Jake Gyllenhaal’s big, bushy beard: totally adorable or not so sexy?

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Jake Gyllenhall speaks to Ed Zwick during the 2010 New Yorker Festival In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Zwick at SVA Theater 1 on October 2, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

These are new photos of Jake Gyllenhaal promoting his new film, Love and Other Drugs, at the New York Film Festival over the weekend. He has a beard! And no, I’m not talking about a new girlfriend, apologies to Adam Levine. I don’t even know who Jake is dating these days – it was that Isabel Lucas chick, but I haven’t heard anything about them in a while, and Jake seems to be doing an undercover player thing. Question: Doesn’t Jake seem like the kind of guy who would find his future wife on a blind date? Right?

Anyway, his beard. It’s really bushy. I’ve seen Jake with facial hair before, but never this mountain-man kind of look. Do you like it? Or do you think that with his pretty face, he just needs to shave? I’m not hating on the beard, honestly. It makes Jake look more like a scruffy Jude Law, which is never a bad thing. It also makes him older, which he might be going for. F-ck, I love a beard, I really do. I don’t think I’ve ever been hotter for Jake than right now.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Jake Gyllenhall speaks to Ed Zwick during the 2010 New Yorker Festival In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Zwick at SVA Theater 1 on October 2, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Jake Gyllenhall speaks to Ed Zwick during the 2010 New Yorker Festival In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Zwick at SVA Theater 1 on October 2, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Jake Gyllenhall speaks to Ed Zwick during the 2010 New Yorker Festival In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Zwick at SVA Theater 1 on October 2, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

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  1. Katalina76 says:

    It would be OK if he wasn’t starting to look like Zack Galifinakis. But he is, and that is not good.

  2. carrie says:

    Toothy Tiles has a beard!!

  3. big bird says:

    He looks like Jim Henson made a muppet of a Rabbi for a special Passover episode of Sesame St.

    Not Sexy.

  4. Courtney says:

    Jake is cute either way but he’s never gonna be an Icon like his godfather Paul Newman was. granted it’s not easy to sustain a film career for more than 50 years like Newman did nor a marriage which he also did with his second wife Joanne Woodward. who won the best actress oscar almost immediately after they were married and was nominated three other times and he himself was nominated for 10 oscars 8 best actor 1 best supporting actor and 1 best picture more accurately

  5. LindyLou says:

    No. Just no. Doesn’t suit him.

  6. toto says:

    he is very cute fluffy kitten

    i dunno why i like tis guy , but he seems so soft n gentel

  7. Julie says:

    @Courtney, LOL, what was the point of that random Paul Newman bio?

  8. lisa says:

    @Julie

    I was thinking the same thing.. that was like from left field.

    Jake looks ok..more like a “college professor”

    I think he is cute, but I never get a sexy vibe from him..

    Wonder if he will be hounded for a year because he grew a beard.. LOL

    NOPE..

  9. tia says:

    ewww, beards and hair are so gross… yuck!!!

  10. belle Epoch says:

    #2 HAHAHAHA

    One of the least attractive guys ever. Usually he has a clown face, but now he’s looking canine. Like a dog that isn’t too bright. Woof!

  11. photo jojo says:

    Too much. Much too much.

  12. Deven says:

    He’s far too attractive to glom up his face with hair. Anyone can grow a beard but not everyone is so naturally great-looking. I think he’s in denial.

  13. Jillian says:

    I’m all about the beards.

  14. Liana says:

    I like goatees. Not a fan of full beards. I’ve always found there to be something kind of hot about Jake – and he’s TOTALLY not my type!

  15. Nancito says:

    Men who have beards are too lazy to shave. Goatees get a pass because they require some sort of upkeep. Beards, no.

  16. lu says:

    He looks like Heidi’s grampa.

  17. Wif says:

    He looks like a young Santa.

  18. Heat says:

    “F-ck, I love a beard, I really do. I don’t think I’ve ever been hotter for Jake than right now.”

    Kaiser: I’m right beside ya on that bus! Jake is looking all kinds of yum.

  19. Stephy2185 says:

    @bidbird…..hahaha, omg, yes!! i was thinking the exact same thing! lol

  20. yuck says:

    Just remember it smells like whatever food he just ate. Hair on the face is disgusting. He is not good looking to start with and growing a giant pube face has not helped matters.

  21. Oi says:

    wait…I thought you didn’t think he was gay, kaiser. Am i hallucinating?

    If he trimmed it, maybe. But like that no way.

  22. Shay says:

    He looks like a skinny version of Zach Galafianakis. Talk about the Halo Effect for the comment stream in here.
    Bleuchy beard. What for? Is he up for a role with a bearded character or something?

  23. Wicked SteppMom says:

    Blargh…He looks like my dad. (My dad died when he was in his late 30′s, so this is the mental image I will always have of him.)

  24. Feebee says:

    A younger, cuter, “cleaned up” version of Grizzly Adams.

    No, not a good look for him.

  25. wunderkindt says:

    Jake looks like a bearded muppet.

    The ‘hairy-ness’ trend is just so YUCK!

  26. REALIST says:

    He looks like he should play a Civil War general-just put him in a costume! The only question would be blue or gray.

  27. Spring says:

    Man, I really, really, really hate beards. Even on Jake.
    Haaaaate.

  28. Cheyenne says:

    @Wunderkindt: LOL! He does sort of look like Fozzie Bear.

  29. Staiko says:

    @big bird- you nailed it!! The beard is NOT a good look for him. Makes him look creepy.

  30. Po says:

    It just doesn’t match with the hair. The hair is all perfectly tamed and then he has this completely untamed bushy beard. It just looks weird with the hair.

  31. workerbee says:

    I’m normally a fan of all things Jake, but this beard makes him look like the young lumberjack-looking Santa from “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”.

  32. gay is OK! says:

    This beard is so much more sexy than the previous (Reese Witherspoon)!

  33. Anne says:

    I don’t mind him looking scruffy and unshaven but the beard is to bushy. He is starting to look like Fozzie Bear.

  34. I Choose Me says:

    @Katalina76. You hush up now about Zack Galifinakis. That man’s sexy to me. I don’t care that he’s fat and bushy- bearded. Like Kaiser I love beards, I got no problem with scruffy men. Anywho Zack’s funny (to me) and funny trumps rock-hard abs anyday in my book.

  35. lovejoo! says:

    I never thought this dude was hot, and I didn’t want to see Prince of Persia because he was playing in it.. why couldn’t they get a real damn persian? lmao. He just always has a goofy bubble boy look to him. Megch ..

  36. lovejoo! says:

    @chooseme;
    I know right? Zack Galfinakis always has me rolling on funnyordie youtube. lol.

  37. KD says:

    Love him. Love his beard. I’m open to being set up on a blind date with him.
    Zach too.