I have been listening to and reading Luke's English Podcast and I am not sure what the following sentence means:

in this film he is made to look very handsome indeed

My guesses:

  1. He is very good looking in the film.
  2. The people who are making the movie made him very handsome.

Or does it mean anything else?


1 Answer 1


Your guess #2 is closer to what I would say it means. The sentence uses the passive voice and the causative verb make; this implies an external agent did something to cause Robert Pattinson to look handsome in Twilight. (This logically implies that #1 is true as well.)

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