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July 17, 2013

10 of the Best: Action Hero Mullets

There are few things more important for an action hero than an epic mullet.The white wifebeater is also an important accessory, however the main focus of this magnum opus is all about the harstyles.

It needs to be able to blow gently in slow motion when the hero does something cool like run from an explosion or wink at the bad guys in a mocking fashion.


stonecold0210. Brian Bosworth in Stone Cold: The Boz was most famous for his mullet, especially during his NFL days but his character of Joe Huff fit right in with his biker pals as they all compared hairstyles over chocolate milk and cookies. Probably.

road house9. Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse: Like Kurt Russell, Swayze would pretty much always rock a great mullet and even now his presence is missed from movies.

Roddy8. Roddy Piper in They Live: Where the hell is Roddy Piper these days anyway? He maybe went to pick up some bubblegum and hair products for his pretty fantastic mullet.

home7. Richard Dean Anderson in MacGyver: One of the all time greats, there are few mullets for outstanding than the man who can make a tank out of soiled pants and a toilet roll.

00000827_6. Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in Little China: Actually pretty much every Kurt Russell character rocks a cool mullet but his hair actually looks awesome rather than silly. That’s Kurt for you though, always cool no matter what.

Mel-gibson15. Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon: Riggs is arguably my favourite Mel Gibson character and the one thing Lethal Weapon 4 lacked was the mullet. What a travesty of justice to remove his iconic locks, but as it was Gibbo then we won’t complain in case he decides to phone us.

images4. Jean-Claude Van Damme in Hard Target: JCVD has done odd things with his hair in a few movies, the main one would be the weird bouffant in Time Cop, but his mullet in Hard Target is pretty rad and works nicely with the overuse of slow mo during the excellent action scenes.

hitman13. Chuck Norris in The Hitman: Chuck has always had great hair, most notably his beard of righteousness but in this movie especially his mullet reaches new heights of awesome. He’s also surprisingly bad ass and explodes a bad guy tied to a chair at the end. Props.

conair2. Nicolas Cage in Con Air: I’m pretty sure Cameron Poe and Chance Boudreaux were separated at birth because they both look identical. White wifebeater? Check. Mullet? Check. Running away from an explosion in slow motion? Check. Awesome.

sylvester-stallone-as-rambo-wallpaper1. Sylvester Stallone in the Rambo Saga: Without a doubt the best of the best because he has kept the mullet alive even in 2008 in the violent spectacular Rambo. John McClane may have better one-liners but Rambo’s got the hair.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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