Warren Beatty doesn’t get as much play as a Hollywood icon as he deserves. Even we didn’t realize the extent of his success.
He’s been nominated for Oscars for acting, writing and directing. He wrote Bulworth. At 62. He was part of the inner circles of multiple presidential campaigns. “You’re So Vain” is, despite Carly Simon’s protestations, about him.
And the guy’s chin-hair combination is maybe the greatest in the history of American cinema.
Hey, remember when we called a moratorium on Steve McQueen?
Here’s why: guys like Dennis Hopper deserve just as much cred—if not more.
American badass: check. Motorcycle junkie: check. Looked great in denim: check.
Hopper was one of Hollywood’s last wild men, had a prolific career on both sides of the lens, was an indie darling before that was even a thing and managed to do it all with a personal style that’s as iconic as any role he’s ever played.
The man was larger than life—and as his lifestyle became increasingly more flamboyant, so did his personal style. So, in honor of what would’ve been the King’s 80th birthday, today, we’re celebrating by looking back at his many stylish moments.
Yesterday the world lost a lion of cinema, Richard Attenborough.
He was an actor, a director, a naturalist, a philanthropist and a bona fide Right Honorable Lord. He headlined alongside Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, played Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, was an eccentric billionaire in Jurassic Park, directed Ben Kingsley in the Oscar-sweeping epic Gandhi, narrated nature documentaries, served as director of soccer club Chelsea F.C.—and the list of triumphs goes on and on...
Today, Dr. John is releasing an album entitled Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch in tribute to a fellow New Orleans music legend, Louis Armstrong.
And it reminded us of his singular bayou-funk-meets-haute-voodoo fashion sense, from feather headdresses to flamboyant suiting—it’s exactly what fashion writers mean when they talk about “cultivating a personal style.” (What it also means: it probably won’t work for you, or anyone else not named Dr. John.)
Sad news this weekend, as we lost one of the last from the old Hollywood guard, James Garner. He raced cars with McQueen, palled around with Brando and displayed the Platonic ideal of a sport jacket with an open-collared shirt as Jim Rockford. He will be missed.