Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and other celebrities who have recently sported facial hair may want to rethink their decision. A new survey finds that men with beards look as much as eight years older than those who are clean shaven, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, members of the public were shown photos of celebrities -- such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt -- with beards and without beards. They then revealed their belief that beards made the men look older -- and the longer the beards, the older they looked.
But bearded men can take heart in a separate study conducted earlier this year, showing that women prefer men with heavy stubble over clean-shaven guys.
Which do you prefer? Behold the following famous men, with and without their beards, for inspiration:
Tommy Lee Jones