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09/05/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

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Over the past decade, George Clooney has become synonymous with classic men’s style — from his perfect suits to his groomed good looks, George is generally flawless and totally swoon-worthy. So we couldn’t help being more than a little surprised when he turned up at the Venice Film Festival with a graying beard! Has George gone grizzly? While the whiskers add a rugged touch to his handsome face, we want to see him clean-shaven again. But, hey, that’s just us! We want to know what you think. Tell us: Do you like George’s beard? Or do you wish he would shave it off?

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alia on

He’s sexy no matter what: with or without the facial hair….although, I am partial to the clean-shaven look…
But George Clooney cannot go wrong ~~~He’s gorgeous~~~ I LOVE GEORGE CLOONEY!

KS on

He is a handsome man either way. I like both looks.

ilse on

Oh wow, the guy is always hot!

ANYKNOCKOFF on

I LOVE IT. He looks good anyway you slice him!

-AnyKnockOff

h on

No question–George is always one gorgeous hunk of a man. But I sure would like to be able to see that defined chiny-chin-chin!

Ursla on

He looks like an old man. It’s not flattering unless he was camping.

Allison T. on

Cary Grant had a grizzled beard in his last film: “Mother Goose.” Then he retired because he decided he looked too old. Hint to George Clooney: see “Mother Goose!”

dawn on

I must be the only woman in the world who finds this man not attractive. He was never anything special I always thought.

crissy on

HOT HOT HOT!!!

Elda on

it’s ok i guess, i’m not a really big fan of George.

Chris Shelton on

I just think George with the beard is not good. It must be sooo itchy to the touch. I personally prefer a man clean shaven.

Mrs. Clooney on

I Love Him no matter what =]
He looks so sexxxxy with or without the beard.

Mrs. Clooney on

Hes so sexxxxayyy with or without the beard.
I love him no matter what =]

Tru on

Yummy! I like George either way, he’s so gorgeous. I’d nuzzle that chin of his with my chin anyday ;-).

RENA on

HELLO DOESNT MATTER WHAT LOOK HES DOING,HES GORGEOUS IN EVERYTHING GOTTA LOVE THAT MAN I KNOW I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WYTCH on

I DONT THINK IT REALLY MATTERS, THAT MAN IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS,ID LOVE TO BE A CLOONEY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

Cat on

I’m all for a “mountain man” look, but George Clooney is too sexy for that beard.

Didi on

Shave it immediately! Otherwise I admire him so much but the beard has to go!

Susan on

Shave!

Janet on

George needs to shave off the beard, it makes him look old. He has a strong jaw and face he needs to keep it clean and fresh, not murky with a beard. Sorry George it is a no with me.

Chrisie on

He looks very sexy with the beard!

BoFan on

OMG, maybe it’s for a movie… we should all look so good. Healthy, happy, and rich.

Angie on

UM LET ME THINK HE GEORGE CLOONEY AND HES BEUTIFUL AND HES SEXY. SO HE COULD WEAR WHATEVER HE WANTS AND HELL ALWAYS BE HOT.

Ally on

Makes him look really old…not HOT AT ALL!

Nicci on

I have to say first that I am a fan of George but I admit that I am very disappointed in how he looked at the Venice Film Festival. I couldn’t get over that he would go out looking like that. Especially to something like that and to also accept that medal from the French. George, please shave.

Sandy on

I have always loved George Clooney, and lately I’ve been seeing him with this unshaven look and i don’t like it at all. Clean shaven is the way to go George!

Carly on

Yak!

rhaz on

I Love it…..

Stefani on

He could have a booger hanging out of his nose and still be hot.

Bernadette on

It goes without saying that the man is a fine looking man, a woman would have to bew dead not to appreciate that.
But as much as he looks good no matter what look he has, he looks much better without the beard…
He is in his 40’s and way too young to have grey fair all over his face!

ccb on

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

Carla Ferreira on

Clooney is getting better and better… It’s like an vintage Porto wine! UAAAAUUUUUUU
and I looooooove the new look!!!

Princess on

I really dont get why everyone thinks he’s hot.

Carla Ferreira on

God bless his parents!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaauuuuuuu………..

Paula on

Clooney, please, don’t shave it off!!!! Don’t let it grow more than that, wow!! Beard, beard, beard.

SpicyG on

I’ll take him any way I can get him, beard or no beard. Best part about him is his sense of humor which just makes him all the more attractive. Funny guy always playing practical jokes on and with friends. He’s comfortable in his skin and doesn’t have to play the Hollywood game.

Josie on

I agree with Dawn I just can’t seem to find him attractive I think he looks way to old I don’t know he’s just not cute to me!

Angela on

SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY!!!! Does it really matter if he has a beard – he is so INCREDIBLY SEXY – I wouldn’t care if the beard was PURPLE!!!! The man can do no wrong!!!!! HE is GORGEOUS!! Now – if only he would visit the midwest, so we could meet , fall in love & live happily ever after……a girl can dream right???

coco on

he’s gorgeous and I’ve been a fan for years…but..he’s starting to show his age.
anyway, he sill gets to hang out with hot-young females.
george call me!

Joanne on

Too Hairy!!!

Tammy on

HE IS SO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon on

Ooooo, maybe just a little bit shorter,you know, that scruffy, day-off-from-shaving look.
George is gorgeous!

Rebecca on

I don’t usually care for beards, but on George, me likey! Mmmmmm, so hot.

Jessica on

I LOVE GEORGE’S BEARD!!! HE SHOULD DEF. KEEP IT!!!

Jessica on

LOVE IT!!!!

julie on

George Clooney has brought such classiness and sexappeal back to an period of distaste.He’s so easy on the eyes. you CAN’T go wrong with George. It is such a pleasure just to watch what he’s going to wear next, whether it’s clothes or beards. He oozes such sex appeal whether he has facial hair or not, but I love the 5:00 shadow on him.

rosie on

he usually look holder then what he is even if extremelly good looking. but with that beard he looks even holder.

Tristan on

I just thought it was funny that they called it a ‘graying’ beard lol It is def. gray. Hes as sexy as ever though!

darance on

in that picture he looks old-d-d..those crow feet, bags under eyes, beard partially white… not fully grown beard, yak! who would want to kiss him (just a woman that’s desperate). better clean shave.

angie on

I love the beard!!! george looks good no matter what.

angie on

Darrance!! I totally disagree with you, he does not look old in the pic, and i love that pic of him. And i am only 17.

Megan on

Beard or no beard, the man is just hot.

Kate on

This man looks good no matter what he does with his hair, either on his face or on his head. He is the epitome of dreamy!!

Paige on

He looks awful with or without the beard. Plus he always looks like he needs to brush his teeth.

Dorane on

he was sexy before now i think he is even more sexy

Kristi P on

George please shave it off! It looks scruffy and I am sure it’s scratching your girlfriends skin. Oach!

Kristi P on

George please shave it off! It looks scruffy. Plus it is probably scratching his girlfriends face when they kiss. OACH!

Tammy C. on

I, along with Dawn & Princess, agree that George is not that great looking. I have seen better. As for the beard, he should either shave it off completely or trim it so that it looks cleaner. It has no definition and the mustache is too thick. I LOVE men in beards, but my 56yo old husband looks MUCH better than George!

mssoccerbunny on

(wipes drool off keyboard)

George. Is. Hot. Hot, I tell you. Sexy no matter what he’s wearing, how he’s looking, how he’s…

I literally do the lip-gasp-sigh everytime I see his picture.

F on

WHAT A MANLY MAN!!! HOT AND SEXY!!!!

Amparo on

This man is the deffinition of gorgeous.

Blondie on

I honestly don’t see what’s so special about him, there are much hotter guys than him! I think he looks old with the beard!

Janet on

I have always had a crush on George Clooney and I believe that the beard takes away from his already handsome and youthful appearance.

N on

Shave, please shave it off!

Lorretta on

I agree with Allison T., George looks a bit old with the beard. Consider getting a razor dude.

Bonnie on

I think it makes him look totally hot! I would say even a little bit younger looking, but he gets better with age anyways!

bob on

it makes ya look old. get rid of it/

Joffin on

He is hot, no matter what age you are. He is hot either with or without the beard. George Clooney is hot even for me, and I’m only 15.

May on

George Clooney! George Clooney! Does anyone remember him from Roseanne or even from Syriana where he had to gain weight for his role in the movie? He was hot then too! He is and always will be a gorgeous man no matter what he looks like! He reminds me of Cary Grant, did I spell it right!

Samantha on

This man is sexy with or with the facial hair!

Anonymous on

Gorgeous man inside and out. Met him when he was just starting in the business. Made me laugh alot.I knew then that he would someday make it BIG.

Nikki on

EWH. I hate the bearded look. It’s old man-looking. It reminds me of.. a grandpa. George, LOSE THE GRUZZLE.

A on

Ewe is all I can say

maria on

Simply hate it! He looks old and unkept, and… Dawn, you are not the only women in the world that thinks he is not a big deal. ME TOO! He is handsome, but not to die for. There are many more out there that you can say they are “sexy”.

Patty on

I think it looks really good on him. He is a hottie

Bja on

he looks much older with beards. actually do u gyus know he is just one year older than Brad Pitt? but he looks like his father…

jen on

i haate men w/ facial hair!!! it is so gross!!

Rindi J. on

I’m not a very big fan, but i guess you could say it looks alright.

MIMI on

Hes sexy nomatter what!!!

Quiana on

Bleh.

sugardaisy on

Yikes, he looks sooo much older! He has too much gray for this look, and besides, a good looking guy shouldn’t hide his looks with facial hair!

shirley pope on

I like him clean shaven and neat

Amanda on

That man can do no wrong, but I still like him better clean shaven.

Ronni Weinberg on

While I like George Clooney any way, I prefer him without the beard.
I’m probably one of his oldest fans at age 74.

yousra on

looks abit older than he is , so without beard,would be hotter..i guess!

Maram on

He’s SUPER SEXY no matter what .. hot even if he covers his face with mud … can’t stop smiling when I see his lovely smile .. GEORGE ROCKS

Janice on

Not that he’s not extremely delicious
looking w/it but I think w/out it he’s even better.

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