Empire Magazine celebrated their 20th anniversary a while back, and they made sure to do it proper. Many big news stories and goodies came from the event, but one of the big plans they hatched, was to attempt to book a bunch of the world’s biggest Hollywood stars for a photo shoot where they would re-create some of their own classic film scenes.
The result: big stars showed up. Lot’s of them. And though they didn’t get completely dressed in costume (the plan was to simply shoot them in nice attire with obvious props used to clarify the film), many fantastic images now exist. The list of names is impressive and includes Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, naturally! Movies that were re-created include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Braveheart, The Matrix, Sev7en, Silence of the Lambs, Jurassic Park, and Shaun of the Dead.
Click over to the other side to check out some of the images we were quite smitten with; head over to Empire in order to see many more, including a lot more stars and movies not mentioned here!
Again, these images are not brand new — Empire’s 20th anniversary was a decent amount of time ago — but as /Film (where I first saw them) best put it, this is the first time they’re online for us non-subscribers to enjoy, and many of you are probably seeing them for the first time, so enjoy!
Nice. Unclear on Kevin Spacey’s. Is that Se7en (“What’s in the box???”) or Unusual Suspects?
Comment by Slipstream — December 4, 2009 @ 7:42 pm
If you look closely, you can see hair.
Comment by The Movie God — December 4, 2009 @ 9:57 pm
Great ‘Silence of the Lambs’ photo.
Comment by Classic Movies Online — December 5, 2009 @ 3:53 am
Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Gerard Butler, Larry Fishburn, Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins are spot on because they’re actually RECREATING an actual scene from their movies. The rest just suck.
Nicholson – what scene are you doing again? Arnold, could you possibly SIT on the motorcycle? Christian Bale doesn’t qualify for anything unless he were to recreate his role in LITTLE WOMEN. Gibson, Eastwood, Freeman, The two LOTR turds, Spacey and Sam Neil clearly didn’t want to commit to anything too far out of their comfort zone. NEXT!
Comment by Devon — December 5, 2009 @ 9:54 am
@devon:Christian Bale is “american psycho” movie but to be really Patrick Bateman,he could have been naked covered by blood with a chainsaw it was better! LOL
every one is great in pix but i imagine Matt Damon is Jason Bourne because i don’t see what other of his character is cult!
Comment by caro — December 5, 2009 @ 4:41 pm
It would be nice if the photos here were identified, and not just numbered. (This may come as a surprise, but not everyone has seen the same movies you have.) It would also be nice to have a “next” button and not have to return to the gallery each time.
Comment by Beth — December 7, 2009 @ 1:48 pm