Lukas Haas Looks Unrecognizable With Full Graying Beard: Transformation Photos

Lukas Haas
Lukas Haas has undergone a major transformation.  Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Neon Carnival; Splash News

Lukas Haas, is that you? The 1990s favorite stepped out this week, and looked unrecognizable after undergoing a quick transformation. 

Haas, 38, was seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday, Jan. 29. He sported a full graying beard and mustache and salt-and-pepper long parted hair with blonde ends. 

An insider tells Us Weekly exclusively that Haas is rocking the new look for a role. He is reportedly in an upcoming movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and "they both had to grow beards for the movie." 

"They were actually having a bit of a 'beard-off' but they grow pretty similar beards," the source adds. "Lukas has got a bit of an edge on him."

Lukas Haas in Mars Attacks
Lukas Haas in 1996's Mars Attacks! Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection

The actor, who most recently appeared in the 2014 thriller Dark Was the Night, shielded his eyes from the California sun in a pair of round tortoise-shell sunglasses, and wore a navy coat with a brown messenger bag and faded jeans. 

Just nine months ago, the star — best known for 1985's Witness — still looked much like his younger self. In April 2014, the clean-shaven cutie made appearances on red carpets and at events to promote his role in the Johnny Depp film Transcendence

Sources tell Us Weekly that the actor, who also recently been featured in 2010's Inception, 2012's Lincoln, and 2013's Jobs, has been spending recent months hanging out with his longtime friends, Tobey Maguire and DiCaprio. He took a trip to Dallas with Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer this past April, and spent time with DiCaprio in New York City this past May, in Los Angeles and Brazil in June, and in Wyoming in July. 

Haas, who was previously linked to Natalie Portman, model Lindsay Lullman, and singer Aria Crescendo, has been friends with DiCaprio and Maguire for years, when all three actors were kicking off their careers in the 1990s. Haas made a name for himself in movies like 1996's Boys and Mars Attacks! and 1999's Breakfast of Champions

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