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Harrison Ford’s Busy Beard Is Totally David-Letterman-Inspired

The actor is sporting a different look these days.
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Harrison Ford is going rogue -- and not in a "Star Wars" type of way.

The normally scruffy-looking actor took his facial hair to new lengths at the AFI Life Achievement Awards honoring composer John Williams in Los Angeles on Thursday. Ford was giving us serious David Letterman "Santa chic" vibes

Behold, his magnificent beard: 

Scruffy...
Scruffy...
Yet stylish.
Yet stylish.
Probably bonding over their beards. 
Probably bonding over their beards. 

For reference, here is David Letterman's infamous beard photo that showed just how much he'd grown it out during retirement: 

Many balked at Letterman's shocking look, but the former talk show host insisted the haters only made him like his facial hair more. 

"You know what? I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ I had to shave every day, every day, for 33 years. And even before that when I was working on local TV," Letterman told White Fish Review in December. He went on:

“And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving. And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it. But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. And I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave. So the day that I shave, I’ll call you." 

Maybe Ford is simply ready to let his hair down now that his role in the "Star Wars" franchise is supposedly over. But if he ever gets tired of his new look, hopefully he can find a barbershop in a galaxy very, very close to trim it.

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