From Goatees to Full Facial Hair: Are Beards the New Leading Man Must-Have?

01/14/2010 at 05:38 PM ET

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When Brad Pitt first grew in his now infamous goatee, we thought surely it was for a part — or just a personal quirk. But with Hollywood’s hottest hunks sporting everything from Robert Downey Jr.’s neatly trimmed goatee to George Clooney‘s silver scruff to Jon Hamm’s full-out beard, we can see now that Brad was really starting a trend! Clearly this crop of stars is so good-looking that even the worst facial hair couldn’t dim their appeal, but we worry for lesser men if this trend continues. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to just see these guys in all of their clean-shaven glory? Or maybe that’s just our taste. Tell us: Should these guys keep their beards or do you prefer them clean-shaven?

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Janine on

I vote for George Clooney’s beard as the best-looking facial hair … he always looks great, beard or no beard……. the others look okay, but Brad Pitt looks much better without that scraggly beard….that look does not suit the fine Mr. Pitt! Overall, George Clooney nails the bearded look for sure!

t norene on

I am trying to imagine what everyone would say if we women decided not to shave. You know our legs and underarms.. And then went out in public showing o0ur hairy parts to the world. I bet we wouldn’t be considered for a sexy cover… Brad Pitt looks like he is trying to hard to be cool or something but his beard in my opinion makes him look even older more wrinkled and tired. The rest look ok.. My own husband just had surgery and cannot walk and has grown his facial hair out and looks un groomed.. But he isn’t ridicules like Pitt who wears beads in his beard at times..

S. Wattsson on

RDJ ALL THE WAY!! Do NOT like Brad Pitt at ALL! George looks ok – at least hair and beard color match! Jon Hamm, I think, looks better clean shaven.

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Elysse on

I prefer facial hair on men, but they should give significant attention to it and not just let it scraggle out in all directions. George’s is the best in this group, and Brad had a better one while filming “Legends of the Fall”. They’ve both got the physcial structure of the type of masculine face that I am attracted to.

Josie on

Well, none of them actually look better with the beard, but I have to say that Brad Pitt’s is actually kind of revolting…

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