Wednesday, March 27, 2013

celebrity lookeylikey of the day

Robbie Robertson, chief creative force behind The Band and intermittent solo artist over the past 30 years or so, and the Duke himself, John Wayne, during the late phase of his career when he starred in a couple of pretty ropey Dirty Harry rip-offs, Brannigan and McQ, each time playing a maverick cop who doesn't play by the book, but dammit he gets results, and each time also wearing a pretty spectacular selection of wigs. And no wonder, because Wayne was in his late sixties when the films were made, and he'd apparently been wearing wigs in films since the late 1940s.

Note that I'm not suggesting for a moment that Robbie Robertson wears a wig, though it's possible some Just For Men may be involved, since he is now 69 (about the same age as Wayne circa Brannigan, coincidentally). Perhaps his Mohawk ancestry confers some magical voodoo hair-retaining powers on him. It's the slightly incongruous hair that made me mentally link the two, though.

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