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Is 'Blade' star Mahershala Ali Hollywood's best-dressed man? These 26 photos suggest so

The 45-year-old brings a contemporary touch to events where a simple black tux is the ensemble du jour

He's got two Oscars to his name, as well as a Bafta and Golden Globe, and is set to take on the title role in the just-announced fourth installment of Blade.

But it's not just his distinguished filmography and the stack of awards on his mantlepiece making a splash: Mahershala Ali's styleography is also a wonder to behold.

The 45-year-old Muslim actor, who won Academy Award acclaim for his turns in Green Book and Moonlight, is, arguably, the film industry's snappiest dresser, a title he's earned thanks to statement-making appearances on red carpets for several years.

Never afraid to take a fashion risk, Ali has been giving masterclasses in menswear since he burst on to the scene in sci-fi series The 4400. He first began to really garner sartorial acknowledgement in 2016, however, as Moonlight swept cinemas and awards glory.

Whether silken, moss-green suiting or edgy beanies teamed with razor-sharp tailoring, Ali tends to bend the red carpet rules, bringing a contemporary touch to events where a simple black tux is the ensemble du jour.

As we anticipate many more awards show and photo calls to come – he's up for an Emmy for his role in True Detective, while joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Blade – we're celebrating his fashion footprint of recent years.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Mahershala Ali's greatest style moments so far.

Updated: July 22, 2019 02:30 PM

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