Empire's 'Iconic Performances Recreated' Nostalgic Photo Shoot
Empire released their 20th anniversary issue back in April, which you may remember because they had all sort of brilliant photo debuts and exclusives. The main reason they were able to pull off so much is because they had Steven Spielberg guest editing that issue. Well, one of the features in that issue was a photo shoot where they recreated iconic performances using the actual actor. It's not as complicated as it sounds, as you can simply see by looking at any of these photos, but it is pretty brilliant. We saw a lot of these back in April when they first hit, but now Empire has debuted an entire gallery of photos. You need to check these out!
I've pulled some of my favorites above and you can click any them to be taken to the gallery on Empire. As Dave Chen from SlashFilm points out, there's some minor discussion worth having over whether the role they chose to feature for each specific actor was truly their most iconic role. Then again, maybe it had to do with what would look good on camera and what could be recreated quickly (as in, with the actor wearing a suit and using minimal props). I just think these are very cool to look at and quite nostalgic for anyone who loves any of these actors. Plus, I'm happy to see Vanity Fair isn't the only one doing creative photo shoots!