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The New York Times style section revisits a facial hair issue so crucial they've covered it twice in a little over two years: The hipster mustache. In November 2006, they asked "Are mustaches cool? Uncool? Or so painfully uncool they are actually kind of hip?" Recent evidence points towards something of an answer. Brat Pitt, for example, ostensibly grew his current lip fur for Quentin Tarantino's WWII movie Inglourious Basterds [sic]. But it sounds like the 'stache was actually his idea. Writes the Times:
Emanuel Millar, the head of the film's hair department, said he was surprised when Mr. Pitt showed up to shoot avec mustache and insisted on keeping it despite the fact that it was not true to the period.