How important is the jaw / chin / jawline in determining a handsome face?

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    Jan 11, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    It is noticed that the "conventional" and accepted idea for handsomness, propagated by Hollywood (and visual media in general in most countries) always incorporates a man with a BIG jaw and a well defined jawline.
    To explain it more, all leading men in movies, tv, etc..., all have big jaws. In pratical terms, if you look at them from a profile view, their neck and their jaw nearly form a 90-degree angle.

    You may find people with black eyes, brown eyes, colored eyes, big noses, small noses, receding hairlines, full set of hair, tall, average, etc... but do you find a leading man or a conventional handsome man with a weak chin / jawline?

    And guys, I am looking for counter-examples here icon_smile.gif

    For illustration, this is the jawline I am talking about:

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    Jan 11, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Is that a lantern?

    I don't like my jawline it is not heavy enough for my liking. But most people don't seem to have that heavy jawline. If you don't have a good jawline you are more likely to have a double chin as well.
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    Jan 11, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    What kind of jawline is that in the picture, it's a lantern... Am I missing something here? I'm confused. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    Handsome/attractive/beautiful etc. is a combo package. No one isolated features determines it.
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    Jan 11, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidWhat kind of jawline is that in the picture, it's a lantern... Am I missing something here? I'm confused. icon_neutral.gif


    Lol, click on quote, copy the link of the image and paste it in another tab to see the full pic.
    Was confusing for me too icon_smile.gif

    Or simply go here:
    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/dangerous-method-sp-classics03.jpg
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    Jan 11, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    A bitch is confused. What is that picture supposed to be?

    EDIT: Now seeing the whole picture I think I like a jawline that is very defined. I do tend to pay attention to it but if a guy doesn't have it it's not a dealbreaker.
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    I think I saw a documentary about what makes males/females attractive, which is largely based off of jawline and symmetry. However, I don't think all guys with muscular chins and symmetrical faces are always attractive. In fact, I'm always down for the cute, awkward-looking guys. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    I assume you are referring to someone like Brad Pitt who has a very pronounce jaw line. I don' like it, it looks too big for his face. There are a lot ... and I mean a lot ... of actresses and actors in Hollywood with chin implants, and they are all very obvious. In some cases were the chin is abnormally small/weak then yes chin plants might be a good idea if they make the person feel better about themselves. As for OP, if you are asking because you are considering going under the knife, I think your chin and jaw are perfect for your face and you really don't need one. But if it will make you feel better and more confident, perhaps you should look at some modified pictures of yourself of how you would look with a more pronounced chin. But you are very handsome just the way you are, any change could actually ruin those astoundingly good looks.
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidIs that a lantern?

    I don't like my jawline it is not heavy enough for my liking. But most people don't seem to have that heavy jawline. If you don't have a good jawline you are more likely to have a double chin as well.

    hmm you just have a perpetual baby face ... you should consider yourself luck, it is a good thing to have
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 11, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    Ammon said
    TheAlchemixt saidWhat kind of jawline is that in the picture, it's a lantern... Am I missing something here? I'm confused. icon_neutral.gif


    Lol, click on quote, copy the link of the image and paste it in another tab to see the full pic.
    Was confusing for me too icon_smile.gif

    Or simply go here:
    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/dangerous-method-sp-classics03.jpg


    Thanks Ammon! icon_smile.gif +1 for being Awesome!
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI assume you are referring to someone like Brad Pitt who has a very pronounce jaw line. I don' like it, it looks too big for his face. There are a lot ... and I mean a lot ... of actresses and actors in Hollywood with chin implants, and they are all very obvious. In some cases were the chin is abnormally small/weak then yes chin plants might be a good idea if they make the person feel better about themselves. As for OP, if you are asking because you are considering going under the knife, I think your chin and jaw are perfect for your face and you really don't need one. But if it will make you feel better and more confident, perhaps you should look at some modified pictures of yourself of how you would look with a more pronounced chin. But you are very handsome just the way you are, any change could actually ruin those astoundingly good looks.


    There was a pair of twins on MTV who had surgery to "look like Brad Pitt" and they had chin implants amongst other things. I was surprised how well it went actually, they went from geekiest guys in the school to having girls chase after them.
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    When I was in high school, I was in absolute puppy love with this gay boy who went to another school. He was a flamer, but I just wanted him soooo bad. Anyway, he told this girl that he thought I was ugly because my jawline was obscene. I was devastated. It really made me feel like a freak.

    I still think it looks like I have a skinny neck because my jaw is wide. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. Lol.
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI assume you are referring to someone like Brad Pitt who has a very pronounce jaw line. I don' like it, it looks too big for his face. There are a lot ... and I mean a lot ... of actresses and actors in Hollywood with chin implants, and they are all very obvious. In some cases were the chin is abnormally small/weak then yes chin plants might be a good idea if they make the person feel better about themselves. As for OP, if you are asking because you are considering going under the knife, I think your chin and jaw are perfect for your face and you really don't need one. But if it will make you feel better and more confident, perhaps you should look at some modified pictures of yourself of how you would look with a more pronounced chin. But you are very handsome just the way you are, any change could actually ruin those astoundingly good looks.


    Thanks bud. I am not thinking of changing anything icon_smile.gif
    It's just that I realized how important a jawline is for actors / people under the spotlight or even regular people who are considered "handsome"
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    So does any male celebrity with a "regular" jawline that is considered handsome come to mind?
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    Jan 11, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhen I was in high school, I was in absolute puppy love with this gay boy who went to another school. He was a flamer, but I just wanted him soooo bad. Anyway, he told this girl that he thought I was ugly because my jawline was obscene. I was devastated. It really made me feel like a freak.

    I still think it looks like I have a skinny neck because my jaw is wide. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. Lol.


    No way dude. U have a jawline to kill for icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    Whatever you think is your physical deficiency/insufficiency is clearly the most important single character in defining attractiveness. And there is no way you can ever ever be considered attractive since you are missing that single characteristic.
    Or you can choose to love yourself even with your imperfections.
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    leviticii saidSo does any male celebrity with a "regular" jawline that is considered handsome come to mind?


    I heard this guy is popular:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXpWmZNp_coeVBx30GAV8
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    leviticii said
    HottJoe saidWhen I was in high school, I was in absolute puppy love with this gay boy who went to another school. He was a flamer, but I just wanted him soooo bad. Anyway, he told this girl that he thought I was ugly because my jawline was obscene. I was devastated. It really made me feel like a freak.

    I still think it looks like I have a skinny neck because my jaw is wide. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. Lol.


    No way dude. U have a jawline to kill for icon_smile.gif


    Aww, thanks. I probably dodged a bullet with that guy, anyway.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Macaque saidWhatever you think is your physical deficiency/insufficiency is clearly the most important single character in defining attractiveness. And there is no way you can ever ever be considered attractive since you are missing that single characteristic.
    Or you can choose to love yourself even with your imperfections.


    That's absolutely true, man.
    But my point is how come this is the single characteristic that is defining male beauty in hollywood / media?
    Were you aware of the weight put on this criterion?
    I didn't... And I am not saying any type of jawline is more attractive than others, I am just stating my observations.
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d said
    leviticii saidSo does any male celebrity with a "regular" jawline that is considered handsome come to mind?


    I heard this guy is popular:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXpWmZNp_coeVBx30GAV8


    But then again, what IS a strong jawline?
    I mean I don't see that Zac Efron has a weak jawline icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    leviticii said
    Macaque saidWhatever you think is your physical deficiency/insufficiency is clearly the most important single character in defining attractiveness. And there is no way you can ever ever be considered attractive since you are missing that single characteristic.
    Or you can choose to love yourself even with your imperfections.


    That's absolutely true, man.
    But my point is how come this is the single characteristic that is defining male beauty in hollywood / media?
    Were you aware of the weight put on this criterion?
    I didn't... And I am not saying any type of jawline is more attractive than others, I am just stating my observations.


    There have been lots of studies into how women (in general) used to prefer "masculine" face with heavy jaws and brows, but nowadays (in general) prefer a more "feminine" face with more delicate features.
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    leviticii said
    bus9ja2d said
    leviticii saidSo does any male celebrity with a "regular" jawline that is considered handsome come to mind?


    I heard this guy is popular:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXpWmZNp_coeVBx30GAV8


    But then again, what IS a strong jawline?
    I mean I don't see that Zac Efron has a weak jawline icon_confused.gif


    Strong jawlines (male and female):

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMDBFw12qmzAF_J8XGyo9images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSgKxsfbyKNRyiWDjl0kxO
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    Jan 11, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    leviticii said
    Macaque saidWhatever you think is your physical deficiency/insufficiency is clearly the most important single character in defining attractiveness. And there is no way you can ever ever be considered attractive since you are missing that single characteristic.
    Or you can choose to love yourself even with your imperfections.


    That's absolutely true, man.
    But my point is how come this is the single characteristic that is defining male beauty in hollywood / media?
    Were you aware of the weight put on this criterion?
    I didn't... And I am not saying any type of jawline is more attractive than others, I am just stating my observations.


    Only because you're more obsessed with that specific point than any others. You could also look at facial symmetry, proportions, and other characters that classically define attractiveness.

    It's not always the case.
    Here are some of your leading men with strong chins and pronounced jawlines.
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    Jan 11, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    leviticii saidFor illustration, this is the jawline I am talking about:
    dangerous-method-sp-classics03.jpg
    fixed
  • Wyatt

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    Jan 12, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Actually there's a mathematical definition of beauty; it's called the golden ratio.