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Poll: Face Reveal Scenes in Movies

These films were filled with action, suspense and some considerable character development, but many were shielding us from knowing the faces of one of its chief subjects. And when that moment finally came, it was often climactic and surprising. Maybe it was finally unveiling the ugliness the character always tried to hide or maybe it was a subtle cue that the character, and their secrets, have now been, or will be, revealed in the story.

Which of these face reveal scenes satisfied you the most?

Discuss the list here.

Make Your Choice

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    Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)

    Harry Lime's reveal in The Third Man (1949).
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    Martin Balsam in Psycho (1960)

    The face reveal in Psycho (1960) (whose mention would, in itself, be a major spoiler of the film.)
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    Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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    Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967)

    Ernst Stavro Blofeld's reveal in You Only Live Twice (1967).
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    Mark Hamill and Sebastian Shaw in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

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    Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen (2009)

    Rohrschach's reveal in Watchmen (2009).
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    Colonel Walter E. Kurtz's reveal in Apocalypse Now (1979).
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    Tobin Bell in Saw (2004)

    Jigsaw's reveal in Saw (2004).
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    Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible (1996)

    Ethan Hunt's reveal in Mission: Impossible (1996).
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    Hugo Weaving in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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    Roy Scheider in Jaws (1975)

    "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."
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    Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

    The Phantom of the Opera's reveal in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
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    Dane Farwell in Scream 4 (2011)

    Ghostface's reveal in Scream (1996).
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    Anthony Hopkins in The Elephant Man (1980)

    The Elephant Man's reveal in The Elephant Man (1980).
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    Richard Brooker in Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

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    Matt Stone in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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    Kevin Peter Hall in Predator (1987)

    Predator's reveal in Predator (1987).
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    Two-Face's reveal in The Dark Knight (2008).
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    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

    The Joker's reveal in The Dark Knight (2008).

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