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Brad Pitt is 49 years young! With fiancee Angelina Jolie and their six kids a world away in Australia, the actor got to work on the London set of his new film fury on Saturday Sept. 14 -- and gave fans the best glimpse yet of his drastic new haircut. After growing out his world-famous blonde locks for years -- his hair was shoulder length (!) earlier this summer -- Pitt first debuted the new look last week, although much of the results were hidden beneath a baseball cap.

This time, however, the World War Z hunk was cap-free and looked years younger with the handsome new cut, which appears to be shaved on the sides and the back, with the top left a bit longer in a wavy, GQ-sharp side part.

And it appears that Pitt, whose latest look is likely for the new flick, made a good move: A recent Us Weekly poll had 85 percent of respondents favoring Pitt with short versus long hair.

No word yet on when Pitt might be able to reunite with love Jolie, 38, and the gang: She's at work herself on her next directorial effort Unbroken Down Under, and has been spotted taking in the sights with kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. "Yeah, she's got her hands full," Pitt joked to Access Hollywood. "I'm actually jealous."