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A History of Bieber Hair in Hollywood

Justin Bieber
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Oh Justin Bieber, how your flowing tresses have enraptured and mesmerized a generation. With every insouciant and casual flip of your hair, an angel gets his wings, a cripple miraculously walks and a million teenage girls update their Facebook profiles accordingly.

But sir, your plagiarism, previously undetected, ends here. Your wind-swept mane -- now inspiring awe at movie theaters in "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" -- has been a cinematic style going on 50 years and we have the proof. Behold a chronological history of Bieber hair in the movies.

The Beatles - Every Beatles Movie (1960s)

They weren't the original teen idols, but the Liverpool quartet's haircuts had to have at least a little influence on Bieber. Once the singer realized the worldwide success the group had because of their hair -- and possibly their music -- his career path was a no-brainer.

A Hard Day's Night

Robert Redford, 'All the President's Men' (1976)

Fine, we guess it's important to bring down a corrupt presidential administration and expose a serious political crime and cover-up to an entire country, but do you really think Bob Woodward (played here by Robert Redford) would've gotten a fraction of the press without that haircut? Brian Williams can learn something from this.

Robert Redford in All the President's Men
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Mark Hamill, 'Star Wars' Trilogy (1977-1983)

If JB ever considers doing a sci-fi after "Never Say Never," he would be advised to consult the below pic of the geek god Mark Hamill. Using his hair, known in the "Star Wars" trilogy as "The Force," Hamill defeats the Dark Side and, just as important, maintains his forehead-covering sweep for the inevitable Tatooine groupies he will encounter once home.

Return of the Jedi
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William Zabka, 'The Karate Kid' (1984)

For a lengthy run in the 1980s, William Zabka was in one out of every three movies produced in Hollywood and amassed a diverse catalog of characters including "Dick at party," "Douche that harasses main character" and "Ass that always has to ruin it when everyone else is just trying to have fun."

William Zabka in Karate Kid

Mary Stuart Masterson, 'Some Kind of Wonderful' (1987)

If JB was alive and post-pubescent in 1987, this is the character he would've dated. Hair? Check. Earring? Check. Drummer? Check. Mary Stuart Masterson is basically the female version of the singer minus, you know, the actual singing. And nothing says 1980s rocker like fingerless gloves with frills attached.

Some Kind of Wonderful
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Ashton Kutcher, 'The Butterfly Effect' (2004)

Proof that having the Bieber Cut alone does not guarantee success, Kutcher tried to go for the "Bieber Long" for his time-traveling thriller but ended up with a black mark on the résumé. A warning to JB: The hair can only go a certain length before diminishing returns kick in.

The Butterfly Effect
New Line

Zac Efron, Everything (2006-2010)

He's practically elderly from a teen girl crush standpoint, but the "High School Musical" star was rocking the Bieber when JB was busking for change in Canada. Then he got old and serious and people didn't care as much, but when these two meet at some random awards show, it has to be at least a little awkward, like running into the guy your girlfriend dated before you.

17 Again
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Javier Bardem, 'No Country For Old Men' (2007)

Yes, he got an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a murdering psychopath, but did you really take Bardem that seriously with that coif? Neither did we. This basically looks like a photoshopped version of a badass serial killer.

Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

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