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Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) is not what you would call a nice guy. And that’s not at all surprising given that he’s based of a real-life oil tycoon. The wild west was, well, wild. And the oil tycoons were some of the roughest of all. A fact Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t let the audience forget!

Amassing the wealth of an oil baron isn’t exactly easy. And I wouldn’t recommend running around a convention acting like Plainview. But you can copy his look pretty easily! Start with a brown felt hat and a good pair of brown boots. Add those to a brown three-piece suit and a white button down shirt. Finish off the look with a pocket watch on a chain and you’re ready for your own wild west adventure.

Doc Sportello

In Inherent Vice, based on the Thomas Pynchon novel, Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hippie private investigator. He takes assignments from questionable clientele in Los Angeles, getting himself caught up in all sorts of intrigue.

Barry Egan

In Punch-Drunk Love, Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a lonely businessman with anger issues. His family, made up of seven obnoxious, overbearing sisters, doesn’t help. But things look up when he meets Lena and hatches a scheme to collect a million frequent flyer miles by buying pudding. That’s a lot of pudding.