Who is Billy Ray Lansing? He is the lead character in 2004's 'Out of Time' and according to the plot summary from IMDB, he is on a mission:

Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lansing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Maybe you were surprised to know that there is a surname of Lansing. Ancestory.com says Lansing as a last name is: patronymic from the personal name Lanso a pet form of ancient Germanic names composed with the element land- ‘land territory’.

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Now that you know that Lansing is a real last name, the question remains who would use that as a characters last name? Was it done on purpose? It's tough to be sure, but being as that Steven Seagal is from Lansing, I'd say it would be an homage to his Michigan hometown.


This is one of many of Steven Seagal's direct to home releases, although this feature did get some actual screentime in Italy. You can see Steven making the Seagal face, which is the same expression he uses in every single poster:

Lansing's Steven Seagal's Facial Expressions: The Range of a Rock and the Flexibility of a Brick Wall

Lansing, Michigan's own Steven Seagal has been in over 50 movies. Some received big theatrical releases and featured stars like Michael Caine, Halle Berry and Tommy Lee Jones. The other movies are mostly direct to DVD (some VHS) or digital releases.
One commonality all of these posters have is that Steven Seagal never changes facial expressions. Some of the posters HAVE to be the same picture. Steven also falls in love with dusters and sunglasses.
Enjoy the Never Changing Facial Expressions of Steven Seagal as we take a journey through his movie posters in order of release:

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