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  • He's good in everything else I've seen him in, too. I found "Auto Focus" deeply disturbing and can't bring myself to watch it a second time, but his performance was mesmerizing.

    February 24, 2009

  • Thanks, c_b. I'm not familiar with the film in question. But I share your liking for Greg Kinnear, on the basis of both his performance in the movie with Jack Nicholson (As Good as it Gets?) and in Little Miss Sunshine.

    February 24, 2009

  • Sionnach, I hazard a guess that it refers to his star turn in the film "Auto Focus." I think it should be called a Crane, then, after the character he played, Bob Crane, rather than a Kinnear.

    But I could be completely off-base. After clicking a link on VO's linked page, it looks like it was used in one person's blog, who had a (sort of) personal encounter with Kinnear and coined the term for that experience, rather than for anything Kinnear himself did.

    I still would call it a Crane. Mostly because I like Greg Kinnear...

    February 24, 2009

  • I followed various links, but am still unclear as to the origin of the term. What specific incident is being referred to? There is obviously some particular motivating event - apparently so egregious we are supposed to recognize it immediately. Is it something he did as a private person. Or as part of some role he was playing?

    enquiring (and apparently terminally out-of-the-loop) minds need to know

    February 22, 2009

  • 'verb. Named for the actor Greg Kinnear, this describes the sneaky method of taking a picture of someone who isn’t aware of it.'

    February 22, 2009