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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Arika AKA Sparkles on

We love the facial hair here in southern Oregon! It definately gives and edge to their look…! so hot!

Mary on

This topic isn’t worth an article..but I will comment. George takes care of his beard etc and looks good. Brad looks like a well dressed billy goat.

Sandra on

Facial hair is controversial? Really?

canada girl on

Yes they can do what they want it is their bodies but my opinion Brad is way cuter with out the beard but George looks good with the beard.
Brad also has aged immensely since he started dating Angelina, the last time he was hot was in Mr & Mrs smith

Laura on

Well Brad Pitt could clean his up a bit, it looks bad. George’s looks really nice.

falling alseep on

You mean Pitt’s attention/publicity seeking facial hair. SNOOZE!

Jamie on

Is this news? Well, it’s not REAL news, but this isn’t exactly the place for that, now is it? If you’re looking for real news here, I’m guessing there are bigger issues to address.

SandyAbernathy on

I like George’s beard because it is clean and looks groomed. Brad’s beard looks horrible all scraggly. Even when he was married to Jennifer Aniston, he would sometimes let his beard and hair grow out and he looked horrible. Then he would clean up and cut his hair and trim up his mustache and beard. Brad needs to trim up his beard. When I see Brad’s beard, I think it looks dirty and scraggly. He can do better then that.

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Wrench Set · on

the baroness of GI Joe is the character i love, she is beautiful and deadly “”

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