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Fri, Mar 17, 2017 9:50 AM

Live Poll: Poker-Faced Movie Characters

It takes some impressive acting abilities to stay emotionless during the whole film or for the most part of it. Which of these movie characters would you most hate to confront in a Poker game?

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls061683813/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/y77RAnXH8do/

Oh and yeah, sorry Matrix and Terminator fans, but no sunglasses allowed during the game.

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4 years ago

BUSTER KEATON

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4 years ago

Are we voting on the actor's ability to pull it off or the character?

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That's an interesting question. I think I had the "character" in mind when making this list.

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"It takes some impressive acting abilities to stay emotionless" made me think that maybe it was referring to the acting.

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Yes, you're right, it's like the text is sending two messages in one, I'll work on a better introduction, maybe just remove that opening statement (not very essential to the poll anyway)

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Norman Bates had one of the best, and eeriest, poker faces. The writing and acting combined perfectly for it.

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4 years ago

Thanks, Kyle.

You know, I had many of these suggestions in mind, Alex De Large was also a possible option, but I don't know... the focal point was the ability of the characters to stay emotionless all through the film, to keep a straight stone-face any time, with a few outbursts in extreme life-and-death situations.

The fact that many of these characters smile a lot indicates more 'colorful' personalities, Lecter, Landa and Torrance (maybe the Joker, too) can be good company if you're having a nice chit-chat with them. What do you think?

Or maybe I just don't want this poll to be a retread of this one:
http://www.imdb.com/poll/LyOh1tAyhPU/results

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4 years ago

Tommy Lee Jones in anything would do it. My family used to count how many times he'd smile in a film. The average was twice, and the most was about six in Man of the House (which sucks).

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I personally don't think the T-1000 should be on here. He's a robot, not a human. If he is programmed to not smile, then he won't.

Also I feel like Lecter *should* be included. Remember the line about when he was hooked up to the heart monitor and when he killed a nurse his pulse never went above 72? The guy has really no emotions, except for love of pain in others. The TV show just emphasized that behavior (or lack thereof).

FYC:
Chief Bromden - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Joe Cabot - Reservoir Dogs
Sameen Shaw - Person of Interest
Castiel - Supernatural (first two or three years he was on the show)
Vincent - Collateral
Daria - Daria
Neil McCauley - Heat
Jason Bourne
Ghost Dog - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Leon - The Professional
Hit-Girl - Kick-Ass
Wednesday Addams - The Addams Family
Margo Tenenbaum - The Royal Tenenbaums
Madeleine - Spectre
Spock

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Of the ones I know, these are really good, especially Vincent from Collateral, Margo Tenenbaum, and Spock. 

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4 years ago

Another great poll, ElMo! From the options so far, I'd vote Anton Chigur. As I've told you so many times before, you come up with so many creative polls, wow.

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Not only would Anton be hard to read at the table, he'd be the least likely to let you live with any money you won from him.

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4 years ago

Rudolf Abel

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3 years ago

Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I'll have some homework to do on this one so I can separate between 'emotionless' pôker-faces and cold-stare poker-faces, not quite the same.  But I guess the final list will have more than 20 options.

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3 years ago

Are you going to edit the opening like you said?