The 6 Stages of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Beard

There are some guys who look better with a beard (Jamie Dornan, never cut yours again), and some who look better without. But when you’re Jake Gyllenhaal, it doesn’t matter if you’re clean-shaven or rocking a full-on mountain man situation. The man manages to transcend the hotness spectrum, no matter the state of his facial hair. Seriously guys, we don’t think there will ever be a time when Jake looks bad.

So to celebrate his glorious facial hair, hotness and his 34th birthday, here are six stages of Jake’s beard, each as hot as the last.

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