Mustaches have made such a comeback in Hollywood these days that you'd think male celebrities were trying to bring 1975 back.

Celebs like Johnny Depp, Prince and Robert Downey Jr. have made so-called "soup strainers" and "crumb catchers" part of their personal style for years.

But few celebrities have shown that ability to grow a truly special mustache the likes of Geraldo Rivera's distinctive, trademark, borderline sleazy mustache or Hulk Hogan's platinum horseshoe.

No, all of today's mustachioed celebrities owe a debt to those trendsetters who blazed a manscaping trail before them.

So put down that razor and join us in recognizing the five best celebrity mustaches of all time ...

Rollie Fingers in San Diego uniform

No. 5: Rollie Fingers

We don't have any proof that former major league pitcher Rollie Fingers ever tied a damsel in distress to some railroad tracks while maniacally twirling his mustache, but we have our suspicions.

Fingers actually started growing his unmistakable handlebar mustache before the 1972 MLB season to win a $300 mustache-growing contest launched by Oakland Athletics' owner Charles O. Finley.

The mustache stuck past opening day -- as did similar 'staches grown by Fingers' teammates -- branding the team the "Mustache Gang." Finley even offered "Mustache Day" at the ballpark, allowing every mustached fan in for free.

Once Fingers' time was up in Oakland, he took the mustache with him on stops in San Diego and Milwaukee over his 18-year Hall of Fame career. In fact, he still sports it today, nearly four decades after it started sprouting on his upper lip.

Our next celebrity mustache isn't nearly as big as Rollie's, but it's just as impressive ...

John Waters promotional photo

No. 4: John Waters

Director John Waters just may be better known for his pencil-thin mustache than any film he directed or his camp personality.

Waters, whose movies include "Pink Flamingos," "Hairspray" and "Cry Baby," has said he first grew the mustache at the age of 19 as a tribute to Little Richard.

"I wanted to be the only white man in America who had one, and I still might be, really," he said in a 1998 interview.

Waters went on to say he simply shaves the area between his nose and his "mouthbrow" from the top every day and trims it from the bottom once a week. If he misses, he "just draws it on," he said.

And to think, such minimal effort for such an unforgettable look.

Sure, it might look like Waters fell asleep and somebody took a Sharpie to his lip, but how can you hate on a mustache that has its own <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Waters-Moustache/109445531317?v=info" target="_blank">Facebook fan page</a>?

Our next celebrity mustaches is possibly the most famous mustache of the 1970s ...

Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit

No. 3: Burt Reynolds

The Bandit makes this list because, let's face it, any list of best mustaches without him just ain't worth its weight in mustache wax.

Any conversation about 1970s mustaches begins and ends with Reynolds. His swatch of lip hair -- seemingly in perpetual motion as he smacked an everlasting piece of gum -- could almost serve as shorthand for everything that was cool about the decade.

Now in his 70s, Reynolds -- and his mustache -- just keeps on truckin'. After glory days that saw him star in such films as "Deliverance," "White Lightning" and "Smokey and the Bandit," he hit some rough patches before making a comeback with 1997's "Boogie Nights," a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination.

You can make an argument he was robbed for not winning that Oscar, but the real loser was his mustache, which should have had a nomination all to itself.

The owner of our next celeb 'stache knows a thing or two about blue-eyed soul ...

Hall and Oates album cover

No. 2: John Oates