George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon and More Channel Classic Movie Villains & Vixens
12.08.11 by BJSprecher
To celebrate the great cinematic performers of 2011, The New York Times has put together a spectacular video gallery called "Touch of Evil" that features thirteen of this year's hottest actors and actresses portraying thirteen iconic "Vamps, Crooks and Killers" from throughout cinema history.
Featured in the thirteen video shorts directed by Alex Prager are: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Alex from A Clockwork Orange (1971), George Clooney (The Descendants) as Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life) as Henry Spencer from Eraserhead, Ryan Gosling (Drive) as The Invisible Man from The Invisible Man (1933), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) as Carole from Repulsion (1965), Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) as ventriloquist’s dummy Fats from Magic (1978), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) as Cora Smith from The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Jean Dujardina (The Artist) as a hooligan from Green Street Hooligans (2005), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) as silent film star Theda Bara, Viola Davis (The Help) as Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Jessica Chastain (The Help) as Anna Quadri from Conformist (1970), Adepero Oduye (Pariah) as Bonnie Parker from Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) as Gordon Gekko from Wall Street (1987).
To see the rest of the images and videos, head over to The New York Times online. Also, check out "A Rogues' Gallery, which contains images of the iconic characters that inspired the video gallery.