11 Great Celebrity Mustache Rides For #Movember

These stars look naked without their 'staches.

It’s “Movember,” when guys around the world grow face rugs to raise awareness about testicular and prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. We know it may not be the most fun to kiss a guy with a mustache, but it’s for a good cause. (And there are… other advantages.)

Below, we celebrate 11 celebrities who rock ’staches like a boss.

  1. Ryan Gosling

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    Ryan hardly ever commits to a full mustache—usually its a more of a five-o’clock shadow with attitude. But c’mon, girl—it’s Ryan Gosling.

  2. Nick Offerman

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    Ron Swanson has gone to TV heaven, but Nick makes a thick pornstache look like the manliest thing going. Megan Mullalley’s isn’t that bad, either.

  3. Cheyenne Jackson

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    When Cheyenne sports a ’stache, it’s a thing of Old Hollywood beauty.

  4. Billy Dee Williams

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    Lando keeps it classy even when he’s betraying you to the Empire.

  5. Lee Horsley

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    In the ’80s, Matt Houston was like a mashup of Dallas and Magnum P.I.. The best thing about it was Horsley’s sexy cowboy way—including that lip carpet.

  6. Colin Farrell

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    You expect Colin Farrell’s mustache to smell like cigarettes, lager and somebody else’s girlfriend. Which is sort of the point.

  7. Josh Hartnett

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    There was always something a little… exasperating about Josh Hartnett until he showed up in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. There, his sullen demeanor, Old West ’stache and fluid sexuality have made for a lethal combination.

  8. Burt Reynolds

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    The original. Accept no substitutes.

  9. Murray Bartlett

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    Dom almost singlehandedly brought back the big thick ’stache. We know Murray just grew it for Looking, but he just looks naked without it.

    Murray Bartlett naked. Hmm…

  10. Tom Selleck

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    If you weren’t alive in the ’80s, you can be forgiven for not knowing how many women (and men) got weak in the knees for Tom’s killer mustache/short-shorts combo.

    It was kind of a genderf*ck, but America couldn’t get enough of it.

  11. Clark Gable

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    “It was like an electric current went through my body… my knees buckled. If he hadn’t held me by the shoulders, I’d have dropped,” Joan Crawford commenting on the first time she met Clark Gable.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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