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    I've Compiled A Timeline Of John Krasinski's Facial Hair And You're Welcome

    This is important.

    September 2005

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    Here we are back in 2005, in the early days of the The Office. This is the clean-shaven John Krasinski look that is so peak Jim Halpert it's hard to know where John ends and Jim begins.

    January 2009

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    For the most part, in the Office days, John remained pretty clean-shaven, with some rogue scruff here and there.

    June 2009

    Focus Features

    But we did get a glimpse into our collective futures with John's Away We Go lewk.

    April 2013

    Ok, yup the rumors are true... I bought a beard. Let's have it. Yay? Or nay? (And no I'm not driving, I'm parked!)

    Here's where things started to get interesting. The Office ended in 2013, and John really used the opportunity to take that "rogue scruff" to the next level.

    May 2013

    For all those non-beard lovers out there, how about this???

    Some people were haters, which gave us temporary mustache John, which is neither here nor there.

    December 2014

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    In 2014–15, John's face toed the line between light scruff and full beard.

    January 2015

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    That ol' five o'clock shadow!!!!

    August 2015

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    A nice sprinkling of scruff!!!

    December 2015

    January 2016

    March 2016

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    ...until POOF! It was gone! The magic of shaving!

    August 2016

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    Jim Halpert, is that you?????

    January 2017

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    John's 2017 face might as well have been a promo photo of Jim in Season 1 of The Office, which is why A Quiet Place John has been so thoroughly SHOCKING to my system.

    September 2017

    Paramount Pictures

    Principal photography for A Quiet Place began in late 2017, which is when the Krasinski beard came out in FULL FORCE and we didn't even realize it at the time!!!

    March 2018

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    And now that the only thing anyone can talk about is A Quiet Place, that beard has been making the rounds on the press circuit AND IT IS A WONDER TO BEHOLD!!!

    April 2018

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    April 2018

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    Here it is on an angle, for maximum beard appreciation!!!

    April 2018

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    To summarize, Dwight was right all along.