In Zoolander, Ben Stiller plays a male model who only knows how to make one facial expression in front of a camera: Blue Steel. Most of us have Facebook friends with their own version of Blue Steel -- a particular facial expression (or if they've had a few drinks, body part) that comes out every time someone tells them to say cheese. Well, it turns out that some of Hollywood's most iconic actors are no different when it comes to selling their movie. For instance ...
8Eddie Murphy Raises His Eyebrow
Eddie Murphy has this thing he can do with his eyebrow that he wants you to check out. It first showed up on the poster for Beverly Hills Cop.
Murphy appears to be looking out at us from inside this fish out of water comedy, and saying, "You believe these Hollywood assholes?"
Then he brought it out for The Golden Child, where he used it to say, "You believe these Chinese assholes?"
But recently, he seems to be using his eyebrow to express disbelief at the circumstances of his career, since he only seems to break it out for the posters of his absolute worst movies.
"You believe these Hollywood assholes paid me to make this movie?"
He doesn't break it out for Dr. Dolittle. But on Dr. Doolittle 2 ...
Could it be that somewhere deep inside Eddie Murphy, the comedic genius from the 80s is still alive? Like Axl Foley, Murphy's inner genius can't believe the shit these Hollywood assholes are putting him through. Maybe he's trying to signal out to us, like the guy in Diving Bell and the Butterfly but with more expressive eyebrows.
Do you think that theory's too far fetched, Mr. Nash?
Huh. So to recap ...