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12 Men Who've Made Platinum Look Good

In honor of the latest Patron Saint of Bleach, James Franco, we salute the men who've shown that blond ambition can be a good look for both genders.

Even in the slightly unhinged world of James Franco, going blond was an unexpected move. And yet Monday, that actor-director-poet-producer- etc. showed off a new honey-hued hairstyle (which he dubbed on Instagram as "That Late 90s bleached look"). Apparently, the new do is for Franco's next film project, Michael, in which he plays the ex-gay activist Michael Glatze, but judging from the actor's past Instagram antics, this could all be part of some social experiment. Who knows—it's Franco we're talking about. However, as totally gnarly and surfer-boy dreamy as he looks, he's hardly the first man to take to the bleach for a role. Herewith, 13 men who've paved the way for bottled blonds.

Who: Chris Tucker
Year: 1997
Film: The Fifth Element
Verdict: If this doesn't make you happy, then you're a heartless son of a bitch.

Lead photo courtesy of Instagram. Slideshow photos courtesy of: Everett Collection (2); Getty (3); Everett Collection (2); Getty (3); Everett Collection (2).
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