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Johann Hari in Huffington Post:
For a decade now, Hollywood acting has been slowly, steadily poisoned by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum...
Today, most actors in most movies have deliberately paralysed faces, incapable of registering anything. An ocean of Botox and collagen has been jabbed into the most famous faces on earth - leaving the audience feeling disconnected without knowing why....
... if a face has puffed-up, immobile lips, its capacity for basic expression is largely gone. This is, I'm sure, one reason why British actresses have been doing so well at the Oscars for the past 10 years: they haven't been facially paralysed. Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and - last year, in the achingly sad Away From Her - Julie Christie have accepted the potential richness that comes from worry-lines and crows' feet. They use them. They know they suggest depth and richness and life.