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Would Jeremy Piven be the star he is today had he not (presumably) undergone hair transplant surgery at some point in the late 1990s or early 2000s?
Obviously, Mr. Piven is an incredibly talented actor - he's won three Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe and received 13 additional nominations. However, does anyone remember the young, bald Piven from The Larry Sanders Show or his small role in Heat? Piven's big break didn't come until 2004 with the HBO series Entourage, and by then he had a much fuller head of hair. It's hard to imagine Piven pulling off the uber-confident Ari Gold with the despairing hairline he had just a few years earlier.
It seems quite clear that Piven underwent hair transplantation - after all, this photo emerged in 2010, which seems to show a very noticeable lateral scar line which is typical of a particular type of outdated hair transplant surgery known as strip-harvest. This procedure has since been replaced by the scar-less, no scalpel, no stitch NeoGraft FUE.
At 49 years old, Piven's hair is looking better than ever. So is his career. He just started season three of the critically acclaimed ITV/PBS series Mr. Selfridge and he'll also be returning in his award-winning role as Ari Gold in Entourage when the film version hits theaters this summer.