direct(a) happening or done without involving other people, actions, etc. in between and we can form it into an adverb "directly"
Ex: look directly into his eyes
but "directly" is also an adverb
direct(adv): without involving other people
are "Look directly into his eyes" and "Look direct into his eyes" the same?
I would think "Look direct into his eyes" is not common or strange but I am not sure although you can see 800 results when googling "Look direct into his eyes"