<i>By Elizabeth Snead</i><br>
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This week the web gossip world was stunned (really?) by <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/04/michaeldouglasfacelift.html">candid snaps of Michael Douglas."</a><br>
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The photos -- seemingly taken well over a decade ago -- showed what looked suspiciously like fresh and bloody face lift scars around his ears.<br>
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The question we should be asking is not if Michael Douglas had a face lift. Or why.<br>
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The question is what actor still working in Hollywood over the age of 45 hasn’t had some face work done?<br>
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Competition isn’t just fierce for females working on the big screens. Even guys  --especially those who want those big action movie deals -- are expected to look young, hot and muscular.<br>
<br>
Trust us, those HD close-ups can be murder on a career.<br>
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Here’s a look at some top male movie stars from then and now. You decide who is aging gracefully and who is clearly getting assisted living.

( Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images )

By Elizabeth Snead

This week the web gossip world was stunned (really?) by candid snaps of Michael Douglas."

The photos -- seemingly taken well over a decade ago -- showed what looked suspiciously like fresh and bloody face lift scars around his ears.

The question we should be asking is not if Michael Douglas had a face lift. Or why.

The question is what actor still working in Hollywood over the age of 45 hasn’t had some face work done?

Competition isn’t just fierce for females working on the big screens. Even guys --especially those who want those big action movie deals -- are expected to look young, hot and muscular.

Trust us, those HD close-ups can be murder on a career.

Here’s a look at some top male movie stars from then and now. You decide who is aging gracefully and who is clearly getting assisted living.

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