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It's Time to Talk About Jared Leto's Facial Hair: Full Beard or Sexy Stubble?

02/11/2014 at 12:28 PM ET

Jared Leto beardWireImage (2) editors have a collective crush on Jared Leto. We love his hair, his style, even the way he flips pancakes. And we really hope he continues to get nominated for major awards every year, so we can closely monitor his every move — like his latest decision to trim down his beard.

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The actor has been sporting full facial hair on the red carpet since January, but Monday he debuted a new grooming pattern, stepping out with just a shadow of stubble. “I cut off my beard!” the Dallas Buyers Club star captioned the below shot on Instagram.

Okay, so he’s not completely clean-shaven, but we think the Oscar nominee’s close trim shows off his bone structure better. And the subtle stubble is way hotter than the bare-face look he had going on back in 2006 (in our opinion anyway). What do you think of the actor’s new facial hair? Do you miss his full beard? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Seabot on

He didn’t cut it off, he trimmed it. It’s hardly a “new look” when the shape and everything else is still the same.

Charlotte on

He is damn fine either way, but i like the trimmed look best!

notpetA on

Cut your hair Jordan!!!

bb on

Dude looks like a lady.

JC on

Short hair…short beard!

Ali on

He needs to cut his hair, he looks like a girl. Bruce Jenner is jealous!

Catherine on

I don’t even notice his facial hair because I can never stop looking at his eyes — they are captivating!

sienna on

I am so sick of the “Duck Dynasty” look! The full beard and long hair look un groomed and gross! Most woman hate kissing men with facial hair! It’s like pubic hair all over their face and it’s just lazy and dirty looking. It’s a bummer when handsome men cover their face with all that frickin’ hair!!

Tammy on

Now, get a ‘fresh, new’ hair style to go with the trimmed up facial hair. I like long hair on guys, but this one needs a style.

renee on

I love the trimmed up facial hair, but he really needs to cut the hair.

ES71 on

I think his face would look best with short hair and clean face so that nothing detracts from those huge blue eyes and his cheeckbones would stand out more not being covered by hair.

MrMonkee on

@notpetA….who the heck is Jordan?

denise on

shorter hair with sexy stubble.

Marie on

He got rid of the beard, besides that I don’t see anything “new”.

tahillia on

I think he’s one of the most effortlessly sexy men alive, and part of that sex appeal is his talent.

Jane on

The ombre hair is just not working for me. Usually I like longer hair on men, but his is not that attractive, it is getting a bit greasy. Shaving the beard to a more “80″s stubble” is not that great either. Either a beard or clean shaven–pick one.

Katy on

One word: Yum.
** To MrMonkey, Jordan Catalano was a role that Jared Leto played on My So-Called Life…. my favorite show from high school days!


Um, he shaved. That’s a newsworthy story? I mean, the man looks good, but it must be a slow day in the newsroom!

Easyup on

I like the stubble. Either way he looks like Jesus Christ but its more pronounced with the full beard. I agree with the others, he needs a hair cut to go with his new stubble, maybe then the image of JC will be diminished.

Steacy on

Ugh. Babe alert.

christa on

I like the trimmed look. It looks so much cleaner.

Vic on

This is what People call “fresh new look”?? Lmao. Love Jared, but I clicked to see if he cut all of his hair off and shaved.. silly me, i thought that would be considered fresh and new. Lol

Mamagirl31 on

Do not think he looks good with long hair… That’s not saying I never find long hair on a dude attractive but in his case, I think he could use a cut!

lucy loo on

New look? Really?

Elaine on

Stubble. The full beard makes him look like he’s on Duck Dynasty. He’s a good-looking guy but you’d never see it under the hair.

Kimberly on

I’d take him either way!

Iona on

He’s GORGEOUS, doesn’t matter.

emma on

What a stupid looking hat.

Sandra on

The most beautiful human being… ever! <3

Lala on

Ugh – I wish he’d cut his hair already! He looks gorgeous with short hair! I do prefer the trimmed beard too, over the photo on the left.

eck1010 on

I mean, this man could not be any sexier!!

Denise on

Please cut the hair next. Get rid of those split ends.

sahali on

The man is a mess. He needs a shave and a haircut STAT.

staci on

I do love him both ways but I do like the more scruff looking face.He is a very good looking man With less facial hair brings out his beautiful blue eyes. I am hoping he gets that Oscar he deserves, no matter what he looks like he is a beautiful man.

cucu on

I dont have a problem with long hair, I think is sexy on a man but I think he should loose the ombre hair, too feminine.

Lori on

I like the stubble with the hat, but really hate the hair without the hat. Just not a long hair gal.

babette on

Hope, he doesn’t also cut his hair soon. I don’t want him to look like everyone…he looks special now!

krtmom on

He’s hot!!!

Janet on

Yummy!! :-)

jaa on

Damn, the dude is fine no matter what!!!

Primas on

Now if he would just cut that hair short!. :)

Kathie on

sexy stubble omg he is so hot

Rebecca on

So fine

BlueShades on

Just cut you hair. It is 1960 horrible.

Mimi on

Loved the beard, love the stubble, love his face! As long as he doesn’t do anything to those eyes, I’m A-OK with his choices!

PS on

He’s a handsome man, but he’s venturing dangerously close to looking like Courteney Cox. He’d better keep some sort of facial hair if he wants to make sure people can tell the difference.

Judy on

I myself think he is VERY unattractive….don’t get why people think he is otherwise.

Sunny on

His eyes are early lose together. Reminds me of Ryan Reynolds.

JennyMc on

He needs to cut those ombré locks. They make h look too girly.

sarah on

Ha Ha I love the comment – Dude looks like a lady – I couldn’t agree more :)

Amanda on

Oh my, he is hot hot hot !! I like it trimmed, but I wouldn’t kick him out of bed with the full beard.

Sunny on

lol I meant his eyes are really close together. Also he totally does look like courtney cox.

A. Goodwin on

Better, but I’d much prefer if he cut his long hair:)

Nelly on

He is just so pretty!

Luvkale on

I’m sick of his long hair. He needs a more radical fresh look

freya on


Gigi on

This guy gives me the creeps!

Mom on

Shave it all…and cut your hair, too.
You look like a hippie.
Love, Mom

Tazmara on

That hairstyle does nothing for him. He looks like every girl from the 60′s. I wonder if he’s wearing bell bottoms too? Anyway, he looks like cr*p.

Kellie on

Yes he is drool worthy gorgeous but I so wish he would lose the ombre hair.

Lilyflower on

He is still so fine no matter what he does.

bettamc on

I just don’t see it. I don’t find him attractive at all. I never have. To each their own…. I still don’t get it! :)

sup homies on

OMG what a change!!!! MY WORLDVIEW HAS BEEN ALTERED! Please People, continue to write such riveting and impacting articles!

No hate though, this website is my guilty pleasure. He’s a babe either way.

The.Pretty.One on

He looks JUST like Paris Jackson. He needs a hair cut tout suis!!

Dee on

He is gorgeous either way but he is dangerously sexy w/ a shorter beard ;)

Eenkling on

Cut the hair. Shave off the excess facial hair. Let your stunning good looks shine through.

Pat on

Sexy Stubble and keep the hair. I don’t like short hair or shaved heads. Don’t listen to those naysayers, keep your long hair they’re all jealous.

sandman on

he is one of the most gorgeous men of all time – love his long hair with the sexy stubble best. those eyes! Remember – My So Called Life?!

Christine on

Long hair makes his long face look even longer. Love the stubble though.

Smiles on

Get a good hair cut. Short hair would looks good on him

Mike on

Its a beautiful lie……

zena m. terpening on

Jared such a handsome man in his early fourties…so why would any one in his right mind want to look older by having all this facial hair, stuble or full beard, and ugly, stringy, greasy looking long hair like a street person better known as a panhandler????..because he’s in a band..does that make him want to look older for the older generation with hard rock music that doesn’t suit that generation??? Please help me to understand.

Michele on

I love the NEW look. He is just adorable either way.

Katie on

This dude is smoking hot. I don’t like young guys or long hair…..except on him. Something about him is super sexy. I use to think he was creepy looking and strange. Now I think he is smart, funny and sexy as all heck.

Brenda on

I love long hair on men, its sexy..and love Jareds hair..hope he keeps it long, it looks good on him. brings out more of his passions and sexiness. so keep the long hair Jared. as far as him shaving off the beard I think he should shave it all off. so we can see more of that gorgeous face of his. but thats just me. still hope he keeps his hair long though. love his long hair. if he cuts it off alot of us long haired lovers might cry. some of us take long hair seriously. but do understand if it needs a bit of trimming from time to time. and understand its more than just the hair. its the mind,body,spirit,soul thing too and those gorgeous eyes of his tend to make some of us that adore him swoon. ya can kinda tell he just has that special something about him.

Marta on

Unless you are going to have your roots touched-up, keep the hat on!!! Your nice looking, but?

Marta on

Touch up your roots or just keep the hat on!!
You also should shave that beard so we can see your handsome face more.

moviefan on

Sorry guys but this guy is not handsome,he is beautiful.

Butch on


jenni on

He is so gorgeous, but would be moreso with a shorter haircut! Weird guy, soooo hot tho!

stew on

He’s pretty!

Judi Cook on

Who IS Jared Leto? What does he do? He would look lots better if the would lose the old bleached/ colored hair. Makes him look like white trash.

Misty on

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that man no matter if he has facial hair or not! GORGEOUS!

BijouBean on

Let it shine! Going bald would be a bold statement.

Reuben on

The man is handsome! I, however think he would look a lot more handsome with a short haircut and the stubble look. He is a great actor.

NoDoubt! on

he is so hot and will always be

Morgan on

Super Sexy either way…who cares about the beard when those eyes are looking at you.

JJ on

In that hat he looks a lot like Stevie Ray Vaughn.

kris on

Looks like he could actually be a good looking dude- if he would get rid of that dead looking long hair- lets see what he would look like with a real mans haircut?

diane on

He’s hot no matter what but I think the stubble makes him look sexy. Jared’s eyes are his best feature of all. Wow.

Laura on

Like the shadow. Wish he’d do something with stringy hair. I don’t mind that it’s long, but the product makes it look dirty. Maybe a little less product?

Merin on

yeah…not so fresh


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