Just as there are some actors with faces you can’t help liking or easing into without effort, there are faces on the other side of the canyon that you don’t like very much. As in instantly, no thinking about it. Faces you’d like to punch once or twice, or at the very least avoid.
I laughed when I read about Carlo Simone‘s wife instantly disliking the face of Cooper Raiff, the director-producer-writer of Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple+, 6.17). I don’t happen to like his face all that much either, but I can roll with it. The topic, however, is certainly discussable across the board. Which actors have faces that the HE community just can’t stand? It’s rash and cruel to indulge such reactions, but we all feel them (at least briefly) from time to time.
HE’s pet animal-dislike peeves: (1) Matt Smith, the guy who played the sleazeball pimp in Last Night in Soho and the title role in Ondi Timoner‘s Mapplethorpe, (2) Michael Fassbender, (3) Ben Mendelsohn, the Australian actor who build his career out of performances in which he smoked cigarettes and sweated buckets, (4) Michael Cera, (5) Aaron Paul. And this is not a complete list. I’m just trying to get the ball rolling.
Note: Jon Bernthal used to be on HE’s animal-dislike list, but I took him off after his performances in Ford vs. Ferrari and Those Who Wish Me Dead.