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[[caption-width-right:300:No, not ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Him]]'' -- [[UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/{{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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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[http://hokuto-no-ken.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ewtrey.JPG Toki]] in ''Manga/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 Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* Ulysses in ''Anime/Ulysses31''. Justified in that in this particular version, Ulysses is a Messianic figure -- not just a parallel to the original protagonist of ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Paul Monroe in ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' looks so much like Jesus that this is his actual nickname. People refer to him by the name Jesus more often then his real name. He also resembles Jesus in other aspects. Despite being a highly skilled warrior, he generally tends to avoid violence against other humans except when absolutely necessary. He also routinely ends up on good terms with people after their initial confrontation starts with violence.
* Wallace from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has the whole look, combined with a very calm, polite, stoic demeanor. He would be a HippieJesus if he wasn't a OneManArmy.
* ''ComicBook/{{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:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Dude from ''Film/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 ''Film/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.
* Niander Wallace in ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', although contrary to most examples, he's the BigBad and a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive a merciless corporate tyrant]]- albeit one with a seriously holy [[AGodAmI self-image]] and aspirations of [[DarkMessiah leading humanity.]]
* ''Film/ForrestGump'', when he runs across America.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Qui-Gonn Jinn from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** Also Obi-Wan in the later prequels, especially in Episode III.
* The Thief in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071615/ The Holy Mountain]]'' deliberately Looks Like Jesus.
* ''Film/TheViewAskewniverse'': 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'', the younger Charles Xavier not only sports longer hair and a BeardOfSorrow, but he ultimately becomes an AllLovingHero at the movie's climax.
* ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''. During the riot at the Springer newspaper offices, Ulrike Meinhof witnesses a shirtless hippy type who fits this trope, [[CrucifiedHeroShot with his arms outstretched]] decrying the lousy state of the world.
* In the second stinger for ''Film/BlackPanther'', [[spoiler:Bucky Barnes]] looks like this with his long hair, beard, and the red and blue Wakandan robes he wears.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Puggy in ''Literature/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 ''Literature/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.
* Merrin in ''Literature/BlackMan'', which is milked for all it's worth as one of his followers-slash-protectors genuinely believes him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
* ''Cops: Their Lives in Their Own Words'' has a prisoner who'd badly injured a police officer being handcuffed to a detention cage in the [[CrucifiedHeroShot requisite position]] with a paper crown-of-thorns on his head.
-->The guy had a beard. I genuflected when I walked in. Christ on a Cage.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Just like his comic book counterpart, Paul in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' so closely resembles Jesus in looks and deeds that this is his nickname. The only difference between from comic book version is that he has the last name "Rovia" instead of Monroe.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EliXena.JPG Eli]] on ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.
* Manny in ''Series/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 ''Series/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|2003}}'', 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 [[SignificantMonogram James Callis.]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] with a beard and robe looks like Jesus.
* In ''[[Series/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 ''Series/{{Lost}}''. He does shave the beard off later, though. Henry Ian Cusick actually ''did'' play UsefulNotes/{{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.)
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In Season 5, the [[MasterOfDisguise Faceless Man]] assassin, Jaqen H'ghar shows up in [[CityOfCanals Braavos]], and has ditched his earlier LovableRogue persona for that of the HighPriest of a friendly death cult. While Jaqen previously wore rags and (later) armor, he now wears a monastic robe, which [[http://media.melty.com/article-1600-ajust_930-f91495075/jaqen-h-ghar-at-the-house-of-black-and-white.jpg gives the Jesus effect]].
** The Stark men have a tendency to have their dark hair long and an affinity in sporting a BadassBeard. This progressively applies especially to Jon Snow, as his BadassBeard becomes fuller as seasons go by. Both their deaths even involves a cross, though Jon wasn't crucified. His resurrection sequence is modeled on Renaissance paintings of Jesus.
** Jory Cassel sports dark long hair and a BadassBeard.
* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' has a tendency to cast long-haired guys who, over a course of 39 days, turn into this. Namely Ozzy, Malcolm, Joe Anglim, and Coach.
* One episode of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' has the owner of an Indian restaurant stroll into the squadroom, but his hair, beard, and flowing white robes make him look more like ''this'' than "Bodhisattva." A bookie present whispers "I'll give you seventy-five to one it ain't!" to Fish. The elderly Fish, meanwhile, is a little worried when the man says he was "sent" to the squadroom.
-->'''Fish:''' For any''one'' in particular...?
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': [[http://www.theplace.ru/archive/tom_mison/img/sleepy_hollow_tom_mison2.jpg Tom Mison]] as Ichabod Crane, prompting the fan nickname "Super Hot Jesus".
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/JohnLennon, famous musician and peace activist. While he was clean shaven and sported medium-length hair early on with the Beatles, starting from around 1968, he grew out his hair and beard commencing in a wild messianic mane as seen on the cover for Abbey Road (cleverly combining it with a white suit). Also, during his and Yoko's bed-in for peace, you'd be forgiven for thinking Jesus himself was lounging on the bed.
* Music/GeorgeHarrison, fellow Beatle, grew out his hair and mighty beard at the same time as Lennon. Around 1969 and especially later, his hair was the longest a beatle had ever worn. On the cover for his solo album All Things Must Pass, you can marvel at him in all his shaggy, saintly glory.
* Frontman [[TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] and keyboarder Brent Mydland of rock band The Grateful Dead both sported a long unkempt mane combined with a thick beard.
* Music/JimMorrison, singer of 60s rock band the Doors. He started out clean shaven, but grew his beard later in life. Applies especially on [[https://www.poeticous.com/system/poets/photos/000/026/357/large/jm-flower-crown.jpg?1481219945 this photo]].
* [[http://beatcrave.com/2009-04-06/musicians-that-look-like-jesus/ These guys.]]
* Music/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 Music/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.
* Referenced in the Bran Van 3000 song "Mama Don't Smoke":
-->Chris said somethin' 'bout all them\\
Long-haired Jesus Christ lookalikes\\
Shining down on me
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_golden_throne-imperial_webway_415.jpg This version]] of the GodEmperor 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 ''Theatre/{{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 ''VideoGame/Persona3'' bears the {{Fan Nickname}}s of Hippie Jesus and Revolver Jesus.
* ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Legends}}'': 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".
* There's an obvious symbolism with Jacob in VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider. Besides simply [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/laracroft/images/d/d7/Jacob_in_Cave.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/350?cb=20161127002025 looking like Jesus]], he's also [[spoiler:the Deathless Prophet of Constantinople who used the Divine Source to inspire a religious movement]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Irrelevator}}'' has the green stick figure who [[http://i.imgur.com/wA81VWz.gif looks]] a [[http://i.imgur.com/Xh7e0cc.gif lot]] like [[http://i.imgur.com/Git4AZX.gif Jesus.]]
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' had a character named Jesus Mickey, whose whole shtick was that he made himself look like Jesus (even with nails embedded in his wrists!) in order to attract chicks. Like many gag characters from the early years, he was eventually KilledOffForReal.
-->'''[[http://somethingpositive.net/onlyinflashbacks.shtml Cast page]]:''' And he didn't come back on the third day, proving he was a considerably lacking Jesus imitator.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/NotAlwaysWorking: [[https://notalwaysright.com/he-is-the-way-to-getting-signed-out/65967/ This]] story. The manager who fits the trope winds up getting nicknamed "Jesus".
* Scion of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' looks like Jesus, aside from the fact that his skin and hair are gold rather than Caucasian and brown. [[spoiler:He deliberately chose this appearance to play on human religious tendencies and went with gold to avoid difficulties with racial divides]].
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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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** From 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":
--->'''Homer:''' 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?
** And "Looking For Mr. Goodbart":
--->'''Flanders:''' ''[compares a [[SerialNumbersFiledOff Peekimon]] to Vishnu statue]'' I'll be darned if this little critter doesn't look like your god.\\
'''Apu:''' ''[points at homeless man with long hair and beard]'' And I'll be darned if this sad wino doesn't look like ''your'' god!\\
'''Wino:''' Do unto Snickers as you would have Snickers do unto you.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* 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 both historical texts and artwork from the time confirms that men in that time and location wore their hair and beards cut ''short'', so as to protect against lice.
** The only thing close to an eyewitness description of Jesus's appearance anyone has been able to find thus far is that attributed to the Jewish historian Josephus, who described Jesus as not only short-haired but also four feet tall, with terrible posture, and a ''mono-brow''.
* UsefulNotes/CharlesI 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]] [[PropagandaMachine 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 scientists 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, UsefulNotes/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 Wiki/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.
* TabletopGame/{{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."
* Creator/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 Series/BlackBooks example above.
* Creator/RussellBrand, whenever he grows out his stubble a bit.
* [[http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02938/pirlo_2938884b.jpg Andrea]] [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Pirlo]], when he has a beard.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9zj11gf9Qk Mike Rutherford]] of Music/{{Genesis}}. His puppet in Music/LandOfConfusion was even reused as that of Jesus in Series/SpittingImage.
* Creator/RikMayall, of all unlikely messiahs commented on his looking like Jesus in the commentary for the DVD collection of [[The Young Ones]].
* David Gahan from Music/DepecheMode circa Music/SongsOfFaithAndDevotion era in 1993-95. He did not look like that neither during the precedent Violator era in 1990 nor during the subsequent Ultra era in 1997.
** Lampshaded in the Condemnation video where he plays a thinly-veiled version of Jesus.
* One famous photograph taken by a war correspondent in Central American in TheEighties had guerilla soldiers carrying a wounded man who fit this trope, right down to the spread arms (because he was being held by the arms), the naked chest and the beard.
* Brazilian revolutionary leader Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, also known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiradentes Tiradentes]], was often depicted with long hair and a beard in paintings, which the real Tiradentes never wore. It was done intentionally to cement his reputation as a martyr fo the republican cause after the Portuguese crown sentenced him to death by hanging.
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