Why did Buster Keaton never smile in his movies?
- LadyMertonLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
That was part of his "Character"
Film critic David Thomson later described Keaton's style of comedy: "Buster plainly is a man inclined towards a belief in nothing but mathematics and absurdity ... like a number that has always been searching for the right equation.
Look at his face—as beautiful but as inhuman as a butterfly—and you see that utter failure to identify sentiment."
Gilberto Perez commented on "Keaton's genius as an actor to keep a face so nearly deadpan
and yet render it, by subtle inflections, so vividly expressive of inner life.
His large, deep eyes are the most eloquent feature; with merely a stare, he can convey a wide range of emotions, from longing to mistrust, from puzzlement to sorrow." Critic Anthony Lane also noted Keaton's body language:
watch this documentary on him