Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Because Matthew demanded it!

It seems Monday's post dashed my brother's hopes that I would be sharing a list of my favourite movie mustaches with you. Actually, no such list exists. But now that Matthew's given me the idea, well, let's see...

Charlie Chaplin (publicity); probably the best part of the Tramp's outfit.

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (The Black Pirate); thus establishing the standard of thin mustaches for swashbuckling heroes.

Ronald Colman (publicity); the epitome of suave.

Clark Gable (publicity); most people's epitome of suave.

C. Aubrey Smith (Little Lord Fauntleroy); the classic British walrus, even moreso when you hear him speak.

Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood); carrying his Fairbanks brand mustache well!

Orson Welles (Journey Into Fear); in retrospect, dressing up like Josef Stalin probably didn't help his relations with the FBI.

Sir Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai); a useful prop here, doing something to establish his character as being classicly British and rigid.

Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride); the Fairbanks pastiche!

Christopher Plummer (Star Trek VI); making the "Fu Manchu" hip.

Avery Brooks (publicity); convinced me that mustaches with goatees were cool.

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man); convinced me Tony Stark would wear a goatee for the next decade's worth of Iron Man comics.

1 comment:

mjjhoskin said...

Thanks! I am satisfied now. ;)