Hollywood Sounds Off On Pitt and Clooney's Controversial Facial Hair

01/21/2010 at 07:00 PM ET

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It seems like everyone has something to say about the facial hair that has taken over the faces of two of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive. Brad Pitt’s beard has been growing through the winter, while his pal George Clooney kicked off award season with the new look. Eli Roth, who appears with Pitt in Inglourious Basterds, thinks his co-star’s beard is amazing. “That’s like a professional beard,” said Roth at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood Friday night. “Only Brad can pull off a beard like that.” Meanwhile, Melanie Lynskey, who appears with Clooney in Up In The Air, says she hadn’t seen his new beard but wanted to check it out. “He’s not going to look bad,” she tells PEOPLE. “He could bleach his hair blonde and he wouldn’t look bad!” Another guy whose looks can’t be diminished by facial hair is Jon Hamm, according to Mad Men creator Matt Weiner. “He can get rid of it and grow it again in an afternoon,” Weiner joked about Hamm, who plays the dapper Don Draper. “I told him that he looks like GI Joe, which is quite a compliment. There’s nothing you can do to make that guy look bad, let me tell you.” Vote now on which leading man wears his facial hair best! – Elaine Aradillas

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H on

GEORGE I’LL TAKE ANY WAY HUNK OF A MAN, BRAD NEVER DID ANYTHING FOR ME AND NOW EVEN LESS.

Cindy on

Well, anything to get some news I guess. All I know is that they still look hot not matter what.

Penny on

They are both adorable! Facial hair is irrelevant. Look below the surface, people!!
Happy Friday!

Jem on

Yup, George, like Jon Hamm, would look good in a mullet. Brad, on the other hand, needs all the help he can get, and that scraggly facial hair ain’t helpin’.

Carla on

At least George’s is neatly trimmed. Brad’s is just scruffy. They’re both too handsome to cover their faces with hair.

ellen on

Not that this sh*t matters but GC’s beard looks good Brad’s looks like he’s tired taking care of all them kids and got lazy. But enuff already. Donate to Haitian relief and not at Starbucks as Tyra said they won’t send coffee to the Marines “they don’t support the war”Well support the troops not the war.

Linda on

Who cares is right! Although, George could wear anything and I would still love him :-)
On the other hand, I ignore anything dealing with Brad since he deserted Jennifer!! He does not exist in my book I do not care how much good he does. Thanks for letting me put my feelings out there!

Megan on

@ Delana:

If you want news, go to cnn.com or foxnews.com, etc.

This is PEOPLE.COM its all about.. celebrities. DUHHHHHH.

sharon on

Pitt looks like general george custer

A Thinker on

Sorry, but Pitt looks like a bum. No, he cannot “pull it off”. George clooney looks ok with a beard. some men are ok with it – some aren’t, like Pitt.

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