It’s all very well taking the mick out of SF haircuts that are supposed to be bizarre, but there have also been plenty of occasions when barnets that were supposed to be just everyday and unnoteworthy took on a strange life of their own, including this mop-ley bunch:
From: Star Wars Episode VI: The Return Of The Jedi (1983)
Played by: Dermot Cowley
Usually men wait until their going bald to assume the comb-over, but Dermot Cowley didn't let a full head of hair get in the way of a parting that seems to start somewhere below his right ear. With that beard he also looks bizarrely like that optical illusion with a man's face which you can turn upside-down and it still looks like a man’s face.
From: Total Recall 2070 (1999)
Played by: Karl Pruner
He’s an android, so presumably he doesn’t have a mum, which is strange considering he's got the kind of haircut that looks like it could only have been cut by his mum.
From: Surrogates (2009)
Played by: Bruce Willis
Apparently, this is the image older Tom Greer wants to project with his surrogate – younger, hairier, blonder, and not unlike Lieutenant Gruber from ’Allo ’Allo. The effete Nazi youth vibe just doesn’t do it for us.
From: Star Trek (1966-9)
Played by: Walter Koenig
When Chekov was added to original Trek in the hope of appealing to a younger (female) audience, the producers were thinking of Davy Jones of the Monkees mop top look look. So they gave Koenig a wig to wear until his own hair grew long enough. Sadly, the wig looked like a highly-lacquered Tribble, balanced on his head, waiting to leap. Koenig has even admitted he mistakenly wore the thing back to front on occasions.
From: Ghost Rider (2007)
Played by: Nicolas Cage
Poor old Nicolas Cage. We’re sure he'd love to go gracefully bald but producers don’t seem willing to let him, and film after film he’s had to put up with some really bad hair days. As Johnny Blaze he looks like he‘s dipped his head in a vat of tar. And talking of Cage…
Go to the next bad hair day