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05/04/2016 5:54 AM AEST

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

"Anyone can be confident with a head of hair."

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
    Larry David: 1981 vs. 2015
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  • Jason Statham: 1990 vs. 2016
  • Andre Agassi: 1988 vs. 2015
    Andre Agassi: 1988 vs. 2015
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  • Patrick Stewart: 1976 vs. 2015
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  • Taye Diggs: 1998 vs. 2016
    Taye Diggs: 1998 vs. 2016
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  • Steve Granitz via Getty Images
  • Seal: 1991 vs. 2016
    Seal: 1991 vs. 2016
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  • Kevin Winter via Getty Images
  • Bruce Willis: 1985 vs. 2015
    Bruce Willis: 1985 vs. 2015
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  • Bruce Glikas via Getty Images
  • Kelly Slater: 1991 vs. 2014
    Kelly Slater: 1991 vs. 2014
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  • Ilya S. Savenok via Getty Images
  • Ben Kingsley: 1983 vs. 2016
    Ben Kingsley: 1983 vs. 2016
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  • Jeff Vespa via Getty Images
  • Kobe Bryant: 2000 vs. 2016
    Kobe Bryant: 2000 vs. 2016
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  • Victor Decolongon via Getty Images
  • Derek Jeter: 1996 vs. 2015
    Derek Jeter: 1996 vs. 2015
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