Buzz Osborne is the only surviving member of the American metal-punk band the Melvins. Clearly inspired by the glam-pop style of the 1980's, Osborne channels the Einstein hair-do with an angsty rock 'n' roll attitude. Would Einstein approve? Given his conservative taste in music, probably not.
The classic American author looks eerily like Albert Einstein, and their creativity and wit are often compared by historians. Considering Einstein was born decades after Twain, is it possible that he saw a photo of the American genius and decided to emulate his look? Probably not, but nerds can dream.
Don King has promoted the most famous boxing matches in history, turning Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and Marco Antonio Barrera into knock-out celebrities. Unfortunately, nearly all of them sued King for defrauding them, and while he was able to avoid a felony charge, he had to pay huge lumps of money to keep the law off his back. Still, his crown-like hair has kept him in the public eye for years after the controversy.
The name may not ring a bell, but Jack Nance worked consistently with one of America's favorite directors: David Lynch. His most recognized role was probably Pete Martell on Twin Peaks, the henpecked sawmill gaffer, but he had small roles in a number of Lynchian thrillers oftentimes donning static Einsteinesque hair. Creepier than his acting career were the events surrounding his death. After claiming he was beaten up by a young man outside a donut shop, Nance was found dead in his bathroom with a blood-alcohol level of .24 percent. A police investigation found no evidence of a fight, leaving his death a total mystery to this day.
Helena Bonham Carter has stolen countless film scenes featuring actors far more famous, much in thanks to her neo-gothic look. No wonder her hair reminds us of Einstein's: he was born in 1879, the century Carter seems to channel in her style. Any scene-stealing role that takes place before 1950 goes to the British actress; from Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd to Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech, Carter reminds us that a messy mop of hair can be quite sexy in the right context.
The indie songstress channels the frenetic nature of Einstein's hair without seeming like an unkempt mess. Her last album hit #12 in the U.S. charts, a huge accomplishment for an independent musician. The singer says her style is meant to invoke references like cult leaders and filmmaker Valery Petrovich Todorovsky.
Oh, Carrot Top. Even your own self-deprecating humor couldn't save you from falling into obscurity. His prop humor and stand-up comedy brought him fame, but it was that bright red mop of hair that kept him relevant for at least a few years. The comedian hasn't been seen much since his hey-day in the late 90s, but you may recognize his voice announcing "Last Time On" during Cartoon Network shows.
Though the American funk musician hasn't been scalded by the the limelight since the 1970s, when he and the many iterations of Parliament pioneered the country's funk scene, Clinton's brash personality and wild hair style have solidified his status as a pop culture icon.
The Twilight star may've never reached the level of fame he experiences today had it not been for that remarkably messy mop on his head. The vampire heartthrob has since abandoned his lusty teen vibes for a more mature style, channeling old Hollywood man candy like James Dean and Robert Redford.
Beginning her career in the early 60s, Patti LaBelle has stayed relevant to American pop culture for the decades since. From soul to disco and even R&B in the 90s, the godmother of soul has plenty to show for herself, including her remarkable collection of hair styles.
Like Einstein, the diversity of Reggie Watts' genius knows no bounds. The German-born American is a celebrated comedian, keyboardist, beatboxer, and improv musician. Major audiences first got a taste of his eccentric humor on Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC and he now leads the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden. If you're looking for a daily dose of Watts, his Twitter is famous in itself.
The English actor is known for his roles in Rocky Horror Picture Show, It, and even the 2000 of Charlie's Angels. His eclectic style and flamboyant energy would make Johnny Depp blush, but Einstein? Even his hair is tame compared to the feathery nest atop our father of modern physics' head.