A Pictorial History of Darren Criss’ “O” Face

He saw. He conquered. He came.

The multi-talented Darren Criss has had many noteworthy accomplishments over the years. He was one half of the most famous gay primetime couple of this decade on Glee.

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He made a seamless transition from TV to the star of Broadway’s Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

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He was an exemplary host of the 2014 NewNowNext Awards, game for anything.

But there’s one talent that doesn’t receive nearly enough attention, a passion that comes through loud and clear whenever he performs. A talent that must be paid tribute.

The Darren Criss Orgasm Face.

To celebrate his 29th birthday today, let’s take a chronological look back at the history of this unique phenomenon.

Enjoy yourself (Darren certainly knows how).

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Actor Darren Criss performs at the APLA fund raiser and opening night at The Office on March 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/FilmMagic)
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Actor Darren Criss performs at the APLA fund raiser and opening night at The Office on March 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/FilmMagic)
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Actor Darren Criss performs at the APLA fund raiser and opening night at The Office on March 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/FilmMagic)
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Actor Darren Criss performs at the APLA fund raiser and opening night at The Office on March 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Musician/actor Darren Criss performs at Irving Plaza on June 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Sunshine Sachs & Associates)
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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - APRIL 11: Actor  Darren Criss performs during the Verte Grades of Green's Annual Fundraising Event at the Bel-Air Bay Club on April 11, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29:  Darren Criss performing at The Fillmore on May 29, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 30:  Entertainer Darren Criss performs at House of Blues Sunset Strip on May 30, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for LISTEN UP Tour)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26:  Darren Criss performing at the Dramatists Guild Fund's  Gala: 'Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars' at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26:  Darren Criss performing at the Dramatists Guild Fund's  Gala: 'Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars' at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday Darren!

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