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So long, beard papa! Brad Pitt, showing off his shaggy salt-and-pepper facial hair on June 10, bids adieu before going clean-shaven the next month.
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Was the beard for a movie role or one to hide from the paparazzi? "It's boredom," Pitt told Britain's Sun in March. "No other reason than that."
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Pitt, attempting to go incognito in a fedora and trademark aviators, makes a quick getaway with 4-year-old daughter Shiloh (and his whiskers) in February. We'd know those lips anywhere!
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Buongiorno! Pitt's whiskers take to the waves as he boards a water taxi in Venice. The actor and his brood vacationed in the city while partner Angelina Jolie shot The Tourist earlier in the month.
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We're going to the Super Bowl! With son Maddox by his side, Pitt and his whiskers get the VIP treatment while cheering on the New Orleans Saints to victory over the Indianapolis Colts in February.
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Does this look fly? Upon landing at Narita International Airport on Nov. 3, 2009, photographers capture Pitt still sporting the metallic beads that adorned his billy-goat beard on Halloween night.
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Pitt's beard came in peace as he and Jolie head to Syria on a humanitarian trip to visit refugees on Oct. 2, 2009.
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Pitt's beard crosses the border later that day to Amman, Jordan, where he, Jolie and their then 14-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne are snapped stopping in for a sweet treat at an ice cream shop.
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Trim and tidy! Pitt's sculpted scruff takes the hot seat at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 24, 2009.
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Brad the builder coming through! Topping off his look with a hard hat, the architecture buff tours an urban renewal project in Aviles in August 2009.
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Back when it was a wee goatee, a groomed Pitt looks sharp while stepping out with Jolie at the L.A. premiere of Inglourious Basterds.
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Check him out! Pitt shows off the goods as he kicks off his worldwide promotional tour of Basterds, with a stop in the German capital on July 28, 2009.
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What's more stunning: the 24-karat gold artwork to the left, or Pitt's mouth-framing beard on the right? Both put forth their "canvases" at the prestigious contemporary art fair Art Basel in June 2009.
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The best actor with a beard goes to…Mr. Pitt, who shows off his facial hair in its fuzzy infancy at the 2009 Academy Awards in February. Thanks for the memories, Brad!
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