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Without his signature scruff, Zach Galifianakis was nearly unrecognizable when he stepped out in New Orleans on Wednesday.

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The "Hangover" actor, 42, traded in his bushy beard for a perfectly groomed handlebar mustache. Galifianakis recently finished production on his new comedy "Dog Fight," costarring Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow.

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It's not the first time Galifianakis has gone without his famous facial hair: he willingly shaved off his beard in 2010 for a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.


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