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[[caption-width-right:349:Head down, eyes up.[[note]]From left to right, top to bottom: [[TropeNamer Stanley Kubrick]], [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin Skywalker]], [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex [=DeLarge=]]], [[Film/TheShining Jack Torrance]], [[Film/FullMetalJacket Pvt. Pyle]], [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]], [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]], and [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]].[[/note]]]]

->''"In that showdown, and at several other times in the film, Kubrick indulges his favorite closeup, a shot of a man glowering up at the camera from beneath lowered brows. This was the trademark visual in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', and Jack Nicholson practiced it in ''Film/TheShining''. What does it mean? That Kubrick thinks it's an interesting angle from which to shoot the face, I think."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', review of ''Film/FullMetalJacket''

The Kubrick Stare is really quite simple to pull off. You simply do the following:

# Tilt head down
# Look up beneath eyebrows

...and ''voila!'' Instant super-creepy look!

It generally signifies that the character in question is either really, really pissed or really, really deranged, and the person they're looking at is really, ''really'' screwed. Other times--usually when combined with a smile--it means they're feeling really, really clever (regardless of whether or not they actually are).

When a show or film utilizes the look, it's often a homage to Creator/StanleyKubrick.

Either way, it's really creepy and ominous. Although depending on the context, it can also be very badass.

Often accompanied by CreepyShadowedUndereyes, RedEyesTakeWarning, a PsychoticSmirk or a SlasherSmile, and also a reveal matched with ScaryShinyGlasses. If a character combines this with FingerTenting, odds are, he's a MagnificentBastard. Heroic examples often are used for StaringDownCthulhu. See also: HiddenEyes, DeathGlare, and DisapprovingLook. Compare PrimalStance and LimpAndLivid.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' characters do this quite a lot, usually right before Kicking it UpToEleven but most notably Goku when first transformed into a Super Saiyan 3. This tends to be Frieza's default expression.
* Almost every character in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' does this when fighting at least once.
* Dr. Hell from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' displays this expression quite frequently, usually when mad or after thinking of some devilish scheme.
* Light Yagami gets a few of these in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Notice how devilish he looks especially when it is combined with those [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowy red eye]] effects.
** [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/deathnote/images/2/23/57787-near_super.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120515211145 Near]] and [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_irz1fApXrmo/TLzUDTL0k6I/AAAAAAAAAyk/NZmhr0jmHmc/s1600/Mello2.jpg Mello]] as well.
* Used in the first episode of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. When the viewpoint character of the episode meets Lee/Hiei, he is stargazing and has a very normal conversation with her, and helps her escape her pursuers even. When she leaves, his expression slowly changes to this as he stares at her back, lending hint to the fact that he is chasing her himself, only much more subtly.
* Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' commonly does this while his plans go as expected. When they fail... [[LargeHam he does all sorts of different gestures.]]
* Ophelia of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' does this a few times, as if we need any ''more'' reminders that she's psychotic.
* It may be the shape of his eyes, but NobleDemon Hiei in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' seems to perpetually wear this expression.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Kubrick Stare + ScaryShinyGlasses + ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive = Gendo Ikari.
** Asuka does this when pissed off in ''The End of Evangelion'' after she gets utterly mangled by the Eva series.
* Kyon does one in the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' anime, when the plot just screws with the viewer's head in "Remote Island Syndrome Part 2".
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** Guts does this from time to time.
** [[spoiler:Femto]]'s Kubrick Stare during [[spoiler:The Eclipse]] is terrifying, since although [[spoiler:he's raping Casca, Guts' love interest]] purely out of spite, he's also staring at Guts the entire time.
** What's even more creepy: We saw some [[{{Foreshadowing}} warning signs]] before the Eclipse when Griffith [[spoiler:was giving them the SAME STARE when it became clear to him that Guts and Casca were a couple who were ''in love'', and not just the blind admiration that people gave to him, which probably helped to [[FaceHeelTurn set him off]].]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto generally [[PreAsskickingOneLiner precedes asskicking]] with taking enough damage to kill a small town before pulling an incredibly bloodied one of these.
** Madara pulls a couple of these.
** This was Gaara's only facial expression before his HeelFaceTurn.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' elevates the Kubrick Stare and the SlasherSmile to an art form.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kubo plays with this trope a lot for many of his characters.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/GambleFish'' uses these in particularly dramatic moments.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'':
** Heero Yuy likes to make these, particularly [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC26/vlcsnap-33030.jpg when using the ZERO System]].
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn Asuka]] does one as well, right after [[spoiler:burying [[LoveInterests Stellar]] in a watery grave]]. Knowing his [[AntiHero personality]], the viewer just ''knows'' right then and there that [[{{Revenge}} Kira is now in for a world of hurt]].
* Several yakuza mermen stare down Nagasumi during the second episode of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' to intimidate him.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Luffy pulls this at least once, perhaps most memorably at Sabody Archipelago, looking at a Celestial Dragon [[spoiler:after Charloss shot Hachi]]. In fact he pulls it off a lot while looking from underneath his straw hat. A general sign that something seriously pissed him off and is in for a beating.
** Zoro does this. It's usually combined with LetsGetDangerous.
** Sanji as well. Usually when's he's in a UnstoppableRage
* Akuha of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' often does this to hint at her unstable {{Yandere}} side.
* Yuno of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' does this through Yuki's letterbox - while wishing him a ''good night'' [[spoiler:after he discovers the room in her house that contains the corpses of her parents, and her second self who she murdered]].
* Buruge from ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' does this when part of his army is ready to intercept the incoming Ohu soldiers.
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'': The Robotech Masters do this occasionally. In the episode "A False Start", Captain Komodo does this before his decision to disregard orders and open fire on the Masters' Bioroid dropships. During the opening credits montage, Rand is seen doing this (actually taken from the opening credits for ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'', one of ''Robotech's'' root anime shows).
* Commonly done by Mewtwo in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', though his most famous is arguably the one right before he proceeds to reduce the lab he's in and everyone in it to rubble.
* An (intentionally) hilarious one is pulled off in the blooper reel of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''. [[LargeHam Alex Louis Armstrong]] pulls one on Ling Yao at a normally serious moment when the heroes are discussing the homunculi. However, by messing around with the script, Greed instead says "You could say he's used its energy to claim the power of God for himself. ''Now will you please put on a fucking shirt?'' " What was a Kubrick Stare suddenly became a look of shame. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppw6zvwmUzU#t=6m26s It has to be seen to be believed]].
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Many examples.
* ''[[Manga/AkuNoHana The Flowers of Evil]]'': In her introductory scene, after a teacher also tries to hit Nakamura for calling him a "shitbug," she does this to him. It works, as he's freaked out, stops his action, and just tells her to see him after class.
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', many villains usually have this expression. When they're first introduced, this stare is often accompanied by the Japanese onomatopoeia 「ゴゴゴゴゴ」[[note]]In romaji/roman letters, this reads "gogogogogo". It's a low rumbling sound that represents a menacing atmosphere. In the subtitles for the anime, Crunchyroll translated this as "SFX: MENACING".[[/note]] [[WrittenSoundEffect on-screen]].
* ''[[Manga/YuGiOh Yugi]]'' [[BewareTheNiceOnes of all people]] does this during his final duel with [[BigBad Bakura]].
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki does the deranged version of this occasionally after significant SanitySlippage when fighting.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} puts on this expression on some of his many, many Creator/MarvelComics cover appearances.
** ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSgt3KLuhI/AAAAAAAABm8/hjnXT6PbLlA/s1600-h/scottLies1.jpg does this]] right before answering the man's question...[[spoiler:he lied about [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSguHKLuiI/AAAAAAAABnE/VsI5SKYySOM/s1600-h/scottLies2.jpg his powers being gone!]]]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'''s main character Spider Jerusalem does this a lot, most always wearing his trademark mismatched sunglasses. Often his left eye won't quite make it over the round lens, adding elements of OpaqueLenses, ScaryShinyGlasses, and EyepatchOfPower to the mix, along with the occasional SlasherSmile.
-->"Run down the street like a motherfucker."
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** When Superman [[http://www.supermantv.net/articles/monsters/murdermek/JLA_Avengers4.jpg does this]] (especially if the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom heat vision]] is [[http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/606/606590/destructible_1114526105.jpg starting up]]), it means that [[BewareTheNiceOnes you are officially fucked.]] No exceptions.
** Ditto for ComicBook/LexLuthor.
* If ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' is doing this, congratulations. You have pissed off someone who is as powerful as Superman and is more hot-tempered and less self-controlled. And now you are about to get pummelled. And God helps you if you hurt her cousin.
** In ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #7'' [[http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/1/1530_crisis_art03.jpg she does this right before beating the crap out of the Anti-Monitor]] so protect her cousin.
** At the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Kara does this when ''Lobo'' [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-2lvkbh.jpg tries]] and [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-3otkq6.jpg manages]] to drive her mad, and it is used to hint that she is about to lose it and become a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]].
** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': Supergirl did this after [[spoiler:discovering her murdered cousin's body.]]
** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl (Vol. 5)]]'' issue 58 Cat Grant does this while interrogating villain Toymaker.
* Comicbook/TheJoker can pull these off pretty well.
* Standard facial expression for the ComicBook/GreenGoblin, when his eyes aren't wide and mad.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
** Syndrome uses it multiple times, including:
*** When he reveals his identity to Mr. Incredible.
*** When he walks away from Mr. Incredible in a later scene in the movie, grumbling an IronicEcho.
** Bob uses it a couple times too: during the scene where his boss is chewing him out and forbidding him from trying to stop a mugging, and later, after Syndrome mocks him, immediately after everyone thinks Bob's family has died. He gives Syndrome the stare as he lunges in for an (attempted) kill.
* In Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'':
** When Quasimodo is finally pushed over the edge by the gargoyles, he looks down into the street, grimacing for one of the few times in the film as the chorus begins to [[OminousLatinChanting break out in Latin chants]].
** There is an instance where Esmerelda gives Frollo one when he [[spoiler:essentially offers to save her from being burned at the stake if she sleeps with him. Just before the stare, she spits in his face.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', Anton Ego somehow manages to do this to Linguini when the two first meet, even though Anton's standing--looming, really--over a seated Linguini.
* [[spoiler:Deluded Buzz]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. It's even mentioned by name in the DVDCommentary.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'''s Rapunzel and Flynn, at least in [[http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/106/MPW-53452 this poster.]] See also DreamworksFace.
* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'':
** The Queen when she orders the huntsman to kill Snow White.
** The monster trees' look and the evil glowing eyes in the darkness during the spooky forest scene, although it's just Snow White's imagination.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': Jim after his fight with Silver over the map when Silver turns to leave and orders Morph to come.
* In Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', the titular character Emily [[http://www.timburtoncollective.com/screencaps/cache/Corpse%20Bride/cb_496.jpg_595.jpg pulls one off]] late in the movie.
* [[http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads/2015/03/elsa.png Elsa]] gets one while fending of two soldiers in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* Disney/{{Hercules}} does this when he decides to [[spoiler:rescue Meg's soul from Hades]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'': After Moses returns his princely ring, Rameses holds it tight in his fist, his head bowed in sorrow, then glares up at Moses.
* ''Disney/BigHero6'': It happens in a super contrived and obvious way. Lacking a forehead and eyebrows. The instant [[spoiler:Baymax turns evil]] his helmet tilts forward inexplicably, giving him a permanent Kubrik stare.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'', ''Film/DrStrangelove'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', ''Film/BarryLyndon'', ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' and ''Film/EyesWideShut'' are the TropeNamers: all of them are Kubrick films where someone wears this expression. According to stories, the stare was often worn by Kubrick himself when he wanted to look gruff and intimidating on set.
* Used in ''Film/TheThirdMan'', making this trope OlderThanTheyThink.
* Hannibal Lecter gives a cold, emotionless one in ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' with an emphasis on creepy because he doesn't blink.
* Kevin, the sociopathic cannibal (no, not the one above) from ''Film/SinCity'', gives an indescribably creepy Kubrick Stare right before he ambushes the protagonist [[AntiHero Marv]]. Marv does one right back upon overhearing the cannibal's name from his prison. "See you later, Kevin."
* Another Kevin, Kevin Katchadourian from ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin'' usually gives one of these before a BreakThemByTalking.
* Norman Bates at the end of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', made in 1960.
* ''Film/TheCrow'': Post-mortem Eric Draven is quite fond of [[http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/938/938301/the-crow-remake-20081215041917272.jpg this.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series:
** Sarah Connor in the hospital in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
** Robert Patrick's T-1000, throughout the entirety of the second movie, is a prime example.
** Terminator's face in the opening credits, even though it lacks eyebrows, is permanently grinning a skull grin.
* ComicBook/TheJoker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', as his posture is often slightly hunched over, is practically ''built'' to give these stares. [[spoiler:Perhaps this is most noticeable when he's sitting in the holding cell, even more so when he joins in the clapping for Gordon's promotion.]] As it happened, Creator/GaryOldman told Creator/HeathLedger after this was shot that his performance was reminding him of Alex in ''Film/AClockworkOrange''; Ledger admitted he had just been watching that film in his trailer.
* ''Film/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': When Anakin Skywalker turns evil, he gets yellow eyes that he always displays by using one of these.
* Sir John Gielgud gives one of these in the movie ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', although it looks more [[http://www.nndb.com/people/589/000033490/gielgud-color.jpg disapproving]] than scary.
* The Defence Secretary gives such a stare to M when he levels various complaints against her and her agency in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
* Creator/NaomiWatts, of all people, gives a chilling glare near the end of the film ''Film/MulhollandDrive''.
* One of the new ''Film/StarTrek'' movie posters has Creator/ChrisPine in [[http://img.trekmovie.com/images/st09/Kirk_CharacterPoster_72DPI.jpg this pose]], which unfortunately makes Captain Kirk look like a dead ringer for Series/{{Dexter}}.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** Hugh Jackman in the films deliberately adopted a subtle version of this, but he came upon the idea independently. In an interview he said something about always trying to keep his head just slightly bowed, to imitate the way a wolf looks at you over its nose.
** Magneto in his plastic prison in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''.
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'': [[InTheBlood Like father, like daughter.]] [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Laura]] delivers a positively ''withering'' one to Pierce at Logan's hideout, when she walks towards him and [[DecapitationPresentation tosses the head of one of his Reavers]] at his feet. The fact it's being delivered with aplomb by an ''eleven year old girl'' just makes it even ''more'' chilling.
* Evil from ''Film/TimeBandits'' does this a few times while apparently trying to cast a spell. He lifts his arms up and his face glows red, but he's interrupted before he can finish what he's doing. In the end, [[spoiler:it turns him into a crumbling statue, and the Surpreme Being appears to clean things up]].
* Virtually every shot of Creator/JakeGyllenhaal in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' is a Kubrick Stare. Apparently, it runs in the family; Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal does an oddly sexy Kubrick stare in a few of her movies, particularly ''Film/{{Secretary}}''.
* Creator/KeanuReeves gives us one after blowing up Smith in ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* James Van Der Beek gives this look in an early scene from ''Film/TheRulesOfAttraction'', in the scene featuring Creator/KateBosworth.
* ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' might be the [[TropeMakers first example]] of [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/angryman1.JPG this trope]] in film. The actor doing the stare is Rudolf Klein-Rogge, who also popularized MilkingTheGiantCow in ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
* Played for sexy by Creator/LaurenBacall in ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', reportedly because Bacall was nervous about working with [[Creator/HumphreyBogart Bogey]] and was trying to keep from shaking. Considering that they later got married, that's adorable.
* In ''Film/TheTransporter'', the villain manages to do this ''off camera''. That is to say, he stares villainously into the camera for his driver's license photo. He insured that every cop who pulled him over would realize he was evil. He also pulled it off several times on camera, but the driver's license deserves special mention.
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'': by Jane in the very first scene.
* ''Film/{{Capote}}'': Perry Smith does one later in the film when he confronts Truman about his book's title.
* Tommy Wiseau does this in the poster for ''Film/TheRoom'' ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheRoomMovie.jpg link]]).
* John Murdoch does this in ''Film/DarkCity'' after [[spoiler:getting [[ExpositionBeam a lifetime's worth of training]] in [[PsychicPowers Tuning]] injected into his brain]]. Creator/RogerEbert even points out the Kubrick connection in his audio commentary on the DVD.
* ''Film/TheThing1982''. Used as a RedHerring [[spoiler:when Windows is receiving the blood test; he's shown staring at Mac in this fashion as if he's about to attack him, but as soon as the test proves negative Windows visibly relaxes.]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Frodo does one in ''Film/TheReturnOfTheKing'' for just an instant, when he [[spoiler:claims the Ring for himself in Mount Doom]].
** Merry gets the effect when he's yelling at the Ents for refusing to fight, though it's actually incidental due to him having to look up at them.
** Gandalf also has this effect when [[StaringDownCthulhu he faces the Balrog]], again it's incidental due to The Balrog being 35 feet taller than him.
** In the introduction of ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' Isildur gives this look to Elrond when he refuses to destroy the Ring.
* Try to find a photo of Creator/JamesCagney where he's [[TypeCasting in character]] and ''isn't'' doing this. (No surprise that he was one of Kubrick's favorite actors). See Gary Oldman's Tonight Show appearance below for a description of the Cagney version of the Kubrick Stare.
* Loki does this throughout ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It's especially terrifying in his first appearance.
* Connor Macleod gives one of these in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (the first film), when The Kurgan reveals he raped Heather. (She never told Connor, likely fearing he'd go after The Kurgan and get killed.)
* [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9y9xyuCYX1qgnixfo2_400.jpg Edmund Pevensie]] in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'', when he is tempted by evil again.
* Some freak kid does it in ''Film/TheBox''.
* Thorin Oakenshield is much given to these in ''Film/TheHobbit''. When you're a dwarf you don't have much choice but to glare ''up'' at people.
** King Thranduil pulls off some really chilling ones as well, especially fighting orcs. Lord Elrond and Lady Galadriel can really pull off just plain terrifying ones.
* Ms. Appleyard at the end of in ''Film/PicnicAtHangingRock'' - an especially disturbing example.
* Stane's expression in the poster for ''Film/IronMan1''. Kind of odd - Obie's actually a [[AffablyEvil pretty]] [[BlatantLies nice]] [[TheStarscream guy]].
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Harrison tilts his head down and to the right, and then angrily stares up at Kirk while delivering his BreakingSpeech about the failures of Starfleet.
* ''Film/BlackNarcissus'': Sister Ruth delivers a super-scary version of this to Sister Clodagh as a signal that her SanitySlippage has reached a tipping point.
* ''Film/KillBill Volume 1'': Gogo Yubari, O-Ren Ishii's chief bodyguard, gives Kubrick stares in most of her scenes, including her flail-wielding confrontation with The Bride.
* The default expression of the MadScientist villain in ''Film/{{Runaway}}''. Of course it only helps when your name is Luther and you're played by [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]].
* Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein gives this stare to John Cleese as Professor Waldman in Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein. The intention is not so much to intimidate as to impress Waldman with Frankenstein's knowledge and dead seriousness about resurrecting the dead.
* Norman Stansfield is fond of giving these in ''Film/TheProfessional''.
* Barbara does this in ''Film/StarkLove'' when Rob comes to rescue her from brutish Jason, only for Jason to kick Rob's ass. Barbara then rescues herself.
* ''Film/TheProphecy'': Quite unsettling to see on a little girl like Mary.
* ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'': Leyla's mother does this, after Leyla realizes that [[spoiler:her mother staged her sisters death, not her father which she thought first.]]
* In the 2000 adaptation of ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'', King Herod pulls this look toward Jesus just before he ''really'' starts going: "At least, that's what you've saaaaaid-" [FascinatingEyebrow] "''-dah.''"
* ''Film/DarkCity'': John Murdoch develops one in the climax of the film. It's most evident (complete with smile) after freeing Daniel Schreber from his restraints.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': General Zod does one near the end when [[spoiler: his plan to {{Terraform}} Earth is foiled and his crew are banished to the Phantom Zone]].
** Zod's actor, Creator/MichaelShannon, is actually well-known for doing good Kubrick stares appropriately so, considering he's normally typecast as crazed and / or violent types.
* ''[[Film/IT2017 IT]]'': Pennywise does this in all the promotional images for the film. His actor, Creator/BillSkarsgard, also pulled a similar face on a few talk shows to show his natural and eerie knack for the expression.

* Employed by Krook, the unpleasant rag-merchant in ''Literature/BleakHouse'':
-->His watchfulness of [Jarndyce] was incessant... he got opposite to him, and drawing his hand across and across his open mouth with a curious expression of a sense of power, and turning up his eyes, and lowering his grey eyebrows until they appeared to be shut, seemed to scan every lineament of his face.
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series refers to this as well; in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Bellatrix Lestrange's mugshot apparently shows her with a Kubrick Stare (judging by its description).
* The cover of ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'' has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:VisionFuture_HC.jpg this]].
* The main cover of Poison by Chris Wooding features the eponymous character doing one, [[http://pickychick.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/51iojre3w1l.jpg complete with noir-style coloring]].
* In ''Literature/{{Perelandra}}'', the Un-Man gives Ransom an extraordinarily creepy one, judging from the description and the effect it has on Ransom.
* In ''[[Film/TheKiss1929 The Kiss]]'', Charles shoots a very murderous one at Pierre after catching Pierre kissing his wife.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Jekyll in ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'' usually combines this with a SlasherSmile for pure terror.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The look [[SilkHidingSteel Sansa Stark]] often manages to give [[TheCaligula Joffrey Baratheon]]. She does it after [[spoiler:having to watch her father's decapitated head on a spike, and when Joffrey acts as her "father" giving her away at her wedding to Tyrion]].
** After spending two seasons as {{the stoic}} and a serious supporter of Robb's regime, [[spoiler: Roose Bolton]] puts out a [[NightmareFuel flat out disturbing]] one after he's [[spoiler: revealed to Catelyn that he's wearing chainmail and is about to betray Robb along with the Freys thus starting the Red Wedding]], one that quickly turns into a subtle but noticeable PsychoticSmirk.
** Tyrion gives a fantastic one while threatening Joffrey in "Second Sons" and another to Tywin and the entire DeadlyDecadentCourt in "The Laws of Gods and Men."
** Dany keeps an impassive expression throughout Master Kraznys' string of insults because she's pretending not to speak his language, but the last time he calls her a bitch, she gives him one of these when he's not looking. Kraznys' horrible flame-y death ensues shortly after.
** Osha is good at these, and they are aided by actress Natalia Tena's ''huge'' eyes.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' does this a lot when she goes into BadassNormal mode.
* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'':
** [[EvilAllAlong Grant Ward]] does this in the stinger of [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E17TurnTurnTurn Turn, Turn, Turn]]" as he is [[TheReveal shown]] to be [[TheDragon helping]] [[BigBad Garrett]]. Following it right after what looks like he may [[VillainousBSOD snap back]] just serves to drive the point home.
** Garrett himself does one to Coulson and Fury after Fury shoots him several times in the finale.
* [[http://cdn03.cdn.socialitelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/judgejudy-400x300.jpg Judge]] [[http://replygif.net/thumbnail/1370.gif Judy]].
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s River has also been known to do this, particularly in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''.
-->"Also, I can kill you with my brain."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in the first season opening (and the episode that scene was taken from).
* Adrian Pasdar uses the Kubrick Stare both in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and ''Series/{{Profit}}''.... It's very, VERY creepy.
** Creator/ZacharyQuinto plays his Kubrick Stare to terrifying perfection as both Sylar and [[Film/StarTrek Spock]] have had Kubrick Stare moments, even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eA4N7F7h2Xs demonstrating it]] as to why he's often cast as the bad guy.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}: Sawyer, especially in the first season.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'': Eleven usually pulls a K-stare whenever she is about to do some telekinesis. Of particular note is when she and her friends are cornered by goons with guns; she pulls her most intense stare of the series and ''crushes all of their brains!''
* Jesse from ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "A Game of Pool".
* Greg House from ''Series/{{House}}'' almost always wears a Kubrick Stare, as shown in many publicity shots. It works to make him look like a strung-out crazy asshole. Which isn't far from the truth.
* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'''s Papa Lazarou does this from time to time. It's incredibly frightening.
* Patrick [=McGoohan=] is seen with a Kubrick Stare at least once in the opening credits of ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
* ''Series/{{Dallas}}''. [[http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/d/dallas-tv-series-470-75.jpg J.R. Ewing has done this....]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and his brother Niles do this quite a bit when driven to a near breaking point.
** Interestingly enough, Creator/KelseyGrammer actually has been known to give a pretty ''terrifying'' Stare, as evidenced by [[http://www.locatetv.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Boss_2011_tk02_4x61.jpg this publicity poster for]] ''Series/{{Boss|2000}}''.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Diane does this a lot when speaking/listening intently to someone--and as such, it's usually played for cute (and sometimes for sexy, a la Lauren Bacall). There are moments, however, when she really ''is'' ticked off when giving the Stare--though it's usually just a quick flash of one, in those instances.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Gibbs is comforting a crying woman whose deceased husband was a cannibalistic SerialKiller... until he's informed that some of the bodies buried in her backyard had been buried ''after'' the husband died. Cue instant Kubrick Stare from the woman, revealing her true evil self.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.
* Of all people on ''Series/LieToMe'' to give this look, we get it from ''Loker'' in an episode where he's pretending to be a mobster. It actually is fairly creepy.
* [[spoiler:Claire]] in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has come down with this.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Freddie of all people, in ''iWin A Date''. They are trying to comfort Gibby, who's crazy for a girl named Shannon who actually likes Freddie. After Gibby runs off, Carly comments on how sad it is to be in love with someone who won't love you back. Freddie gives her a well-deserved stare, and Carly goes 'Sorry'.
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has Cameron apt at doing this. Given it's Creator/SummerGlau [[{{Pun}} it doubles as]] HeadTiltinglyKinky.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', Sky (the Blue Ranger) gets [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacked by an alien]], and starts doing [[http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/alanjh/Power%20Rangers/PRSPD/PRSPDy30.jpg this]] a lot. It worked a little too well on the fandom.
* In ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'', Bryce uses this often.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': [[spoiler:Allison Doren]] delivers one during the epic fight scene in the second season finale.
* One example in ''Series/StargateSG1'' is a genetically modified human called Khalek who upon the protagonists realizing his true nature, gives this look. The main light in the room is above him, which enhances the look.
* Creator/GaryOldman taught Conan O'Brian how to do something like this during an interview near the end of Conan's run on Series/TheTonightShow (Oldman also related a story how he used it to scare off a paparazzi reporter). Seeing the normally upbeat Conan do this was unnerving.
** Oldman credited this version to Creator/JamesCagney. Step one: turn your head to face the opponent, keeping your eyes glued elsewhere. Step two: the eyes follow.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', after [[spoiler: Henry [[HeroicSacrifice eats the poisoned turnover]] and is in a coma]], [[MamaBear Emma]] gives one when [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]], who gave her the turnover for [[spoiler: Emma to eat and fall into a coma]] arrives at the the hospital, and beats Regina up.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** [[SmugSnake Mr. Morden]] flashes one of these at the brig's security camera at the end of the episode "In the Shadow of Z'ha'Dum", right at the point where Sheridan is looking at him in the monitor and sees [[spoiler: the two [[BigBad Shadows]] among him detectable at different wavelengths--it is almost like Morden knows exactly when Sheridan was looking at him, and what he saw.]]
** Sheridan also gives a haggard but defiant Kubrick Stare a couple of times while under [[spoiler: Earth Government]] interrogation in the episode "Intersections in Real Time".
* Moriarty does this at least once in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. He really doesn't need to look more [[PsychoForHire frightening]] than [[DiabolicalMastermind he already is]].
** In [[Recap/SherlockS02E01AScandalInBelgravia "A Scandal in Belgravia"]] Sherlock deduces that [[ParentalSubstitute Mrs Hudson]] has been attacked. In a few seconds his expression moves from "Bad stuff happened" to "Oh God, he's actually going to kill someone." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDjDy5Lw7YU It's chilling to see.]]
** He also does this when trying to solve a crime in "[[Recap/SherlockS3E2TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]". Probably not at the best time though; [[spoiler:he does it in the middle of his best man speech at John's wedding.]]
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Gaius Baltar combines this with a DeathGlare to rival Adama's. When he's not [[TheMcCoy crying]] that is.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': [[PluckyComicRelief Wesley]] is impersonating the titular hero and gets cornered by two threatening goons. Since he isn't actually supernaturally strong or fast like Angel, he has to bluff them by playing on Angel's reputation and tries a standard death glare on them, hoping to look scary and demonic. He fails. Then he uses the Kubrick Stare instead, and suddenly he really ''does'' look scary and demonic, even though the difference in expression is quite subtle. (This is, in fact, the story that marks the beginning of his transformation from comic relief to tragic hero.)
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "The Even Chance": Jack Simpson, a depraved tormentor of his fellow midshipmen, has this disturbing and ominous look when he comes aboard the ''Indefatigable'' and confronts poor Archie Kennedy. Horatio, the only one who stood up to him back on their old ship, makes it clear to him that these are new times and that he's not going to bother them any more. Simpson then makes a swinging move, tilts his head down and looks up beneath eyebrows, being half-hidden in a shadow. During his next scenes, he tries to murder both Archie Kennedy and Horatio when they take part in a covert night raid and BoardingParty of a French ship.
* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', you can tell Shane's gone off the deep end when he starts using the stare near the end of the second season.
* In ''Series/CoronationStreet'', whenever [[TheSociopath David Platt]] gets this look, you know he's planning something and things aren't going to end well.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Our first glimpse of the Twelfth Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an EyedScreen of him doing one. It becomes a trademark of Twelve's, particularly toward the end of Series 9. Considering the DarkerAndEdgier nature of this Doctor and his particular [[TraumaCongaLine story arc]], plus [[Creator/PeterCapaldi the eyebrows]], it's really to be expected.
** The CheshireCatGrin variant is one of the main expressions in the Fourth Doctor's repertoire, with the brim of his hat substituting for eyebrows. He does this when he's being particularly {{creepy|Good}}.
* Edward James Olmos as Lieutenant Castillo on ''Series/MiamiVice'' does this so frequently and well that it's been nicknamed [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100719175017/miamivice/images/thumb/e/e3/Castillostare.jpg/500px-Castillostare.jpg "the Castillo staredown"]].
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Meg does this in "Devil's Trap".
** Cas while possessed or later cursed pulls these off. "This is gonna be fun."
** Lampshaded in "Point of no Return": Dean responds to one of Castiel's way-too-intent angry glares: "Last person who looked at me like that, I got laid," followed by a wink when Castiel promptly turns the Death Glare into a Kubrick Stare. Shippers may disagree.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Hartley Rathaway delivers one from inside his jail cell.

* One of the opening shots of Music/{{Sia}}'s music video for Chandelier features Maddie Ziegler [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZGAExj-es]] making this face at Shia La Beouf.
* This, combined with a SlasherSmile, has become the trademark pose for the electronic artist Music/AphexTwin, first featured on his "Richard D. James Album".
* Featured heavily in EPICA's "unleashed" music video, mostly coming from Simone Simons, but also the rest of the band at the end of the video.
* Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta has become famed for leveling [[http://imogenics.livejournal.com/135560.html "The Psycho Stare"]] at any camera in his vicinity. This has done nothing to quell the rumors about his basement of unspecified horrors.
* Oomph!'s singer Dero Goi does this at the end of the music video of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3lndvRhS_M Labyrinth]].
** Also worth noting that for the majority of the video, he looks like a cross between [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex DeLarge]] and the Mad Hatter.
* Music/RegalPinion's page has a picture of him doing this, that same picture is also part of the cover of his album, "Shadow Plays".
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants singer John Linnell is made for this with his crazy sparkly eyes and slightly ridiculous forehead.
* Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Music/LinkinPark have used this quite a bit, especially earlier in the group's career, namely the latter vocalist three minutes and fourteen seconds into the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd9OhYroLN0 Crawling]].
* Music/{{Blur}}'s video for "The Universal" contains several [[ShoutOut references]] to 'Clockwork Orange', so Damon Albarn does one or two of these, as well as a rare side-angle version.
* [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] in the beginning of the High Definition PV of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLu7c2XZYU Nebula]], especially in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=T38uMcEi6V8#t=24s preview]].
* Jay Reatard gives a creepy Kubrick stare on the cover of his album 'Watch Me Fall' in what is clearly an homage to Nicholson in Film/TheShining. Can be seen [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lSf0ZLYjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg here]]
* Music/RobZombie does his own imitation of Alex's stare in the music video for Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy) which itself is based on A Clockwork Orange.
* The art on the CD of Jerry Cantrell's ''Boggy Depot'' features him giving such a smile.
* Music/DavidBowie does this throughout the video for "Valentine's Day", a sweet-sounding tune [[LyricalDissonance about mass murder]].
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic of all people does this, during the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urglg3WimHA Foil]]
* {{Exaggerated}} in the full video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," as the madman GhostInTheMachine enjoys staring at the viewer while the downward angle of his head results in totally HiddenEyes due to a FaceFramedInShadow.

* In ''Pinball/TimeMachineZaccaria,'' the TimeMachine-inventing Scientist combines this with a BaldOfEvil and EinsteinHair to project an air of menace.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* This is one of Wrestling/TripleH's signature poses, as well as Wrestling/TheUndertaker.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Very common in modern video game box art in general. [[http://i.imgur.com/UsMRJ6a.jpg]]
* ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries You cannot kill the Messiah.]]''
* Link in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, pretty much every time he's StaringDownCthulhu. Special mention to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', where he does it particularly often.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/Futtis/Midnagrr.jpg Midna]] does it too at one point.
** So does [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/thumb/d/d0/GanonTP2.jpg/280px-GanonTP2.jpg Ganondorf]]. Kind of.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': Ghirahim gives a good one just before the second battle with him, [[EvilTastesGood licking his lips]] for added creepiness, reminding you that although his dialogue is [[AmbiguouslyGay suggestive]] and [[FountainOfMemes hilarious]], this guy's still a ''Demon Lord'', and you're on his kill list.
* Child Alma from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'' is fond of doing these.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Damon Gant has one.
** Edgeworth also has a pretty good one.
** So has Apollo Justice, which is part of the reason why a fraction of the fanbase is convinced that Damon Gant is his biological father.
** During his VillainousBreakdown, [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] combines this with a TwitchyEye for maximum creepiness.
* Quite a few of the talking heads of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' had this as their "angry" expression.
** In [=FO2=], the Kubrick Stare ratchets up in increments as you [[BerserkButton pushed their buttons]]. In particular contrast with First Citizen Lynette's "superior civilization" poise, which would fade until her lips were locked in a ''snarl''.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'', Soma Cruz's character image get this expression when he's influenced by Dracula, but not the rest of the time.
* Cyrus does this in the ''title sequence'' of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]''. It tells you exactly what kind of guy he is before you even learn his name.
** And Red's sprite is a bit of a variation in all games except Fire Red and Leaf Green.
** Giovanni's sprite in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and presumably Yellow, as well as ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRedAndLeafGreen''.
** Pidgeotto--a bird Pokemon that's essentially half-NobleBirdOfPrey and half-FeatheredFiend--has a permanent one in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo''.
* Every official concept artwork of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] ever drawn or rendered.
* The "Meet the Engineer" video in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ends on this, in spite of eye-concealing goggles.
* Erron Black from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has a [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UWHK9tTa2ag/hqdefault.jpg pretty nice one]] going on in his X-Ray attack.
* Heroic example: Almost every piece of official ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' artwork shows Zero like this.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Sephiroth does this in the famous 'Nibelheim in flames' cutscene, both in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ua2LJmM6E the original game]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw3j1Ptswog the updated version]] in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' and ''VideoGame/CrisisCore''. Sephiroth's Kubrick Stare also frequently appears in his more recent official artwork.
* Lee Chaolan from VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 2 [[http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters2/lee.jpg]]
* Shinji Naruse does this from time to time in ''VisualNovel/LuxPain''. You'll know you're seeing it when you can't see his pupils.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': When questioned by Admiral Hackett on how they got the krogan and salarians to cooperate (answer: [[spoiler:by sabatoging the genophage cure]]), Shepard's response of "careful diplomacy" is accompanied by a Kubrick Stare and PsychoticSmirk.
* Many of the covers of ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games on the Sega Genesis had Sonic giving a Kubrick Stare, [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore especially in North America]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' [[http://ru.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Sarah_Kerrigan_Broodwar.jpg&filetimestamp=20100624173908 Kerrigan]] both on the cover and her in-game avatar.
* Hazama of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' usually reverts to his Terumi state when he's the kind of angry required for this trope, but that doesn't mean he can't do it. One of the most infamous instances is the true ending of ''Slight Hope'', when he [[spoiler:lost ''all'' of his plans to, and has ''finally run '''out of patience''''' with, Makoto Nanaya]].
* Conker of ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' does this in the first scene, in a parody of ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
* Fenris of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' does this during your first meeting, when you ask if he intends to do with with his former master.
* In ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', upon becoming the Don of the Corleones, the player character Aldo delivers an ''epic'' one to the camera. [[https://youtu.be/zexcWVUwZdo?t=30s Witness for yourselves]].
* [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Freddy Fazbear]] [[NoPunIntended bears]] this in the game's cover art in a similar vein to [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex DeLarge]].
* Any of the characters from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4'' could qualify when they get a critical hit with their Persona. Especially the Protagonists and Antagonists
* If Futaba in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is romanced she will try to give the Protagonist a cute look, only to have it turn into this by accident.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''[[http://koshiandoh.com/flash-gallery01/natsumi-step/index.html Natsumi STEP!]]'': [[spoiler:Natsumi does this in the [[http://koshiandoh.com/flash-gallery01/natsumi-step/naki.htm bonus video]] after right-clicking "Play."]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-06-18 "No one will care if I kill you."]]
* ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'': [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Manaus]] sports these from [[InTheHood beneath a hood]] and cloak.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' manages to depict a Kubrick Stare [[http://xkcd.com/933/ without a face]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[PsychopathicManchild Hmac]] does this in his [[http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c100.0.403.403/p403x403/529984_375779275829078_984179886_n.jpg 8/18/12 admin pic]] along with a PsychoticSmirk.
* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', the title character pulls one off quite well just before the final song of Act II.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic often does this.
* Logan from Blog/JustAnotherFool pulls off a rather frightening one.
* Flippy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode.
* This is {{Fluffy|TheTerrible}}. [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/buro9/314286663/ He is the destroyer of worlds.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAz1L8DlvBM This Eagle Owl]] does a rather creepy one just before grabbing some bait.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KR7sE13fUk In this]] VideoGame/{{Portal}} "Still alive" cover [[TheCakeIsALie while offering]] [[http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/9/2011/10/e72b752988cd67abcb1541a92c4b11ba/original.png cake]]
* In ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'', when [[spoiler: the terrorist begins chanting in Arabic]], his head is slightly tilted down as his menacing eyes stay fixed on Reginald P. Linux, and the camera films this from an above angle, accentuating this even further.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s Agent Carolina is able to pull this off with ''[[http://images.wikia.com/rvb/images/5/5a/Carolina_and_Epsilon.jpg a helmet]].''
** One of the Machinimators stated that the reason he liked to do Carolina in machinima so much is because her helmet is very good for doing shots like this.
* In ''Webvideo/SourceFed'', Lee delivers such a stare after being told that, no, she can't bring guns to a pillow fight, in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okxrFUrRc00 Burping, Cheating, and Prometheus VS Madagascar...It's Comment Commentary 21!]] video (at 2:40). That girl is dangerous...
* Jack Douglass of WebVideo/JacksFilms does this quite often. Just look at his logo on his [[http://www.youtube.com/user/jacksfilms?feature=watch main channel.]]
* WebVideo/Mega64 spoofs this by listing of the enormous number of video game covers that use this technique, calling it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9dg8PI2sEg Chin Down, Eyes Up]].
* Creator/TaliesinJaffe, playing Percy de Rolo on ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', has a great one he pulls out when things get serious. Just watch him in Episode 25, taking an aimed shot at the man who cost him his family.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LetsPlay/Markiplier Markiplier]] invoked for two minutes thirteen seconds in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC0xVc7Mso8 Hello Kitty Online]] episode. No, that is '''''not''''' a still photo.
* The host of ContraPoints, in her "Fritz the Fascist" persona, has a truly creepy one toward the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4BVGPkdzk video]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* [[MagnificentBastard Slade]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' somehow pulls this off with his entire face covered aside from his right eye.
* Hama on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' gets treated to this once her intentions are revealed.
** Appropriately enough, Katara does this when she threatens to "end" Zuko, "permanently", if he hurts Aang.
** Zuko does this the best during The Boiling Rock part 1.
** Azula does this too, right after she fires her Dai Li agents in Sozin's Comet.
** Sokka gets one as well in the four-part finale. Wind and everything!
** Amon of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' does this to help highlight that he's a bad guy.
*** But the fiercest one of all is Lin's in Turning the Tides.
* Nearly every villain from "WesternAnimation/TronUprising" does this at one point or another, but Dyson seems to be especially fond of it.
* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack sometimes does this when he's ready to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]], especially in the pilot.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodies this in their "Just The Good Parts" sketch: a segment of that dealing with ''Film/TheShining'' consists entirely of the Kubrick Stares from the film (and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment a black dude dancing in the kitchen for some reason]]).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E6TreehouseOfHorrorV Treehouse of Horror V]]", Homer does this during a ''Shining'' parody. The creators mention in DVD commentary that they made Dan Castellaneta do this while recording those lines. "Tilt your head forward and look up, you'll look like a lunatic."
** It appears again in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS26E3TreehouseOfHorrorXXV Treehouse of Horror XXV]]" with the "Clockwork Yellow" segment, which homages Kubrick's work [[spoiler: by Kubrick himself]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', William Dunbar performs one of these just after (faking) escaping from XANA's possession for a moment. The [[http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/william/William_164.jpg screenshot]] has reached MemeticMutation as his "rape face."
* In the episode "Party Of One" in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', usual GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie, delivers one to the mane cast after being dragged to her surprise party. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* [[spoiler: Aqualad]] has a very epic one in the WesternAnimation/YoungJustice episode "Depths"
* The Lich does a very menacing one in a flashback in WesternAnimation/AdventureTime.
* ''WesternAnimation/OneManBand'': The little girl busts out one of these when she's glaring angrily at the musicians, both of whom are obviously quite a bit taller.
* Ezra Bridger of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' gets this look whenever he edges closer to TheDarkSide.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the episode "A Nightmare on Face Time" Randy does this twice in the ''Shining'' parody subplot.
** Happens again in the episode "Sons a Witches," Cartman is furious at his girlfriend for constantly making him late to Halloween events. He delivers a glorious Kubrick Stare at her from across the lunch room while the rest of the boys around the table talk about something unrelated.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Lord Byron (yes, it's very old) called this the 'under look'.
%%* Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal.
%%* Creator/AlanMoore.
* None other than Creator/StanleyKubrick himself, all [[http://www.booooooom.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/booooooom_kubrick_02.jpg the]][[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfyf15JNYZ1qzzt52o1_400.png freakin']][[http://jonas.blog.siol.net/files/2010/03/playboy.jpeg time]].
* Creator/SkandarKeynes, the actor who played Edmund Pevensie in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', does it ''a lot''. A few examples are on his page.
* Also of the Series/NewsRadio alumni, [[http://www.ifc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dave_foley_cast_mini_gallery_thumb_03.jpg Dave]] and Foley.
* Many animals will express their aggression by taking this position. If an animal flattens their ears back while giving a Kubrick Stare, they may be planning to attack.
* Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers describes his "seductive stare" as the "Classic Kiedis Chin Tilt". Needless to say, it is very much a Kubrick Stare.
* Often used by fashion models as a stock pose of seduction.
* [[{{Webcomic/Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]] does this pretty often, naturally. His fans have even dubbed it "The Creepy Stare". An [[http://sonichu.com/w/images/f/f6/0694-AnnaBD8.JPG example]].
* [[Creator/PixarRegulars Lee Unkrich's]] cat [[https://twitter.com/#!/leeunkrich/status/144792564401315840/photo/1 is pretty good at it.]]
* Check out the stare on Perry Smith in his mugshots. How did Truman Capote ever fall for that guy?
* Oddly, a benign version of this: PrincessDiana had a habit of adopting this posture.
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler had quite the impressive one in some pictures, particularly on the [[http://rationalwiki.org/w/images/8/80/MeinKampf.jpg most well-known cover]] of ''Literature/MeinKampf''.
* In chess, or in any type of competitive game, the Kubrick Stare is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse, or discomfort their opponents. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Tal Mikhail Tal]], the Eighth World Chess Champion, was a chess player well known for his stares. It also didn't help his opponent's case that Tal was a tactical genius like no other on the chessboard. One of Tal's opponent's, Pal Benko, was so uncomfortable with Tal's gaze that he wore sunglasses during a game to avoid it. [[http://d1lalstwiwz2br.cloudfront.net/images_users/tiny_mce/Snow_Lion/phpxVqfRC.jpeg Watch]] the reaction of one of Tal's opponents to his Kubrick Stare.