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He and his beard have become almost inseparable in recent years.

That all changed on Wednesday, when Jared Leto was seen out after a gym session in Los Angeles with nothing but close-cropped stubble.

The 48-year-old Dallas Buyers Club star had been spotted with his luxurious beard only days earlier.

Close shave:Jared Leto, 48, recently sheared the shaggy beard he's worn for years, instead rocking some designer stubble after a trip to the gym in LA on Wednesday

Close shave:Jared Leto, 48, recently sheared the shaggy beard he's worn for years, instead rocking some designer stubble after a trip to the gym in LA on Wednesday

Jared was dressed sportily for his workout in a Gucci T-shirt, which he paired with North Face track pants and a pair of blue and white Adidas sandals.

Though he shaved his face, Jared still had his long hair, which he wore up with hair clips.

His commitment to physical fitness is likely part of how Jared has managed to look remarkably youthful despite his age, though his new fresh-faced look certainly didn't hurt. 

Working up a sweat: Jared was dressed sportily for his workout in a Gucci T-shirt, which he paired with North Face track pants and a pair of blue and white Adidas sandals

Working up a sweat: Jared was dressed sportily for his workout in a Gucci T-shirt, which he paired with North Face track pants and a pair of blue and white Adidas sandals

Baby steps: Though he shaved his face, Jared still had his long hair, which he wore up with hair clips

Baby steps: Though he shaved his face, Jared still had his long hair, which he wore up with hair clips

Earlier this month, he posted a photo to Instagram from a group workout with some of his celebrity friends, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Liam Hemsworth and their trainer Jason Walsh. 

'Right after this we played Twister,' Jared joked in the caption.

Jake had his own funny rejoinder: '@jardleto shall forever be deemed 'the human pretzel.' 

Jared shared one of the last looks at his beard for the time being on Monday, when he posted a selfie with a stunning view from the hills above Los Angeles.

Workout buddies: The exercise aficionado posted a photo to Instagram from a group workout with some of his celebrity friends, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Liam Hemsworth

Workout buddies: The exercise aficionado posted a photo to Instagram from a group workout with some of his celebrity friends, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Liam Hemsworth

Top of the world: Jared shared one of the last looks at his beard for the time being on Monday, when he posted a selfie with a stunning view from the hills above Los Angeles

Top of the world: Jared shared one of the last looks at his beard for the time being on Monday, when he posted a selfie with a stunning view from the hills above Los Angeles

'Years ago I wrote a song called City of Angels after coming home to L.A. after a long tour. There’s something mythical about Los Angeles. It has certainly been a magical place for me, not necessarily because of the landscape and the weather but because of the community,' he wrote. 

'It’s a group of likeminded people that come together and look for ways to make the impossible possible.'

He posed inside a car for another shot from Friday that prominently featured the scraggly beard.

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