How Ian McKellen Acts With His Eyes
Acting—or more specifically good acting—is often underappreciated for just how difficult it really is. Go ahead and look in the mirror while trying to emulate your favorite scene. Chances are, a vast majority of us would look quite pitiful and silly.
Getting into character is a craft. Just this month researchers reported that actors show different brain activity when in character.
This video by Nerdwriter takes it one step further by focusing on Ian McKellen’s eyes and how they say everything the audience needs to know—or more importantly, everything the audience needs to feel—while bypassing expositional dialogue, which would likely only cheapen the overall effect.