Hello faithful readers.
As you may or may not know, The Casual Gentlemen are taking part in Movember, an annual, month-long event that raises awareness of Men’s heath issues (from depression to prostate cancer). We have taken it upon ourselves to grow swanky, suave or just plain creepy mustaches… I’m growing out the “Shakespeare,” natch! Check out Zane’s post to see all the fun shaving action that happened at the beginning of the month.
The Casual Gentlemen will be chronicling our mustache growth (at the moment, mine looks like a blonde, starving caterpillar…) on our very own Movember web page. If you enjoy watching us profane or faces with sad attempts at pure testosterone, and have a few extra dollars in your pocket, we ask that you donate to the Movemebr charity. All money donated goes directly to important charity work, predominately the awareness and treatment of prostate cancer. Thank you.
So, in honor of events to keep us bros healthy and looking good (or smarmy), I present the top 5 movie mustaches! The rules are simple: only movie characters that are NOT based on real people. Will your favorite ‘stache make the list? Find out after the jump.
5. Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan)
Though Borat may have started on television (The Ali G Show), he really reached a whole new level in the film. Surprisingly, his Eastern European mustache works as a metaphor for the character — both gross and hilarious. It’s nice!
4. Captain Hook, played by Dustin Hoffman (Hook)
Oh, the handlebar mustache! Nothing screams villain like a well waxed curl — and Hook has the waxiest curl. This version (semi-sequel) of Peter Pan takes a closer look at Hook and what makes him… tick! Yeah, I went there! He’s bad, sure, but Dustin Hoffman gives him an undeniable charm. I’d be a pirate if Hook was my captain.
3. The Stranger, played by Sam Elliot (The Big Lebowski)
A cowboy who rocks some massive, white whiskers, The Stranger narrates The Big Lebowski from a bowling alley bar. Yeah. He’s that cool. The ‘stache is so impressive and luscious, I spent all four college years haunting Pennsylvania bowling alleys in hopes of spotting anything even remotely close. Alas, it exists only in the realms of movie magic.
2. Ron Burgundy, played by Will Farrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
Legend indeed. I’m pretty sure the movie title refers to his mustache.
1. Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable (Gone With the Wind)
Easily the most iconic mustache in all of cinema, Rhett Butler’s facial hair has become synonymous with cavalier romanticism. Yeah, okay, it may not be bushy but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in style. And if you disagree… frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.