The world of film gives us a wide insight into the fashions of the past. This is because often characters in movies that are decades old make choices about their appearance that look different than people do today. What’s more, movies set in the past can happily recreate old (and sometimes bizarre) fashion choices, while movies set in the future can hypothesize what fashion choices people can make in the years to come.
This has led to countless fashion choices in movie history that are as bizarre as they are iconic, and one of the most obvious ways a character can express fashion is what he chooses to do with his hair. With that in mind, here are the 10 most unusual and distinctive hairstyles to pop up in the movie world, in any order.
The Martian Girl from “Mars Attacks” (1996)
Unnamed character z Tim Burton a cult tribute to the classic sci-fi, Attacks on Mars, becomes one of the film’s most memorable characters. She is simply known as the “Martian Girl” and appears in the film as an alien disguised as a human, made to infiltrate the White House and murder the US President.
Her movements and behavior are amazing and her hairstyle even more so. It looks like a particularly extreme version of the hive hairstyle that may have been popular in the 1950s (the era the movie pays tribute to) but is actually not that extreme. Still, it’s undeniably hard to forget, or at least in the movie world, it helped fool the president’s press secretary into thinking that the Martian killer was actually human.
Cezar Flickerman from the “Hunger Games” series (2012-2015)
The hunger Games is a series where you can find many unique fashion proposals and hairstyles. After all, it’s happening in a dystopian future where the wealthy force poorer citizens to engage in brutal fights to the death for their entertainment, so many of them are just as unusual or twisted as to look what they look like.
However, no character’s hair is quite as ridiculous as Caesar Flickerman’s, who serves as the over-the-top and oddly optimistic host of the Hunger Games itself. While he often changes the color and style of his hair, his most iconic and unusual look would have to be his light purple hair that sticks together. What’s more: his eyebrows are even dyed the same color.
Zatoichi from “Zatoichi” (2003)
2003 Zatoichi serves as a kind of reboot of the cult Japanese series that focused on a blind masseuse / samurai and his various adventures as he wandered around Japan hundreds of years ago. While this reboot doesn’t count as a direct part of the main long series, it is still seen as a worthy sequel / addition to the character, thanks to the dedication of a great Takeshi Kitano as the director and main actor of the film.
Even so, the choice of this new iteration of Zatoichi’s blonde hair was a bold and somewhat shocking choice. It certainly works to distinguish it from the previous appearance when the character was playing Shintaro Katsubut it’s a bit strange that a samurai from hundreds of years ago has hair that looks like it was dyed in the early 2000s.
Cindy Lou Who from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
Grinch: Christmas won’t be there takes place in a distinctly fantastic world and is based on a famous one Dr. Seuss the story of the same name. He was an author with a rather wild and unique imagination, so it is not surprising that his characters – when translated into live actors – will have extraordinary physical attributes.
Even so, Whoville people’s hairstyles are quite common, even if you are expecting them. Cindy Lou Who’s hair stands out in particular, as it is hard to put into words and looks unbelievably intricate (and a bit silly). But hey, if that was the style of Whoville at that point in its history, who are we to judge?
Queen Amidala from “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999)
The star Wars the series is one that combines science fiction and fantasy. It uses a lot of sci-fi clues, but there are also some fantastic elements, thanks to the Jedi and their use of mystical “Force”, and after all, every movie begins by saying that what is in a moment “happened”. long ago.”
This mix of science-fiction and fantasy means that fashion and hairstyle choices can be extremely unpredictable, with some taking an influence from Earth’s fashions and styles, but some much less recognizable. However, none of these are as striking as Queen Amidala’s unusually styled hair (paired with her crown). Even if he wasn’t seen much in the movie, he was iconic enough to be prominently featured in the movie’s poster.
Leeloo from “The Fifth Element” (1997)
Fifth Element is an amazing science fiction movie. It’s eccentric, a little hesitant, and incorporates a very unusual futuristic fashion, courtesy of its shares in the 200-year future. Perhaps it is to be expected that in the 2200’s, people will be making bold (by our standards) fashion choices.
There are some weird hairstyles too, and even though Leeloo might not be the strangest, she stands out and is an icon as a result. She is a unique alien that is the title “Fifth Element” and her bright orange hair and use of a strange “Divine Tongue” help to demonstrate these alien qualities and how peculiar the life form is.
JP from “Redline” (2009)
The red line is an adrenaline-fueled anime film about a futuristic car race that takes place on an interplanetary scale. It’s a stunning visual experience considering it’s made up of over 100,000 hand-drawn frames, and there’s plenty of great, loud action that provides The red line is a sports movie like no other.
Crazy visuals are complemented by equally crazy mods of the film’s heroes. The main character, JP, stands out in this respect especially because his hairstyle really has to be seen to be believed. He’s somehow unbelievably tall and stuck in place throughout the movie, but eventually serves a purpose in the movie’s climax, becoming surprisingly relevant to the plot, not just a hairstyle that looks crazy just for the fun of it.
Radagast Bronze from the “Hobbit Trilogy” (2012-2014)
Radagast the Brown is one of the most divisive heroes The Hobbit Trilogywhich in itself is a much more divisive trilogy than Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003). He is an extraordinary wizard who lives in seclusion in the wild, riding a sleigh pulled by rabbits and giving the impression of being one with nature.
This extends even to his messy hair and beard. Not only is his hair disheveled (and smelly), it is even worse when it is found he keeps birds under his hat … and he doesn’t seem to do much with their droppings that mix with his hair. It’s one of the most disgusting hairstyles a fictional character has ever worn in a movie, and only adds to Radagast’s already dividing presence in Hobbit movies.
Rapunzel in “Tangled” (2010)
Tangled up presents a new spin on Rapunzel storyline, which in turn becomes the most popular portrayal of a fairy tale character in the mainstream of the movie. It tells the story of a young woman with extra-long hair, Rapunzel, held in the tower by the wicked Mother Gothel, and the wonders of the world that Rapunzel discovers when she finally breaks out of prison.
Of course, it’s pretty obvious why Rapunzel’s hair stands out: it’s unusually long, which is the character’s most striking (and noticeable) physical feature. Additionally, it is incredibly well animated in Tangled, and then used cutting-edge technology to make it look as realistic and realistic as possible.
Phil Spector from “Phil Spector” (2013)
Phil Spector is a movie about the infamous murderer / music producer of the same name. It’s a sadly dry film that centers around the Spector murder trial, and while it boasts an impressive cast headed by Al Pacino and Helen Mirrenit doesn’t really stand out above being operable at best.
One of the things that is unforgettable is hair. Spector notoriously wore a huge afro at one point in his trial and was recovered in Spectrum with the rather glamorous wig Pacino wears, at the climax of the movie. It’s not enough to make the movie as a whole memorable or worth watching, but it’s hard to forget about Pacino’s painting, which in an amazing way guides a real surprising hairstyle.
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