bad hair opening Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and a history of bad guy bad hair in movies

Remember when you could tell good guys from bad guys in the movies by the color of their hat? Hollywood has decided to cut out the middle man and just signify the badness of the guy by the horribleness of the hair.

From platinum dye to tortured shapes, unwashed strands to over-gelled coifs, you can glimpse the darkness of a movie villain’s soul based on what’s growing out of his head.

Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta are just some of the men who’s succumbed to Bad Guy Bad Hair syndrome. Check out other sufferers in our gallery — and learn how to spot the potential villains in your life.

Posted by:Sarah Jersild