Few actors can look sad as soulfully as . Just two examples:
In A Simple Man:
And - a personal favorite - Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy:
The Railway Man should give the Academy Award winner ample opportunity to stare heartbrokenly. In the war drama Firth plays World War II veteran Eric Lomax who is haunted by his horrific experiences as a POW in a Japanese camp. Supported by his wife (played by ) Lomax decides to confront a Japanese translator who was present at one of his worst ordeals. Will he exact revenge or forgive his old enemy?
Watch the trailer for The Railway Man below and judge for yourself: