Reason: As your mind seeks to rationalize the presence of a not particularly handsome or funny or intimidating actor in a Hollywood movie (yes, we know he’s a good actor but still), it seizes on the droopy eye. “No one could fake whatever’s going on with that eye,” your brain says to itself. “Therefore, what I am watching must be real.” So the droopy eye allows moviegoers to accept the fact that Whitaker appears in movies.
Terms: Is there such a thing as a plastic eye surgeon? Because if there is, and if Whitaker goes within 100 yards of one, the policy is null and void.