May 28th 2013 |
In the wake of our Top Ten Movie Beards, it is only reasonable to celebrate those who have achieved the very pinnacle of well-groomed facial hair.
We cannot deny that this has been a tough choice. The movie world is full of excellent facial hair, and because of this, we’ve had to say goodbye to David Niven and a whole pile of stiff upper-lipped World War Two movies.
1. Will Ferrell – Anchorman
He is the number one news anchor in San Diego. He has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. Also, he has better facial hair than you’ll ever own.
2. Donald Sutherland – Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Kiefer’s dad has made a career out f moustache wearing. We choose “Body Snatchers” simply for any excuse to show you this picture.
3. Sean Connery – The Man Who Would Be King
Adopted from Kipling’s book of the same name, Connery threw himself into the part with these magnificent whiskers. More than can be said for Caine.
4. Billy Dee Williams – The Empire Strikes Back
Lando Calrissian has the greatest moustache in all of Science Fiction. End of argument.
5. Burt Reynolds – Smokey and the Bandit
Reynolds is another career moustache-wearer. Except in Deliverance, where he is strangely clean-shaven, and that bothers us.
6. Peter Sellers – The Pink Panther
We are puzzled. How could a man who would probably cut his own head off shaving manage such a marvellous moustache?
7. Groucho Marx – Duck Soup
A top ten movie moustache list would be NOTHING without Groucho.
8. Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator
And speaking of vintage facial hair, Charlie Chaplin is clearly the man who started the entire genre. Strangely, you don’t see many Hitler moustaches these days. Wonder why…
9. Samuel L Jackson – Pulp Fiction
In which the bible-quoting Jules shoots some people completely to death, and wears the best moustache in movie history. Mr L Jackson – we salute you.
10. Bruno Ganz – Downfall
You may know him from such YouTube Classics as “Hitler Discovers Sir Alex Ferguson Has Retired” and “Hitler Discovers Oasis Have Split Up”. However, Bruno Ganz starred in a whole film about Hitler, where he discovered that he had lost World War II.