PHOTO: Hugh Jackman Shaves His Head Bald for New Movie

06/10/2014 at 02:17 PM ET

Hugh Jackman often changes up his look for movie roles, and this year, he’s been spending a lot of time with his hairstylist. First, he sported this crazy mullet — and now he’s got a completely bald look.

Hugh Jackman shaves headRay Tamarra/Wireimage; Courtesy Hugh Jackman

The actor is gearing up for his role as Blackbeard in the hotly-anticipated Pan (out July 2015), which required him take a razor to his head. “Blackbeard is born. #PAN,” he captioned the above photo (left) on Instagram. Jackman also trimmed his beard and mustache to get fully into character as the evil pirate.

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This is a completely different look for the dapper, well-groomed guy that hit the Tonys red carpet Sunday with a swept-back style and neatly-trimmed beard. And we hope he shares more of his transformation (costume photos, please!) on Twitter as filming kicks off.

Aside from getting groomed for his role, the 45-year-old actor, who recovered from skin cancer surgery on his face this year, had to do a lot of training for the fight scenes.

“He’s got a really good work ethic,” New York martial arts champion Jamie Goulding, a fight scene coordinator for the film, told PEOPLE. “He works really, really hard.”

What do you think of his new look? Are you excited for Pan? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Unknown on

Bald or not HUGH IS HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!


OHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO!!! HUGH I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO BUT OHHHHHH NOOOO YOUR HAIR IS SO BEAUTIFUL! You are truly a great actor to get into character like this. And the beard looks great too. Who am I kidding, Hugh you look great no matter what. Can’t wait to see Pan.

kim on

Love him! He will be awesome as Blackbeard!

lila on

I cannot get enough of seeing Hugh Jackman! Yummy!!! He is so gorgeous and seems like such a great family man.

Sunny on

I like how his beard is not all frizzy and gross. It is very sexy.

David on

OMG he looks like Jackie Earle Haley.

maggie on

Still hot, with or without hair. His wife is a very lucky woman.

ELC on

Some people can shave off their hair and look appealing, unfortunately, Hugh is not one of them. He’s so handsome with a head of hair. Yes, once this role is done he’ll grow it back…but he is definitely not good looking w/out it. It was very short for the Les Miz movie, but nothing like this.

Sharon Current on


MrsMonkee on

Say what you want but personally I don’t think there is anything more sexy than a bald headed man. And with a goatee even sexier. It floors me how so many men try to hind their baldness with comb overs, wigs, hair replacement etc. which only makes the baldness more evident. But plugs are my favorite. Who the he!! are they trying to kid…..or impress?

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