Day six in this year’s Movember, and the upper lips are slowly getting warm and furry. To give you some inspiration for later on, we’ll list our top 5 movie moustaches.
A ‘Nacho Libre’ is a moustache that isn’t fully developed, just like Jack Black’s in the eponymous movie (2006). He makes number five on our list simply to commend the effort (and the cape).
He’s a card player, gambler and a scoundrel. “You’d like him”, according to Han Solo. Our number four, Lando Calrissian, lead the Rebels to victory by destroying the Death Star II and, with it, the Empire. Played expertly by Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Lando is a true Mo’ Bro’.
With the handlebar Mo’, endless sideburns and THAT hat, number three on our list is Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York (2002). I wonder how long it took him to grow that glorious thing? More than six days, I’m sure…
Down to the last couple, and we’ve got two (perhaps unexpected?) classics lined up for you…
The Stranger – a true cowboy – was portrayed by Sam Elliott’s in the movie The Big Lebowski. When he finally appears on screen, we get a glimpse of an outrageously perfect Mo’ specimen to match that bassy, lulling, beautiful man-voice.
And drum roll, please… Our controversial but unequivocal nominee for top-tache is: Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994). It’s a scraggly handlebar, sure. But what it lacks in shape and body is makes up for with pure class and subtle nonchalance, coupled with a sinister potential for unbridled mayhem. We wouldn’t mess.
A little bonus video: Anyone can grow a beard and trim it down to a tache, but it takes a real Mo’ Bro’ to start from scratch…