Hollwyood star Brad Pitt has grown a moustache for his role in Inglourious Basterds and says he is being "brave" by doing so.
Thesun.co.uk reports that Pitt, 44, has been ridiculed after growing the moustache.
But the actor, who was twice voted sexiest man alive, said: "It's fashion. Who am I without creative facial hair? I consider it very brave."
The film is being directed by Quentin Tarantino and also stars George Clooney.
After learning that pal Clooney too had one, Pitt joked: "I cannot get this guy out of my slipstream."