Monday, 5 March 2007

Hairy Heroes?

Think of your absolute favourite literary or film heroes/heroines – which characteristics caused them to fire your imagination? Was it looks, wealth, lifestyle, personality – or a combination of all of these?  Was your favourite, perhaps, not even a main character but a minor role which grabbed your attention?

I was thinking about this yesterday, while hubby was contentedly glued to another viewing of The Magnificent Seven. I strongly suspect that, in my opinion at least, Yul Brynner was the only bald-headed man to look sexy. The rest just look like they can’t grow hair.

This reminds me of a friend who has recently embarked on a moustache-growing competition. Now, personally I think that the right facial hair on the right man can look incredibly sexy. (A bedraggled, untrimmed hedge-like beard looks scruffy and unhygienic, however.) When I mentioned this, I was met with surprise. Surely I can’t be the only female to like facial hair on a man?

Would your chosen fictional hero ever have a beard?

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