Fidel Castro’s aggressive gaze can reduce his opponents to silence.
When Benito Mussolini was challenged, he would roll his eyes, showing the whites in a way that frightened people.
President Kusnasosro of Indonesia had a gaze that seemed as if it could have read thoughts.
Roosevelt could dilate his pupils at will, making his stare both hypnotizing and intimidating.
Napoleon spent hours in front of a mirror, modeling his gaze on that of the great contemporary actor Talma.
Tom Hardy is an extraordinary actor. What Tom’s able to do just with the expression in his eyes-it’s terrifying.
- Why does Eddie Griffin blink so much when he laughs? Blepharospasm. Before your stare down, get all of your blinking out-of-the-way. Blink repeatedly.
- Wet your eyes. Before the stare down, water. During, tears. You don’t need to learn how to cry on command; you just need an inventory of sad moments that made you cry before and still has that effect on you. If that doesn’t work, staring itself can make your eyes water up because your body will rehydrate your eyes after a period of dryness.
- Lower upper eye-lid level. Be in the area of from just above the iris (the colored part of the eye), to just the top of the pupil (the dark center of the eye). It’s almost, though, not quite, a squint.