Eyes, brows, nose, mouth, chin, cheekbones - arranged in a certain way, reflecting the activity taking place inside the skull of that person - just one look is all you need to set off fireworks in your own brain: an explosion of feelings such as love, desire, lust, awe, empathy, recognition, déja vu, plus a whole cascade of indefinables.
From childhood onwards - maybe eight or nine years old - a particular kind of male physiognomy has fascinated me and I decided to pick out some well-known faces to try and define what it is about this particular arrangement of features which gives it such power. Apart from being in an elevator with George Sanders once, I never encountered any of these famous men but I have, in real life, met this type (he, or they, may, or may not, be found in my autobio).
So here's my rogue's gallery, my pin-ups. Searching the internet for examples of 'my types' and then lining them up , I was stunned by their similarities, not only physically but in personality. Rather than go into details (which can be found by looking them up), I'll ask you:
What strikes you about these faces? What do they have in common? Only one of them does not fit certain character traits they all have - do you know which one it is?