The movie studio didn't want it, but Harrison Ford had other plans for his beard.
Warner Bros. was not happy Harrison Ford insisted on donning a beard to play Dr. Richard Kimble inThe Fugitive, the action-thriller partially filmed in Chicago.
Says Ford, the studio "paid for the face they wanted to see, so they were very concerned about that."
But according to an interview from Los Angeles Daily News (29 Aug. 1993), Ford had two reasons for keeping the beard:
First, Kimble had "little time between the escape and the end of the movie to meet the obligation of disguise." Shaving off a beard would easily change his appearance, Ford believed.
Second, the beard sets up Kimble as "slightly idiosyncratic, a character a bit outside the medical establishment, which comes to play later on in the story."
Does Ford's beard here work for you?