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#1 Mei Lewis

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:26 PM

I've just started to notice that some male characters in otherwise serious films are wearing slightly comical eyeliner.

Two examples are Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia
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and the Uncle Joe Grandi character in Touch Of Evil
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Is there a reason for this? I realise most male actors are probably wearing makeup in most films, but it's usually quite subtle and there just to make things look better.
This guyliner is so obvious and odd I don't know what to make of it.
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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

It's not just old films, take a look at Gerry Butler in 300.
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