By Ramin Setoodeh
Groucho Marx once said, "Don't point that beard at me, it might go off." It's a good thing he never ran into Robert Pattinson, who paraded around Los Angeles last month with so much hair on his chin, he looked more like a werewolf than a vampire. But if you really look around, it's hard to go anywhere in Hollywood now without bumping into a beard: Zac Efron, Jon Hamm, Conan O'Brien, and George Clooney have all recently sported them. While some faces are well tended, others are messy, dirty, and unkempt, like a garden of weeds. Which got us thinking: these men need help! We found an expert for the job: "My chin has not seen sunshine since 1979," says Nick Federoff, who hosts a radio show on gardening. "I once got my beard caught in a battery-operated drill. It took me three and a half hours to untangle it." Federoff combined his two areas of expertise—facial hair and shrubs—to judge these Hollywood beards.