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Going Bald Was The Best Thing To Happen To These Guys' Heads

"Anyone can be confident with a head of hair."
04/04/2016 03:54pm ET

Guys go bald. It just happens. Even if you have a luxuriously ample shock of hair, the chances are high that you're going to lose it, or at least some of it, by the time you're 35.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men experience androgenetic alopecia, or common male pattern baldness, by their mid-thirties -- 85 percent will have "significantly thinning" hair by the time they're 50.

Of course, you can style it in different ways -- Trump comes to mind, and Julius Caesar (who had a receding hairline) famously combed all his hair forward (and reportedly tried a remedy of ground up mice, horse teeth and bear grease, but to no avail).

Or, you can commit to your destiny, let your head do its thing and walk around with the confidence a bald man commands.

As Larry David once said in an interview with the Laugh Factory Magazine, "Women love a self-confident bald man. Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man -- there's your diamond in the rough."

Aging is a fact of life, but as these guys show, going bald can actually be the best thing to happen to the top of your head.

Larry David: 1981 vs. 2015
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Jason Statham: 1990 vs. 2016
Andre Agassi: 1988 vs. 2015
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Patrick Stewart: 1976 vs. 2015
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Taye Diggs: 1998 vs. 2016
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Seal: 1991 vs. 2016
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Bruce Willis: 1985 vs. 2015
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Kelly Slater: 1991 vs. 2014
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Ben Kingsley: 1983 vs. 2016
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Kobe Bryant: 2000 vs. 2016
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Derek Jeter: 1996 vs. 2015
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