Spall plays him brilliantly as a grumbling, grunting beast of a man whose sensitivity and kindness emerges slowly.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.
R immediately falls for Julie, who breathes life into him and even inspires the grunting mute to talk ... and stop eating brains.
Wozniacki doesn't approve of grunting, but that didn't stop her from making noise.
Even compared with his personage in Casino Royale, the 007 of Quantum is basically a grunting eunuch.
They could hear "Red Mike" grunting as he and Gibson struggled up the side of the roadbed.
To be sure, there was some squealing and grunting, and some snuffling and blowing.
The Place captain lunged round at it, grunting with his swing.
It tumbled the old bull off his legs, and put an end to his grunting at once and for ever!
He held his eyes on Westby, who made a slow, grunting progress up three rungs and then stopped.
Old English grunnettan "to grunt," frequentative of grunian "to grunt," probably imitative (cf. Danish grynte, Old High German grunnizon, German grunzen "to grunt," Latin grunnire "to grunt"). Related: Grunted; grunting.
1550s, from grunt (v.); as a type of fish, from 1713; meaning "infantry soldier" emerged in U.S. military slang during Vietnam War (first recorded in print 1969); used since 1900 of various low-level workers. Grunt work first recorded 1977.