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Jared Leto's long flowing locks and bushy beard are no more: The actor has gotten a new clean-cut look in preparation for his role as The Joker in "Suicide Squad."

"Suicide" director David Ayer ("Fury") had teased earlier in the week that there would be a development happening sometime on Monday, which turned out to be that Leto had finally decided to give up the Jesus look and get a shave and a haircut for the flick. Ayer took to Twitter to post both a before pic -- jokingly asking if he should sever Leto's long ponytail while scissors hovered nearby -- and an after shot, and the results are pretty shocking.

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While we knew Leto had it in him to look so fresh-faced (anyone who grew up worshipping Jordan Catalano in the '90s knows what we're talking about), his recent hirsute style had become so familiar that it's jarring to actually be able to see most of his face. We don't yet know how he'll look sporting The Joker's iconic makeup, but this foundation is a good start.

"Suicide Squad" also stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevigne, and Jay Hernandez. It hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

[via: David Ayer]

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