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.

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US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney takes part in a press conference in central London to present a report on atrocities in South Sudan on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney attends a news conference during an event about corruption in Africa, in London, Britain September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
George Clooney speaks at a news conference during an event about corruption in Africa, in London, Britain September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
George Clooney speaks at a news conference during an event about corruption in Africa, in London, Britain September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Baria Alamuddin, Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: (L-R) Baria Alamuddin, Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "Catch 22" UK premiere on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/05/15: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the Catch 22 - TV Series premiere at the Vue Westfield, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Amal Clooney attends the "Catch 22" UK premiere on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: George Clooney attends the "Catch 22" UK premiere on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the London Premiere after party for new Channel 4 show "Catch-22", based on Joseph Heller's novel of the same name, at White City House on May 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Channel 4 Television)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 13: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney attend 'Catch-22' Photocall, a Sky production, at The Space Moderno Cinema on May 13, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 13: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend 'Catch-22' Photocall, a Sky production, at The Space Moderno Cinema on May 13, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney (R) and wife British-Lebanese Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" on May 13, 2019 in Rome (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 13: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend 'Catch-22' Photocall, a Sky production, at The Space Moderno Cinema on May 13, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
US actor and film director George Clooney poses during a photocall of the Catch-22 TV show on May 13, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and wife British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney arrive to the premiere of "Catch-22" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 7, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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