Caricature/Cartoon – Liam Neeson – The Profile of a Superb Actor.

Liam Neeson has a striking face with the most hypnotic deep-set eyes I’ve ever seen. I think his eyes must have hypnotized me into drawing this caricature.

Caricature, Cartoon, Portrait, Profile of Liam Neeson of Schindler's List, The Grey, The Unknown, and Taken.

For the very few who do not recognize this fabulous actor, here’s a quick biographical sketch.

About Liam Neeson:

Neeson is an Irish actor who was born in Ireland (in 1952) and who finally made his way across the Atlantic and the vast expanse of the North American continent to arrive in Hollywood 35 years later. He almost won the Best Actor Oscar for his role of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (Tom Hanks wrested it from him for his role in Philadelphia…another awesome movie with an absolutely riveting performance by Hanks.)

Known for his gripping performances in movies such as Schindler’s List, Kinsey, and Taken, Neeson caught this caricaturist’s eye in his role of John Ottway in The Grey, and then more recently in Kingdom of Heaven (he isn’t the main protagonist in this movie – Orlando Bloom is; yet he plays an important role.)

Learning from this Caricature…

Why the Profile?

One of the reasons, of course, is that he is most recognizable in his profile. His eyes are deep-set but to realize how much, you need to look at his profile. The root of his nose doesn’t connect with the forehead in the usual depression seen in most other faces, and this deviation is a lot more pronounced in his face because he has a very strong brow ridge. All in all, he has a very unique face and its important deviations are more pronounced in the profile. (I’ve discussed the selection of the important deviations in “Evolution of a Caricaturist.” If you have the book, check out the chapters “Caricaturing the Brow and the Brow-ridge” and “Caricaturing the Nose.”)

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Caricature/Cartoon – Edward Norton (Aaron or Roy?) – Primal Fear!

Presenting the Caricature of Edward Norton (The Aaron Stampler of Primal Fear!)

Caricature, Cartoon, Sketch, Portrait of the Hollywood Actor and Producer Edward Norton.

Who Am I? Aaron or Roy?!

Edward Norton’s Shortest Biography on the Web:

Edward Norton an American Hollywood actor who gained prominence for his role in the movie, Primal Fear, was born in 1969. Norton’s mom was a teacher of English and his father is an environmental lawyer. Norton himself is engaged in various environmental activities. Norton began acting in 1993, but he got his first major break in Primal fear, in which he acted alongside Richard Gere. He was awarded the Golden Globe award for his performance in this movie and he also won an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Incidentally, this role was earlier turned down by Leonardo Dicaprio.

Norton is known to play gray characters. The type-casting probably began with his role in Primal fear.

Edward Norton Movies:

His Important performances were in the movies:

The Women in Edward Norton’s Life:

Currently he appears to be Unattached!

Edward Norton Quotes:

  • I don’t smoke and I don’t want to smoke. I am not a fan of gratuitous smoking in films.
  • Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
  • All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It’s fun, and it’s fun because it’s hard.
  • If I ever have to stop taking the subway, I’m gonna have a heart attack.