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Nothing shows off the expressive skill of a trained professional actor like their snake face - the expression they make in a movie when they encounter a snake.
The following screenshots illustrate some of these often Oscar-worthy snake faces, including some from actors who actually won or were nominated for a best acting Oscar
(but probably not for their snake face.)

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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
 
Cold Creek Manor Cold Creek Manor Color of Night Capricorn One
Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone
sees a snake in Cold Creek Manor
Dennis Quaid sees a snake in Cold Creek Manor Bruce Willis finds a snake in his mailbox in Color of Night James Brolin pretends to discover a snake in Capricorn One
       
Foul Play The Big Doll House Pee Wee's Big Adventure Night at the Museum
Oscar winner Goldie Hawn pretends to be
startled by a snake in Foul Play
Pam Grier reacts to seeing a snake
used as a weapon in The Big Doll House
Paul Reubens shows us how much Pee Wee hates
snakes in Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Ben Stiller encounters a snake in Night at the Museum
       
Cleopatra 1999 Snow White and the Huntsman 3 Idiots Indiana Jones
Multiple Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor pretends
to be bitten by a venomous snake in Cleopatra
Kristin Stewart pretends to be surrounded by computer-generated snakes in Snow White and the Huntsman Oscar winner Charlize Theron pretends to discover that there's a rattlesnake at Seth MacFarlane's feet in
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Kate Capshaw puts on her best snake face when a python is really dropped onto her in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
       
Escort West The Frisco Kid The Life Aquatic The Island
Victor Mature prepares to deal with a rattler in Escort West Oscar-nominated actor Gene Wilder acts as if he is startled by a rattlesnake in The Frisco Kid Oscar-nominated actor Bill Murray pretends to be
python-curious in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor pretend that they have never seen a snake before in The Island
       
Indiana Jones Indiana Jones I Dreamed of Africa Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Oscar-nominated actor Harrison Ford is
startled by a cobra in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Karen Allen is startled by a cobra
in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Oscar winning actress Kim Bassinger does not approve
of her son's herpetocultural hobby in I Dreamed of Africa
Oscar-nominated actor River Phoenix shows the origin of Indy's fear of snakes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
       
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
Award-winning actress Catherine O'Hara
puts on a great snake face in Beetlejuice
Jeffrey Jones puts on a great snake face in Beetlejuice Multiple Oscar-nominated actress Winona Ryder
shows her snake face in Beetlejuice
Glenn Shadix shows his snake face in Beetlejuice
       
The Rains of Ranchipur Six Days Seven Nights Shalako Piranhaconda
Multiple-Oscar-nominated actor Richard Burton and Oscar-nominated actress Lana Turner are startled by a cobra in
The Rains of Ranchipur
Oscar-nominated actor Harrison Ford tosses a snake he found in Anne Heche's underwear in Six Days Seven Nights Oscar winner Sean Connery attacks a snake
in Shalako while Brigitte Bardot and another
actress cower in the background.
These actresses are trying to look like they're not very happy to see an enormous snake in Piranhaconda
       
Swamp Water Lure of the Wilderness Lure of the Wilderness The Mask of Fu Manchu
Multiple-Oscar winner Walter Brennan shows his "just got bit on the face by a snake" face in Swamp Water. Walter Brennan shows his snake face again in the
re-make of Swamp Water, Lure of the Wilderness
Jeffrey Hunter shows us his snake face in
Lure of the Wilderness
An actor is murdered with a snake as evil
Myrna Loy watches in The Mask of Fu Manchu
       
Maverick Maverick Last of the Clintons 3 Idiots
Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson shows multiple snake faces in Maverick This actor just figured out he's about to get
snakebit in Last of the Clintons
An actress reacts to seeing a large python drop
from the ceiling in Bowanga Bowanga
     
Hard Target Hard Target Kung Fu Hustle Bone Dry
Yancy Butler shows her snake face in Hard Target This actor pretends that it's no fun getting
a face full of snake fangs in Hard Target
An actor makes a comic snake face as he pretends that Cobras are biting him on the face in Kung Fu Hustle This actor wants us to believe that he
just got bit by a rattlesnake in Bone Dry
       
Bride of the Gorilla Call Her Savage Black Samurai Blood Feast
This actor just discovered he's about to get bit
by a snake in Bride of the Gorilla
Clara Bow, the "It Girl" of the 1920s gets
ready to whip a snake in Call Her Savage
An actor reacts to being thrown into a room
full of snakes in Black Samurai
An actor discovers she's about to be sacrificed in
Blood Feast
       
Catlow The Big Doll House Apocalypto Ballad of Cable Hogue
Oscar winner Yul Brynner pretends to be
spooked by a rattlesnake in Catlow
An actor pretends to be a victim of
snake abuse in The Big Doll House
An actor pretends to be snake bit and dying in Apocalypto Strother Martin reacts to a real rattlesnake thrown
at him in The Ballad of Cable Hogue
       
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Chandu Chandu Chandu
Lou Costello is startled by a cobra coming out of a basket
in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Chandhu made their rifles turn into snakes and these actors pretend they're not too happy about it in Chandhu the Magician
       
Cowboy The Wild Women of Wongo The Devil's Brigade Chato's Land
An actor terrifies another actor
with a rattlesnake in Cowboy
A Bollywood actor reacts to an over-friendly
pet snake in Housefull 2
This actor pretends that he just found a rattlesnake
under his bedcovers in The Devil's Brigade
An actor pretends that a live rattlesnake was
thrown onto his head in Chato's Land
       
City Slickers 2 Cheaper By the Dozen Boa
An actor pretends to be afraid of a gigantic computer-generated anaconda in Anaconda Daniel Stern thinks he's bitten by a snake in
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold
An actor's snake face in Cheaper By The Dozen An actor pretends she's about to be
swallowed by a giant boa in Boa
       
Creature with the Blue Hand Creature with the Blue Hand Wild Voyager
Two actors showing that they are being terrorized by snakes in Creature With the Blue Hand Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon (who was also nominated for this movie) shows her snake face when she sees a rattlesnake on the trail in Wild. Julie Delpy reacts to her snakebite in Voyager
       
Cold Creek Manor Cold Creek Manor Cold Creek Manor Flypaper
Sharon Stone, Kristin Stewart, and two other child actors
react to Stephen Dorff's snake in Cold Creek Manor
Dennis Quaid sees a snake in Cold Creek Manor A girl's snake face in Cold Creek Manor Lucy Liu shows some concern about having sex in a dry swimming pool full of rattlesnakes in Flypaper
       
True Grit Viva Maria Live and Let Die Live and Let Die
Haillee Stanfield reacts to a snake in a role that earned her a best supporting actress Oscar nomination in the Cohen Brother's version of True Grit. Brigitte Bardot, dressed as a man,
is startled by a snake in Viva Maria
Jane Seymour is tortured with a snake in Live and Let Die Another snake face from an actor in Live and Let Die
       
Lockjaw Cult of the Cobra Frogs The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Another "help it's an enormous killer snake that's not really
there but I'm pretending it is" snake face in Lockjaw
An actor pretends that a cobra is
about to bite him in Cult of the Cobra
An actor is startled by a snake in Frogs An actress playing Eve discovers the serpent in
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
       
Race With the Devil Race With the Devil Race With the Devil The River's Edge
This is Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda's
snake face in Race With the Devil
Lara Parker makes multiple snake faces in Race With the Devil as rattlesnakes fly out of cupboards in her motor home. Multiple Oscar winning actor Anthony Quinn and
Oscar winning actor Ray Milland stop fighting when
they see a rattlesnake nearby in The River's Edge
       
Shotgun Nadine Mademoiselle Never Say Never Again
An actor is tied up and tortured with a rattlesnake in Shotgun Kim Bassinger reacts to finding a snake
under her bedcovers in Nadine
The great French actress Jeanne Moreau reacts to seeing
a strange man showing her that he has a snake wrapped around his waist in Mademoiselle.
An actor reacts to seeing a snake thrown
into his car in Never Say Never Again
       
Poker run Shadow of the Hawk The Sadist The Sadist
Jasmine Waltz puts on her best snake face in Poker Run Oscar nominated actor Chief Dan George pretends a
harmless milk snake is a killer in Shadow of the Hawk
Arch Hall Jr. gives an Oscar-worthy snake-face performance in The Sadist,
although, really, he makes the same bug-eyed face in almost every scene in the movie.
     
The Perils of Pauline Posse From Hell Road to Zanzibar Nowhere Land
Actors pretend to be frightened by a snake put in a basket to kill them in the 1914 silent serial The Perils of Pauline Zohra Lampert pretends she doesn't like being abducted
and tied up next to a rattlesnake in Posse From Hell
Oscar winning actor Bing Crosby and perennial Oscar loser Bob Hope show their snake faces in Road to Zanzibar This is veteran actor John Polito's subtle snake face as he finds himself trapped with a bunch of rattlesnakes in
Nowhere Land
       
Devil Woman Anacondas HBO I Dreamed of Africa Escort West
Help it's a snake! Devil Woman This actor is about to get crushed by a gigantic computer-generated snake in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid This actor was just bitten by his pet
Puff Adder in I Dreamed of Africa
A Native American actor gets a rattlesnake
thrown around his neck in Escort West
       
Dark Tide Dark Tide Meltdown The Dude Ranger
An actor realizes he's about to be bitten by
a venomous seasnake in Dark Tide
An actor reacts to a venomous seasnake crawling
up her naked body when she's in a bathtub in Dark Tide
An actor reacts to seeing a snake on the floor
of a public restroom in Meltdown
This actor just found a rattlesnake in a bed in Dude Ranger
       
Hard Ticket To Hawaii Greed gunga din Jaws of Satan
A giant snake flew out of a toilet and found its way
to the face of this actor in Hard Ticket to Hawaii
An actor playing a fugitive reacts to seeing
a rattlesnake in the desert in the silent classic Greed
A British soldier is threatened with getting
tossed into a pit full of snakes in Gunga Din
An actress reacts to a rattlesnake
on her bed in Jaws of Satan
       
Jaws of Satan Jaws of Satan Jungle Book Lonesome Dove
A child actor sees a rattlesnake in Jaws of Satan Two child actors freak out when a snake drops
onto them in Jaws of Satan
Kaa the Snake hypnotizes Mowgli in The Jungle Book A water moccasin flies out of a river into the face of a cowboy in Lonesome Dove. I made a similar face at how ridiculous this scene was in what was otherwise a good western.
       
King Cobra Black Moon The Blood of Fu Manchu Fangs
Yikes, that's a big snake that they're going to digitally insert into the movie right where I'm looking! - King Cobra Cathryn Harrison reacts to finding a pair of mating
vipers under a rock in the middle of a war
between men and women in Black Moon
An evil henchman holds a snake up to the face of an actress to inject her with its venom and make her an assassin who can kill men with her kiss in The Blood of Fu Manchu A woman pretends to be attacked by
a harmless California Kingsnake in Snakes
Lust For Gold King Cobra Yellowneck Strange Cargo
A rattlesnake startled this actor in Lust For Gold An actress shows her best snake face, but I
doubt anybody will be looking at it in King Cobra
An actor pretends to be terrified of a
completely-harmless rat snake in Yellowneck
Eduardo Ciannelli makes his best "I just got bit on the butt
by a swimming venomous snake" face in Strange Cargo
       
Murders in the Zoo Murders in the Zoo Nagin Next of Kin
An actor pretends to have been bitten by
a snake in Murders in the Zoo
A man holds a snake around his throat and pretends
to be choked to death in Murders in the Zoo
A child actress looks scared of
a really bad fake snake prop in Nagin
A terrified gangster is surrounded
by snakes on a bus in Next of Kin
       
Serpent Island Serpent Island The Serpent Warriors Phobia
An actress holds a harmless python and pretends to be terrified as she wrestles it in Serpent Island An actress finds herself in a bathtub
full of snakes in Serpent Warriors
An actor expresses a debilitating fear of snakes in Phobia
       
Silent Venom Silent Venom Silent Venom The Missing
Krista Allen reacts to seeing lots of harmless pet-store snakes on a submarine and then
somehow getting covered with them in the amazingly absurd Silent Venom
A sailor discovers a bunch of hidden snakes
in his submarine in Silent Venom
A little girl reacts to seeing a bunch
of snakes tied to a tree in The Missing
       
Snake Island Snake Island Snake Island Snake Island
Four different actors playing tourists in Africa ham it up for the snakes in Snake Island
 
Snake Island Snake Island Snake Island Snake Island
More snake faces in Snake Island, a movie that's full of snakes and snake faces.
       
Snake Island Snake Island The Snake Girl The Snake Girl
And the award for the most snake faces in a movie goes to: Snake Island Some Asian actors chew up the scenery reacting to snakes dropping from the sky in Snake Girl
       
Snakes on a Plane Snakes on a Plane Snakes on a Plane Sorcerer and White Snake
They could have called this movie "Snake Faces on a Plane" instead of Snakes on a Plane there are so many of them. An actor pretends that he didn't know this woman was a snake disguised as a woman in
The Sorcerer and the White Snake
       
Texas Across The River The Air I Breathe Tales of Terror 3 Idiots
Dean Martin freaks out and shoots a bunch of rattlesnakes that are nowhere near him in Texas Across the River Julie Delpy shows us the face to make when your venomous lab snake gets loose and bites you in The Air I Breathe The great actor Peter Lorre pretends to be terrified
of a snake in Tales of Terror
Acting lesson number 75: this is how you should look after a huge snake shoots out of the mouth of a living corpse and bites your face. The Serpent and the Rainbow
       
Snakes on a Train Snakes on a Train Snakeman The Hills Have Eyes
Here's another choked-to-death-by-a-monster-snake
snake face in Snakes on a Train
An actress pretends that the deadly green goo
the crew sprayed all over her was spit out by a
harmless little ball python in Snakes on a Train
Snakeman director to actor: "Just think of the
scariest moment in your life - we'll add the gigantic
computer-generated snake that's going to eat you later."

An actress holds the toothy end of a rattlesnake
to the neck of a bad guy in. The Hills Have Eyes

       
Snakes on a Train Sssssss Stanley Stanley
Here's another snake face from Snakes on a Train Acting lesson number 37: This is how you should look when a python is hanging on your body and not really bothering you at all. From Sssssss Acting lesson number 22: Here's how to look when a crazy swamp hermit sends his pet rattlesnake to kill you. Stanley Acting lesson number 13: Here's how to look when a crazy swamp hermit sends his pet boa to kill you. Stanley
       
The Southerner Spiders The Bride Goes Wild The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
A girl waves a snake in her Grandma's face
to tease her in The Southerner
An actor playing a princess is terrified of a very slow-moving python in the early Fritz Lang silent movie
The Spiders: Chapter 1
Oscar-nominated actor Hume Cronyn shows
his snake face in The Bride Goes Wild
Oscar-nominated actor Franchot Tone makes a comic snake face in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
       
The Mighty Quinn The Reptile There Was a Crooked Man... The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
An actor playing a helicopter pilot pretends that a snake just crawled up his pants leg and bit him in The Mighty Quinn A nice snake face from The Reptile Multiple Oscar-nominated actor Kirk Douglas pretends he was just bitten by a rattlesnake in There Was a Crooked Man Highly-respected Shakespearian actor Nicol Williamson
reacts to seeing a snake in The Seven-Percent Solution
       
Venom Venom Venomous Westworld
Susan George shows her snakebite
to the face face in Venom
Klaus Kinski shows his snake face in Venom, which
looks about the same as every face he makes.
An actress just out of the shower pretends to be terrified
by a snake about a mile away from her in Venomous
James Brolin reacts to a rattlesnake
striking his arm in Westworld
       
Virtuosity Walk Hard The Terror Within 3 burials of me
An actor's dumbfounded snake face in Virtuosity A child actor puts on his snake face
for a rubber snake in Walk Hard
Two hungry men make yummy snake faces when they find a live rattlesnake they can kill for food in The Terror Within A fugitive is surprised and bitten by a rattlesnake in
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
       
The Wild Women of Wongo Wind Across the Everglades The Magician The Speckled Band
An actor pretends to be terrified of a python the crew draped over a branch in Wild Women of Wongo Oscar winner Burl Ives yanks a snake
off his arm in Wind Across the Everglades
Silent movies were all about facial expressions as you can see in this actress's snake face that shows she was just bitten by a deadly viper in The Magician An actress shows her snake face in The Speckled Band
       
Women in Fury Women in Fury Snake Dancer Snake Dancer
An actress is terrified of a harmless boa constrictor that the crew wrapped around her leg in Women in Fury An actress reacts to a snake bite in Women in Fury Glenda Kemp shows her killed-by-a-snake face
in Snake Dancer
Glenda Kemp shows her aroused-by-a-snake face
in Snake Dancer
       
The Winning of Barbara Worth True Grit Dreamscape Dreamscape
A silent movie actor reacts to seeing a rattlesnake through his legs in The Winning of Barbara Worth Kim Darby pretends to have fallen into
a cave full of rattlesnakes in True Grit
Dennis Quaid shows some great snake faces in Dreamscape
       
Dreamscape April Fool's Day Big Girls Don't Cry Big Girls Don't Cry
Is this a snake face in Dreamscape
or is it a Spielberg Face?
An actor is caught in a trap and suspended
above a snake in April Fool's Day.
Two child actors react to seeing a rattlesnake in Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even.
       
Club Paradise Club Paradise Eve's Bayou Labyrinth
Steven Kampmann and Andrea Martin react to a python in Club Paradise Two child actors in Eve's Bayou discover that a motionless
snake they thought was dead is really alive.
14-year-old future Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly reacts to a snake tossed around her neck by David Bowie in Labyrinth.
     
The Kings of Summer The Kings of Summer The Kings of Summer The Kings of Summer
Erin Moriarty doesn't appreciate that a snake is crawling between her sneakers in The Kings of Summer. Nick Offerman's snake face in The Kings of Summer
is as deadpan funny as everything he does.
Nick Robinson and Erin Moriarty are scared of a harmless
little gopher snake The Kings of Summer.
Moises Mrias thinks that flicking his tongue at a snake
will protect him in The Kings of Summer.
Spoiler Alert - He's wrong.
       
Fire Down Below Fire Down Below Fire Down Below Fire Down Below
Did Steven Segal just find some rattlesnakes in his room in Fire Down Below or is that his pick-up face? It's hard to tell. A couple of actors in Fire Down Below express what it's like to find rattlesnakes in your truck.
       
The Far Side of Jericho Prisoners Jungle Book Jungle Book
A woman reacts after she squats and almost pees on
a sidewinder in The Far Side of Jericho
Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal puts on his snake face when he discovers a box full of snakes in Prisoners. Actors in Jungle Book react to a cobra that guards a chamber full of treasure.
       
King Solomon's Mines King Solomon's Mines King Solomon's Mines King Solomon's Mines
Deborah Kerr was nominated for 6 best actress Academy Awards, but not for King Solomon's Mines, in which we see her snake face (with Richard Carlson).
Stewart Granger and other actors show their snake faces in King Solomon's Mines.
   
The Gorgon The Gorgon The Gorgon The Gorgon
BAFTA nominated actor Peter Cushing
reacts to seeing the Gorgon in The Gorgon.
Three highly-trained British thespians react to seeing the Gorgon in The Gorgon.
   
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (The End of August at the Hotel Ozone Late August at the Hotel Ozone (The End of August at the Hotel Ozone Lust For Gold Ring of Terror
Two women have different reactions to a snake they find in the forest in Late August at the Hotel Ozone. A bad guy with a badge gets snakebit
on the neck in Lust For Gold.
A woman reacts to seeing a rattlesnake
in her car in Ring of Terror.
       
Keanu Altered States Central Intelligence Central Intelligence
Jordan Peele is scared of a pet python in Keanu. Oscar winner William Hurt has a
snake problem in Altered States
Kevin Hart is frightened of a cute little
boa constrictor in Central Intelligence.
Kumail Nanjiani pretends to be afraid of his pet
snake in Central Intelligence to fool Kevin Hart.
       
keeping up with the joneses Identity Thief Billy Jack 3 Idiots
Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis is surprised to learn that he has been drinking wine from a bottle with a pickled cobra inside it in Keeping Up with the Joneses Justin Bateman reacts to a snake
biting his face in Identity Thief
Tom Laughlin shows his just-got-bitten-by-a-rattlesnake
face in Billy Jack.
Mowgli is hypnotized by a hungry Kaa the Snake
in the 2016 version of The Jungle Book.
       
Desierto Desierto The Mummy Returns The Mummy Returns
Two actors react to seeing a big pile of rattlesnakes in Desierto. Oscar winning actress Rachel Weisz is startled
when she hears a snake in The Mummy Returns.

BAFTA nominated actor John Hannah's "get that
Asp out of my face" face in The Mummy Returns

       
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (The End of August at the Hotel Ozone White Huntress    
Cheetah is surprised whe his horn playing makes a cobra rise up out of its basket in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman. An actress in White Huntress reacts
to seeing a python in her bed.
   
       
 

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