The top 10 movie mustaches
Shave your style honours Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski) as the ultimate victor… read on to see who else features in our battle of the movie mo's. Surely legendary Anchorman Will Ferrell gets a mention?
Highlighted hair in a swept-back mullet matches Farrell’s perfect drooping ‘tache: it’s a look that screams out ‘undercover’. Although when you’re undercover, who wants to scream out the fact?
An intricate pattern of soul patch, moustache and extended sideburns make Jackson’s performance one of his lifetime best. Coupled with the most curly, teased out and oiled Afro in the business, this is a look that’s best kept by men with the armory to defend themselves.
Both Wild West and old world at the same time, nothing captures the essence of old New York more than Butcher Bill’s extravagant whiskers. Nothing captures the gore quite like it either, which is probably why Bill wanted to get shampooing that ‘tache the minute the cameras stopped rolling.
Part dandy, part white trash. Cage proves you can be both stylish and screwball simultaneously in his Raising Arizona role. If only they’d had the foresight to kidnap a chop-shop barber as well…
Pitt channels the 1940s moustache of choice among the military with a restrained piece of lip furniture that projects the perfect balance of psychopath and authority figure. Bankers take note: people might like you more if you blend the same way.
It’s the Magnum PI look taken to the max: a cool and louche ‘tache that gels with ease against the beige backdrop of a 1970s TV studio and looks just as good in a lounge suit as it does a kimono.
Camp, perhaps – but this Latin-themed display of facial ornament conveys the ambition of sporting magnificence to the max. It droops without allowing your wrestling rivals to get a good handhold, which is just as well.
Played by Efren Ramirez, Pedro blazed a trail of glory for the teen 'tache: there’s always one kid at school who can grow, and when they can, who better to model themselves on than the convincingly electable Pedro?
Central Asia: home to big oil, big open spaces and enormous mustaches. While the Kazakh record on human rights might be sketchy, there was nothing apologetic about the manly whiskers sported by their number one export, Borat. Or indeed, Borat’s wife.
Voted the perfect mustache by Rich Tarantino in his seminal book “50 Badass Moustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them,” Elliot’s legendary cowboy look is still as mysteriously attractive as it was the day the movie came out. Appearing to hover magically over his face like a stealth bomber, Elliot’s 'tache is pure movie gold.