Zach Galifianakis went from a beard to a goatee: improvement or bizarre?

These are photos from some international premieres of The Hangover III. The cast is shown in Paris, France on Monday, you can tell those photos apart because it’s called Very Bad Trip 3 there. They’re also shown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday, where the film is called Se Beber Não Case. I ran that through a Portuguese English translation, and literally translated it says “If you drink, do not case.” Maybe our Brazilian readers can shed light onto that one. Google Translate recognizes it as “The Hangover,” though. (Update: Thanks to our Brazilian readers for translating it! It’s “If you drink, don’t get married” or “don’t drink and wed.” Ha!)

The film needs to do well overseas as it was bested in its opening weekend, last weekend, by Fast and Furious 6. It still did very well in less than a week, though, with a domestic total of $62 million and an additional $19 million overseas, according to Box Office Mojo. It’s not a hit with critics, and is only scoring 22% on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest-scoring Hangover to date.

We’re going to focus on Zach Galifianakis’ facial hair here for a moment. He shaved off his beard and I have to say I like it. I think it’s an improvement, although I prefer neater, more trimmed facial hair. I just spent way too long looking up facial hair styles, and I still can’t tell you what this is called exactly. It’s like a chin stache and separate mustache, and it’s a little bizarre. Zach has lost weight since he got married last August and he’s looking good!

Did you hear that story about how Zach has been quietly paying for a formerly homeless elderly lady’s apartment? We didn’t cover it when it came out a couple of weeks ago, because we already ran that story back in February when it was just a tabloid blurb. Zach and his friend Renee Zellweger are helping out an 87 year-old lady named Mimi, who works at a laundromat in Santa Monica. Mimi even went to the LA premiere of The Hangover III with Zach. Now that’s a good friend.

Here are some other photo from The Hangover premieres, including Heather Graham working it, and Bradley Cooper looking like milquetoast. I like to think he would do something else with his hair if he wasn’t starring in that 70s film. Like Zach, a haircut and a shave would make a huge difference for this guy.

Check out Justin Bartha scoping Heather Graham’s chest.

Photo credit: and PCNPhotos

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  1. Anna says:

    Is ZG auditioning to play Trotsky?

    Love the white suit on BCoops.

    And Heather Graham is just too gorgeous.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Lol at Trotsky!

      I was also thinking Portos from The Three Musketeers.

      Bradley could play Aramis: he sort of looks like a lapsed priest here.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    I imagine he could have the full beard again in 2, maybe 3 days, lol.
    He seems like a quirky but nice guy.

  3. sasa says:

    It would have looked much better if he left the part where the beard comes up to his bottom lip like it was before. This new beard is like: business above, party below.

  4. mkyarwood says:

    Uh, he’s classically handsome all of a sudden if that counts as bizarre??

  5. Kat says:

    I liked the scruffy beard. He looks a little severe now.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Severe, that’s it exactly Kat. I always think of him like a sexy Teddy bear (don’t judge me!) now not so much.

      Interesting how hair both facial and what’s on top of your head, can make you look so different and take away from or enhance your appeal. All according to the eye of the beholder of course. 🙂

  6. GoodCapon says:

    Doesn’t matter. I still wouldn’t hit it.

  7. Joanna says:

    Portuguese translation would be: “Don’t drink and wed.”

  8. Rhea says:

    Well, at least he seems more…clean, maybe??? But honestly without that trademark beard, I wouldn’t recognize him on the street.

  9. Fefe says:

    I’m brazilian, the real translation is “If you drink, don’t get married”.

  10. Erinn says:

    I think he’d actually be relatively handsome if he’d just shaved everything but the mustache. Which is weird, because other than on Ron Swanson, I am quite against mustaches.

  11. NerdMomma says:

    Ooh, he suddenly looks…foxy. I love Galifianakis, especially Between Two Ferns, but I’ll be skipping Hangover III after reading the reviews.

    Heather Graham looks amazing!

  12. RHONYC says:

    i always thought him adorable, but with the weight lost and all Zack is becoming downright humpable! 😛

  13. Madpoe says:

    Wait, I thought Goatees were suppose to connect?? Its a mustache with a furry bottom chin thingy?

  14. lori says:

    If you google photos of Zach when he was young…..he was hot!

  15. Liberty says:

    Okay. The juxtaposition on this site today of stories on Zach, Leonardo and James Lipton that slammed their hairy little faces together made me spit out coffee and decide to write a screenplay for them. Two brothers must learn to accept their estranged Pimp Daddy who returns from Paris to die in their Maine B&B harboring a secret they have only weeks to find out!

  16. Liberty says:

    And — as to this story — though he may be a whore, Gerard Butler needs to give facial hair lessons to Zach because I think Z is going for demented devil meets off-screen King Leonidas. Only G can do this.

    Hugh Jackman can teach everyone else.

  17. Nerd Alert says:

    As a longtime Zach fangirl, this strikes me as a joke or a style for a film role. He doesn’t drink anymore, which is how he lost the weight, but he used to give himself mohawks and shave his beard off when drinking. He does a lot of characters, this might be part of it.

    Anyway, I’d still do him. I have a thing for bears, but also men with good hearts.

    PS Super excited this site started spelling his name correctly.

  18. loveisthecoal says:

    I just saw Silver Linings Playbook recently and Bradley Cooper looks SO MUCH BETTER with shorter hair! I mean obviously it’s his hair and he can do as he wants with it, but…gah. I really thought he looked about a million times better.

  19. Val says:

    Your translation is wrong…….se beber, ñao case means….if you drink, dont get married.

  20. Mew says:

    He has certainly unique look.. I think full beard looks better but he should trim it well and keep it kept. There’s nothing more disgusting than unkept beard.

  21. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Wow, definitely an improvement! Who knew that underneath that hairy fat mess was a pretty good looking man! I see a nice looking jaw line starting to happen there. Keep it up Zach, lookin good.

    BCoop aka Our friendly neighborhood serial killer = yuck as always.

  22. Turtle Power says:

    He looks like fat Christian Bale

  23. Jolene says:

    It’d look a lot better without the mustache.

  24. MissM says:

    I’m a stand up geek and so I’ve loved Zach for years. When he first started out he was quite the hottie (I still think he’s adorable now).