New York Times Magazine have sent us some info on Jesse’s upcoming feature.
In this weekend’s magazine, The New York Times Magazine showcases exclusive photos and striking video online of 14 actors who defined cinema in 2010. Natalie Portman graces the cover.
Directed by fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo and music by Owen Pallett, here they are striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema, turning their bodies and faces into instruments of pure, deep and enigmatic emotion. You will, of course, recognize them immediately and admire their grace, daring and skill. But you also may be startled to see how thoroughly themselves they are in the midst of pretending otherwise. This year’s great performers show — with a few gestures and props but without dialogue or story — what acting is:
Solitary Man, Holy Rollers, The Social Network
Actor’s Cut: “In 2005, I did a play called ‘Orphans’ with Al Pacino, who told me, ‘Just because they say, “Action,” doesn’t mean you have to do anything.’ It helped me think of acting as something that I was in control of.”