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Dev Patel's New Look: Better With a Beard and Long Hair?

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When did this happen? That was our first reaction when we saw Dev Patel step out with significantly longer hair and a full-on beard while promoting The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And now we’re taking a poll in the office about his scruffy look.

Dev Patel beard, long hair
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The actor clearly hasn’t visited his barber in the past few months, sporting longer tresses (he’s approaching man bun length) and a beard at Tuesday’s movie premiere. It’s definitely a different vibe from his more clean-cut grooming ways — he sported short hair and a close shave on The Newsroom — but now that Jared Leto has chopped off his hair, we’re glad to see someone else stepping up to the plate.

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Where do you land on Patel’s look? Are you loving the scruff? Should he go for the man bun? Share your thoughts in the comments.

–Brittany Talarico