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[[caption-width-right:300:No, not ''[[{{Jesus}} Him]]'' -- [[TheHouseOfStuart Charles I]] of England. But of course the two are easily confused...]]

This trope refers to a character whose hairstyle and facial hair make him resemble conventional depictions of {{Jesus}} of Nazareth: ''i.e.'', a male with long hair worn loose and a simple full beard. His hair can be straight, wavy, or curly, but braids, dreadlocks and such are right out. It might overlap with WildHair but can be neater. There's some latitude in the length of the beard, but anything that covers the collarbone is probably too long to qualify, and braids or other affectations are right out. Bonus points if he winds up in sandals and a robe at any point.
See also WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.

Compare HippieJesus, if he not only looks the part, but also acts like it.
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!!Examples:
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* [[http://hokuto-no-ken.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ewtrey.JPG Toki]] in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', to the point that his FanNickname is KungFuJesus.
** [[{{Mukokuseki}} Which is strange, since according to his character bios he's apparently ethnically Chinese]]. This may or may not be a nod to the Chinese historical figure Hong Xiuquan, leader of the infamously bloody Taiping Rebellion, who claimed to be Jesus Christ's younger brother.
* Inverted in ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'': Jesus is often noted in-universe as greatly resembling JohnnyDepp.
* Ulysses in ''{{Ulysses31}}'' . Justified in that in this particular version, Ulysses is a Messianic figure.

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[[folder: Comic Book ]]

* Wallace from ''SinCity'' has the whole look, combined with a very calm, polite, stoic demeanor. He would be a HippieJesus if he wasn't a OneManArmy.
* [[{{Stormwatch}} "Stormwatch Team Achilles"]], during the brief period where they were working for the Illuminati, were tasked to kill this one guy who got godlike - nay Godlike - powers from being a descendent of Jesus. The man they find looks like this. Then, the actual descendant, who was nearby and is dressed more modernly, shows up and kicks their asses, while mocking them for falling for the oldest IconicOutfit in the book.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The Dude from ''TheBigLebowski''. Also wears a robe and sandals in his intro scene. Then of course there's [[OneSceneWonder The Jesus]] himself, though to a lesser extent.
** Likewise, Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'', played by the same actor.
* A policeman calls hirsute Alan "fat Jesus" in ''TheHangover''. Likely an ActorAllusion; see the Zach Galifianakis entry in the RealLife section.
* ''Film/{{Saved}}'': After Mary hits her head in the pool, she is rescued by the pool cleaner, who looks like this. Due to her head injury she thinks he actually is Jesus.
* ''Film/ForrestGump'', when he runs across America.
* [[StarWars Qui-Gonn Jinn]].
* The Thief in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071615/ The Holy Mountain]]'' deliberately LooksLikeJesus.
* [[ViewAskewniverse Silent Bob]], given his tendency to be the voice of reason whenever he ''does'' actually say something (except in ''Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back''), and his overall attitude. Albeit a slightly barrel-shaped Jesus.
* ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'' inverts this at a certain point. Jesus Christ looks like his usual depictions at first, but after a shave, a haircut, some earrings, and a change of clothes, he looks like a regular guy.
* Aragorn in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. Bonus points for being a saviour for Gondor along with HealingHands.
* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Young Professor X not only sports a long hair and a BeardOfSorrow, but he ultimately becomes an AllLovingHero at the movie's climax.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Puggy in ''BigTrouble''. At one point he's even mistaken for Jesus by a disoriented maid.
* In ''Literature/{{Perelandra}}'', when the King of Venus (essentially, the Adam of the nascent HumanAlien civilization of Venus) is finally revealed, Ransom immediately recognizes his features. Although it is not stated in plain text, the Queen/Eve of Venus reveals that ever since [[{{God}} Maleldil]] materialized Himself as a human on Earth, the human form became the default for all new sentient species, ergo it is only logical that the default human ''male'' form always LooksLikeJesus, too.
* Cadderly from ''TheClericQuintet'' is a white, brown-haired priest. In "Night Masks", he grows a beard, making him resemble traditional depictions of Jesus.
* In the novel of ''M*A*S*H'', Trapper is described as looking like this early on, to the point that the gang raises money to send Ho-Jon to the States by taking pictures of Trapper and selling them as "autographed pictures of Jesus".
* [[RealityWarper Patrick Danville]] in ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' looks like a slightly younger version of Jesus; one of the pictures in the hardcover edition of the book even has him drawn in the same pose as the famous "Sacred Heart of Jesus" portrait.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EliXena.JPG Eli]] on ''XenaWarriorPrincess''.
* Manny in ''BlackBooks'' has the beard and long hair already, and the first episode has him wandering about in a hospital gown, a beatific expression on his face from having digested (literally) the Little Book of Calm, and being mistaken for Jesus by the people he meets.
* Jordan Collier of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' after his resurrection. WordOfGod says [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic it's not symbolic.]]
* Happened a few times on TopGear where one of the presenters (mainly [[LargeHam Jeremy Clarkson]]) would confuse someone with long hair and a beard for the son of God in a short lived gag.
* A Hindu restaurateur in flowing white robes visiting the precinct in one episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller''.
-->'''Bookie:''' [whispering to detective] I'll give you 75 to 1 it ain't!
* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Gaius Baltar [[http://cloud.niamu.com/images/125/bsg3-11.jpg looks like Jesus]] when he wanders around the Cylon Basestar in a plain white robe, with long hair and a beard. Bonus points for being played by the actor James Callis.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] with a [[http://www.liveforfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/doctor-who-beard.jpg beard]] and [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrxzn9exLD1qzi5c3o1_400.jpg robe]] looks like Jesus.
* In ''[[SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus]]'', the title character finishes the first episode dressed in a loincloth with long hair, a bloody brow, and a wound in his side. Given that he's a famed saviour who is popularly (if probably incorrectly) believed to have died on the cross, the symbolism was almost certainly intentional.
* [[http://www.lostfanatic.net/userimages/user2724_1161664335.jpg Desmond]] from {{Lost}}. He does shave the beard off later, though.
** Henry Ian Cusick actually ''did'' play {{Jesus}}, in ''The Gospel of John''.
* Subverted in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. A cop tries to get the Two A-Holes to describe a criminal they saw. The female a-hole says that he looked like Jesus. The cop replies "so, you're saying he had long hair and a beard?", to which the female a-hole shakes her head:
-->'''Cop''': So, then why did he look like Jesus?\\
'''Female A-Hole''': He was wearing sandals.\\
'''Male A-Hole''': Like Jesus.\\
'''Female A-Hole''': They were ugly.
* Theatre/RichardII in ''Series/TheHollowCrown''. Seems to be a calculated appearance on his part, invoking GoldAndWhiteAreDivine in his typical dress. When he's summoned to cede his kingship to Henry, Richard travels on a donkey in a long white robe, like Jesus on Palm Sunday. (And in his last days and death, he wears a white loincloth like Jesus on the cross.)

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[[folder: Music ]]

* [[http://beatcrave.com/2009-04-06/musicians-that-look-like-jesus/ These guys.]]
* TheyMightBeGiants, "Kiss Me, Son of God"
->I look like Jesus
->So they say
->But Mr.Jesus is very far away.
* Averted in "When You Were Young" by TheKillers, wherein it is pointed out that the subject of the song "doesn't look a thing like Jesus".
* Lil B, if his song "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Look Like Jesus]]" is to be believed.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_golden_throne-imperial_webway_415.jpg This]] version of the GodEmperor [[Warhammer40K of Mankind]] (amusingly, he may have been Jesus in one of his incarnations, [[EmperorScientist clearly his views]] [[FlatEarthAtheist have shifted since then.]]

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[[folder: Theater ]]

* The title song of ''{{Hair}}''.
->My hair like Jesus wore it
->Hallelujah I adore it
->Hallelujah Mary loved her son
->Why don't my mother love me?

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* This trope is the reason Takaya from ''{{Persona 3}}'' bears the {{Fan Nickname}}s of Hippie Jesus and Revolver Jesus.
* In a similar vein, one of the more popular model choices for male characters in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' is sometimes known in the fandom as "Jedi Jesus."

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Gee Whiz" focuses part of its plot on news reports of people seeing a face bearing Jesus' likeness in the butt of a rifle on a highway billboard advertisement for a pawn shop, only the face turns out to be Ted Nugent's.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "She Of Little Faith":
-->'''Jimbo:''' Hey, Simpson, I hear your sister dumped Christianity.
-->'''Bart:''' Who cares?
-->'''Dolph:''' I'll tell you someone who cares. He's got long hair, works as a carpenter, has a lot of crazy ideas about love and brotherhood.
-->'''Jimbo:''' His name's Gunnar and he's dating my mom. Sometimes he buys us beer.
** And from "Homer the Heretic":
-->Kids, let me tell you about another so-called "wicked" guy. He had long hair and some wild ideas. He didn't always do what other people thought was right. And that man's name was... I forget. But the point is... I forget that, too. Marge, you know what I'm talking about. He used to drive that blue car?
* Ulysses from ''Ulysses 31''. But then, he IS a Messianic figure- not just a parallel to the original protagonist of the Odyssey.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Charles I of England, whose similarity in appearance to conventional depictions of Jesus was exaggerated by Monarchist partisans in 17th century art, as in the page image.
** Three centuries later this would happen with UsefulNotes/CheGuevara. A C.I.A. agent who was present when he was killed even had an OhCrap moment when he saw the corpse and the resemblance, and realized how that would be exploited to make Che a Jesus-like icon by his admirers.
* Cesare Borgia (1476 - 1507) was a very beautiful man, probably [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the most beautiful son of a Pope]] that ever lived. There are suggestions that portraits of him from the Renaissance influenced contemporary and subsequent portrayals of Jesus of Nazareth. So now if you look at a painting of Cesare Borgia, he may look a bit like Jesus... or vice versa.
** [[http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/salvator-small.jpg Cesare Borgia as Jesus]]
*** Given Cesare's um... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Borgia#Church_office track record]], that qualifies for [[ControversyProofImage any]] [[BelievingTheirOwnLies number]] [[MinistryOfTruth of]] [[ValuesDissonance tropes]] [[BlatantLies ...]]
* Johnny Damon, baseball player, back in his Boston Red Sox days.
** After he [[TurnCoat defected to the Yankees]], you could buy T-shirts in Boston with his picture that said, "Looks like Jesus. Acts like Judas. Throws like Mary."
* Also Leonardo Da Vinci, Some scientist even believe that the shroud of Turin was in fact painted by him and that he used his own face as the model. If that were true, this would be the most epic easter egg in history.
* Creator/AlanMoore, although his wild-eyed MadArtist shtick and the really long beard sort of push it into Looks Like Rasputin territory, which might deserve its own trope. For that matter, RasputinTheMadMonk himself.
* [[http://runninginheels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/albrecht-durer-self-portrait-at-28-15002.jpg This self-portrait]] by Albrecht Dürer, about which TheOtherWiki says:
-->Dürer presents himself monumentally in a style that unmistakably recalls depictions of Christ - the implications of which have been debated among art critics. A conservative interpretation suggests that Durer is responding to the tradition of the Imitation of Christ. The more controversial view reads the painting as a proclamation of the artist's individual identity and his role as creator.
* {{Poker}} player [[http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=82 Chris Ferguson]].
* Creator/ChristianBale, although only when he has his beard/moustache.
** This could be said for any actor who has played Jesus. Jim Caviezel for example.
* When young, the English actor Robert Powell. Hence why he was handpicked to play Jesus by the Catholic Church itself, in the Church-sponsored miniseries [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_of_Nazareth_%28miniseries%29 Jesus of Nazareth]]: they wanted a handsome guy who could act well ''and'' fit in the archetype, thus [[TropeCodifier codifying a new Jesus-like archetype]], and there he was.
* This definitely applied to [[http://i.imgur.com/6MvwM.jpg Robin Thicke]] around the time his first album was released.
* Nash, host of Radio Dead Air and WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou? Bonus points for getting so drunk once that he stood on a bench and "proclaimed [him]self the Lord Jesus Christ."
* Ironically, the real Jesus most likely would not qualify for the trope. Not only did he most likely have far more [[DivineRaceLift Semitic features]] than most art would have you believe, but long hair was not common for men at his time. He probably ''did'' have a beard, but its chances of being neatly combed or cut are pretty much nil.
* JimHenson.
* Zach Galifianakis lampshaded this in a visual stand-up routine where he showed funny text on an easel while an a capella group sang (ItMakesSenseInContext). Two of the pages were "I look like fat Jesus." "Not phat Jesus."
* Music/BillBailey, a fact not lost on him -- see the BlackBooks example above.
* RussellBrand, whenever he grows out his stubble a bit.
* [[http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02938/pirlo_2938884b.jpg Andrea]] [[TheBeautifulGame Pirlo]], when he has a beard.

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