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* The student film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0 In a Heartbeat]]''[[note]] The film is about a gay boy's first crush on another boy. Don't follow the link if you don't like that kind of thing.[[/note]] has no dialogue and so the characters communicate solely through Facial Dialogue.

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* The student film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0 In a Heartbeat]]''[[note]] The film is about a gay boy's first crush on another boy. Don't follow the link if you don't like that kind of thing.[[/note]] Heartbeat]]'' has no dialogue and so the characters communicate solely through Facial Dialogue.

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* Because they can't verbally speak to each other due to the circumstances, [[spoiler:Ezra and Sabine's last (face to face) conversation]] in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' goes this way, where she asks him not to go, he apologizes for having to do it and asks her to help him, and she reluctantly accepts. To emphasize it, all dialogue from other characters is muted in favor of the OrchestralVersion of their respective {{leitmotif}}s.


* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has a lot of this. There's very little dialogue in the film, and even the most important story and character moments are often communicated through facial dialogue. One example is seeing Max realize he has a chance to escape once Slit unlocks his chains on Nux's car.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has a lot of this. There's very little dialogue in the film, and even the most important story and character moments are often communicated through facial dialogue. One example is seeing Max realize he has a chance to escape once Slit unlocks his chains on Nux's car. The seconds-long look that Furiosa gives Max, who she was trying very hard to kill half an hour ago, when they're fleeing from Joe's forces and he wordlessly [[FireForgedFriends hands her a sniper rifle]] says more than a full page of dialogue could.

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* In the climax of ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', Steve Trevor has no significant dialogue after getting aboard the plane, Chris Pine conveys the conflict of [[spoiler: a visibly terrified Steve psyching himself up to [[HeroicSacrifice blow up the bomb-laden plane while on board]]]] entirely through facial expressions.

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* Those who, for whatever strange reason, doubt the incredible acting abilities of James Earl Jones should take note of an early scene in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' where Jones as Thulsa Doom uses nothing but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTKdSZMRPg the power of his eyes and face]] to (quite convincingly) trick Conan's mother into [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo thinking he's going to let her go.]]

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* Early on expressions and body language were [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Cassandra Cain]]'s only way to communicate since her father didn't think learning how to talk was one of the skills she needed to be the perfect assassin.

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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' [[spoiler:when Thor and Loki come after Odin,]] Loki suddenly resorts to being TheQuietOne. [[spoiler:The only word he says from the moment he falls though the portal to the moment of Hela's arrival is "brother" after their father's death. Be it the looks of surprise and pained recognition when Odin welcomes his sons and later says that he loves them both, slightly shaking his head to tell "this isn't me" when asked to lift his magic, the "I don't know" look when Thor silently inquires about Hela, or the MeaningfulLook between Loki and Thor when they decide to put aside their differences once their sister shows up,]] -- his reactions are conveyed via facial expressions alone.


[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington's character learns his political rival has died in ''Series/YesMinister''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington's character [[caption-width-right:200:Jim Hacker learns that his political rival has died in ''Series/YesMinister''.just died.]]


EyeTake, AsideGlance and FascinatingEyebrow may be used as part of the FacialDialogue, but by themselves are only limited versions. Often the forte of TheSilentBob, TheVoiceless and TheQuietOne. Often featured in a NoDialogueEpisode. It is just as often used by characters who are perfectly capable of speaking, but just don't on this occasion, but in that case you should consider whether or not it qualifies instead as a MeaningfulLook.

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EyeTake, AsideGlance and FascinatingEyebrow may be used as part of the FacialDialogue, Facial Dialogue, but by themselves are only limited versions. Often the forte of TheSilentBob, TheVoiceless and TheQuietOne. Often featured in a NoDialogueEpisode. It is just as often used by characters who are perfectly capable of speaking, but just don't on this occasion, but in that case you should consider whether or not it qualifies instead as a MeaningfulLook.


* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out a minister who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs has unexpectedly died]]. The brief sadness, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.

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* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out a minister his predecessor, who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs memoirs, has unexpectedly died]]. The brief sadness, worry, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.

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* Invoked in ''Film/FallenAngels'' where He Qiwu communicates largely through his facial expressions because he's mute. He acknowledges that while he isn't sure that he's able to say everything, especially to Charlie, he gets the feeling that he's generally understood.

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* In ''Film/TheFugitive'', a couple of meaningful looks between prisoners on the bus is all Richard Kimble needs to see to realize that they're about to make a violent escape attempt.


* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.

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* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' ''and'' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.

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* Mathilda May's character in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' is a mostly silent (and [[EvilIsSexy always]] [[MsFanService unclothed]]) [[OurVampiresAreDifferent space vampire]]. Many of her interactions with her intended victims are entirely done via facial expressions, the best examples being during the sequences where she escapes from the Research Center at the beginning of the movie: a devilish smirk when she spots a soon-to-be-a-shriveled-corpse guard, a dismissive glance when she encounters the rest of the security force in her way out that soon morphs into a sadistic grin '''and''' a death glare as she blast them away without a second thought, just to name a few.

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* The student film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2REkk9SCRn0 In a Heartbeat]]''[[note]] The film is about a gay boy's first crush on another boy. Don't follow the link if you don't like that kind of thing.[[/note]] has no dialogue and so the characters communicate solely through Facial Dialogue.

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