Dear Brad, Lose the Nasty Beard

We get it: You don't want to be considered just for your looks

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 13, 2010 10:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Sexiest man alive? Pshaw. Brad Pitt looks more like “the guy who dealt weed in college,” writes Reed Tucker in the New York Post. Pitt’s facial hair, when it debuted in 2008, seemed like a temporary phase—but two years later, the beard is “longer, grayer, scragglier and even more knotted—and probably has a “family of spiders living inside.”

OK, sure, he’s growing his “topiary experiment” for an upcoming role as an explorer who went missing in the Amazon—but why not use the makeup department, instead of “subjecting us to this national nightmare?” At this rate, “he’s lucky Angelina Jolie doesn’t go running back to Billy Bob Thornton.” Check out his journey from mustache to mountain man in the slideshow.

When Brad Pitt first debuted his mustache, it seemed relatively innocent.
When Brad Pitt first debuted his mustache, it seemed relatively innocent.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
When he grew the soul patch, people started getting concerned.
When he grew the soul patch, people started getting concerned.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)
By September, it was clear the facial hair was here to stay.
By September, it was clear the facial hair was here to stay.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
And it quickly got worse...
And it quickly got worse...   (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
...and worse...
...and worse...   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
...and worse...
...and worse...   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
...and worse.
...and worse.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
It's a wonder Angelina Jolie puts up with it, writes Reed Tucker in the New York Post.
It's a wonder Angelina Jolie puts up with it, writes Reed Tucker in the New York Post.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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