Oscars-beards-Ben-Affleck.jpgFor decades now, TV and movie viewers have become accustomed to seeing a bit of sexy scruff on leading men, but at this year’s Academy Awards, chins and cheeks were furred in full or in part as Oscar’s hunks decided to take a page from the “Duck Dynasty” playbook and let it all grow out — as we see above with “Argo” star and director Ben Affleck (who was also bearded in the film).

Don’t watch A&E’s reality hit “Duck Dynasty”? Here’s a peek at the duck-call-making Robertson clan of Louisiana, all glammed up — OK, the Oscar guys don’t quite have the hair, but it’s the thought that counts …

duck dynasty sneak peek Oscars 2013: Oscar meets 'Duck Dynasty' as beards rule the red carpetHere’s a look at some of the men who gave the razor a rest (whether for professional or personal reasons) in 2013 …

Although he wasn’t bearded in “Lincoln,” Tommy Lee Jones goes full frontier …

Oscars-beards-Tommy-Lee-Jones.jpgJason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”) could neaten up the chin line a bit …

Oscars-beards-Jason-Clarke.jpg“Argo” producer George Clooney’s silver-fox look either makes him look like a very young Kris Kringle or an aging, well, George Clooney …

Oscars-beards-George-Clooney.jpg“Les Miserables” star Hugh Jackman — proving even Australia’s musical-theater stars are macho — sports an abundant beard and a great head of hair …

Oscars-beards-Hugh-Jackman.jpgOn screen, he may be the younger version of “Star Trek’s” Capt. James T. Kirk — the original, William Shatner, appeared during Oscar host Seth MacFarlane‘s opening, clean-shaven and in his snazzy Starfleet uniform — but Chris Pine just looks here like he couldn’t decide whether to shave or not to shave. But the delicate scruff does show off his pretty blue eyes …

Oscars-beards-Chris-Pine.jpgFrom “Django Unchained” comes Don Johnson, unshaven, still looking cool …

Oscars-beards-Don-Johnson.jpgArriving on the arm of “Movie 43” co-star — and lady love — Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber has full coverage but still on the sparse side …

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And lastly, Paul Rudd (“This is 40”) just looks cute … even for slightly over 40 …

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