The Christmas season is supposed to be a time for people to come together and be the best they can be to each other. That’s what you would think it’s supposed to be, but the New York Times Magazine is embracing their dark side for this month’s Great Performances issue with a special celebrity pictorial entitled “Touch of Evil.”
For the “Touch of Evil” pictorial the NY Times Magazine employed thirteen of Hollywood’s biggest stars and best actors to portray icons of cinematic villainy: Brad Pitt, Mia Wasikowska, Kirsten Dunst, Rooney Mara, Jean Dujardin, Viola Davis, Adepero Oduye, Ryan Gosling, Glenn Close, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, George Clooney, and Gary Oldman.
The standouts are Pitt doing his best Eraserhead impression, Mara aping Alex in A Clockwork Orange, Oldman playing a rather creepy ventriloquist’s dummy (Fats from Magic), and Gosling portraying the Invisible Man while proving that there is no suit made in this universe that he can’t look like he was poured into.
You can check out the full photo gallery complete with video clips from each shoot over at The New York Times. Click on each picture at the site to start the video.
[Source via Indiewire]