Chris Pine was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier today to promote his most recent film, The Finest Hours - which will be released this Friday. And let the body language begin ...
During 0:52 seconds (above) and to a lesser extent at the 0:54 second mark (below) in the interview, Pine can be seen displaying an oft overlooked nonverbal - the "Shrug" - which does not involve the shoulders.
Although a shrug most often is associated with the shoulders - here Mr. Pine displays a "Thumb Shrug" with a simultaneous and minor eyebrow shrug/forehead shrug component. There is also a mild nasal flaring occurring in this moment. In these examples Pine's thumb/nasal-flare/eyebrow/forehead shrug indicates, "What Choice did we have?" or "What could I do?" (e.g., It's a film about a Coast Guard rescue, what could I do? Of course we were going to get wet!).
What other areas of the body besides the shoulders, thumbs, nostrils, forehead and eye brows can manifest a shrug? Depending on the other nonverbal signals with which it is clustered, what are some other meanings of a shrug?
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