Exclusive: Nick Offerman's facial hair goes Lego
05:00 AM, Oct 29, 2013
Nick Offerman is famed for his facial hair. The Parks and Recreation star even had a mustache manifesto in his recent memoir Paddle Your Own Canoe.
Now said facial hair has been immortalized as the pirate Metalbeard in The Lego Movieopening Feb. 7. But Metalbeard is more than just a snap-on beard.
In fact, his character’s beard is almost dwarfed by everything a pirate would need, including Jolly Rogers flags, built-on arm cannons, steering wheels and, well, arm sharks.
He’s described by distributor Warner Bros as “half pirate, half utility knife, with a knack for doing things the hard way.”
Offerman is the man for the part of Metalbeard, says Chris Pratt, his Parks and Recreation co-star who voices the lead character Emmet in The Lego Movie.
“Nick has the best facial hair of any man on this planet,” says Pratt, “But while people might know him for his facial hair, his greatest tool is his voice which he changes around in this movie. Nick is a true actor.”