"Adorable" isn't necessarily a word one would associate with incredibly intense actor Michael Shannon, the Oscar-nominated star of 'Boardwalk Empire' and soon-to-be General Zod in 'Superman: Man of Steel.' And therein lies the joke as a stone-faced Shannon appears in a segment called "Adorable Things" on 'MTV After Hours.'

In order to prove just how adorable he is, Shannon lets host Josh Horowitz pinch both his cheeks, provides sound effects for pictures of puppies and even puts on his most adorable face.

And yet, despite all these attempts at adorableness, Shannon still comes off as more than a little freaky. Watch the hilarious interview below.

[via MTV]

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