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The Year's Biggest Film Stars Channel Cinema's Greatest Villains

In Touch of Evil, a video project for The New York Times Magazine’s new Hollywood issue, photographer/filmmaker Alex Prager asked the actors behind some of the best performances of the year to take on a few of cinema’s most villainous roles. We can’t decide which of the resulting vignettes is our favorite: Brad Pitt doing his creepiest Henry Spencer from Eraserhead, Viola Davis’ chilling take on Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rooney Mara’s androgynous homage to Alex from A Clockwork Orange, or a very angry Michael Shannon as Wall Street’s Gordon Gecko. Either way, Gary Oldman as the ventriloquist’s dummy from the 1978 film Fats is definitely going to give us nightmares. All 13 of the beautifully-shot clips are well worth your time; click through to preview a few stills, and then head over to Times’ website to check them all out.


Image credit: Alex Prager for The New York Times


Image credit: Alex Prager for The New York Times


Image credit: Alex Prager for The New York Times


Image credit: Alex Prager for The New York Times


Image credit: Alex Prager for The New York Times

[via Collider]

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