Moustaches often make men more memorable, not only in real life, but also in the film industry. Many most iconic entertainment figures in the entertainment industry sport facial hair above the upper lip. Charlie Chaplin is a well known star of silent films since the early 20th century. He is well known for his mime routines and slapstick comedy. Two of his memorable objects are the small black moustache and the bowler hat. During the early part of his career, Groucho Marx used grease to paint the trademark moustaches and eyebrows on his face. When he moved into live TV program, he grew real hair and his bushy black moustache is well remembered in the history of American comedy. Although Clark Gable originally considered facial hair as unclean, he eventually gave in to demands. In the production of Love, Honor and Betray (1930), his stick-on moustaches kept falling off and this prompted him to grow an actual moustache. In his role as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, Gable used the distinctive plantation-style Southern moustache.
Wilford Brimley has a white handlebar moustache, which served him well throughout his acting career. Especially in the Cocoon film series and the popular TV series, the Waltons in 1970’s, when played a role as Horace. Brimley is known for his roles as lawman in various Western flicks, such as Lawman and The Oregon Trail. Moustache is a big part of his appearance that fans are struggling to find a picture of him with cleanly shaven face.
John Waters has a pencil-thin moustache that makes him looks somewhat villainous. It served him well for his roles in Til Death Do Us Part and Seed of Chucky. Tom Selleck is known not only for his great TV series and films, but also for his bushy moustache. With his appearance, he is often considered as the quintessential all-American hunk during the 1970’s and 80’s. Magnum P.I. is clearly his memorable TV series, as well as his role in Three Men and a Baby. Since the mid-1950’s Burt Reynolds is known for his trademark moustache. He played memorable parts in My Name Is Earl, Gunsmoke and Smokey and the Bandit.
Hulk Hogan is also known for his bleached blonde handlebar moustache, which is iconic both in the wrestling scene and screen entertainment. Hogan entered the entertainment industry after spending many years as highly popular wrestler. His lung acting career started with his role as Thunderlips in Rocky III (1982). This started a relatively successful career with various appearances in various TV shows and films, starting from wrestling=related shows, to children entertainment to action thrillers. We will continue to see some actors sporting moustache in the film industry, although this can still be considered as a relative rarity. Moustache is an excellent element to enhance the overall personal of an individual and we should be glad to see the return of more interesting moustaches in the entertainment industry. We will need to see more.