Ben Whishaw was one of the many names announced with the cast of "Spectre," marking the second time he'll play Q in a James Bond movie. But let's rephrase that: Ben Whishaw's hair has joined the cast of "Spectre," marking yet another instance that we've envied the actor's beautiful mane.
Because even though Whishaw has been sadly overlooked for top-tier movie-star status, his wild head of hair has made notable appearances in a handful of films over the past decade. After breaking out in a BAFTA-nominated role in "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and as one of several Bob Dylan iterations in the unconventional biopic "I'm Not There," Whishaw's hair stole scenes in "Brideshead Revisited," as poet John Keats in "Bright Star," as Ariel in Julie Taymor's "Tempest" update and in the sprawling "Cloud Atlas." His hair won't be seen in "Paddington," but his voice will be heard when he plays the titular bear in January's adaptation of the children's classic. It will, however, appear when he portrays Herman Melville in Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea," opening in March.
So now that you're up to speed on his résumé, let's get to the point: The Whishaw Tresses. It's a little different every time we see it, but no less perfect. Here are some of Ben Whishaw's best hair moments since we've known him:
Dec. 4, 2014, at the photocall for "Spectre" (alongside Naomie Harris, Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes)
Nov. 23, 2014, at the "Paddington" word premiere in London
May 12, 2013, in the press room at the British Academy Television Awards in London
Feb. 18, 2013, at a screening of "Cloud Atlas" (alongside Hugh Grant and James D'Arcy)
In a scene from 2012's "Cloud Atlas" (alongside Jim Broadbent)
Nov. 5, 2012, at the "Cloud Atlas" premiere in Berlin
In a press photo for the 2011-2012 British crime drama "The Hour" (alongside Dominic West)
In a scene from the 2010 off-Broadway production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's "The Pride" (alongside Hugh Dancy)
Jan. 7, 2010, at a photo call for the off-Broadway play "The Pride" (alongside Hugh Dancy, Andrea Riseborough and Adam James)
Sept. 12, 2009, at a "Bright Eyes" press conference in Toronto
May 15, 2009, at a Cannes Film Festival press conference for "Bright Star"
In a scene from 2008's "Brideshead Revisited" (alongside Matthew Goode)
Dec. 8, 2004, at a photo call in London