A discussion arose at FEST headquarters, partially because it’s November, partially because there’s a Tom of Finland poster looking straight at us. The topic of this discussion is what moustaches do we remember from films we saw. Through our own devices we’ve managed to narrow it down to a shortlist of just 10 moustache wearing characters - although at this level, we might actually say the characters are the ones being worn by their moustaches.
So without further ado, here are our team picks for the top 10 most memorable and iconic moustaches in Film:
Pekka Strang - Tom of Finland
We open this list with the moustache (we mean film) that opened FEST 2017
Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction
The argument here is very simple: “I like him, I like Pulp Fiction so shut up” which if you think about it, is a strong enough reason to justify anything about Samuel L. Jackson (i.e. Snakes on a Plane).
Daniel Day Lewis - Gangs of New York
The criminal subworld of 19th Century New York is no match for Daniel Day Lewis’ extravagant yet furious moustache.
Kurt Russell - Tombstone
Considered by one of our male collaborators as the Manliest Man Moustache that has ever existed.
Salma Hayek - Frida
Iconic, artistic, sexy and sublime, are just a few words that describe the personality of Frida’s moustache
Charlie Chaplin - Tillie's Punctured Romance
Probably the most influencial moustache in the 20th Century
Mr. Potato Head - Toy Story
Even though it’s a strap on plastic moustache, it really makes no difference in this case as Mr. Potato Head is pretty much all made of strap on parts.
Al Pacino - Serpico
The moustache is the law. Even though it’s a short lived moustache, it is a very intense one.
Billy Dee Williams - Star Wars
The most stylish moustache in a galaxy far, far away...
Sean Connery - Zardoz
This moustache is so powerful and virtuous it doesn’t really matter what Zed is wearing.