Jake Gyllenhaal Shaves His Lumberjack Beard

05/19/2014 at 05:44 PM ET

Jake Gyllenhaal beardPI/Splash News Online; Bowery Boys/Splash News Online

We were beginning to forget what Jake Gyllenhaal‘s face looked like. After growing out a crazy unruly beard for his role in the new film Everest, the actor has reunited with his razor and shaved it all off. And considering that the temperatures outside are rising, that was probably a good call.

Gyllenhaal has had a variety of different facial hair patterns throughout the years, usually maintaining a bit of scruff. He also makes a cameo in all his full-bearded glory in the star-studded “On the Run” trailer just released by BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z.

As for his hair, we can’t see if Gyllenhaal chopped that as well, or if it’s still at its longer length. Once he stops wearing beanies, we’ll report back.

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Back in 2012, Gyllenhaal had a similar long beard for a play he was doing, and he told Graham Norton that while it wasn’t itchy, he had to comb it out at times to tame it. And regardless of where you fall on the Gyllenhaal beard spectrum, we’re sure he’ll continue to mix things up in the future.

Are you a fan of the actor clean-shaven? Should he bring back the beard? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Amp88 on

So much more handsome without the beard. :)

Denise Wenzel on

Thank god, he is so much more attractive without all that hair.

Easyup on

Hallelujah! That beard WAS NOT for him. He looked like Jesus Christ or a bushman, so glad that its gone.

Sacre on

Finally! That Duck Dynasty look was so not working for him.

Joanne on

He’s so much better looking without the beard, even with the hat and an earbud cord in his moth!

kelli on

Normally I don’t like beards but Jake looks nice with one that’s trimmed and groomed. (Not the bushy Rumpelstiltskin thing)

TaylorB on

Thank goodness….you are barely handsome with no facial hair….but with it, you look abysmally smelly….


He looks so much better without that gross looking beard….. He is handsome again. :)

lilly on

about dang time!!!

Mrs. Garcia on

So much better! I was not feeling the lumberjack look!

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