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Mentioned in another thread, I'm curious about "dead eyes". How exactly would you define them? If someone has dead eyes are they always dead or do they sometimes look "alive". What causes dead eyes?

by Seriously curiousreply 13501/15/2015

I'm who said it, so I'll answer.

It's like there is no spirit animating the matter, no warmth or human compassion, nor empathy within the eyes. Not a person I'd trust for a minute. Dead eyes are creepy because these people have a huge disconnect from authentic emotion and empathy, and therefore, are capable of the most harm (since they can't feel the pain of what they cause). They are not contributors to community, but rather, users. Manipulators. Hugely self-centered to the point of narcissistic. They are the people to watch out for. And if you want an experience that leaves you totally empty inside (as these people seem to be), then get involved with someone who's dead inside. Someone with dead eyes.

Alright, I went a little far. I've described above one type of dead eyes, the ones I saw in the other thread. But there are also dead eyed people who are simply disconnected and not as... problematic. The less problematic group still seriously lack depth and are at minimum unsatisfying as friends and lovers.

Forget the face, the body, the expression, the sense of style. These are all artifice that can hide the truth. Take a good look at the eyes and see how they makes you feel. Do they feel safe? Does they feel warm and inviting?

by Seriously curiousreply 103/29/2013

Sorry, didn't totally answer your Qs. It's possible for dead eyes to be alive sometimes, if they are passionate about something. I assume (just guessing) in general they have seriously repressed emotions due to trauma/abuse/childhood conditioning, and that rage or mortal fear would make them look alive when they surface.

But I'm not a learned psycho analyst. Perhaps some people are just broken?

My bf was like this when he was younger and it took many years of intense therapy for him to begin to understand emotion and to gain empathy. So some broken people can heal, if they choose to. My bf wouldn't have done it if he hadn't had major upheaval in his life.

by Seriously curiousreply 203/29/2013

It was the first thing I noticed about Britney Spears in the first photo I ever saw of her back when she was a teenager.

by Seriously curiousreply 303/29/2013

'dead eyes' can also be a sign of exhaustion, depression, despair, grief, etc.

by Seriously curiousreply 403/29/2013

Two words: Kirsten Dunst.

by Seriously curiousreply 503/30/2013

One word: Brandon.

by Seriously curiousreply 603/30/2013

R1, maybe their eyes become glassy, frozen and dead because they are stuck listening to gasbags like you.

by Seriously curiousreply 703/30/2013

Joe Francis (the girls gone wild guy) is king of this. He has a weird smile too. He looks like a shark, so that's apt I guess.

by Seriously curiousreply 803/30/2013

Is this the less scientific equivalent of sociopathy?

by Seriously curiousreply 903/30/2013

R7, that's likely it. Dead eye people tend to be so shallow anyway, though, that superficiality and shiny happy exciting things are all they can handle. Oh, and cruelty. That keeps their attention too.

Looking within? Personal growth? They'll pass.

by Seriously curiousreply 1003/30/2013

Chad Kroger of Nickleback has them.

by Seriously curiousreply 1103/30/2013

Here a few examples.

by Seriously curiousreply 1203/30/2013

OP, dead eyes often come from dead brain.

So, go get a mirror and.......

by Seriously curiousreply 1303/30/2013

I guess I don't have deadeye-dar. I'm not seeing what you all are seeing. Steve buscimi's eyes always looked kind to me. Britney's, a little frozen-yes. Joe Francis's creepy smile distracts me from keying into "dead eyes".

I must be a sociopath's dream.

by Seriously curiousreply 1403/30/2013

I don't get it either.

by Seriously curiousreply 1503/30/2013

I've got a friend who has them. He doesn't fit the stereotype of a sociopath at all, so I'm not sure how true the stereotype is. He's a genuinely sweet and kind guy. He's very handsome, but his dead eyes are very off-putting.

by Seriously curiousreply 1603/30/2013

R14, I disagree with that list of celebs. Some of them, okay, but I don't see it with a good half of them. But then I'm not seeing multiple pictures of these people, either. Buscemi doesn't look dead to me at all. The guy who made that other 'erryday' thread looks deader than any of the celebs pictured.

Think of dead as vacant. Surely you've met some vacant people, or deer-in-headlights people?

by Seriously curiousreply 1703/30/2013

Beyonce has dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 1803/30/2013

Joe Francis was an excellent example. Those eyes would fit nicely on a shark.

by Seriously curiousreply 1903/30/2013

I don't think those celebrities have dead eyes. But just go to any mugshots site and there you will find some.

by Seriously curiousreply 2003/30/2013


by Seriously curiousreply 2103/30/2013

What's interesting about Joe Francis is that the ONLY pictures that his eyes have any life in them IS his mugshot.

by Seriously curiousreply 2203/30/2013

That chick from Weeds.


by Seriously curiousreply 2303/30/2013

R11 R8 both have the same shit-eating grin. I'm not seeing "dead eyes" on anyone else, least of all Steve Buscemi, Brad Cooper, or Paul Ryan.

Especially Paul Ryan. He has one of the most interesting pairs of eyes I've ever seen. He might use his powers for evil instead of good, but his eyes aren't "dead."

by Seriously curiousreply 2403/30/2013

If you don't think Paul Ryan or Joe Francis have dead eyes, you aren't familiar with the concept.

by Seriously curiousreply 2503/30/2013

That may well be, R25. I don't think I've heard it before today.

So...tell me about Paul Ryan's "dead" eyes, please.

by Seriously curiousreply 2603/30/2013

Paul Ryan's eyes are so dead they're buried.

by Seriously curiousreply 2703/30/2013

The only example I agreed with in r12's list is Crispin Glover. The other people all have bright, lively eyes (especially Brad Cooper and Bill Murray), so I didn't know what they're talking about.

by Seriously curiousreply 2803/30/2013

Rihanna has very dead eyes. They're beautiful, but they're like a lizard's eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 2903/30/2013

Dead Eyes:

by Seriously curiousreply 3003/30/2013

Dead Eyes 2:

by Seriously curiousreply 3103/30/2013

She looks like a very sad girl. What color are her eyes?

by Seriously curiousreply 3203/30/2013

Ever see a picture of someone who just graduated basic training in the military? No matter which branch, they all have that same look.

This guy has dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 3303/30/2013

I can see something sad in R33, R30, and especially R29, but I see it in the downturn of their lips, not in their eyes.

I think you have to be special to see "dead eyes," and I'm just not that special.

by Seriously curiousreply 3403/30/2013

Here, despite the fact that a professional photographer took this set of pics (lol) and that Paul Ryan has a mirthful smile on his face and eyes as light blue as a Malamute's, there is absolutely no "spark" in them. Nothing to indicate that his eyes know what his face is doing. I guess Tyra would call it "smizing." These are dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 3503/30/2013

Those photos are taken from such a distance and in such poor light, R35, that I couldn't tell you anything about the man except that I recognize him and he's using a dumbbell?.

by Seriously curiousreply 3603/30/2013

Those legs.

by Seriously curiousreply 3703/30/2013

I agree Paul Ryan has dead eyes. It's weird because they're the first thing you notice about him, and they're genuinely beautiful eyes--but there's no life behind them.

But I think it's impossible to see dead eyes in photos. You have to see the person actually moving and reacting to see how the eyes don't really respond to stimuli.

by Seriously curiousreply 3803/30/2013

To OP and R1, who was the person with dead eyes who started this thread?

I believe it was a porn thread with a lot of "OMG, he's so hot" comments before his dead eyes and lack of any personality were noted.

So who is "dead eyes"?

by Seriously curiousreply 3903/30/2013

R1 posted the comment about Brandon in the Erryday thread.

by Seriously curiousreply 4003/30/2013

R40, at least he's not R488 from the Brandon thread. Bet *he* has "dead eyes."

by Seriously curiousreply 4103/30/2013

He's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at you, doesn't seem to be living--until he bites you, and those black eyes roll over white and then--then you hear that terrible high-pitched screaming--

by Seriously curiousreply 4203/30/2013

Halfway down this link is a photo of Billy Bob Thornton. Now there are dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 4303/30/2013

Wow, that's a terrific link, R43! I've never seen most of these celeb photos. If you scroll slowly and figure out who it is before seeing the name, you see that some faces are recognizable no matter what, and some people you just can't figure out at all. Everyone is fatter in pre-celeb photos. Some people look better heavier. Most people look absolutely regular and normal pre-celebrity! Like anyone you went to school with. Some were really ugly or look especially stupid, and you wonder how they parlayed that into fame and fortune.

by Seriously curiousreply 4403/30/2013

Ryan Gosling has some serious dead eyes

by Seriously curiousreply 4503/31/2013

I see it with that Girls Gone Wild and with the military guy. Some of these examples are way off. Steve Buscemi? Not at all. Bradley Cooper might have cold untrustworthy eyes, but they are alive. Gary Busey looks a little crazy, wonky eyes and all, I don't see dead eyes. That pretty girl upthread just has sad eyes.

So I think people use this way too easily, as if everyone who isn't shining with pure mirth and love right in this moment has dead eyes, but of course they are a thing. There's a lot you can see in people's eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 4603/31/2013

Katharine McPhee from SMASH

by Seriously curiousreply 4703/31/2013

I agree that Paul Ryan and Rhianna have dead eyes.

Also Canadian PM Stephen Harper

by Seriously curiousreply 4803/31/2013

an earlier photo of Harper's dead eyes

by Seriously curiousreply 4903/31/2013

here's a scary Harper dead-eyes photo

by Seriously curiousreply 5003/31/2013

Sharon Osbourne owns this thread.

by Seriously curiousreply 5103/31/2013

51 replies and not a single mention of Madison from Million Dollar Listing?

by Seriously curiousreply 5203/31/2013

When is Brandon starting another thread? That was fun.

by Seriously curiousreply 5303/31/2013

Stephen Harper is one of the most disturbing people I've ever seen. His eyes are ice cold, serial killer eyes. When I visited Canada, it took on horror film proportions when the people I was visiting couldn't (were too stupid to) see it.

by Seriously curiousreply 5403/31/2013

Here's another early pic of Stephen Harper's deader-than-dead eyes.

You're right, R54, it's really disturbing. How can someone who looks like that succeed at anything requiring public contact?

by Seriously curiousreply 5503/31/2013

Per r43's link, Renee Zellweger had beautiful big eyes. How can eyes disappear? I've never seen that happen before.

by Seriously curiousreply 5603/31/2013

This pic of Elvis, from R43's link.

Dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 5703/31/2013

Kathy Griffin describes Heidi Klum as having dead eyes. Some might be confusing light colored eyes as dead eyes. Some examples are actually cold eyes, not dead eyes. You won't mistake true dead eyes if you find a dark colored example.

by Seriously curiousreply 5803/31/2013

Angelina Jolie looks vacant.

by Seriously curiousreply 5903/31/2013


by Seriously curiousreply 6003/31/2013

Kristen Stewart's whole face is dead.

by Seriously curiousreply 6103/31/2013


by Seriously curiousreply 6203/31/2013

Hilary does not have dead eyes. One photo can make one look weird or stunned. It is when they are like that all the time.

Google Karla Homolka and you will see dead eyes in every photo.

by Seriously curiousreply 6303/31/2013

James Holmes

by Seriously curiousreply 6403/31/2013

Stephen Harper has dead lips too

by Seriously curiousreply 6503/31/2013

Kenny Rogers didn't used to have dead eyes, but the combination of face work and singing "Lucille" a billion times have gave him dead eyes for sure.

by Seriously curiousreply 6603/31/2013

This is an example of dead eyes at the link. For me there are a couple of versions of dead eyes, the most extreme is at the link. I usually see them in serial killers, the insane or other hard core criminals. Addicts that are far gone usually have the same kind of extreme deadness in their eyes like total meth addicts. There appears to be no soul connected to the body or consciousness. Elvis has left the building.

Then there are the eyes that are dead but I see a lot of anger in them like that Leesa Dahl and Jodi Arias. They both have dead eyes but there is also a lot of rage so there seems to be some of their soul still attached to an element of consciousness.

And there are the variations in people that are not deadness but maybe more like you see no human emotion or warmth. A kind of coldness or sometimes cunning? These things are hard to describe. I would say maybe Paul Ryan falls into this even Madonna and anyone ruthlessly ambitious or manipulative. Their humanity is still somewhat attached to their consciousness enough that they know how to appear to follow the rules of rational living and social interaction. They are not homicidal the way those in the first two paragraphs are but it does not mean they are compassionate just good at covering up their lack of humanity.

by Seriously curiousreply 6703/31/2013

I think the Actor Henry Cavill has dead eyes in a lot of his pictures. I don't know if it is how he reacts to flashbulbs or what, but it is like a veil comes over his eyes in some of his pictures. Good looking guy, but dead eyes. In interviews and on screen he doesn't have them, but in still pictures, dead dead dead

by Seriously curiousreply 6803/31/2013

eye yigh eye

by Seriously curiousreply 6903/31/2013

James Holmes has wide-eyed CRAZY eyes, like the school shooting killer.

by Seriously curiousreply 7003/31/2013

Beyonce'=dead eyes. Nothing there. They have been compared to shark eyes. Cold. Calculating. She thinks rolling her eyes and batting her eyelashes is good acting. In that schlockumentary for HBO, she rarely looks the computer camera straight on. She's always looking down and away. The mark of a liar. Vanessa Williams is the complete opposite. Beautiful eyes that telegraph warmth, sensuality and intelligence. She smiles with her eyes. Irish eyes. Nough' said.

by Seriously curiousreply 7103/31/2013

Hillary's eyes aren't dead. They're down right ambitious. Madonna has ambitious mixed with searching for answers. Aren't they both distantly related to Camilla or Angelina? All have ambitious eyes. To be dead eyes they have to appear as though they would fit a corpse. You google the images.

Angelina's eyes are slightly vacant though Brad Pitt has part dead, part deer caught in headlights eyes. I agree about Holmoka. It must be chilling to her children.

by Seriously curiousreply 7203/31/2013

Marty Feldman had dead eye.

Sandy Duncan has dead eye.

by Seriously curiousreply 7303/31/2013

r61, that's the big photo Jodie Foster splooges on every night.

by Seriously curiousreply 7403/31/2013

I have to say Britney Spears looks like a zombie. She just looks like the life has totally been sucked out of her. A vacant lost look.I feel sorry for her.

by Seriously curiousreply 7503/31/2013

I always thought Madonna's eyes were a sign of deep-seated insecurity and a strong desire for approval. The constant blinking and the glazed over, emotionless eyes make it seem like she never truly believes anything she says, she just wants people to like her and think highly of her. It's like she's searching for something she has never found and deep down she knows she never will.

by Seriously curiousreply 7603/31/2013

Does he have dead eyes?

by Seriously curiousreply 7703/31/2013

Lana Del Rey is a good example.

by Seriously curiousreply 7803/31/2013

I agree, R78. She has dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 7903/31/2013

I agree, R76.

by Seriously curiousreply 8003/31/2013

Michelle "Clown Car" Duggar

by Seriously curiousreply 8103/31/2013

I would say overly medicated r75.

by Seriously curiousreply 8203/31/2013

Porn stars get a version of the dead or souless look too. A recent thread about Jenna Jamison had some recent pics and her eyes are "dead".

by Seriously curiousreply 8303/31/2013

I think Leo DiCaprio has them. When you look at his eyes, they always look empty and emotionless.

by Seriously curiousreply 8403/31/2013

I think Leo has sad eyes, not dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 8503/31/2013

R85 Why do you think they're "sad eyes" and why is he sad?

by Seriously curiousreply 8603/31/2013

R86, probably from all of the cp he was forced into.

by Seriously curiousreply 8703/31/2013

Dead eyes are more like the spirit is not there (there is a frightening, hollow, or evil vibe to the look). Sad eyes: there is a spirit but it is sad. That is how it looks! I don't know Leo, so I don't know why. He was a child star, maybe he saw a lot.

by Seriously curiousreply 8803/31/2013

Kristen Stewart

by Seriously curiousreply 8903/31/2013

JGL and George Clooney both have happy eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 9003/31/2013

Lana Del Rey is a great example, as are Britney and Beyonce. In the case of the former two, I think it's a case of drugs impacting neurological function. In the case of Beyonce, I think it's plain ole vacuousness.

by Seriously curiousreply 9103/31/2013

Miley Cyrus. End of thread.

by Seriously curiousreply 9203/31/2013

Britney is a good example but I think it's because she's very very medicated.

Lana Del Ray is another one who looks high all the time and completely dead inside.

by Seriously curiousreply 9303/31/2013

R87: "cp"?

re: Leo DeCaprio [quote]probably from all of the cp he was forced into.

by Seriously curiousreply 9403/31/2013

Cp= Christian propaganda via Kirk Cameron.

by Seriously curiousreply 9504/01/2013

I was thinking cp equals child porn? Hollywood exploitation?

by Seriously curiousreply 9604/01/2013

I said this about my ex at the beginning! I described him as having dead eyes being non genuine and he turned out to be a narcisist manipulator pathological liar abuser etc etc ... This is real.

by Seriously curiousreply 9704/04/2013

Henry Cavill, very dead eyes in pictures. Hot as fuck though.

Not sure why, but for some reason I decided to watch some videos on conspiracy theories, the MK ultra stuff. I don't

really believe it, but the lengths the believers go to to read into everything they see amuses me.

Well, just as I was being skeptical as shit, a video all about the programming of Britney Spears came up. You talk about Dead Eyes, that poor thing has them in spades. Not when she first broke on the scene but the last half of her career forward.

I totally think that girl was sacrificed. Not in the name of MK or Monarch conspiracies, but by her parents and probably her mgrs etc. They pimped her out, sexualized her as a young girl, and exploited her at every turn.

There was an interview with Britney, sometime after the conservancy went in to effect. She looks good and sounds pretty intelligent, but she basically talks about having no control, no choice, and how everything she does is decided for her, and she is sad. It was actually very heartbreaking to see this.

I don't get California law, but in many states, even people who are very mentally ill don't lose all of their rights, or are put into custody of someone else like she has been.

To me, if the people who are her "guardians" cared for her, they would take her out of the public eye, let her live her life out in private.

Sorry, didn't mean to ramble, but that interview of hers really broke my heart. Someone sold that girl's soul to the devil. She may have been in on the decision, but she was so young. Parents are supposed to protect their kids, not let them make decisions that will haunt them forever.

Britney's parents may not be in the press all the time like Lindsay's but they let their daughter swim with the sharks, while they sat on the beach counting the money

by Seriously curiousreply 9804/07/2013

Britney Spears really owns this topic. She is the primary example of dead eye. Shre had them even before the breakdown.

Truely sad.

by Seriously curiousreply 9904/07/2013

I'll continue. Putin:

by Seriously curiousreply 10012/03/2014

Bruce Jenner

by Seriously curiousreply 10112/03/2014

None of the celebrities in R12 look like they have dead eyes. They just look tired or high.

by Seriously curiousreply 10212/03/2014

Whoever posted the website with all the mugshots gave a great example. Criminals are perfect examples of people with dead eyes. They just look glassy and not-in-this-world. It's kind of scary

by Seriously curiousreply 10312/03/2014

Another vote for Beyonce.

by Seriously curiousreply 10412/04/2014

Here's a good example of dead eyes

by Seriously curiousreply 10512/04/2014

& again...

by Seriously curiousreply 10612/04/2014

Britney Spears pretty much owns the thread.

Rihanna and Kristen Stewart are a close second.

I find more female celebrities have them.

by Seriously curiousreply 10712/04/2014

jodi arias

sometimes just dead and sometimes looks like she could kill everybody.

link is to dead eye look.

by Seriously curiousreply 10812/04/2014

another good example

by Seriously curiousreply 10912/04/2014

I think a lot of it is drugs.

by Seriously curiousreply 11012/04/2014

I have noticed that people who smoke pot on the regular can get that look. A friend of mine was dating a new guy and I looked at his page on facebook to check him out and I got worried cause his eye were so weird looking. But then I found out he is a regular pot smoker and it made sense. He's really a sweet guy, lazy but sweet.

by Seriously curiousreply 11112/04/2014

even her drawings have the same dead eyes. very creepy.

by Seriously curiousreply 11212/04/2014

Remember me? I win this thread.

by Seriously curiousreply 11312/04/2014

On first view, this photo is really hot. But on closer inspection, the guy's eyes look dead. Literally. Is he?

by Seriously curiousreply 11412/04/2014

Joe Francis is the winner of this. I hope he loses his fortune and gets ALS. He's that terrible. R114, I have no idea but that picture disturbs me.

by Seriously curiousreply 11512/04/2014

Dead and about to kill

by Seriously curiousreply 11612/04/2014

Iggy Azalea has a bad case.

by Seriously curiousreply 11712/04/2014

Going all the way back.

by Seriously curiousreply 11812/04/2014

Nikki Minaj

by Seriously curiousreply 11912/04/2014

Dead eyes is how Dataloungers describe famous lesbian actresses they don't want to be lesbians.

by Seriously curiousreply 12012/04/2014

Joe Francis wins. His expression never changes because his eyes are fixed points of evil.

by Seriously curiousreply 12112/04/2014

Jenna Jamison

by Seriously curiousreply 12212/04/2014

I wouldn't call them dead but serial killer eyes. A little dead but with intensity?

by Seriously curiousreply 12312/04/2014

Two cases: The first was a large, color photo of Brad and Angie in formal wear. They looked at the camera, and their eyes had a dead look.

The second was Tom Cruise. Again, a colored photo, and he in formal wear. His eyes had no life.

by Seriously curiousreply 12412/04/2014

After Satan raped me my eyes have been called "dead". I only have eyes for him.

by Seriously curiousreply 12512/04/2014

Rory MacDonald

by Seriously curiousreply 12612/04/2014

Re sad eyes vs dead eyes: Paul McCartney has "sad eyes", because they droop down at the ends slightly. In his heyday they called them "bedroom eyes."

by Seriously curiousreply 12712/04/2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has dead eyes, or at least, vacant eyes, in every picture I see of him.

by Seriously curiousreply 12812/04/2014

Beyonce is the ultimate dead eyes. She literally looks like she is missing part of her brain or something.

by Seriously curiousreply 12912/04/2014

There are so many celebs and famous people with dead eyes.

Paul Ryan definitely has them, his eyes are downright scary, they say all you need to know about him as a person, if this creep ever gets anywhere near the presidency, watch out!

Rhianna, definitely has dead eyes and they are quite vacant too!

Ryan Seacrest, he creeps me out as well, same for Kid Rock. Sting also has dead eyes, he has beautiful eyes, but they are dead.

by Seriously curiousreply 13012/04/2014

This guy goes by "Derek Pain" in bondage videos.

Major dead eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 13112/05/2014

Dutch Secretary-General at the Ministry of Justice/pedophile and rumored child rapist Joris Demmink:

by Seriously curiousreply 13212/05/2014

Davey Wavey owns this thread:

by Seriously curiousreply 13301/15/2015

The Wuornos clip is an excellent example because she learned how to make facial expressions, but they don't match the eyes.

by Seriously curiousreply 13401/15/2015

Not to be confused with death stare eyes. Those people scare the shit out of me.

by Seriously curiousreply 13501/15/2015
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