Originally Posted by SCD-Observer
He looked older (more grey hairs on the side) and ill of course towards the end, esp. after he carried Marius through the sewers.
I assume going through that amount of sewage would make anyone ill.
Also Valjean not having the beard makes sense in the film as I assume he wouldn't want anyone like Javert recognises him, indeed Javert doesn't suspect anything until he lifts the cart,