Brody and Stalberg's 'beard wars'
Adrien Brody grew his facial hair for new movie High School after becoming embroiled in a beard-growing contest with the film's director John Stalberg.
The actor, who plays a stoner drug dealer in the new picture, is seen onscreen sporting a large bushy beard and Stalberg admits the Oscar-winner's scruffy new look is a result of a comedy competition he started with the star before filming began.
Speaking at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, he tells WENN, "That was the first time he'd ever been filmed with a beard. I have a beard and it's pretty big and we were talking on the phone before we started shooting and he's like, 'I have a beard right now,' and I said, 'I've got a beard right now.' He said, 'take a picture of yourself and send it to me,' so I did and we realised we looked slightly alike with these beards!
"It was like beard wars. I said, 'You gotta keep growing your beard,' and he was like, 'I've never been filmed with a beard before,' but he went for it."