On "Homeland," Claire Danes has given her character Carrie Mathison a gift: A truly epic "cry face." It's dramatic, always evolving, and it involves a level of chin acting that few actors can compete with.
But all of this cry-face-mania has overshadowed another phenomenal, mash-up-worthy "Homeland" look: Saul Berenson's "stare face." Watch our mash-up of Saul Berenson staring at things, above, to get a master class in stare-acting.
Sure, if Saul (Mandy Patinkin) has something really important to say, he'll muster the energy to shoot some cutting words through the bristles of his beard, but most of the time, his answer to a question or a discovery is a cold, hard stare.
When Saul stares, he doesn't just look off into the distance -- his body remains 99 percent still. It's as if he's hoping he'll turn to stone so he won't have to deal with Carrie's crazy bullsh*t anymore.
We've grown to love Saul Berenson for his wisdom, his beard and his inability to conceal the loneliness that crushes him just a little more each day. With "Homeland" Season 3 upon us, it's time to celebrate him and the magical thing that happens when he just lets his eyes and his unmoving body do the talking.
"Homeland" Season 3 premieres Sun., Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.