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Over the past year Jim Carrey has been looking all Grizzly Adams, with his beard becoming a signature part of his appearance - but I'm sorry to report, the Hollywood funnyman's facial fuzz is no more.
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Ok, the beard meant he looked a little less like himself, and arguably made him look much older than his 55 years - more like an elder statesman of showbiz, rather than the ever-youthful joker we're all used to in movies like Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura and The Mask.
Carrey even talked about his facial hair when he made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year.
"Everywhere I go, people talk about the beard," he pointed out. "They cant really think about anything else."
"Wherever I show up, it becomes this story. It's a bigger star than me. It has its own Twitter."
However, it seems all good things must come to an end.
Making appearance at the 74th Venice International Film Festival for a screening of (deep breath; this is a long title) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, he was photoed with his facial hair all gone.
The documentary chronicles his time playing Andy Kaufman for the 1999 film Man on the Moon, an undertaking which saw him go very 'method' in order to accurately portray the eccentric comedian.
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You've got to say that he looks a hell of a lot younger without it, but I don't know how to feel about it. The beard was more of a talking point.
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