Stars like Bruce Willis and Jason Statham have all but ruined the fine art of the combover.
Today’s follicly challenged actors are proud of their bald heads, and they’ve convincing both their fellow actors and regular folk alike to say adios to the combover.
But great combovers are frozen in time thanks to the movies. So here’s the official WWTW list of the top 5 combover actors.
- George Kennedy: He’s the king, no questions asked. Whether he’s helping Leslie Nielsen in “The Naked Gun” or hiking alongside Clint Eastwood in “The Eiger Sanction,” Kennedy’s ‘do is the mane attraction.
- Zero Mostel: The late comic makes the list for one simple reason – “The Producers.” His fierce turn as Max Bialystock, a man whose oily combover must be seen to be believed, is a hairstyle for the ages.
- Gene Hackman: The great Gene has retired from acting, but we still have his memorable combovers from “Superman” and other classic performances.
- John Cleese: The Monty Python trouper rarely feels comfortable showing his dome on screen. So you’ll often see him disguising it in grand combover tradition.
- Bill Murray: OK, it’s likely the comic’s hairstyle in “Kingpin” is a special effect. But it’s so good … so combovery … that it merits inclusion here.
(Photo: Character actor George Kennedy spiced up classic films like “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Naked Gun.”)
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