The Perfect Face: 17 Television Actors Who've Mastered the Art of Facial Expression
pajiba-logo-dot.jpg

film / tv / lists / guides / news / love / celeb / video / think pieces / staff / podcasts / web culture / politics / dc / snl / netflix / marvel / cbr

The Perfect Face: 17 Television Actors Who've Mastered the Art of Facial Expression

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | January 13, 2014 | Comments ()


mfreem.jpg

After last night’s Golden Globes celebrated television and film’s “best” actors, I watched the season three finale of Sherlock, and continued to marvel at Martin Freeman’s absolutely brilliant ability to convey every emotion with merely a look. We all have a tendency to froth at the mouth over Cumberbatch’s panty-dropping voice and perfectly tousled locks—and the man is a fine actor—but Freeman’s face is simply sublime. With just one camera shot near *Spoiler? Swipe to read: Sherlock’s grave, hearts the world over were simultaneously broken. So let’s take a moment, shall we, to honor those who give good face.

1. Claire Danes: The Cryface

danescry.jpg

2. Martin Freeman: Broken-Hearted

mfgrief.png

3. Iain Glen: Broken-Hearted and Humiliated

jorah.jpg

4. Jack Gleeson: I Passed What Satan Calls Wicked at Age Eight

jgpoopysneer.jpg

5. Jeremy Davies: Dumb, or Stoned…or Both

jddumbstoned.jpg

6. Lena Dunham: The Dim Pout

hannahpout.jpg

7. Laura Dern: Dim Enthusiasm

ldern1.jpg

8. James Spader: You Bore Me. I’m So Much Better Than You.

jsbore.jpg

9. David Tennant: Say Wot?

tennpuzzled.jpg

10. Timothy Olyphant: Are You Fucking Kidding Me?

raylan2.jpg

11. Lena Headey: The Bitchface/I Need to Get to the Ladies Room Now

lheadsourpuss.jpg

12. Katey Sagal: Fuck You

ksfu.jpg

13. Aaron Paul: “Bitch!”

apbitch.jpg

14. Dean Norris: I Want to Kill You, But I Know I Can’t

dnkill.jpg

15. Aden Young: Broken

ayoungbroken.jpg

16. Mads Mikkelsen: Detached

madsdetach.jpg


17. Andrew Scott: Psychopath

ascottpsy.jpg


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) No spoilers in the comments please, but His Last Vow has left me positively giddy.



Why HBO's 'True Detective' Is Different From Every Other Crime Drama on Television | Before Catching Patton Oswalt's New Special, Catch Up on the Best Free Standup of 2013

Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not






Hot Topics

Celebrity Facts / The Best TV & Movie Quotes / Leftovers / 30 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising Children / 25 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising Twins