March 22, 2013

"Anne Hathaway" What makes an Academy Award Winning Face?

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway Les Miserables
What's interesting about this photo is how Director Tom Hooper captured this moving moment. If you look at the actors surrounding Anne Hathaway you'll notice the fear on everyone's face. You can identify the fear by the widening of the eyes and how the brow is lifted and pulled together. It's pretty apparent.

On the other hand, if you look at Anne Hathaway's face, you see her managing it. There is only a slight pulling back of the corners of her mouth. Knowing how much emotion to reveal is critical to making the moment work or getting the job in the first place. It's also the difference between being the star and those who are supporting. Because of everyone else's fear being revealed and Hathaway managing it, her character comes across as strong.

If you get a moment, check out my video " Why as on-camera actors you need to know how YOUR face communicates emotion". 

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