See Rooney Mara, Brad Pitt and More As Cinema's Iconic Bad Guys
Not too long ago, a fantastic photo set surfaced with various actors and actresses taking on characters in various Martin Scorsese films like Taxi Driver and Good Fellas. Recreations of some of cinema's finest characters and scenes get a whole new image and feel with new talent stepping in, and a new video gallery from The New York Times is no different. Alex Prager has crafted Touch of Evil, "a video gallery of cinematic villainy inspired by nefarious icons and featuring the best performers from the year in film" including Brad Pitt as Eraserhead, Rooney Mara as Alex from A Clockwork Orange and more.
Here's snapshots of Alex Prager's Touch of Evil (click to see the video pieces from The NY Times):
Pitt and Mara's installments really stand out as the best, but there's plenty of other great reinventions to behold. The others featured above include Michael Shannon as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, Gary Oldman looking almost unrecognizable as the ventriloquist dummy Fats from Magic, George Clooney as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty and Ryan Gosling missing as The Invisible Man.
Personally, I'm glad the stars chose much less obvious villains from cinema's history, and having a gallery if videos to bring them to life just makes this that much more stunning. To see all the rest of the short pieces featuring Mia Wasikowska, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis and more, click right here. And if you need a frame of reference for the characters being recreated, there's a handy bulletin board guide to all of the various killers, crooks and creeps right here as well. Pretty cool, right?