The British funny man is cutting those infamous locks for the sake of his acting career.
Given that the only role I've seen him in is pretty much playing himself in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I'm wondering if such extreme action is required but it seems his ultimate dream is to play Napoleon Bonaparte. And as Russell points out, you can't do that as a “shaggy-haired, bearded raconteur.'' Quite.
What do you think – would Russell lose his charm without his hair or is it smart (and long-overdue) move?