Sometimes the mustache maketh the man, and sometimes the razor refines him. Few men can pull off both looks, but that doesn't stop most of us from trying. While you probably recognize these bearded dudes and their famous characters, we bet you haven't seen their other groomed states. From Momoa to Harbour, watch 28 famous beards disappear.
Let's kick things off with one of the most famous beards in Hollywood.
Momoa shaved in order to draw attention to wasteful single-use plastics. Don't worry. It grows back.
Krasinski embraced his post-office career with a more mature look and one that fit better for his rugged action stardom.
But before all that he was clean shaven Jim. Never forget.
Drake pulls off one of the best shaved head, full beard looks around. It's hard now to imagine him from before . . .
You have to go pretty far back to find Drake fully clean shaven. I mean, we're practically in his Degrassi days here.
What a beard. Thank the giant's milk, we guess.
Hivju's Instagram post post-shave. Who knew there was a Disney prince hidden under there all along.
One of the great Hollywood beards around. You can hear that deep voice just looking at it.
The dude just doesn't look the same with smooth cheeks.
We might call this "beard phase 1." Who knew Letterman had an extended universe planned for his grooming.
Just a few years earlier, Letterman was clean cut for the cameras.
Galifianakis is actually Greek for "great, full beard." We're just kidding. But that beard is no joke.
Okay, Galifianakis with *less facial hair. We're not really sure Zach's face allows razors to cut to the skin.
Smith has a subtle beard, the kind you notice only when it's gone. It just works, effortlessly.
And ... here's it's gone, as if Smith hopped in a time machine back to the early 2000s.
Selleck's mustache works in a way very few guy's can. It's so much a part of his countenance that when you take it away ....
Who are we even looking at here?
Speaking of famous mustaches, there's Elliott's. If a piece of facial hair could win a supporting Oscar ...
We thought we'd never see it. Elliott on the FX series Justified mustache-less.
Leto's beard seemed to grow only with his acting success.
While we get the Jesus thing, honestly, we think Leto looks best sans-beard. Why hide that jaw line, man?
It's maybe not the facial hair you're used to on Jackman, but we're all used to facial hair in some form.
Jackman's rarely ever clean shaven. It's like the man was just born with great-looking stubble.
The salt and pepper beard isn't en easy look, even with that mane and that muscle mass. Still, Joe kills it.
It's maybe not the Joe we're used to, but it's a Joe no less enviable.
One does not simply walk into Mordor clean shaven. Or with short hair.
Offscreen Bean is usually clean shaven.
The goatee helps to elongate Foxx's face. Take it away and ...
For some reason, without the goatee, Jamie Foxx just isn't Jamie Foxx.