If you’re not one of the 35 million guys experiencing hair loss in the United States, odds are that you’re also not obsessing over which hairstyle you strut around with. That doesn’t mean guys are immune to changing things up every so often. If you’re in search of inspiration for your coif, consider these cinematic hairstyles.
They may not be the norm, but we guarantee sporting a Mohawk, bowl cut, or curly gel-fro like these characters will get women to notice you. In extreme cases, it may even cause them to flee in fear or call the police. (Read: If you look as loony as Travis Bickle in a Mohawk, shave your goddamn head.)
1. RON BURGUNDY | ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY
This is a sculpted monument to manhood if ever one existed. Disparaging Ron’s majestic hair will send him into a red-eyed rage, and for good reason. This is the kind of hair sonnets are written about. Just gaze at it and share its quiet beauty.
2. ANTON CHIGURH | NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Grown men with Prince Valiant bangs are either Shakespeare in the Park extras or sipping juice boxes at the park with their 90 year-old parents. But Anton changed all that, making this look utterly terrifying for entirely different reasons.
3. B.A. BARACUS | THE A-TEAM
OK, sometimes the head shave works. B.A.’s iconic Mohawk is like some kind of WWE entrance music at the end of the A-Team. When he finally gives up his vow to be passively non-violent and reaches for the clippers, you expect an announcer to be like, “What’s this? THAT’S B.A.’s MUSIC!”
4. THOR | THOR
Warriors who shave their heads may look outwardly tough, but their posturing rings false. No, a TRUE badass struts onto the battlefield looking like he just stepped out of a salon – long, languid blonde locks streaming behind him like a vapor trail. Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s the temperate climate of Vanaheim.
5. RICHIE DIMASO | AMERICAN HUSTLE
It takes a secure man to rock a perm so small and tight it can produce diamonds, and an even more secure man to go out and buy (much less use) the teeny-tiny curlers required to craft such a majestic ‘do. It was cool in 1978. It would be mind-boggling today. Either way, it’s a win.
6. BAR ROCKER | MAJOR LEAGUE
We have no idea what your name is, sir, but we salute you. You don’t often see sports fans rocking early 80s Poison hair with what appears to be a rubber devil horn sticking out from the back. Your hair confuses and frightens us, and for that we are impressed.
7. JEAN-BAPTISTE EMANUEL ZORG | THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Fortune favors the bold, and there’s nothing bolder than accentuating a Hitler haircut with clear plastic sneeze guards. Zorg is showing us the future, when Bieber cuts inevitably revolt against their masters and need to be chopped off and contained.
8. ROMERO | ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Long before Jersey Shore’s Pauly D, there was slinky nutjob Romero. His electric shock blowback hair is great for making an impression … especially if you’re on the shorter side (this ‘do adds about six inches of height). Not many people can steal movie hair scenes from the incomparable, eternally-feathered mane of Kurt Russell, but this guy did.
9. JACK TRAVEN | SPEED
“So what?” you’re probably thinking. “It’s a buzzcut.” True, but you can’t overlook the impact this cut had in 1994. Seeing stoner icon Keanu Reeves sheer himself into no-nonsense, ass-kicker Traven was like the moment the 90s grew up. Grunge hair was dead. We’ve got lives to save here.
10. SIMON PHOENIX | DEMOLITION MAN
Blondes do have more fun. Wesley Snipes is no stranger to impressive movie hair (see his intricately shaved “Blade” ‘do), but the razor-like blonde style he rocked in “Demolition Man” was perfect for the villainous psycho Phoenix – it sat on top of his head like a shark fin as he tore shit up.
SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: NICOLAS CAGE
It doesn’t matter the movie, once you hear the name “Nicolas Cage” you can expect to witness follicles forced to do things originally believed to be physically impossible. Cage’s locks defy the laws of man and god – floating above his scalp, cascading around his shoulders or reaching for the heavens, his looks are a marvel to behold. (Further proof here.)