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Grooming On The Big Screen: The Royal Tenenbaums

Most people, when they think of Richie Tenenbaum (or dress as him for Halloween), opt for the shaggy incarnation on the left. But we’d like to direct your attention to the grizzly suicide scene—particularly the fact that, despite all the gloom, Richie actually gives himself a pretty impressive cut.

Granted, we tend to be a bit “Greatest Generation” when it comes to gentlemanly grooming. More often than not, we look favorably upon the man who decides his Christ-like/Bin Laden-esque days of hair maintenance are behind him. But despite the competition—including notable cuts in Castaway and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind—this particular cinematic shearing is executed to perfection.

First, let’s review the scene...»