If film had a sartorial equivalent of the Oscars, denim would surely win Best Supporting Role. The most hard-wearing item in your wardrobe has done the stylistic heavy-lifting for all manner of leading men over the years. From Marlon Brando in The Wild One to Patrick Swayze in Road House, if a Hollywood hero needs to exude tough-guy rebel cool while at the same time avoiding wear and tear as he beats up bad guys or runs from the law, he reaches for a pair of classic blue jeans. Here are five of our favourite denim moments from the movies.