galleryFacial Hair06.13.09galleryFacial HairJohn Travolta’s beard for his latest role is laughable, but he’s not the first actor to grow unattractive scruff for his art. VIEW OUR GALLERY of the worst facial hair in film.06.13.09 11:25 AM ETSony Pictures ClassicsTHE VILLAINJohn Travolta’s new film The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is getting a minor drubbing by critics for not living up to the original, but the real tragedy here is his carefully manicured horseshoe ‘stache that screams “subway hijacker.”Retna Ltd.THE TOOLTwo necessary accessories to Ben Stiller’s spandex unitard in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story were his pasted-on handlebar mustache and soul patch two shades too dark for his flowing highlighted locks.Getty ImagesTHE OLD-TIMERMel Gibson stepped out earlier this year adorned with this glorious facial getup, rumored to be for his upcoming role as a former prison inmate in Sam and George. How his wife could kick out a man with that mustache and goatee is a mystery.Diane Bondareff / AP PhotoTHE CREEPY NEIGHBORFor his role as a lovelorn loser in the quirky film Lars and the Real Girl, Ryan Gosling grew this rather classic-looking beauty. After he threw on an oversize sweater, it wasn’t hard to imagine Lars as a man who would fall in love with a blow-up doll. (Which he does.)Everett CollectionTHE POTHEADMatthew McConaughey’s breakout role was in Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater’s classic coming-of-age film, in which he played the older David Wooderson who is unable to stop trolling high school for younger girls. And thus, his blond pornstache appears perfectly appropriate.Everett CollectionNACHO AVERAGE ‘STACHEJack Black starred as a monk-turned-lucha libre performer in the 2006 comedy Nacho Libre. It’s hard to decide what’s more offensive: the caterpillar mustache or his ringlets. But then you spot that ruffled shirt and the options become overwhelming.Everett CollectionTHE DIRTBALLDavid Spade managed to mask his handsome features under his mullet and muttonchops for his janitorial role in Joe Dirt.Everett CollectionTHE SLEAZEThe 2001 crime film Swordfish was only known—or watched, for that matter—for Halle Berry’s breast-baring scene, but the pencil-thin goatee of John Travolta’s computer hacker character was equally captivating.AP PhotoTHE ORIGINATORCharlie Chaplin’s famous “Little Tramp” character had a tiny toothbrush mustache so admired by future leader Adolf Hitler that the dictator grew an identical one. The worlds of comedy and politics collided with Chaplin’s 1940 portrayal of fictional leader Adenoid Hynkel in The Great Dictator.Everett CollectonTHE HAIRY ARTISTETo portray legendary painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 biopic Frida, Salma Hayek slightly sullied her bombshell look by adopting Kahlo’s signature unibrow.