Monday, November 17, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3016: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and a Suppressed yet Sincere Smile (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway were guests recently on The Graham Norton Show promoting their new film, Interstellar. In the above video of that appearance, there are several great nonverbal moments as Anne Hathaway recounts her conversation with Christopher Nolan (Director of Interstellar) - one of which is analyzed here.

The image below is taken from the 0:50 mark, where for about 1.5 seconds, McConaughey displays a sincere, yet suppressed smile.

A sincere smile must always have a relaxed (uncontracted) forehead, eyelids which are partially closed and dynamic, concave-up creases of the lower eyelids - all of which are present in this moment. Ironic to many, the mouth-component of a sincere smile can be variable. Here McConaughey displays a unilateral mouth smile component with closed lips - not a single tooth is showing (If teeth were showing, what features would have to be present for it to still be a true smile?).

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3015: Jonathan Gruber on Obamacare - Body Language Tells

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2971: Not Giving Good Actors an Easy Pass - Interstellar Trailer - When the Body Language is Not Congruent with Real Life

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2191:  Anne Hathaway's Impersonation of Katie Holmes on SNL -  "Norming" Katie and Variations on a Theme

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2740: Matthew McConaughey Tells Us What He REALLY THINKS about the Motion Picture Academy - Body Language, Ear Screws and Deception

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2399:  Matthew McConaughey on David Letterman and a  Very Common Body Language Tell

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2322:  Jeb Bush & Matt Lauer - Which one is the Narcissist?  Body Language Red Flags