Do you think most guys look better when they’re clean cut and shaven? Take Keanu Reeves, for example. In “Speed,” Keanu had a smooth grill and a short haircut. Today, he’s seen attending interviews and premieres with longer hair and a lot of growth. How about it then? Patricia, your man looks like Keanu. You might have some thoughts on this.
I personally prefer a clean cut guy, but it all depends on the guy and how he goes about the “rough” look. If you are fairly neat and concervative with your clothes, then a rugged haircut with a neatly trimmed goatee (or the 5 o’clock shadow look) is kinda sexy. On the other hand, if you have a conservative, Ricky Martin haircut and a clean shaven face, then the rugged clothes (Untucked shirt, bad boy look) can be just as appealing. But you can’t just plain out look like a slob with long hair, unshaven face, and rugged clothes. With one or the other, it looks like an intended “look”.
This, of course, is just my opinion.
Actors usually grow their hair and beards between filming, not knowing what their next part might be, then they are prepared to play any part.