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What In The Name Of Sanity Have You Got On Your Head? Film's Most Ridiculous Hats, Wigs and Helms.

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 18, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | July 18, 2011 |

Looky here! The first image of Karl Urban from the wholly unnecessary Judge Dredd remake (titled, simply, Dredd) was just released. While the image is dark and fairly benign, I think we can all agree that this helmet is going to present a serious challenge to Urban…you know…actingwise…not cracking-upwise…me taking him at all seriouslywise. Here’s the full image:

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Now, don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of faith in Urban. This ain’t his first rodeo. (By “rodeo” I, of course, mean instances where Urban has clearly pissed off the costumers by sleeping with their wife or daughter and was then made to wear something preposterous while performing tricks for our amusement.) Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

And, listen, putting well-respected/beloved actors in laughable head gear is a Hollywood tradition. Here are some of my favorite “what what what are you wearing” moments. If you have a nominee, we request you submit photographic proof fo the preposterousness. You know, so we can point and laugh.

Most Baffling Use Of Plastic
Gary Oldman—The Fifth Element

A Wig So Bad It Cracked Kristen Stewart’s Sullenface
Taylor Lautner—Twilight: I Can’t Be Bothered To Check But I Think It’s The Second One

Saddest Instance Of “I Have Hair, No Really, Look How Naturally It Flops Over My Forehead”
Bruce Willis—Surrogates

Most Effective “I Wasn’t In This Horrible Movie, You Can’t Prove It”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt—GI Joe

Most Dreadful Locks
Academy Award Nominee John Travolta, Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker—Battlefield Earth

Most Scientifically Dubious Contraption, Professional Category
Christopher Lloyd—Back To The Future

Most Scientifically Dubious Contraption, Amateur Category
Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix, Academy Award Nominee Abigail Breslin, and The Teeniest Culkin—Signs

Suspend Your Disbelief That Her Royal Toothpickiness Could Support This Wig
Academy Award Nominee Keira Knightley—The Duchess
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Just Narrowly Edging Out That Other Burton Monstrosity For Worst Combination Of Wig And Hat
Academy Award Nominee Johnny Depp—Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

You Have to See It From The Front Because Trust Me The Little Horns Are Unbelievably Bad
Michael Fassbender—X-Men: First Class

Best Use Of A Homonym: Cage’s Cage
Academy Award Winner Nicholas Cage—The Wicker Man

Best Boderline Fetish Gear
Chris Penn—Fist Of The North Star

I Can’t Choose Which Is Worse, You Can’t Make Me
Academy Award-Nominee Uma Thurman and Former Governor Of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger—Batman And Robin

Joanna Robinson would also like to nominate those Battlefield Earth codpieces for…something.

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