A cry-face is like a snowflake; each one is a special and unique work of art. For that reason, ranking the effectiveness of cry-faces is harder than you’d think. We took a whack at the task, and are proud to present our top ten cry-faces in Hollywood, judged by believability, tear duct dexterity, and lip-quiver technique. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “cry-face,” it’s exactly what it sounds like — the face an actor makes when he or she cries, of course! Simple as that.) Check out our rankings after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know who would top your own list of oh-so-intense criers.
Despite playing notorious crier Cry-Baby Walker, Johnny Depp ranks tenth on our list. Why so low? Well, this cry-face is essentially just Depp’s day-to-day face with a bonus teardrop. Sure, it’s intense, but it’s nothing new. We’re still waiting for Johnny Depp to completely lose his cool in a crying scene, which is physically impossible when you’re cool 110% of the time. Better luck in the next life, JD.