I had a tough time putting this list together. First off you have the iconic haircuts – haircuts that aren’t exactly bad but have an iconic status in cinema. But then you have those that are just so bad that they’re good – those wacky haircuts that defy common sense. But even though these are some pretty goofy hair styles, you just gotta love them. Now considering that goofy is on the scalp of the beholder, I wouldn’t go as far as to call this the definitive list. But there’s no denying that these five movie haircuts, which are so bad that they’re good, are phenomenal.
#5 – Gary Oldman – “Dracula”
Ok, how on earth do you even begin to describe Gary Oldman’s hair in Frances Ford Coppola’s telling of “Dracula”. It’s almost like receding Princess Leia buns turned gray. Oldman has had several movies that have featured truly atrocious haircuts. But there’s something so crazy about his Dracula “do” that I had to include it on this list.
#4 – Jim Carrey – “Ace Venture: Pet Detective”
Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura haircut is like Ed Grimley’s on steroids. The big looping front come to a point and is completely over-the-top. But as ridiculous as it is, somehow it perfectly fits this nutty character that Carrey came up with.
#3 – Jon Heder – “Napolean Dynamite”
“Napoloen Dynamite” is one of those movies where at least three or four different characters have hairdos that could qualify for this list. Napoleon’s stands out mainly because it hasn’t met a comb in weeks. But again, just like with Ace Ventura, the goofy haircut perfectly fits this goofy character.
#2 – Nicolas Cage – “Raising Arizona”
One of my favorite Coen brothers movies is one of their earliest, “Raising Arizona”. Nicolas Cage’s character H.I. “Hi” McDunnough is as goofy looking as he is dumb and that’s largely due to his crazy, wild hair. I’m not 100% sure how they made it do what it does, but his hair seems to have a life of its own. In a film full of laughs, it says something when some of those great laughs revolve around this awful hairdo!
#1 – Javier Bardem – “No Country for Old Men”
What is it with the Coen brothers and bad hair? In “No Country for Old Men”, Bardem plays one of the most memorable villains in cinema. He’s brutal, scary, and menacing and he pulls it all off with one of the most hideous haircuts I have ever seen. “No Country for Old Men” is one of my personal favorite movies and Anton Chigurh, hair included, is one of my personal favorite villains.
That’s a lot of hair! So who did I miss. Take time and let me know a wonderfully awful movie mop that would have made your list!
Nic Cage’s hair in Raising Arizona should have a credit of its own – it’s epic!
Who’ve you missed? Doc Emmet Brown. Mad scientist hair at its best!
I know, right? My wife pointed out that Cage’s hair is different in almost every scene. Hilarious. And yes, Emmit Brown! Good one!
Thanks for checking out the list.
#4 – JIM CARREY – “ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE”, going to do my hair like that 😀
LOL! Just be sure to post a picture!
Ahah, fun post, Keith! First thing that came to mind is Nic Cage’s hair so he definitely needs to be on this list 🙂 That Dracula hair is crazy, ahah.
Thanks Ruth. I also thought of Samuel L. Jackson’s hair from Pulp Fiction as well as Stanley Tucci’s from “The Hunger Games”. There’s some good hair!
Oh, Gary Oldman’s hair in the Fifth Element is pretty crazy too, did you mention that?
I mentioned Gary Oldman’s hair history and the Fifth Element is a perfect example. LOL! Talk about crazy!!!!
Nic Cage’s hair is a law unto itself. Every film is different – I find the super-high brow to be particularly disturbing!
Yes indeed! The troubling high brow! lol
I’d rather he shave his head than wearing a fake mop that doesn’t fit him at all! I think his hair in Face/Off was fine, that movie is one of my guilty pleasures!
Great post Keith. I’m racking my brain now to think of more but I think youve condensed them very well. 🙂
Thanks Mark. This is certainly a ground breaking Phenomenal 5 wouldn’t you say? LOL
Chris Tucker’s yellow tube hair in Fifth Element is AMAZING.
Oh that’s a good one! lol
Let us not forget the iconic Princess Leia’s enormous side buns!! Yeah…crazy! 🙂
Great post! Lots of fun!
Her side buns are certainly iconic!
hahaha. I LOVE this post!
yeah, I gotta say, bring on the hair from Fifth Element, Will Ferrell in Zoolander, and John Travolta in Battlefield Earth (is that even hair?).
Nic Cage does deserve a mention here. hahaha.
This was a fun post to read!
Hey thanks man. Good mention of Travolta’s! That was a complete mess! lol. How about Harry & Lloyd’s from Dumb & Dumber?
Thanks again for checking it out.
Great list. I would look sad too if my hair looked like Javier Bardem’s in No Country. 😛
Thanks for checking out the list. Good point about Javier! Wouldn’t we all turn into a psychotic, cold-blooded killer if we had a mop like that? I think so! lol!
Mary’s cowlick in Something About Mary! 🙂
LOL! Never thought about that one!
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You forgot Christopher Walken in Sleepy Hollow, Batman Returns, Balls Of Fury and Click.
LOL! Yes I think Mr. Walken may have had a serious of bad hair roles!
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