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  • "Franco came off like that lacrosse boy you wish your daughter didn't hang out with so much, sort of heavy-lidded and smirky and ..."

    Lunch Room Chatter: Oscar-feasting edition

  • In an Oscars broadcast co-hosted by Spider-Man's best friend (the heavy-lidded James Franco) and the newly cast Catwoman character (the high-energy Anne Hathaway,), it's only fitting that many of Sunday night's winners would be chock full of fanboy-film connections.

    THE 2011 OSCARS: 10 Geeky Facts About the Academy Award winners & losers

  • The savior of Rembrandt's faith was a young man with a sweet, homely face, heavy-lidded, stoop-shouldered and wan.

    How Rembrandt Reinvented Jesus

  • He was a big, broad handsome man, his Greek heritage as evident in his features as the Irish: heavy-lidded and laden eyes, a thug of a nose, a generous mouth beneath a fat mustache.

    2009 April – Heuristic

  • If a visitor from a faraway place fetched up in Washington in search of a single person who embodied the manifold complications, contradictions, and pitfalls of the modern Republican Party, he would be well advised to look long and hard into the heavy-lidded blue eyes and smooth mahogany face of John Andrew Boehner, of Ohio, the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

    John Boehner & The Audacity Of Nope

  • His face was tanned, with heavy-lidded eyes that often carried a weary expression, as if he was going through motions he knew would be useless but nevertheless felt obligated to pursue.

    Day of Honey

  • William Faulkner is a small, wiry man with closely cropped iron-gray hair; an upswept mus¬tache of a darker color; a thin, high-bridged aqui¬line nose; heavy-lidded and deeply set brown eyes in which melancholy, calculation and humor variously are reflected; and a face tanned and webbed, especially near the eyes, with the creases and lines and tiny tracings of advancing middle age and the erosion of many days spent in the open in all weathers.

    norbert blei | minding faulkner | part 1 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • His sleepy, half-dreaming, heavy-lidded expression vanished.

    Etched in Bone

  • In a star-making performance, Mitchum cemented his image as a laconic, heavy-lidded fatalist, while the white-hot Greer- radiant as Kathie-executes one of the most sensual entrances in film history.

    John Farr: Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

  • The eyes, slow of movement and heavy-lidded, were almost expressionless under the shaggy, indrawn brows.

    A PIECE OF STEAK

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