Some men we are so used to seeing with a mustache that it is hard to imagine them without it. It defines who they are, what they are supposed to look like. You may have seen this with friends or coworkers, when they guy who has always had a mustache shaves it off, and ends up looking completely different. This post shows that same thing with people we know well for their talent and for their mustache. The men behind the lip hair.
Dr Phil – before and after.
As a surprise on his friend’s show, Dr Phil Let the razor get him. Oprah Winfrey helped him make a long-awaited change. � I have two kids and they�ve never seen me without a mustache,� he told The Oprah Winfrey Show audience at New York�s Radio City Music Hall. After the big reveal, that caused his wife Robin to gasp from the audience, the self-help guru said he felt �awfully drafty.�
Alex Trebek – before and after.
For years, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek had one of the most famous mustaches on television. So when Trebek decided, in 2001, to shave off the facial hair he�d sported for more than 30 years, fans were left feeling the loss. �Trebek turned his back on his fanbase by shaving his Trebek trim,� Jon Chattman blogged for The Huffington Post. �Seeing Trebek without his mustache is like spotting Flavor Flav without a clock around his neck� It’s just not right.�
Tom Sellek – before and after.
Magnum P.I. certainly would have lost a lot of his street cred if he had ditched his mustache. Tom Selleck�s facial hair is historic�not only did it win over the far younger Monica on Friends, but it also convinced Chandler (and many other young men) to follow suit, though his could never really measure up. �Nice mustache, by the way,� Selleck�s character Richard mocks Chandler�s failed efforts. �When puberty hits, that thing’s really gonna kick in.� The power of Selleck�s mustache remains: “I met the great tom selleck today,” Ashton Kutcher tweeted last year of the momentous occasion. “So jealous of the stache. It’s glorious and full… Tom Selleck’s mustache is Victoria’s Secret. Tom Selleck’s mustache is the fifth Beatle… I am going to encourage Tom to do a got milk commercial. Epic!”
Clark Gable - before and after.
It was difficult to imagine Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind without his mustache. Though the King of Hollywood sported his pencil-thin pyramid of facial hair in the 1934 film It Happened One Night, the only one for which he won an Oscar, it was nowhere to be seen the following year in Mutiny on the Bounty. The devilishly charming look reemerged when Gable played Rhett Butler and his upper lip was never bare again.
Jeff Gordon – before and after.
�Fans of low-level open-wheel circuits know Gordon paid his dues because they remember the porn-star mustache and half mullet he sported as he dominated dirt tracks as a teenager,� The Sporting News wrote of the driver�s early days. �Once in NASCAR, Gordon shaved, got a nice haircut and raced with a team with a cheesy name (Is “Rainbow Warriors” a pit crew or a Dokken album?). Suddenly everybody hated him.� But the real story, according to Gordon, is that the pre-pubescent-looking mustache he sported when he burst onto the racing scene at 22 in 1993 was an attempt to look older. �Everybody would say to me, �You�re 15. You look like you�re 10,� � Gordon told Yahoo! �I was always around older people that I was racing against and a lot of my friends were older, so I thought that mustache would help that. But I was wrong.� His ex-wife Brooke asked him to shave it off in 1994 and the rest, as they say, is mustache history. �When I finally shaved it off, I was like, �Man, why did this take so long?�
Freddie Mercury - before and after.
The Queen frontman�s facial hair goes down not only as the best in rock history, it also earned him the top prize of �Britain’s Greatest Ever Mustache� in 2009. �Freddie was obviously proud of his facial hair as he once announced mid concert ‘it’s my mustache and I’m going to keep it,�� a spokeswoman for Remington, which conducted the U.K. poll, told The Telegraph. Indeed, Queen produced two fuzz-referencing songs��Mustache� off the 1978 album Ska and �Shave Me� off the 1980 album The Lame. Mercury shaved his signature �stache to portray celebrated Russian dancer Nijinsky in the Royal Ballet.
Charlie Chaplin – before and after.
Besides the oversize shoes, undersize jacket, and bowler hat, the puffy, dark toothbrush mustache defined silent-film star Charlie Chaplin. �I was undecided whether to look old or young, but remembering [studio owner Mark] Sennett had expected me to be a much older man, I added a small mustache, which, I reasoned, would add age without hiding my expression. I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked on stage he was fully born,� said Chaplin in his autobiography. When he was not playing the Little Tramp, Chaplin shaved the mustache
Richard Pryor – before and after.
It was just weird seeing him without it. RIP Richard – you made us all laugh – thanks.
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