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Now: George Clooney The term silver fox was practically coined for Clooney. The actor embraced his graying hair when he was just at the start of his movie career and it has since become his signature style. SOPA Images - Getty Images

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Then: Matt Leblanc We were first introduced to Matt Leblanc's signature dark hair on Friends, when he starred as Joey Tribbiani. Little did we know he died his hair. "I think it was the second season of Friendsway back thenthat I started getting gray hair on the sides, so they started to dye it," Leblanc said on The Late Late Show with James Corden . Jim Smeal - Getty Images

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Now: Matt Leblanc The actor fully embraced his gray hair when he said goodbye to Joey for good after his spinoff was canceled. His reason? He just didn't want to be bothered with dying it anymore. Fair. Gregg DeGuire - Getty Images

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Then: Richard Gere As a young actor, Richard Gere had a thick mane of dark hair, which he sported in films like American Gigolo and Officer and a Gentleman. Keystone - Getty Images

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Now: Richard Gere By the time Gere starred alongside Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, the actor was delightfully gray. Nowadays, Gere's hair is more white than gray and he wears it proudly. Steve Granitz - Getty Images

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Then: Patrick Dempsey Patrick Dempsey was known for his thick brown hair when he rose through the ranks as a teen actor in the '80s. Years later, the actor booked Grey's Anatomy and stole viewers hearts as Dr. Derek Shepherda.k.a. McDreamy. Steve Granitz - Getty Images

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Now: Patrick Dempsey Over the course of Dempsey's 10 seasons on Grey's Anatomy, his hair went more and more gray. Now, he's the definition of salt and pepper. Fun fact: His wife is a hairstylist and cuts his hair. Steve Granitz - Getty Images

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Then: Hugh Grant Hugh Grant's floppy brown hair was one of his trademark features during his run as the go-to romantic comedy star in the 1990s. Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

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Now: Hugh Grant A few years ago, the British actor decided to fully embrace his graying hair and honestly we think it was the right call. Tommaso Boddi - Getty Images

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Then: Morgan Freeman When Morgan Freeman was starting out in film back in the early '80s, the actor had more or less the same haircut and facial hair he still has today. Fotos International - Getty Images

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Now: Morgan Freeman The only difference? The legendary actor is completely gray. We have to say, the style is more striking this wayand his film career certainly hasn't suffered. Amy Sussman - Getty Images

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Then: Daniel Day-Lewis When Daniel-Day Lewis first arrived on the Hollywood scene, the actor sported long dark brown hair (as you'll find many men did in the '80s). Ron Galella - Getty Images

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Daniel Day-Lewis (Silver Fox) The British actorwho is known for his intense method actinghas gradually grayed throughout the years and gone shorter as well. His bold eyebrows on the other hand have stayed dark. Kurt Krieger - Corbis - Getty Images

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Then: Eric Dane Since his breakout role on The Wonder Years, Eric Dane kept his hair short and trimmed. J. Vespa - Getty Images

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Now: Eric Dane Around the time that Dane joined Grey's Anatomy, he found himself going gray. But he was on the show for six years so, if anything, it seems like fans were into it. Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

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Then: Jeffrey Dean Morgan When Jeffrey Dean Morgan debuted on Grey's Anatomy as reoccurring guest star, Denny Duquette, he was already sporting some gray in his beard, but his hair was dark brown. Steve Granitz - Getty Images

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Now: Jeffrey Dean Morgan The star's gray beard is now iconic and he seems to be embracing the salt and pepper on top of his head too. Steve Granitz - Getty Images

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Then: Steve Carell A fresh-faced Steve Carell skyrocketed onto the scene in 2005 thanks to The Office. His clean-cut look was nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. Jean-Paul Aussenard - Getty Images

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Now: Steve Carell Since leaving Dunder Mifflin behind, Carell matured in both his career and appearance. The actor has taken on more serious movie roles as of late and has also started sporting a gray beard and hair combo. Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

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Then: Anderson Cooper When Anderson Cooper first got his start in his 20s, he had ashy hair, but we'd hardly call it gray. ABC Photo Archives - Getty Images

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Now: Anderson Cooper Cooper says in his 30s he was salt and pepper and now at 52, he can't find the pepper anymore. Even though most know the TV personality for his silver style, he says he misses his brown hair . Pacific Press - Getty Images

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Then: Pierce Brosnan From Remington Steele to James Bond, Pierce Brosnan's perfectly coiffed dark brown hair helped earned him a heartthrob status he's continued to hold for decades. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Pierce Brosnan At 66 years old, Brosnan is just another Hollywood star proving that you can get better with age. Jean Catuffe - Getty Images

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Then: Taylor Kinney The Chicago Fire star has been in the limelight since the mid-2000s and when he first started out his hair was a deep, dark brown. Alison Buck - Getty Images

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Now: Taylor Kinney At just 38 years old, Kinney is almost completely gray and is here to remind all of us that there's no shame in embracing it. Honestly, we think he looks even better this way. Andrew Toth - Getty Images

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Then: Idris Elba Idris Elba began acting in the '90s and sported a simple haircut with a goatee at the timewhich is still his go-to look today. Thos Robinson - Getty Images

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Now: Idris Elba The difference is, now his beard is gray. But that's not holding him back. In fact, just last year Elba was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive gray hair and all. Mike Marsland - Getty Images

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Then: Ben Stiller Before he was a comedic film icon, Ben Stiller was just starting out in the businesswith a full head of thick, dark curls. Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

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Now: Ben Stiller Stiller's sprinkling of gray in his short cut is a lesson to us all on how to age tastefully. Gary Gershoff - Getty Images

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Then: Dave Annable The Brothers and Sisters actor has always looked young for his age, and his messy hairstyle only accentuated that. Jim Spellman - Getty Images

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Now: Dave Annable Now, at 39, Annable looks completely different than he did when first starting out in the mid-2000s due to his silver gray head of hair. Araya Diaz - Getty Images

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Then: Josh Duhamel Early in his career, Josh Duhamel kept his naturally dark brown hair cut short and clean. Jeffrey Mayer - Getty Images

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Now: Josh Duhamel At 46, Duhamel welcomed what comes with aging by letting his hair go gray at the temples and on the sides. Michael Tullberg - Getty Images

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Then: Jeff Goldblum Jeff Goldblum looked every bit a movie star back in the day when the Jurassic Park star's thick hair could rival that of Elvis Presley. Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

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Now: Jeff Goldblum Rather than fight against the inevitable, Goldblum went full silver fox in the recent years. We think it was the right call. Araya Diaz - Getty Images

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Then: Mark Ruffalo Before he was the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo's short and spiky brown hair was part of his signature look. Lorenzo Ciniglio - Getty Images

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Now: Mark Ruffalo The Avengers star has begun to go gray at his temples and beard, but rather than fight aging, he's leaning into his new mature look. VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

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Then: Ted Danson America fell in love with Ted Danson on Cheersand we think his full head of hair could have had something to do with that. It was just so...impressive. NBC - Getty Images

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Now: Ted Danson The actor has made a television comeback on NBC's The Good Place in recent years and not much has changed about the actor, except his white-gray head of hair. Rachel Luna - Getty Images

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Then: Jon Stewart The emerging comedian had the same fluffy hair most stars wore during the '90s when he was first starting out in the industry. New York Daily News Archive - Getty Images

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Now: Jon Stewart Even though Stewart's hair has been gray for some time now, since leaving The Daily Show in 2015 he's grown out a gray beard to match it. John Lamparski - Getty Images

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Then: Chris Pine Chris Pine's dark brown hair color and strong brows have been part of his signature look for years. Jim Spellman - Getty Images

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Now: Chris Pine But Pine gave us something we didn't even know we needed when he debuted just a hint of silver around his hairline at the premiere of I Am the Night. Jean Baptiste Lacroix - Getty Images

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Then: Sean Penn Hollywood's bad boy, Sean Penn, wore his dark hair long in the front and short in the back during his heyday. Bob Grant - Getty Images

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Now: Sean Penn The actor's hairstyle hasn't changed much over the years, with one exception: Penn now lets his gray grow out on the side and keeps the top of her head darker. Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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Then: Ryan Reynolds Talk about a throwback hairstyle. Ryan Reynolds arrived at the premiere of National Lampoon's Van Wilder in 2002 with his brown hair in a signature 2000s spike. Sebastian Artz - Getty Images

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Now: Ryan Reynolds Although Reynolds switches up his hair for different roles, the actor gave us a taste of his more natural look when he let his gray hair peep out recently. Lars Niki - Getty Images