Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage

Andrew Garfield's Chin Has Emerged From Its Long Isolation: See The Pics

The beard is dead. Long live the beard.

It is with equal parts relief and sadness that we type the following words: Andrew Garfield's enormous beard has officially left this earthly sphere.

The actor, whose face was basically eaten alive by a majestic hedge of hair late last year, surprised the world on Monday night (August 31) when he appeared at a screening of "99 Homes" with a mere dusting of scruff where his gigantic beardo used to be.

  • A reminder: This is what Andrew looked like the last time we laid eyes on him.
    Getty Images
  • And this is how he looked last night. Ahhhhhhhhh.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • Behold: Where there once lay a forest of manly face fur, only tiny stumps of scruff remain.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • Andrew's previous look was best described as "crazy mountain hermit"; this "Orlando Bloom as a pirate" aesthetic is a definite improvement.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • And it's always nice to be able to, y'know, touch your actual chin without impediment.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • Contemplating a shave? A haircut, perhaps?
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • Hey, look! It's Andrew Garfield's neck! Haven't seen that in awhile, either.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage
  • Breathe the free air, friend. And by "friend," we mean "Andrew Garfield's chin. Liberation looks good on you.
    Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage