Cinema’s Most Iconic Shave Scenes
In the world of Hollywood, even the most mundane activities can become iconic moments when captured on the big screen. So grab your razors, popcorn, and buckle up, as we relive some of the most memorable shave scenes in cinema – from Sweeney Todd to Home Alone get ready for more lather than you can handle!
1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Set in 1840s London, Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd " gives us a twisted tale of vengeance and melodrama. Wrongfully sentenced to life as a convict in Australia, the film sees the disgraced barber return to London as a mad-man hell-bent on revenge - applying his razor to his unfortunate customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett who uses them in her rank meat-pie shop. Dark, sinister and macabre, every shave takes a deadly turn with Mr. Todd!
We think Sweeney would use: The MÜHLE Enthusiast Pro
Created using 316L Marine-grade stainless steel and black anodized aluminium, the Enthusiast Pro has been designed for accurate shaving at its highest level. Corrosion-resistant, reliable, and low maintenance the razor is suitable for shave experts and professionals alike. Easy to disinfect too…
2. Crocodile Dundee: Rugged Rituals
In Hollywood, true masculinity isn't just about getting rid of facial hair; it's about wielding a razor, or for the ultra-masculine, a Bowie knife. For Mick Dundee, a man accustomed to the rugged life of the Australian Outback, shaving is a minor task compared to wrestling crocodiles, fending off kangaroo hunters, and catching snakes barehanded. To really encapsulate the tough guy aesthetic, take a leaf out of Dundee’s book and just use a great big ol’ hunting knife to freshen up your jawline. It may not be subtle, but damn, it’s impressive.
We think Mr. Dundee would use: The MÜHLE Contour Gel
Just because you use a Bowie knife to shave your face, it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little protection for your skin. Lightly fragranced with fine scents of cedar wood and bergamot, your crush won’t even spot that you’re using shave gel thanks to the non-foaming, clear formula!
3. American Psycho (2000): The Art of Precision
When it comes the shaving routines, Patrick Bateman certainly knows his stuff. Elaborately planned and meticulously executed, Bateman's grooming rituals in "American Psycho" epitomize the character's obsession with perfection. Vanity or madness? We’ll let you decide.
Iconic, clean and heavyweight we think there’s something that would really appeal to Patrick Bateman about the no-nonsense design of our R89 TRADITIONAL safety razor. Complete with a set of the MÜHLE waffle pique shaving towels and you have yourself the perfect morning ritual. Plus, the towels are super absorbent (just in case the newspaper and plastic raincoat don’t quite cover everything in your front room).
4. Home Alone (1990): Scream and Shave
Forgotten by his parents and left to protect the family home from the infamous ‘’Wet bandits‘’, Kevin McCallister's slapstick antics in "Home Alone" are comedy gold. For the most part, Kevin does a pretty convincing job of playing the part of an independent adult – shopping, pizza and elaborate booby traps are all confidently within his remit, but shaving? Well, that’s another story. Deciding to emulate his father's shaving routine, Kevin does master the art of the aftershave-induced scream. We've all been there, right?
We think Kevin would use: The MÜHLE Aloe Vera Aftershave Lotion
Fantastic for tightening pores and sealing cuts (as well as leaving you smelling great) aftershave lotions are an amazing after-shave treatment – but by goodness do they sometimes sting. Whilst our aftershave lotions contain far less alcohol (and therefore sting) than traditional splashes, perhaps (on second thoughts) a gentle aftershave balm might be more Kevin’s speed.
5. Barbie: Bring the Kenergy
Always perfectly smooth and beach-ready, we’re not sure there’s much shaving advice Barbie’s leading man can give us – after all, he’s just Ken. Even if he’s not in need of a MÜHLE razor, we still have to respect the immaculate tan and SUBLIME bleached blonde hair. Ken, you’ll always be a 10 to us.
We think Ken would use: The MÜHLE Ballpoint Pen
Featuring high-quality chrome plating with fine knurling, the MÜHLE Ballpoint Pen is perfect for taking notes on the patriarchy, horses and penning love letters to Barbie. Perhaps a little too sophisticated for the mojo dojo casa house though?