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Top 10 film afros

What it says on the tin.

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10. Samuel L Jackson as Elijah in Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2003)

As wonky as M. Night Shyamalan's subsequent career. Moss from The I.T. Crowd was taking notes

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9. Richard Roundtree as John Shaft in Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1970)

Restrained, classical, rounded Roundtree. Would later be outdone by an arch parody

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8. Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenkins in Coming To America (John Landis, 1988)

Wet wet wet. La Salle lets his soul glo

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7. Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Failed to heed his own warning from Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, and ended up with a Permanent Plastic Helmet on his head. Back-to-back jheri curls at 8 & 7

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6. Marcelino Sanchez as Rembrandt in The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979)

The fawn-like Warrior carried a soft, delicate bush atop his sensitive scalp with commendable elan

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5. Angela Davis in The Black Power Mixtape (Goran Hugo Olsson, 2011)

The only reason she's not higher is that - though no fault of her own - the cameraman was unable to capture the scale of her tonsorial topiary

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4. Jim Kelly as Williams in Enter The Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)

Hair fit for a fight

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3. Loye Hawkins (and friend)  as The Guy From Harlem (and friend) in The Guy From Harlem (Rene Martinez Jr., 1977)

Two for the price of one in this little-seen Blaxploitation romp

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2. Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite in Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, 2009)

Affectionately shafted Shaft in the hair stakes in one of the best, most affectionate parodies of all time

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1. Pam Grier as Foxy Brown in Foxy Brown (Jack Hill, 1974)

The mummy of them all. Film 'fro perfection.

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And one for luck… Michael Jackson as Scarecrow in The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978)

Fucking LOL

Thanks for reading. Feel free to leave more suggestions and images in the comments section!

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Alarming Movie Haircuts #3 – Paul Simon, Annie Hall (1975)

In an attempt to put his tonsorial rival/erstwhile partner Art Garfunkel back into his silly hair box, Paul Simon (third right) pulled this floppy, limp, wraparound masterwork out of the bag in his vaguely sleazy cameo in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall.

"Kick my ass. Go on. Kick my ass"

Influence on:

Paint the town Brown

Further influence on:

Vicky Cristina Arselona

Alarming Movie Haircuts #2 – Cameron Diaz, Being John Malkovich (1999)

No amount of Ben Stiller’s milky output could save this shambolic thatch as sported by a dowdy Diaz in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s still-confounding Being John Malkovich (which is now 11 years old, by the way! Feel old?)

"You can't help me, Ben"

Influenced by:

Gene Wilder: "Hi"

Influence on:

Newcastle United's Fabrizio Coloccini: "The guy writing this can't think of a funny caption"