The best mustaches of all time

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Always wanted to sport a 'stache? Movember -- the month formerly known as November -- encourages men to sport a mustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. (Click here to find out what Movember's founder was thinking when he started the unique charity event.) Need some inspiration for your feat of facial hair? Click through our slideshow of the best mustaches of all time.

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Need we remind you of Sacha Baron Cohen's hairy, 6'3" figure on the beach in a lime green "mankini"? Fortunately, we were too distracted by his bushy mustache to focus on his other (ahem) bushy areas; the same one that helped the Kazakhstani journalist win a Golden Globe -- and the reason why you still own a fake mustache from Halloween.

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Clark Gable

The sleek, sculpted mustache dawned by this Hollywood icon is just as famous as his last words in Gone with the Wind: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." And when it comes to what others think about your overgrown Movember 'stache, neither should you.

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Albert Einstein

Who can blame him for sporting an unkempt mane and wild mustache? The man was too busy studying the notions of time and space all day to worry about maintaining a clean-cut look. But that only makes his mustache better: he put the eccentric scientist look in motion.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Not many 19th century philosophers have their own Facebook page, let alone one for their mustache. Nietzsche's walrus whiskers only add to his legacy -- and as we can only guess, caught enough crumbs to feed a small country.

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Rollie Fingers

Though the relief pitcher's motives were financial (he was offered $300 to grow his 'stache), he took the opportunity and ran with it -- rocking a curly, waxed handlebar since the '70s, making him one of the most recognizable faces in baseball.

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Tom Selleck

Men of the '80s were all about Selleck's sexy Magnum PI mustache and Hawaiian tees -- and unfortunately, many attempted to sport the look themselves. We can't hold a grudge though -- he gets props for starting a facial hair revolution.

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Salvador Dali

The Spanish surrealist painter is remembered for his finely sculpted 'stache just as much as he is for his work (melting pocket watches ring any bells?). And he wasn't shy about it. He claimed to carry a jewel-studded cigarette case filled with mustaches that he would offer his friends. "Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches," he wrote. Pretty surreal.

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Frida Kahlo

You know what they say: Behind every great painter is a great mustache. Or something like that.

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Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin earns a spot on our list for having the most iconic mustache of the silent-film era. It may be synonymous with the infamous Nazi dictator, but believe it or not, what's rightly called the "toothbrush mustache" was a popular style back in the twenties -- until Hitler made it impossible for anyone to wear ever again.

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