George Clooney debuts new beard in London: Photos!

George Clooney is a bearded man!

The Oscar-nominated actor appeared at a news conference in London on Thursday, where he urged the United States and Europe to help combat corruption in South Sudan, and he rocked a new look in the process.

Wearing a simple grey suit and matching tie, Clooney also sported a noticeably longer beard than fans have been used to: While he often steps out with scruff on his face, the lengthy salt-and-pepper beard was definitely a new look for the actor.

Last time Clooney stepped out for a major public appearance was back in May, when he sported significantly shorter facial hair as he attended several premiere events for his Hulu series, "Catch-22," alongside his human rights lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, was also in attendance at the conference on Thursday, supporting her husband from the front row.

The conference was put on by The Sentry, which Clooney co-founded with John Prendergast. The organization describes itself as "an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals" that "seeks to shut down those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system."

Read more about the findings of Clooney and Prendergast's "The Taking of South Sudan" report here.