Beard of Directors
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If a director is seen in fiction, they will more often than not have a beard, possibly as a reference to one of the real life people below.
Examples of Beard of Directors include:
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Steven Spielberg
- George Lucas
- Brian De Palma
- Martin Scorsese (on coke)
- Kevin Smith
- Tim Burton ("artistic" goatee)
- Guillermo del Toro
- Peter Jackson
- Ridley Scott
- Dennis Hopper
- Jonathan Frakes (the originator of Growing the Beard itself)
- Rob Reiner
- James Cameron (pre-Avatar)
- David Fincher
- Darren Aronofsky (stops shaving whilst working on movies)
- Ron Howard
- Jason Reitman
- Stanley Kubrick
- Joel and Ethan Coen
- Edgar Wright
- Christopher Nolan
- Steve Scott in Grand Theft Auto Vice City, a reference to Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott (voiced by Dennis Hopper).
- Marty Di Bergi, "director" of This Is Spinal Tap (played by Rob Reiner, director of This Is Spinal Tap).
- Chris Silverscreen in Elite Beat Agents, who looks like the son of Kevin Smith and Steven Spielberg.
- See also, this episode of Bandwidth Theatre.
- Axel's director in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, being a demon, has a birdlike face which suggests a beard.
- The auteur elf from the 2009 Crimbo event in Kingdom of Loathing.