straight-faced


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straight-faced

mod. with a serious, unsmiling face. He was a very straight-faced prof, but he has a tremendous sense of humor.
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Spade was quick with his usual straight-faced snappy banter as he walked the carpet with co-stars Mary McCormack, in a frilly Zac Posen dress, and Alyssa Milano, clad in a very low-cut tight black dress that left little of her to anyone's imagination.
A STRAIGHT-FACED Billy Connolly is Nickie Dryden, who's just been released after serving 20 years for loan sharking.
The agents asked, straight-faced, "Who is David Geffen?
A kind of parallel concrete poetry, these straight-faced descriptions are very important to Craigie.
There's no new catch phrase, but Ah-nold nails every straight-faced punch line and facial expression.
The first words he spoke were, like, game six,'' said a straight-faced Kidder, whom Rodriguez credits with first coming up with the ``One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'' comparisons.
There was no letdown for the strait-laced and straight-faced Bruins, who jumped on hapless Arizona early and never let up, scoring a 37-7 victory Saturday in front of a homecoming crowd of 43,614 at Arizona Stadium.
After the audience stopped laughing, the straight-faced actress rose and nobly intoned.
Written by and starring the members of a comedy collective known as Broken Lizard, the movie has a few moments of inspired, straight-faced stupidity, even as it grows increasingly repetitive after the first half hour.
Maintaining a straight-faced ``Cops'' facade from beginning to end, the video-shot feature plunges us right into the ``The Contenders'' TV show.
I was shocked,'' said David, who remained straight-faced and unemotional throughout his testimony.
Or, most puzzlingly, how scripts with as many holes in them as ``Double Jeopardy'' get made into straight-faced movies.
It doesn't seem likely the Strip will ever again fill up with crowds willing to pay to see the latest straight-faced hard-rock outrage.
Chavez supporters who booed De La Hoya in his own howetown said straight-faced that the old man would win this time even though he's an 8-1 underdog.