November 5, 2013

Movember - Our Top 10 Movie Moustaches
by James
James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 05/11/2013

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"Like the legend of the Phoenix, I've just eaten a whole packet of chocolate HobNobs..." Editor, hmv.com

Movember - Our Top 10 Movie Moustaches

Gentlemen! Movember is upon us and many of you are probably still in the early stages of moustache growth - but once it's grown, how to style it?
We turn to the silver screen to bring you some inspiration. Here's our Top 10 Movie Moustaches. Enjoy...

 

PS If you want to find out more about Movember, head to http://uk.movember.com/

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

10. Borat (Sascha Baron Cohen)

Borat

One of comedian Sascha Baron Cohen's best-loved and most outrageous characters, the man from Kazakhstan sports a fine moustache indeed. For added authenticity, strap on a mankini and you're good to go.

Superman III

9. Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor)

Superman III

Perhaps Superman III isn't the finest in the series, but Richard Pryor makes this film. Computer genius Gus is, in truth, a bit of an idiot who gets roped into Lex Luthor's dastardly plans to kill the Man of Steel using synthesised Kryptonite. Gus doesn't exactly cover himself in glory, but with a 'tache like that, at least he looks good doing it.

Machete

8. Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo)

Machete

Originally a character from one of the spoof trailers in Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse double bill, Rodriguez liked the character so much he made a whole film out of the idea. Danny Trejo rocks a killer moustache as Machete Cortez - this is one to consider seriously, epsecially if you are of Latino descent and built like a machine.

This Is Spinal Tap

7. Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer)

This Is Spinal Tap

An all-time mockumentary classic, This Is Spinal Tap features Harry Shearer as bass player Derek Smalls wearing one of the most extreme 'taches outside the adult film industry. The full handlebar and then some.

The Face of Fu Manchu

6. Dr. Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee)

The Face of Fu Manchu

How about this slimline little number on Christopher Lee in The Face of Fu Manchu? Ok, it is a little weird - the film was made in the 60s, when apparently it was still acceptable to cast white people as Asians - but all that aside, just look at it! Definitely one to put on your shortlist.

Pulp Fiction

5. Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson)

Pulp Fiction

If you really want a moustache that makes you look like a total badass, look no further than this little beauty from Samuel L. Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction. Top off the look with a black suit, white shirt and pencil thin tie. Bonus points available for anyone who can team it up with an Afro.

Smokey and the Bandit

4. Bandit (Burt Reynolds)

Smokey and the Bandit

How could we leave out this classic from Burt Reynolds in Hal Needham's 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit? If you're a fan of cowboy hats and big American muscle cars - or if you're on the run from the law - this is the one for you.

Shaft

3. John Shaft (Richard Roundtree)

Shaft

Picking the order of the top 3 was difficult, but whichever way around, we had to include Richard Roundtree as 70s Blaxploitation legend, John Shaft. Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about? You're damn right...

Serpico

2. Frank Serpico (Al Pacino)

Serpico

Ok, we're cheating a bit here - by the end of the film Al Pacino's non-nonsense cop Frank Serpico is sporting a full-on, but while it's there, it is glorious. Possibly Pacino's coolest look in any film, team it up with some aviators and a motorcycle and BAM! Instant cool.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

1. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell)

Anchorman

Who else could we put in at Numero Uno but Ron? Anchorman's Ron Burgundy is perhaps Will Ferrell's finest hour, but where would Ron be without that classic 'tache? Could he still stay as classy? We doubt it.