I hope No Country For Old Men
wins Best Picture tonight. In the meantime, ever wonder what's up with the character Anton's hair? In this video
from the Independent Film Channel, the mystery is solved. Here's part of the conversation:JOEL COEN:
The idea for the hair for Javier's character was the result of a photograph that we saw of man in -- you know Tommy I think it might have been in that book you told us to look at, that Bill Witliff --TOMMY LEE JONES:
Yeah, whorehouse souvenir photos.JOEL COEN:
It was a man sitting in a bar in a border town whorehouse in 1979 who had that haircut and very similar clothes to what Javier wore in the movie.
Javier's hair was styled by Hollywood hair god Paul LeBlanc . . .
. . . who was asked by the Coen brothers for something "strange and unsettling." He delivered. LeBlanc is now back in his hometown of Dieppe in New Brunswick, Canada, where he's opened up his own salon. If you're feeling like you need a killer new 'do (get it? hahaha), here's the link to Studio Paul LeBlanc
Here's the book that inspired the coiff, edited by Bill Witliff, available on Amazon
. Too bad there's no picture anywhere of the hair's inspiration.