In person, Steve Martin, now 62, is far from a wild and crazy guy -- if he ever really was one. His hair is snow white. Though still youthful, his famously mobile face is mostly in repose. He's a lot like your tax accountant, only a little shyer.
Lately, however, he has been sporting a mustache that you would hate to see on your accountant: a little pair of sleazy Gallic brackets outlining his lip and the groove beneath his nose. This is part of his get-up for his role as Inspector Clouseau in "Pink Panther Deux," a sequel to his 2006 remake of the classic Peter Sellers film. "It's growing on me," Mr. Martin said of the mustache last month. "In both senses."