‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Dev Patel Has Two New Movies and a New Hairstyle

Sure, Slumdog Millionaire was released seven years ago and The Newsroom just finished airing its third and final season on HBO, but Dev Patel’s career is only looking better than ever. On March 6th, Patel will have two films released here in the United States – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Chappie. But first, we have to talk about his new hairstyle.

Image courtesy of US Weekly

Image courtesy of US Weekly

For as long as he’s been in the spotlight, Dev Patel has always sported the same hairstyle– Tidy, boyish, and something any mom would approve of. Now he’s rocking the longer locks and facial hair, which definitely gives him a more…mature look. In an interview with The Guardian, Patel says it’s for a role and “he’s not sure if he should keep it.” Should he? Here’s 5 more pictures below to help you decide.

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Image courtesy of Zimbio

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Image courtesy of The Guardian

Image courtesy of The Guardian

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Image courtesy of The Guardian

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Image courtesy of Zimbio

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about his actual movies.

First, there is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the sleeper, senior-citizen friendly hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Joined by a returning cast of British legends such as Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Dev Patel’s character, Sonny, tries to expand his senior citizen retirement home while trying to balance his upcoming wedding and a suave new guest played by Richard Gere. For fans of the first film, the sequel promises to provide more wacky hijinks, laughs and fun.

Patel’s other movie, Chappie, is a change of pace for him. A science fiction movie from the director of District 9 and Elysium, Chappie appears to be about an ET-esque robot with artificial intelligence named, you guess it, Chappie. Patel plays a kind-hearted scientist who “raises” Chappie and encourages him to explore his potential, much to dismay of Hugh Jackman’s ex-military character who has a thing against robots. While much of the movie seems to be kept under wraps, it looks as if the movie will come down to a showdown between Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman over the Chappie robot. And who isn’t down for that?

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens on March 6th, 2015 in limited release. Chappie opens on March 6th, 2015 in a theater near you.
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The Top 5 Strangest Asian Hairdos

Earlier in the year, we wrote Breaking The Asian Myth | Asian Hair which argued against the stereotype that all Asians have the same hair: sleek, black, and straight. Do some of us possess these hair qualities. Of course. Do all of us have this exact kind of hair? Certainly not.

We went on to point out the various other hair types that Asians can possess. While this is elementary for many of us, there are actually some people who do not even think it’s possible for Asians to have naturally curly hair.

Although we went over sleek hair, thick hair, and frizzy hair, we may have missed a very important category of Asian hair: strange.

Whether its creepy, funny, or just intriguing to look at, all of these hairstyles are undeniably strange. Although strange hairdos are certainly not something people are born with, a quick google search of “strange Asian hair” is enough to let us know that this is a pretty common search.

So we couldn’t resist. Here are our Top 5 Strangest Asian Hairdos:

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1. The Mullet Done Wrong. 
We’re not even the biggest fans of mullets to begin with. There’s really no need to call even more attention to that hairdo.

 

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2. The Mullet Done Wrong.. Again.
We couldn’t explain why there is a gap of missing hair even if we tried.

 

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3. The Animal-Shaped Hair. 
While we’re sure this hairdo took a lot of time and effort, we don’t suggest you use any animal as a headdress.

 

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4. The Suspiciously Familiar Hair 
Does it remind us of chocolate soft serve ice cream? ..Or something else?

 

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5. So Creepy That We Can’t Look Away Hair.
Is that her actual hair or a real swarm of bugs having a gathering on her head? We’re not sure. We’re not even sure that we want to find out.