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Steve Carell responds to silver-fox attention on TODAY: 'My eyes are down here!'

Whether on the big or small screen, Steve Carell has had us laughing for years. But lately, he's had us doing a double take.

The former "Office" actor recently revealed a new look. He's gone gray — and fans have gone wild about it!

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Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig on 'Despicable Me 3' (and his new gray hair)

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Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig on 'Despicable Me 3' (and his new gray hair)

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So, naturally, when he and his "Despicable Me 3" co-star Kristen Wiig stopped by TODAY Wednesday, the talk turned to his sudden silver-fox status.

"It's not even salt-and-pepper," Matt Lauer commented while studying the star's hair.

"Matt, my eyes are down here, OK?" Carell deadpanned.

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As for Wiig, she simply said the new sex symbol has "always been handsome."

"Yeah, tell me something I don't know!" Carell continued.

Despite hamming it up over the hair hubbub, Carell isn't completely comfortable with all of the compliments.

"I feel it's dripping with irony," he cringed.

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Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig talk 'Despicable Me 3' (in Minion goggles)

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Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig talk 'Despicable Me 3' (in Minion goggles)

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But everyone, including TODAY's Al Roker, who dubbed him "beyond attractive," assured Carrell it's all sincere.

Unfortunately, fans won't be able to see more of the silver fox on the silver screen in his latest role. Only his voice — and Wiig's — is heading to theaters Friday with the debut of "Despicable Me 3."

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