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Jim Carrey is known for his over-the-top sense of humor, but the wackiness has now gone to his head with a new punk hairstyle. From David Beckham to Demi Moore, see the biggest names with the tallest mohawks!
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey
has worn a green mask, an orange tuxedo, and a furry Seuss suit. But those get-ups were all for the movies. This week, the 49-year-old comedian decided to cut his hair into a rebellious mohawk and shared an
with his Twitter followers. According to
, the ‘do is not for a role so one can only assume this punk look is of his own accord. He may now be the most
with a mohawk.
Domenico Stinellis / AP Photo,DOMENICO STINELLIS Maddox Jolie-Pitt
Maddox and his hair have been plastered all over
ever since he debuted his signature hairstyle at barely 2 years old. “He can do his hair in a Mohawk if I put gel in his hand,” gushed new mom
in 2003, a year after she adopted him from Cambodia. Now 10, the eldest of Jolie and Brad Pitt’s brood still sports the punk rock look, which he has made trendy for kids everywhere. As
The New York Times
put it, “Maddox has done for mohawks what Harry Potter did for round spectacles.”
Larry Marano / Getty Images,Larry Marano Jared Leto
As heartthrob Jordan Catalano on
My So-Called Life
, Jared Leto had shaggy curtain hair, parted down the middle, framing his piercing blue eyes. But by the time the 21st century arrived, Leto had turned away from the teen drama and toward his rock band
30 Seconds to Mars
. Ever since, he’s been
bald, blue, and blond
, but Leto recently grew his hair out and cemented his rock star status. In April 2010, Leto tweeted a
of himself with a quote from
: “You’re too fuckin blonde!” It must have really been bothering him, because the next day he took to Twitter to reveal his new look—a bright pink mohawk.
Doug Peters, Press Association / Landov,DOUG PETERS Rihanna
It wasn’t a complete surprise when
stepped out with a mohawk in 2009, considering this Barbadian beauty has become quite the fashion risk taker. “After we put out
Good Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna told Interview
of her third studio album, “it kind of became a darker, edgier look, and then it got even edgier on the last album [
]… I don't like stuff that's too contrived.” The 23-year-old songstress has gone through quite the hairvolution since—and though she’s since ditched the mohawk and gone from brown to blond to Ronald McDonald red, her rebellious style remains.
Kevork Djansezian / AP Photo,Kevork Djansezian Travis Barker
The former drummer for Blink-182 has long been known for a multitude of tattoos and his potentially dangerous mohawk. And apparently, one mohawk-sporting Barker was not enough—the rocker’s
also boasts an impressive one. But, not everyone is a fan of the rock star hairstyle. “My wife will take our son to swimming class and he'll show up with a mohawk, and no one will talk to my wife or my son because he has a weird haircut,” Barker told
Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images,Kevork Djansezian David Beckham
This British footballer changes his hairstyle as often as he changes soccer jerseys, but his mohawks are among the most memorable. In 2009, Beckham’s son Cruz attended one of his games
sporting a mohawk
just like his dad’s. The style even rubbed off on his A-list wife Victoria (a.k.a. Posh Spice), who went for the
cropped, prickly look
briefly as well in 2008.
Demi Moore’s Twitter followers got punk’d when her younger “hubby”
tweeted a photoshopped image of his “wifey” with a mohawk in July 2009, saying he “loved ” her new haircut.
back, “I have the buzzer ready baby!” In reality, the look wasn’t much of a stretch for the one-time bald beauty, who shaved her hair off for the 1997 action flick
The debatably talented Sanjaya Malakar turned heads when he kept returning week after week on the sixth
– but his gravity-defying
on the March 27, 2007, episode really caused a commotion. What did the judges think?
, of course, was not a fan of the ‘do. “I presume there was no mirror in your dressing room tonight,” he said. “I don’t think it matters any more what we say. I genuinely don’t. You’re in your own universe and if people like you, then good luck.”
Lucy Nicholson, Reuters / Landov,LUCY NICHOLSON Adam Sandler
When Adam Sandler was first spotted wearing a
mohawk in 2007
, rumors flew that he had an upcoming movie project that required the unusual look. But it turns out, like Carrey, it was just something Sandler wanted to try out. While promoting
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
, he told
that he showed up for another film with the mohawk and the director told him he had keep his mohawk for the whole movie. The comedian agreed, but later admitted it was the worst haircut he’s ever had.
PictureGroup / AP Photo,fafotos Ke$ha
Quirky pop star Ke$ha told
that even when she dresses up, she’s never “a pretty girl. I think it’s more interesting to have a little of your [own] style in anything.” At Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood: Stars Who Care party, the “Tik Tok” singer showed off her individuality by rocking a mohawk. She laughed about the look, telling the magazine, “I’m definitely not the hottest girl in the world by far, but you have to work with what you got!” Apparently, what she’s got is a lot of hair and some super-hold styling gel.
Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images,Frederick M. Brown Jonathan Lipnicki
As a bespectacled, spiky-haired 6 year old in
, Jonathan Lipnicki charmed the world when he asked, “Do you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” As a teenager, though, he ditched the glasses and rebelled against his legacy of adorableness by
sporting a mohawk
at 17. Now 20, Lipnicki has a more conventional buzz cut. But despite the lack of hair height, his head probably still weighs eight pounds.
NBCU Photo Bank / AP Photo, Mr. T
Long before the mohawk took off,
’s Mr. T
pioneered the look
pop culturally in 1977 after reading National Geographic magazine. Although Mr. T doesn’t “wanna be disrespectful to the Mohican Indians,” he calls his signature ‘do the “Mandinka cut” after the Mandinka warriors who sported it. The actor eventually took his love of the hairstyle to a new level by appearing in a commercial for the
World of Warcraft
and declaring, “I am Mr. T and I’m a Night Elf Mohawk.” He even filmed a follow-up spot, promoting the “mohawk grenade,” which gives pitiful and foolish players his look.