The big beard debate: Are stars better with or without?

Some of Hollywood's leading men have experimented with facial hair. It doesn't always work...

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    Lukas Haas Lukas Haas stepped out looking a little more grizzly than he has in the past. The 38-year-old is reportedly growing a beard for an upcoming film role costarring Leonardo DiCaprio. Do you prefer Haas with or without the scruff? Click here for more dramatic celebrity transformations. (Reuters/Splash)
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    Brad Pitt Brad Pitt has a face that works with or without a beard. Lately he's been sporting longer locks and facial hair, and he still manages to look put together. Check out who tries to pull off facial hair, and fails miserably. Someone get these guys a razor, stat! (x17online.com/AP)
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    Kelsey Grammer  The 56-year-old looks a little more dapper with some facial hair.  (x17online.com/Reuters)
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    Robert Pattinson Fans are used to seeing Robert Pattinson with greasy hair and a clean shaven face in the "Twilight" movies. But these days he's sporting a crew cut and five o'clock shadow.  It works better than the greasy 'do. (AP)
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    Justin Timberlake The singer often likes to play with facial hair. His boyish good looks are completely masked with a full-fledged beard. It doesn't work.  (AP/Reuters)
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    David Arquette David Arquette looks like a different person with his quasi-beard and that combover. For more pics of David, go to x17online.com.
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    Ashton Kutcher Ashton often goes for a messy look, but the beard sends it over the top. (Reuters)
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    Tom Hanks While filming "Cast Away" in 2000, Tom sported this crazy beard everywhere he went. Luckily, he's been mostly clean shaven ever since. (Reuters)
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    James Franco The actor looks ten years older with facial hair. (Reuters/AP)
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    Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal still has his boyish good looks, with or without a beard. But that's not the case for all male stars.  For more pics of Jake, go to x17online.com.
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    Ben Affleck Even Ben looks unhappy about his beard. (Reuters/x17online)
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    Ryan Gosling A well-trimmed beard looks great on the "Blue Valentine" star. For more pics of Ryan, go to x17online.com.
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    John Mayer The outspoken singer looks like a grungy rocker both ways. For more pics of John, go to x17online.com.
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    Gerard Butler Jen Aniston's rumored-ex normally sports a face full of stubble. But now he's taken it a bit too far. For more pics of Gerard, go to x17online.com.
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    Alec Baldwin A beard makes the "30 Rock" star look way older than he is.  He's only 53.  For more pics of Alec, go to x17online.com.
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