Great New Vanity Fair Photos - Comedy's New Legends
"In these tough times, America is lucky to have the community of comic talent featured here: men and women who will band together for the perfect setup, charm laughs from their audience, and seize on just about any icon…" Hollywood's sexiest and classiest magazine, Vanity Fair, has published yet another classic photo essay, this time looking at the great new comedians of today, from Seth Rogen to Paul Rudd to Jason Segel to Jonah Hill to Leslie Mann to Danny McBride to Anna Faris. We don't usually feature much from Vanity Fair, but this is a great photo shoot, and I'm sure plenty of you will get a kick out of it, too.
I wasn't a big fan of the first shot in this series, that was a recreation of a previous Tom Ford cover shot, so I didn't feature it, but you can see it on their site. The first photo features Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Jason Bateman, and Leslie Mann, aka The Honeymooners, in reference to the classic 1950's TV show.
To the left is Danny McBride, aka The Breakthrough. And to the right is Russell Brand, aka The Comic.
To the left is Paul Rudd, aka The Role Model. And to the right is Jonah Hill, aka The Chopper.
To the left is Jason Segel, aka The Loner. And to the right is Seth Rogen (believe it!), aka The Auteur.
All of these were shot by various photographers for Vanity Fair, and not the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. My personal favorite is the one with Jason Segel looking like Buster Keaton. "Jason Segel, with his quick smile and basset-hound eyes, doesn't do much traditional slapstick, but he has taken part in a few pretty devastating pratfalls — though his are of the emotional variety." As I said at the beginning, I actually enjoy seeing these kind of photos because they're a good change from the norm, and we get to see some of our favorite actors paying homage to some true comedy classics. Another home run for Vanity Fair!
If you want to see the full photo shoot or read more about each of the new comedians, then head over to Vanity Fair for the full article. There's a few more photos found over there that I didn't feature above.
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen's photos are the best hahaha
Dan on Mar 2, 2009
I'd love to get some posters of these, any idea if they're for sale anywhere?
peloquin on Mar 2, 2009
LOL thats seth rogen, like ive been trying to look for rogens facial accents and I just cant find them on that last photo. Some seriously good makeup there.
Cody on Mar 2, 2009
i love if they were my friends
jono on Mar 2, 2009
Am I the only person in the world that hates Jonah Hill more than a little bit? Like wanna hit him with a bat kind of hate...no one?
Michael on Mar 2, 2009
Paul Rudd's is hilarious
Scott McHenry on Mar 2, 2009
Yes Michael, I dispise the little turd and would you please add Rogen into your post as well. Am I the only person in the world that hates Seth Rogen more than a little bit? Like wanna hit him with a bat kind of hate…no one?
Tim "CLoverfield" on Mar 2, 2009
nah i think its just you
allen sharpe on Mar 2, 2009
Anna Faris? Sure Scary movie was alright.
Tumblebones on Mar 2, 2009
rogenhaterunite on Mar 2, 2009
why Vanity Fair?
LeeMan on Mar 2, 2009
love the photos but i would have taken michael cera over russell brand
jh on Mar 2, 2009
add andy samberg and take away faris.
Pj H on Mar 2, 2009
Paul Rudd's eyes looked fucked up! He reminds me of Young Frankenstein...
Conrad on Mar 2, 2009
Hey # 14! DUH!!!!!!!
Nut-Meg on Mar 2, 2009
hahaha these are all great pictures i like jonah hills! seth rogens is just plain creepy lol but hes still cool
zach on Mar 2, 2009
Paul Rudd is unrecognizable as Doktah Frahnkenshtein! What a spread.
Jonas Imp on Mar 2, 2009
those are awesome and beautiful!! i don't know too much about comedians but i love anna farris and jason bateman!! and also paul rudd. lol I can't believe they did a Frida Kahlo photo haha. I did not expect that, so random! the paul rudd photo is cool, so's the jason segel one. jonah hills is really cool in a way too, because everything in that photo is just like it should be. has the feel of the period.. a painting.. i also really love the first 2. i love that 50s style!
Susana on Mar 2, 2009
Who's Anna Farris? lol They just needed some women. I think they could have added Elizabeth Banks with her reoccurring role on Scrubs and the movies she's been in with these guys. She's awesome.
wassssssuuuuuupppppppp on Mar 3, 2009
Beautiful inspired shots. Love em.
Johnny Neat on Mar 3, 2009
That does not look like Paul rudd at all.
Ryan on Mar 3, 2009
Why was Russel Brand included? He is not funny at all. Yeah Michael Cera got the shaft.
emeraldcity on Mar 3, 2009
instead of anna farris maybe elizabeth banks or kristen wiig.
Jim on Mar 3, 2009
Always a good job.
tzarinna on Mar 3, 2009
If you don't know Anna Faris, you're probably old. She is hilarious - no young comedic actress can rival her, and she has carried "The House Bunny" to box office success all by herself.
Kat on Mar 11, 2009
god bless you Tim "CLoverfield" god i hate rogen and hill is annoying as fuck even though he was in superbad and it doesn't look like Paul Rudd at all lol love almost everyone in here and understand that people like the others but i cant understand a comedy legends shoot without NPH. He's played not one but two elemental roles as Barney Stinson and Dr. Horrible, as awesome and horrible respectively.
Silver on Mar 12, 2009
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