Andre Agassi

There are some things that have been proven to get better with time. Wine. Cheese. Cindy Crawford. But some, well, some just get balder.

It’s a plight that a great many men have fallen victim to, this thinning up top. Or, should we also say, many great men. And for a select lucky few of them, these physical recessions have had no accompanying effects on their professional lives. In fact, in some cases, it could probably be argued that an increasingly exposed dome only contributed to further career successes.

Not that we’d wish such follicular challenges on anyone. We’re just saying there are worse things.

So now join us as we take a look back at some of history’s greatest “cue balls”—before we had the pleasure of calling them that…

gerald fordGerald Ford

michael jordanMichael Jordan

jason alexanderJason Alexander

Ed HarrisEd Harris

Bruce WillisBruce Willis

larry davidLarry David

andre agassiAndre Agassi

john malkovichJohn Malkovich

ben kingsleyBen Kingsley

stanley tucciStanley Tucci

james carvilleJames Carville

jason stathamJason Statham

samuel l jacksonSamuel L. Jackson

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart

dave attellDave Attell

philip rothPhilip Roth

terry bradshawTerry Bradshaw

sinead oconnorSinéad O’Connor

—S.P.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Stephen Praetorius