If I have to dress up this year it’s going to be as one of these four character.
1- Fred McMurray as Walter Neff in Double Indemnity is the height of understated self confidence and cool. Don’t let the short tie fool you, Fred has got style. Fred doesn’t have as much style as his co-star in the movie but I can’t fit into her dress.
2- Gort as Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still. A little impractical for daily use, but should I ever need to teach the nation about the dangers of nuclear weapons I’ll be all set with a fancy Gort outfit. On a related note, how was Gort not nominated for Best Supporting Robot for this role?
3-Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy in Buch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. They both look great but Sundance always struck me as just a little too pretty to be an outlaw.
4-Tom Waits as DJ Zack in Down By Law because in my version of reality, everyone loves it when you look like you’ve been on a three week bender AND wearing a hat. Of course I can’t pull this look off properly since I don’t own a proper hat.