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Footballer-Turned-Actor, Frank Leboeuf on Bald Typecasting

Former World Cup winner and Chelsea defender, the bald footballing legend Frank Leboeuf has returned to his first passion – acting.

Frank LeboeufCareer Change

The Frenchman moved to Los Angeles for a couple of years where he took acting advice from fellow follicly challenged pals, Jason Statham and John Malkovich.

Now, after a string of low-key acting roles in both the theatre and films, Frank is starring as the leader of the French resistance in a newly released Second World War movie, called ‘Allies’.

Appearing alongside popstar and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ winner, Matt Willis, the British film is an action drama that tells the story of an English parachute regiment who encounter the French resistance when dropped behind enemy lines to recover sensitive documents. You can get a taste of Leboeuf’s performance in the Allies trailer, below.

Does Bald = Bad Guy?

Frank Leboeuf first shaved his head after his debut season at Chelsea FC, revealing a vicious, horizontal scar across the back of his head that stretched from ear to ear, which lead to rumours of a botched hair transplant.

Since starting his acting career in 2001, Leboeuf has found himself constantly playing villains, and has been killed off in half of his roles. But could this ‘bad guy’ typecasting be to do with his bald head? Frank isn’t sure.

It does seem that I die a lot in the parts that I get! …Hopefully one day I’ll get in a film where I don’t get killed and make it to the end. But I think I could play a romantic guy. The parts that George Clooney and Brad Pitt get, though? Maybe not...”

When asked if he agreed with the ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ comedian Larry David who claims bald people are a genuine minority group who experience discrimination, Leboeuf is quick to point out the benefits of being bald:

I’ve never felt that, I must admit. I’ve been fortunate in my life, so I won’t start complaining that I’m in some bald minority group. Being bald is kind of fashionable now. And you don’t have to bother with hair care. You save time, and money on shampoo.”

Male Hair Loss Treatment Options

Whilst Frank chose to shave his head aged 27, sporting a fully bald head is not a look everyone can, or wants to, carry off. Some men with male hair loss concerns prefer to try to save, rather than shave, their hair and luckily there are two medically-proven hair loss treatments for men which allow them this option.

Propecia and minoxidil are the only medications licensed by the MHRA in the UK and approved by its American counterpart, the FDA, for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Depending on the stage of a man’s hair loss when he first seeks treatment, this non-invasive way of dealing with hair loss can help to halt shedding and promote regrowth as part of a comprehensive hair loss treatment programme.


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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


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