Lead actor nominee Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook") arrives on the red carpet for the Oscars. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images /February 24, 2013)
The bumper crop of beards and mustaches we first noticed in full bloom during January’s Golden Globe Awards is not only still with us, but the Fraternal Order of the Hollywood Hirsute seems to be inducting new members left and right.
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Among those joining the previously bearded Tommy Lee Jones, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck -- whose chin spinach apparently sprouted a parody Twitter feed in the last few days -- on the red carpet at the 85th annual Academy Awards tonight, are a suavely mustachioed Jason Schwartzman, a pine-needly Chris Pine and a mostly white-bearded George Clooney. The latter’s beard is all the more impressive since he was completely clean-shaven at the Golden Globe awards last month.
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