The Best Boy Brows

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1
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James Franco

Michael Kors Spring 2016 Runway Show - Runway
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Lucky Blue Smith

Carlos Campos - Presentation - New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2016
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Tarun Nijjer, model

Michael B. Jordan
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Michael B. Jordan

Jon Kortajarena
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Jon Kortajarena, model

Idris Elba
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Idris Elba

Zachary Quinto
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Zachary Quinto

Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain

Chris Hemsworth
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Chris Hemsworth

Douglas Booth
10

Douglas Booth, actor

Ansel Elgort
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Ansel Elgort

Drake
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Drake

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio

Benicio Del Toro
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Benicio Del Toro

Freddie Prinze Jr.
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Freddie Prinze Jr.

Tyson Beckford
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Tyson Beckford

Brad Pitt
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Brad Pitt

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Josh Hartnett
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Josh Hartnett

JACK NICHOLSON
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JACK NICHOLSON

Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan

Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp

Boyd Holbrook, model
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Boyd Holbrook, model

River Phoenix
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River Phoenix

Jared Leto
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Jared Leto

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Adrien Grenier

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Gabriel Day-Lewis

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Jake G.

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Chris Pine

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Aziz Ansari

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Daniel Day-Lewis

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Sean O'Pry

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Groucho Marx

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Johnny Cash

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1

James Franco

Michael Kors Spring 2016 Runway Show - Runway

Lucky Blue Smith

Carlos Campos - Presentation - New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2016

Tarun Nijjer, model

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Jon Kortajarena

Jon Kortajarena, model

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Douglas Booth

Douglas Booth, actor

Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort

Drake

Drake

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Benicio Del Toro

Benicio Del Toro

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett

JACK NICHOLSON

JACK NICHOLSON

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Boyd Holbrook, model

Boyd Holbrook, model

River Phoenix

River Phoenix

Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Adrien Grenier

GettyImages-478761726_master

Gabriel Day-Lewis

GettyImages-473922206_master

Jake G.

Chris Pine

Aziz Ansari

Daniel Day-Lewis

Sean O'Pry

Groucho Marx

Johnny Cash

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1
Michael Kors Spring 2016 Runway Show - Runway
Carlos Campos - Presentation - New York Fashion Week: Men's S/S 2016
Michael B. Jordan
Jon Kortajarena
Idris Elba
Zachary Quinto
Kurt Cobain
Chris Hemsworth
Douglas Booth
Ansel Elgort
Drake
Leonardo DiCaprio
Benicio Del Toro
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Tyson Beckford
Brad Pitt
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Josh Hartnett
JACK NICHOLSON
Bob Dylan
Johnny Depp
Boyd Holbrook, model
River Phoenix
Jared Leto
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GettyImages-473922206_master
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Amidst all this talk of brows, there's been one glaring exception: Men. And we just launched a product called Boy Brow today...a “Best Boy Brows' montage is clearly in order.

But first, a thought experiment: Try to imagine Jack Nicholson without his eyebrows. One wonders if, without them, he'd be able to charm both Amanda Peet and Diane Keaton 28 years later in Something’s Gotta Give (much less win an Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). Maybe they could be groomed a little tidier...or not—it's part of the charm that way.

Many a voice on this very site has claimed the early aughts as a hard time for brows—but maybe that was just for women. Look at The O.C.'s stately Peter Gallagher; the wholesome Josh Hartnett; the maddeningly badass Jared Leto and Colin Farrell; and not-quite-a-dad-yet Jon Stewart. Great brows, all. Keeping the momentum going into the current decade, we've got Drake's current mood (brooding), Zachary Quinto AND Chris Pine (the new Star Trek franchise has good brows on lock), and Javier Bardem (married to Penélope Cruz...nuff said).

Of course, then there's wunderkind NBA player Anthony Davis, equally known for his freakish athleticism as his statement unibrow. This singular feature makes him look original...and no doubt, the type of attractive that comes with raging confidence. Next up: teaching him how to raise that bad boy à la Nicholson.

Photos via Getty.

Brow history doesn't just belong to the dudes—read about more storied lady brows here.