Jake Gyllenhaal Debuts His Very Own Man Bun - Is It Better Than the Bald?

10/16/2013 at 06:12 PM ET

Jake Gyllenhaal man bun, hairEverett;FameFlynet

Um, when did Jake Gyllenhaal’s hair become long enough for a messy bun? We’re not sure, but the actor’s new Bradley Cooper-esque do has our attention now. And let’s face facts: On the spectrum of divisive Gyllenhaal hairdos, you’re either a man-bun kinda girl or a shaved head kinda girl. (Editors here are split!)

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The actor has been snapped on set of his new film Nightcrawler wearing half his hair pulled back into a mini bun. This is the biggest hair buzz surrounding the star since he shaved it all off for his 2011 role in End of Watch and made Matt Damon really jealous.

For Nightcrawler, he completed his hipster transformation with edgy sunglasses and a button-down shirt — another total 180° from the cop uniform he wore during his last major hair switchup.

Pre man-bun, Gyllenhaal had been spotted with a full beard, further proof that he loves a conversation-sparking hairdo. And while he may have a “damn good-looking head,” according to Damon, we want to know if that still applies when he’s wearing a tiny bun atop it.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Jake Gyllenhaal
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Crichton on

“The cop uniform he wore for his last big film End of Watch”?
Is it 2012? Hasn’t “People” at least heard of Gyllenhaal’s current Warner movie “Prisoners”? A bigger production, released September 20th, 2013 as #1?
On topic: his hair in “Prisoners” was intriguing and somewhat controversial too.

AM on

neither is pretty =/

moi on

Wow, I did not vote as there was no option for normal hair.

MommieDearest on

IMO, “we” don’t need to discuss anything…Jake G. will be eternally pretty, no matter the hairdo. Love, Mommie Dearest.

Deanna on

Bald or hair bun…….Dork either way.

Lisa on

Frankly they both are unflattering! But the bun has to go! You are not a girl, nor a sumo wrestler… lose it, bub!

Jc on

Sexy ? Maybe if he gets a decent haircut, why does it have to extremes.

guest on

either way looking great.

Denise on

I hate man buns. On any man. Period.

Steph on

I just don’t find him attractive, never have. But definitely not feeling the bun.

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