When Hollywood Gets It Wrong: Worst Movie Wigs
Hair, makeup and clothes are the props that Hollywood actors and actresses use to create the memorable characters that populate the silver screen. Wigs of all colors, shapes and styles play a prominent role in articulating the personalities of movie characters and defining the time and place in which they live.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Usually Hollywood does a masterful job of choosing wigs that add authenticity to a character and help immerse us in his or her world. But sometimes Hollywood gets it wrong. A poorly chosen wig can actually distract us from the character or create a jarring disconnect with the mood of the film. The wig Tommy Lee Jones wore in Lincoln is an almost comical example of wig distraction. Even though the character Jones played wore a hairpiece, the wig selected was so comically ill-fitting that it detracted from the actor’s performance. When Jones was onscreen it was a challenge to focus on his performance rather than the rumpled squirrel pelt on his head!
Hollywood’s Worst Wigs
Recent movies are ripe with bad wigs. In Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas’ cap-like wig fails to do justice to Liberace’s flamboyant bouffant. In Ghost Rider, Nicholas Cage’s attempt at a Tom Cruise wig was a total mismatch for the actor’s coloring and features. (Click here to check out 13 of Hollywood’s worst wigs onDigital Spy.)
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