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Art of the SIlent Character - 8/8/2013 3:21:00 AM   


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I think my favorite kind of movie characters are those don't say much (using Gosling as Driver in the link as an example).

Their facial expressions and actions do all the talking for them, and when done right, you know exactly what they're thinking.

Obviously, this is a very difficult form of acting, but I think it pays off on an emotional level.

What actors or actresses do you think could pull off this silent type role, and should give it a try?

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RE: Art of the SIlent Character - 8/8/2013 10:01:09 AM   


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Bill Murrey. I know he is fantastically hilarious when he's spewing out put downs and one liners, but he is equally as funny when he raises an eyebrow or frowns. I'd like to see him play a silent character, like a spiritually wounded, aging comic. He could bring warmth and depth to a role like that.

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RE: Art of the SIlent Character - 28/9/2013 9:10:51 PM   

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Chris Walken has some chilling facial expressions. But, it may be a waste if he couldn't speak.

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RE: Art of the SIlent Character - 29/9/2013 12:31:59 PM   

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Kitano somehow creates the most evocative character possible out of a single face expression and silence in a thing called Hana-Bi.



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RE: Art of the SIlent Character - 30/9/2013 2:26:42 PM   


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De Niro in Goodfellas is probably the best example I can think of. The 2 main instances revolved around Morrie. First when he is his Wig Shop watching the advert on a loop, and secondly of course when he has murder on his mind to the sound of Cream.


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