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Movember: A look back at our favorite mustaches

It's Movember! Each November, bros everywhere grow mustaches while raising money for charity. And each November we like to reminisce about epic 'staches. Here's a look at some of our absolute favorites.

Tom Selleck

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"I get asked a lot of mustache questions and just so you know, yes, I was born without it," our mustachioed friend claims.

Despite all the questions, he doesn't mind being known as the godfather of mustaches, Selleck recently told GQ.

And, disappointingly, he does not have a nickname for the 'stache.

Rollie Fingers

The Oakland A's owner paid players $300 to
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The Oakland A's owner paid players $300 to grow facial hair in 1972, and the rest is history.

"It was probably stupid, but then we win the World Series in ’72 and then we win in ’73 and then we win in ’74 -- and it’s kind of tough to shave it off after that. That’s why I kept it," Rollie Fingers said of his majestic handlebar.

And believe it or not, the former pitcher claims this work of hair art only takes 15 minutes of waxing maintenance each day.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds' name is so synonymous with 'mustache'
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Burt Reynolds' name is so synonymous with 'mustache' that the Mustache Hall of Fame will announce its newest class of inductees on his birthday this coming February. What an honor.

Keith Hernandez

Ah, a great mustache in New York sports
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Ah, a great mustache in New York sports history. It even had a guest star appearance on "Seinfeld."

And in 2012, the five-time All Star shaved it all off for charity, right here in Queens.

Clark Gable

Clark Gable's mustache may have only been a
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Clark Gable's mustache may have only been a pencil, but it was manly enough for the time. And it clearly didn't give a damn.

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman and [the fictional] Ron Swanson are
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Nick Offerman and [the fictional] Ron Swanson are known for a serious 'stache. Offerman even devoted a whole section of his memoir to facial hair.

"As a mere sprout, moustaches always represented, simply, manhood to me, as well as heroes, cowboys, and my uncles Don and Dan, who were already my idols and had moustaches that were flinty, bristly, completely virile, and tough as nails."

Sam Elliot

The Sam Elliot style isn't for the faint
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The Sam Elliot style isn't for the faint of heart. This is the kind of 'stache that will catch cookie crumbs and find itself stained by coffee. But we consider it a masterpiece.

Hulk Hogan

Does the man make the mustache, or does
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Does the man make the mustache, or does the mustache make the man?! Hulk probably wonders this every time he looks in the mirror.

Plus, we all know the wrestler is balding under that bandana. Work with what ya got, bro.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy was funnier with the mustache. Just
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Eddie Murphy was funnier with the mustache. Just sayin'.

Salvador Dali

In a 2010 poll, Dali's mustache was voted
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In a 2010 poll, Dali's mustache was voted the most influential of all time. Why don't we see more copycats on the streets of Brooklyn?!

Albert Einstein

Let's be honest: the mustache brings together the
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Let's be honest: the mustache brings together the entire Albert Einstein look. And hey, if it's good enough for the guy who developed the theory of relativity, then it's good enough for us.

Richard Pryor

Mike Epps is playing Richard Pryor in the
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Mike Epps is playing Richard Pryor in the coming biopic. He has large shoes -- and a large 'stache -- to fill. The epic comic's signature look is part of his lasting legend.

James Franco

James Franco's just-rolled-out-of-bed style extends to his facial
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James Franco's just-rolled-out-of-bed style extends to his facial hair. But not everyone finds it ironically cute. In 2010, Regis Philbin dissed the 'stache and unkempt look. "Without the mustache? Haired combed a little bit? It's Dean Martin!"

Ron Burgundy

Would there be a Ron Burgundy if it
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Would there be a Ron Burgundy if it wasn't for his powerful mustache? Don't ask.

Borat

There are some who try to copy Borat's
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There are some who try to copy Borat's mustaches, but they are all fakes. There can only be one Borat mustache.

Ned Flanders

Diddly! Ned Flanders nicknamed his mustache Dr. Fuzzinstein,
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Diddly! Ned Flanders nicknamed his mustache Dr. Fuzzinstein, and he once had to freeze his mustache and hit it with a hammer to get bubble gum out of it. That's real 'stache commitment.

Rich Uncle Pennybags

Fun Fact: The man who sends you to
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Fun Fact: The man who sends you to jail in Monopoly is named Rich Uncle Pennybags. And what rich old uncle DOESN'T have a mustache?! His 'stache appears to have gotten whiter after the 2013 reboot, but it's as iconic as ever.

Bobby Valentine

This classic

This classic "mustache" was an entertaining yet expensive decision. After Valentine was thrown out of the game on June 9, 1999, he cut up eye-black strips, crafted the faux-stache and returned to the Mets' dugout to manage. He was fined $5,000 and suspended two games for the hair-follicle folly.

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