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Added by nehocb on 22 Aug 2012 09:37
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In Character, Staring (part 2)

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Average listal rating (472 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

Left: You are a man at a bar, overhearing another man telling his friend about your wife.

Middle: You are the same man, realizing the conversation is actually about your sister-in-law.

Right: You are a stockbroker discovering that you've just lost half a million dollars of your best client's money
Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Average listal rating (275 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0

from left to right:

1: You are a four-year old letting the family's pet parakeet out of its cage.

2: You are shutting out your mother's angry reprimand after the bird flies out the front door.

3: You are a man imploring his partner to come with him to visit his parents.

4: You are betrayed.
Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

Left: You are a CFO under indictment for looting your company's pension plan, with your high-priced lawyer at your side, hearing "not-guilty"

Middle: You are a CPA at a strip joint.

Right: You are a doting grandfather suddenly discovering that your four-year old granddaughter is no longer on the park swing where you saw her just moments ago.
Average listal rating (65 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0

from left to right:

1: You are a woman whose sister has just called to say she knows you slept with her husband.

2: You are an L.A. girl gang member who has just been cut off on the 405 by a blonde in a Hummer on her cellphone.

3: You are a woman talking to your girlfriends about boyfriends.

4: You are a young teenager seeing the love of your life kissing another girl.

Left: You are responding to a very dirty joke.

Right: An earthquake survivor trying to lift a huge beam off your screaming wife.
Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 0

From Left to Right:

1: You are a little boy refusing to even think about eating your broccoli.

2: You are the same little boy, stricken on hearing your mother say "No broccoli, No Power Rangers"

3: You are trying to distract your parents with a story about a monster in your bedroom closet.

4: You are staring at your older sister, who is eating her broccoli with theatrical pleasure.

Left: You are a man in a taxi headed home, wondering how you're going to explain to your wife where you've been till three in the morning.

Right: You are a motorcycle dude coming out of a biker bar just as a guy in a Porsche backs into your gleaming Harley.

You're at a gay bar, gossiping with a cute boy at the bar about fashion at the Oscars, then reacting to your jealous boyfriend.

Left: You are realizing that the woman at the corner holding open her raincoat is wearing nothing else.

Middle: You are hearing your adolescent daughter proudly announce that she's had "something" pierced.

Right: You are at a sales convention, meeting Fiona, a beautiful new hire in the Chicago branch office.
Average listal rating (100 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0

From Left to Right:

1: You are a demented old woman whose children are trying to put you in a nursing home.

2: You are being introduced at a gathering; embarrassed by excessive flattery.

3: You are a train commuter alone at midnight retrieving his car from a deserted lot, seeing a man brandishing a butcher knife.

4: You are a fraternity fellow laughing with his "brothers" about sexual exploits.
Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0

From Left to Right:

1: You are a woman, nine months pregnant, feeling your water break at a cocktail party.

2:...in your twelfth hour of labor, ten centimeters dilated, with a contraction coming.

3:...hearing your ob nurse "push!"



Left: You are a loving wife after a visit to an assisted-living facility, where your husband can no longer remember your name.

Middle You are reading a New York Times obituary of the man who was your first love.

Right: You are the head of a "girls" school telling a troublemaker that she's being expelled.
Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0

Left: You're an interrogator in a police state. You'll tell your men to stop beating when your prisoner admits he did it.

Middle: You're a confused homeless man wondering why he's being arrested.

Right: You're a Baptist preacher calling your flock to Jesus
Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0

Left: You're a dark-horse challenger in an international chess final, waiting for your opponent to fall into your trap.



From Left to Right:

1: You're seeing a shooting on your quiet tree-shaded block in Brooklyn.

2: You're hearing the speeches at your fiftieth wedding anniversary party.

3: You're hearing a dirty joke at a weekly neighborhood pinochle gathering.

4: You're a mafia don hearing a feeble denial from a stoolie.

Left: You're an alcoholic who fell off the wagon at a company Christmas party, trying to remember if you offended anyone.

Right: You're remembering that you came on to the woman you work for.

Left: You're a man who has just been told you have inoperable cancer.

Middle: You're watching the final game of the NCAA tournament as a last-second basket keeps you from winning the office pool.

Right: You're a devoted father watching your handicapped daughter receive her high-school diploma.

Photographer Howard Schatz had an idea: place actors in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters. Such was the premise behind his book, In Character: Actors Acting, which captures some of Hollywood’s most emotive stars in the act of, well, making faces.

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