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“Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it’s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting … watch the eyes.”- Barbara Stanwyck
“It’s in the eyes, mostly. Don’t just listen just to the actor’s lines. Look at — and listen to — the eyes. That’s where the emotions come through.” — Charlize Theron
“The eye is the window to the soul.” — Ancient Klingon Proverb
Eyes have long been recognized as an important tool in acting. They are the key as to what is truly going on in a characters head. Physically a character fan be doing one thing, but if you zoom in on those eyes, they can convey how they’re feeling at the moment. Anger, duplicitousness, fear, passion…. It is a glimpse into what is the truth.
Today’s bonus prompt: which actor or actress has the best eye acting?