Mastering a 5 o'clock shadow around the clock is no easy feat, and that is probably why some of Hollywood's hottest leading men wanted to show off the ability of their testosterone last night on the Oscars red carpet.
While a black tie dress code normally calls for a suit, tie and a clean shaven face, the trend of the night was to forgo the shaving part of the ordeal for a scruffy look in a 3-piece suit.
Bradley Cooper looked dapper in his bow tie when he showed up to the Academy Awards with his leading lady, his mom, on his arm with slicked back hair and an unruly beard on display.
Paul Judd went for the Jesus look with shoulder-length hair and a full beard, while Chris Pine showed off the starter stages of his facial hair with a light scruff.
But nobody's facial hair was a match for the full salt and pepper beard George Clooney was sporting, a quick growth considering he was fresh faced at the Golden Globe Awards.
Clooney was dapper, but unlike Ben Affleck's beard, he didn't get his own Twitter account.
Who said a little scruff can't be sexy when it's suited up?
Check out the gallery above for our favorite bearded looks of the night.