Rob Lowe Channels Brad Pitt

07/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Who's that guy with the scruffy beard and knit cap? Not who you might think at first. For a new role on Showtime's Californication, Rob Lowe (right) has taken a hirsute turn, sporting some facial hair that's awfully similar-looking to Brad Pitt's much-buzzed-over beard.

So, is the actor paying specific homage to Pitt? Hard to say, though according to reports Lowe, who is currently appearing on NBC's Parks and Recreation, will be "playing an insane oscar winner," as he writes on his official Twitter page.

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