Hairy and Scary: Peter Cushing’s Finest MoMents
From Satan’s goatee onwards, facial hair has long been the hallmark of all great villians. Peter Cushing grew some of the best.
Cushing, who is celebrating his 100th birthday this week, was a movie chameleon. He wasn’t afraid to don a silly wig for a role a la Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, and he sure wasn’t adverse to growing a mustache or sprouting a beard to create a scary hairy character.
Here’s some great Cushing characters with facial foliage:
Major Holly in She (1965): Bernard Cribbens is an amazing actor. But would his performance in She (1965) been better had he matched Peter Cushing’s full action man beard?