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

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September 2005

September 2005

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.

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January 2009

January 2009

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

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June 2009

June 2009

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

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December 2014

December 2014

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

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January 2015

January 2015

That ol’ five o’clock shadow!!!!

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August 2015

August 2015

A nice sprinkling of scruff!!!

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December 2015

BUT THEN, on the cover of Men’s Health in December 2015, it was like WHAM BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM! The muscles were out to play, but the beard was out to play more.

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January 2016

The scruff was officially in “beard” territory…

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March 2016

March 2016

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

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August 2016

August 2016

Jim Halpert, is that you?????

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January 2017

January 2017

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.

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September 2017

September 2017

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!!!

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March 2018

March 2018

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!!!

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April 2018

April 2018

JUST LOOK AT THAT BEARD!!!! IT’S A BEAUT!!!!!

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April 2018

April 2018

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

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April 2018

April 2018

ONE LAST TIME FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!

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To summarize, Dwight was right all along.

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