The New York Times was looking for a cool idea for a photo essay that was to appear in their annual Hollywood issue. What they came up with is absolute genius. "Touch of Evil" is a fun photo project that portays some of Hollywood's current best and brightest stars as the prototypical villains of cinema. The Madman. The Sociopath. The Home Wrecker. The Business Tycoon. These are the types of roles that have scourged films since the begining, and these re-enactments bring back some wild memories from the past. Click after the jump to see the photos from the shoot...
|The Outlaw: Adepero Oduye as Bonnie from Bonnie & Clyde|
|The Sociopath: Rooney Mara as Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange|
|The Homewrecker: Mia Wasikowska as Anna Quadri from The Conformist|
|The Vegenful Caretaker: Viola Davis as Nurse Ratched from one Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest|
|The Hothead: Jean Dujardin as Hothead from green Street Hooligans|
|The Invisible Man: Ryan Gosling as The Invisible Man|
|The Menacing Dummy: Gary Oldman as Fats the Dummy from Magic|
|The Tyrant: George Clooney as Capt. Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty|
|The Firestarter: Jessica Chastain as Carole from Repulsion|
|The Siren: Kriste Dunst as Cora Smith from the Postman Always Rings Twice|
|The Vamp: Glenn Close as silent film star Theda Bara.|
|The Tycoon: Michael Shannon as Gordon Gekko from Wall Street|
|The Madman: Brad Pitt as Henry Spencer in Eraser Head|
|Cover Illustration by Kathy Ryan|
Thanks to Jeff for the link and Film Drunk for the pics!!!