affected person Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson). After Sam reveals he’s a serial killer, he duties Alan with offering in-home remedy in hopes that extra aggressive therapy will put an finish to his murderous compulsion.

The Affected person‘s 10 episodes take Carell’s character, who’s chained to Sam’s basement wall for a majority of the sequence, on an excruciating, emotionally taxing journey. The present is full of stress and terror, however regardless of how darkish issues get there’s all the time a brilliant spot: Carell’s beard.

At the beginning of the sequence we get a glimpse of Alan’s easy, reserved residence life. He’s widowed, spends his days listening to purchasers, and unwinds at evening by watching sports activities and ingesting tea. He has two youngsters, which makes him an authorized Scorching Dad. He wears glasses, attire in modest button-down shirts and comfy sweaters, and crucially, he rocks some severely horny salt and pepper facial hair.

Picture: Suzanne Tenner / FX

Now, earlier than you come at me, sure I’m thirsting over a beard in a present a few serial killer. SORRY. Perhaps Dr. Strauss and I ought to unpack that… However till then, let’s check out the evolution of Carell’s beard. The actor had a clear shave for a lot of of his main roles, together with The Workplace, however he’s been blessing us with facial hair for many years. Again in 2006, he flexed a darkish beard in Little Miss Sunshine. We received some high quality 5 o’clock shadow in 2013’s The Approach Approach Again. And who might overlook Carell’s attractive glitter beard on the 2016 Oscars?

The early beards of Carell’s profession had been superb presents, however his facial hair took on new energy after he began proudly owning his Silver Fox standing in 2017. When he showcased his salt and pepper hair and beard (and glasses, however that’s one other dialog) within the 2018 biographical drama Lovely Boy, the sport fully modified. The Irresistible beard adopted, his quarantine beard gave extra “thriving” than “surviving” vibes, and his The Morning Present beard almost made me swoon. Sure, Carell performs a horrible man within the Apple TV+ drama. However can we please admit his beard for the function is so so good?

Picture: Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Assortment; Francois Duhamel / Amazon Studios / Courtesy Everett Assortment; Apple TV+

Trying again at Carell’s filmography, it’s as if he’s been gathering Horny Infinity Stones that made his beard develop extra enticing with every passing undertaking. And that unhinged thought brings us again to The Affected person, the place Carell’s beard is grayer than ever, however nonetheless immensely fetching. In The Affected person‘s premiere, Alan’s beard is fantastically formed and groomed, however because the sequence progresses and our protagonist loses entry to scissors, trimmers, and barbers, his hair and beard develop longer, thicker, and extra unruly. The Affected person makes use of Alan’s beard progress as a refined, heartbreaking option to mark the passage of time. However the actor maintains his attraction all through the varied phases. Some may say the added scruffiness even makes him extra good-looking, particularly since his character additionally expresses extra empathy, vulnerability, and dedication with every new episode.

Carell is an abnormally horny man. This we all know. However he’s solely human, so even his facial hair has its limits. He displayed some particular beard Don’ts in Evan Almighty, and although seeing the actor as Santa in Xfinity’s 2020 vacation business was the best reward, there’s completely no want for him to develop a full-length white beard sooner or later. Carell’s cozy chin sweater in The Affected person is proof that his beard evolution is heading in the right direction, and we will’t wait to see what improbable facial hair his future holds.

About Muji Sakawari

Check Also

Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany’s onetime home cuts price

Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany’s onetime home cuts price

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany’s former Tribeca penthouse has been price-slashed to $10.8 million — down from its $12 million ask earlier this yr. The stylish, 4,000-square-foot house [...]