Wearing a Beret : Fashion and Style Inspired by a Movie

Several years back, I watched the movie titled “The Truth About Charlie” (2002) which starred Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton.  It was a modern remake of an old movie classic ~ “Charade” (1963) ~ which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

When the movie was being hyped in the media, I listened to an interview with Mark Wahlberg on one of those popular American TV entertainment shows where they give you the scoop on everything entertaining and he was asked about how he redeveloped the character that was played by Cary Grant in the old movie to make it different. One of the things he said was that he decided to wear a beret.  Hey!  He was in France!  He figured since he was an American, wearing the beret might help him blend in.

Hmmm?  Interesting fashion tip!

Come to think of it, I don’t often see American men wearing berets.

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Links of Interest:

The Truth About Charlie Movie Review (2002) | Roger Ebert

Charade (1963) – Overview –

The Truth About Charlie – Trailer

Home Entertainment: DVD: The Truth About Charlie / Charade

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My own responses to my poll questions?

Question 1:  When I was younger, my choice would have been a RED beret.  Now that I’m older, my color pick is BLACK.

Question 2:  Cary Grant.  No comparison.  I’ll bet Mr. Wahlberg agrees with me.

Question 3:  Though I love Thandie Newton, Audrey Hepburn is my pick.  No doubt, Ms. Newton would agree with me.

  • Both Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are iconic; not only in the movie industry but in the fashion business as well.  I can hardly recall Cary Grant ever wearing a beret, but I can always remember him as being very dapper no matter what he was wearing.  By contrast, I do remember when Audrey Hepburn wore a beret.  She was always stylish and elegant.  (The Beret Project | Audrey Hepburn)  Of course, she is a fashion icon with or without the beret.

Question 4:  Charade (1963)

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  • Question of

    Regardless of whether you are male or female IF you were going to wear a beret to enhance your look, what color would you pick?

    • Black or Gray
    • Red or Purple
    • Yellow or Green
    • Pink or Blue
    • White or Cream or Tan
    • Other
  • Question of

    Choose Your Favorite Actor

    • Cary Grant (1904 – 1986)
    • Mark Wahlberg (1971 – )
    • Not a fan of either actor
  • Question of

    Choose Your Favorite Actress

    • Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993)
    • Thandie Newton (1972 – )
    • Not a fan of either actress
  • Question of

    If you watched both films, which did you like best?

    • Charade (1963)
    • The Truth About Charlie (2002)
    • Can’t Compare: Did not watch Charade, but did watch The Truth About Charlie
    • Can’t Compare: Did not watch The Truth About Charlie, but did watch Charade
    • Did not watch either movie


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