The actors featured in this edition of iconic hair have been cowboys, rebels, humanitarians, and race car drivers. Though some of them are no longer with us, there is no question that their bodies of work and classic styles will stand the test of time. They are true stars. But, more importantly, they are true gentlemen.
Before Clint Eastwood was taming the wild west, working the streets of San Francisco as a volatile police inspector, or coaching his million dollar baby, he looked like this. Who knew he was the epitome of classic cool in the 1960s? He has come a long way since Rawhide, but he still looks good in black and white. Though his hair has been unwieldy as of late (he’s in his 80s now), we still have to give him props for his formative years, as well as his directing chops. After all, he could blow our heads clean off with the most powerful handgun in the world. We feel lucky, Clint. We really do.
Whether or not James Dean could actually act is irrelevant. All women wanted to be with him and all men wanted to be him. There are hardly any pictures of him where he looks less than perfect. (It doesn’t hurt that he was famous when smoking was cool.) He was a true Hollywood rebel with the hair to match. He seamlessly transitioned from perfectly slicked back to effortlessly shaped to purposefully tousled and back again. He was only 24 when he died in a car crash, but we would love to have seen how his style would have evolved if he was still alive today.
George Clooney could be the next Carey Grant. Being classically handsome doesn’t hurt. Neither do three Golden Globes and an Academy Award. Did we mention he also does humanitarian work? George Clooney has it all. And, he isn’t afraid to wear his natural salt and pepper locks. He keeps his hair pretty short, but it is still always perfectly coiffed. Even when he tousles his hair and lets a few days growth stand out on his face, he does it all with intention. George Clooney is a true Hollywood movie star.
When Paul Newman wasn’t cozying up to Elizabeth Taylor, winning numerous acting awards, making his own organic foods line and donating the profits to charity, or driving race cars, he was stealing the hearts of millions with his piercing blue eyes. Time magazine called Paul Newman “quite a guy” and we agree. He was the epitome of tough-guy style in his heyday, and his hair was always perfectly textured and sometimes slicked back if the occasion called for it. Letting his hair turn its natural shade of white as he got older only added to his appeal, and he is a shining example of the notion that you only get better with age. Paul Newman is no longer with us, but his memory will live forever.Google+