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Celebrity Moustaches

2010 has pretty much disappeared, and November is here. Which means that that time of year when men across the world channel The Village People through their upper lips is once again upon us, Movember.

In 2009 Movember raised £26 million globally and this year the charity is hoping for even more.

Little splits opinion more than a whiskery top lip warmer on a man (or indeed a woman), but if you're keen to get involved, we've collated a list of our top 5 'taches of all time to inspire you.

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1 Tom Selleck (above) - What list of top ‘taches would be complete without the Magnum? It actually looks like it could get up and walk off his face. One of the finest American growths since tobacco.

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2 John Cleese is a very funny man, but there is nothing remotely funny about his facial hair. The man's moustache literally oozes English charm, and it's pretty similar to emperor of Englishness, Lord Kitchener’s.

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3 Johnny Depp - He just looks really, really cool doesn’t he? The perfect example of a how a ‘tache should be done

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4 Freddy Mercury - Before Borat, there was Freddy – and what a thing of beauty his upper lip muffler was. One of those men who looked rather strange without a ‘tache, Mercury is our ultimate Movember inspiration,

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5 Nick Cave - The Australian musician is the ultimate ‘tache advocate, frequently keeping things fresh by adapting his facial hair. Whether it’s the handlebar, the goatee or the traditional cowboy mo’, Mr Cave knows how to groom, and he pulls off the look with eminent ease.

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6 Friedrich Nietzsche - For the ultimate 'tache from history we haven't opted for the obvious Dali, or indeed Hitler. We've instead gone for the master of nihilism, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Well, when one doesn't have the value of life to keep one warm at night, one must have a moustache.

Words by Andrew Willis and Teo van den Broeke