He’s been sporting a hipster beard for some time, despite being 61 years of age.
The star, who was promoting his latest film Hacksaw Ridge, had his facial hair sheared off by a bold audience member in the Los Angeles studios – and couldn’t help but squeal throughout the process.
The Australian actor, who’s perhaps best known for his role in Braveheart, earned serious cheers from the live crowd as the electric trimmer was moved across his face.
Not that he had any right to complain, of course. Just moments earlier Mel had shaved the unidentified man’s hair off using a similar method.
After heading backstage in order to finish the job off, Mel returned for the interview clean shaven. He even joked that the barber had “thrown in a Brazilian wax for free!”.