Ackles plays the quirky Priestly in the film, Ten Inch Hero. His character is known for dressing in graphic tees that say things like, “Save a tree, eat a beaver” or “I sell crack for the CIA.” He’s also known for his nonconformity when it comes to his hair. Ackles says that the role was very fun to play, and the hair was part of the reason:
They wanted the Mohawk and they actually, uh, tested extensions in my hair. They were gonna make it like a, you know, a foot tall Mohawk [with extensions]. I’m so glad I didn’t have to wear those things.