Best Vanity Fair shots

Posted by · 12:09 pm · February 3rd, 2009

(from left) Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke

(from left) Christopher Nolan and Heath Ledger

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  • 1 2-03-2009 at 12:35 pm

    Jim said...

    They were all nice but it would have been great if they had the originality to put John Patrick Shanley with Viola Davis.

  • 2 2-03-2009 at 12:59 pm

    michael mckay said...

    Kris…sorry…off topic…do you i”efilmcritic” is going to do there Oscar pool contest again this year??

    Can’t seem to find anything about it…are you going to have a predict the oscars contest here on your site??

  • 3 2-03-2009 at 1:05 pm

    J.S. said...

    I love the Cruz/Allen shot. Beautiful.

  • 4 2-03-2009 at 1:20 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Michael: No idea. But I’m sure I’ll put up a post asking for everyone’s predictions.

  • 5 2-03-2009 at 1:29 pm

    Emily said...

    David Fincher is hot. His picture should be there.

    I like the picture with Gus Van Sant and Sean Penn.

  • 6 2-03-2009 at 1:48 pm

    Victoria said...

    I like how Clint is all by himself. :)))) All you need in a movie-him doing everything.

  • 7 2-03-2009 at 2:33 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Emily: Fincher looks older than he should these days.

    Alien 3 – must have taken years off his life.

  • 8 2-03-2009 at 2:40 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Aronofsky is Charlie Chaplin.

  • 9 2-03-2009 at 3:34 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    arronofsky is one of the greats

  • 10 2-03-2009 at 3:47 pm

    JAB said...

    is the nolan/ledger picture a shopped picture?
    also, a clint/angelina picture might have been more relevant to the oscars than a clint picture…
    My favorite is the Boyle/Patel.

  • 11 2-03-2009 at 3:50 pm

    Chad said...

    boo to the ledger/nolan photo being a composite.

  • 12 2-03-2009 at 3:56 pm

    JP said...

    I thought the Kidman/Luhrman pic was fairly stunning. And the Boyle/Patel was interesting.

  • 13 2-03-2009 at 4:06 pm

    Lane said...

    Those are beautiful.

  • 14 2-03-2009 at 4:14 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    sucks that the nolan/ledger pic is photoshop.

    i wonder if winslet is thinking about dicaprio in that pic?

  • 15 2-03-2009 at 4:58 pm

    Chris said...

    Never seen that one with Ledger before. I assume, like everyone else, that it’s photoshopped.

  • 16 2-03-2009 at 5:03 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Ledger’s dead. The composite is a haunting illusion. A tastefully done tribute.

  • 17 2-03-2009 at 8:29 pm

    Matthew said...

    I love the Nolan/Ledger composite. That distance between them gives the photo a very interesting composition. Also am a big fan of the Boyle/Patel shot.

  • 18 2-03-2009 at 8:39 pm

    sophie said...

    i love the ledger/nolan shoot.
    it’s a beautiful tribute… the picture of him is from 2005.
    love it!!!!

  • 19 2-04-2009 at 12:51 am

    Michael Rogers said...

    I know this sounds weird and a little creepy, but the Ledger/Nolan shot makes me feel like he is still here. I mean this is the sorta thing we would have seen if he were… makes me sad.

  • 20 2-04-2009 at 1:06 am

    Glenn said...

    “I like how Clint is all by himself. :)))) All you need in a movie-him doing everything.”

    Angelina was probably off kidnapping some more children for her brood of soulless do-gooders.

    j/k, j/k, j/k

    Love (most of) these photos.

  • 21 2-04-2009 at 5:27 am

    RichardA said...

    Well, Darren Aranofsky kinda looks like Christian Bale. Perhaps, the new Batman?

  • 22 2-04-2009 at 10:51 am

    Eunice said...

    @Jim: I agree. If they couldn’t go with that, I’d love to see Shanley with all of his Oscar-nominated actors. Actually, I’d love to see ensemble shots for Milk and The Dark Knight.

    I love the Boyle/Patel, Cruz/Allen, Nolan/Ledger (haunting and poignant–never mind that it was a composite), and Clint Eastwood shots (Clint’s surprised me by throwing in a ‘Bridges’ reference).

    I’d love to try to connect all the photographs together, in a ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ way, but that might take a while. I’ll get back to this site, Kris, once I have it figured out. :)