"Best Performances - The most remarkable moments in film this past year weren’t 3-D action sequences but characters so real they hurt. Here, the actors who made us believe. "
As the awards season is kicking off, with the first major red carpet event, the Golden Globes, coming up this Sunday, W Magazine has put out an impressive spread called “Best Performances.”
Brilliantly lensed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the editorial feature the most buzzed about actors from the past year looking stunning in artsy looks and poses.
The starry list includes Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Julianne Moore, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonah Hill and much more.
|Elle Fanning in “Somewhere” “The first movie I really fell in love with was The Seven Year Itch. I love Marilyn Monroe. I went as her in the white dress for Halloween. I did the mole and the little cat eye.”|
|Julianne Moore in “The Kids Are All Right” “Acting forces you to look at yourself all the time. You have to move through these ages: You’re a teenager, a daughter, then a mother. You can never get stuck in your own bubble—acting doesn’t allow that.”|
|Jonah Hill in “Cyrus” “I connect most with things that are uncomfortable and heartbreaking. And I think comedy is very uncomfortable and heartbreaking. Discomfort is extremely amusing to me.”|
|Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” “I did a play in New York called Coastal Disturbances. For every performance—twice a day if we had a matinee— I was buried in sand up to my neck. Afterward, there was a lot of exfoliation.”|
|Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” “I think it’s really boring to be an ingenue, the sort of drippy girl who needs someone to come and help her. I’d rather be a character actor.”|
|Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” “I don’t mind being naked. After having a baby, I’m not so sure now, but I enjoy not letting my issues get in the way of nudity.”|
|Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” “My first part was in The Ages of Lulu. I played a sadomasochist who killed people and created fun orgies. I’m a Method actor: I went to every orgy in the world.”|
|Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” “I thought the best performance of the last decade was Mike White in Chuck & Buck. I dug that performance”|
|Robert Duvall in “Get Low” (pictured with wife Luciana Pedraza) “Between jobs, to keep from going nuts, it’s hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies. It keeps you off the dope. That’s why I started riding horses.”|