Let’s not beat around the bush, loaded loves a moustache.
Whether it’s wild and unkempt or neat and trimmed, a bit of above-the-lip hair can accessorise the face just so nicely. Not convinced? We’re sure they’ll grow on you. Sorry – it tickled us, but no more puns.
To mark the start of Movember, loaded is celebrating some of our favourite moustachioed heroes.
So whether you’re a ‘tache enthusiast, looking for a bit of inspiration as you cultivate your own facial hair, or reminding yourself of these classic film moments, grab some snacks, raid the DVD shelf and settle in for a Movie Weekender marathon…
Brad Pitt – Inglourious Basterds – (Universal)
Brad Pitt sported this classic pencil so well, the style became known as ‘Aldo Raine’ in barbers after the film’s 2009 release. Extra kudos to the actor for keeping his facial hair for the entire Inglourious Basterds promo tour.
Ralph Fiennes – Grand Budapest Hotel – (Fox)
There are 10 eye-catching (should that be teeth-catching?) beards and tashes in Grand Budapest Hotel, but Ralph Fiennes is one of the favourites. According to the film’s hair and make-up designer, it was based on Austrian-born actor Anton Walbrook and a variety of fakes were used before Fiennes grew the real deal.
Paddy Considine – Hot Fuzz – (Universal)
Hot Fuzz by name, hot fuzz by nature… well, if we’re talking about Paddy Considine’s facial hair anyway. While we give Considine full credit for his acting, the tash certainly helped him so convincingly portray a detective.
Matt Dillon – There’s Something About Mary – (Fox)
A pencil moustache so slim it borders on John Waters territory. Well done to Matt Dillion for pulling off this tricky style with such aplomb. Metaphorically we mean – it’s real hair so pulling off is not possible.
Ben Stiller – Dodgeball – (Fox)
While a moustache can provide sophistication, that’s not always the case. Not in comedy anyway. When Ben Stiller had to shoot a scene with his real-life wife Christine Taylor, he found she couldn’t stop laughing at his facial hair. Since it was a fake, hopefully he wasn’t too insulted.
Will Ferrell – Anchorman – (Paramount)
Where would Ron Burgundy be without his moustache? Will Ferrell’s glorious facial hair has made the iconic character a fancy dress favourite. But perhaps it’s better to avoid drinking milk in it…
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat – (Universal)
While we might all love Borat’s classic handlebar, spare a thought for Sasha Baron Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher, who said of the actor’s The Dictator beard, “The good news is the beard came off in the evening. So I did not have to look at the beard, unlike the Borat handlebar moustache which I was saddled with for months and months.”
Robert Redford – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid – (Fox)
They don’t grow them like they used to, do they? Robert Redford’s The Sundance Kid fuzz comes from a pre-ironic era, when tashes weren’t tainted by the 1980s adult industry.
RSamuel L Jackson – Pulp Fiction – (Lionsgate)
True fact, Samuel L Jackson’s character was originally meant to rock a huge afro in this movie, but a production runner picked up the wrong wig from a store. Regardless of the hair style, this horseshoe moustache, paired with fine sideburns, is perfect for the character.
Sam Elliott – The Big Lebowski – (Universal)
Sam Elliott has rocked some seriously awesome moustaches through his career, but this handlebar is a firm favourite. Along with the actor’s gravelly voice, it’s gained a legendary status. Hair goals indeed.
Daniel Day-Lewis – Gangs of New York (Miramax)
There will be beard! This is surely one of the best examples of manscaping the silver screen has even seen. The epic curly tash deserves its own Oscar. Bravo, Day Lewis.
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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.