You wouldn't think there'd be many specific rules for movie posters beyond "make the star look cool" and "don't show any dong." But as we've mentioned before, certain actors seem to have amazingly specific and arbitrary elements that must be included at all costs, logic be damned. For instance ...
9Colin Farrell Is Always Staring at the Corner of the Poster
Colin Farrell is a man of many faces, and all of them seem oddly fascinated by the corners of his posters. Seriously, he's covered all four corners by now, multiple times:
"Nothing soothes my troubled soul like a 90 degree angle."
It started innocently enough in the poster for 2001's American Outlaws, with an understated corner-spotting pose he'd later break out again in 2010's London Boulevard:
This was followed by a couple of romantic roles where he was clearly way more into the corners than his supposed love interests:
"They're just not pointy enough. Not like you, corners."
What is it that Colin Farrell finds so perplexing about corners? It's like his characters in these posters are becoming self-aware, peering into the edges of reality, unable to comprehend a world in three dimensions.
That or Farrell is constantly trying to remember where he left his keys.
Either way, after much deliberation, Farrell seems to have decided that the upper right corner was his favorite, and has spent much of his time staring dreamily into it (while continuing to neglect hot co-stars).
"Oh, corner. Why can't I quit you?"
8John Travolta Is Always Separated from His Co-Stars
You know how some people don't like the different foods on their plate touching? John Travolta is like that, only with the actors in his movies -- there's always something (a logo, a blank space or whatever) keeping him separated from everyone else. Sometimes he's on the top:
And sometimes he's on the bottom:
Denzel's superior facial hair threw him down there.
Sometimes he's on the left:
And sometimes he's on the right:
Hell, sometimes he even appears to be behind his co-stars:
Where he uses Thetans to shrink street gangs.
And other times he appears to be in front, with some type of gun in between:
"I'M NOT GAY. I have a large compensating gun as a barrier."
It's like he has some contract demand that he doesn't have to be in the same room with the other actors when publicity photos are taken. And then when somebody tries to show him a group shot they constructed out of Photoshop, he's all "WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT! HURRY, DRAW A WALL BETWEEN ME AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX BEFORE HE TRIES TO STEAL MY SOUL!"