Styled by Jacob K, these fabulous photos embody everything that is Tim Walker; his signature style is unlike any other photographer out there, and there are many elements of this photoshoot that tie the whole thing together. Obviously there's the consistent use of flowers, stripes, and bright colourful high fashions. Tim was inspired by the colourful "sun-drenched" paintings of David Hockney, who himself was inspired by Los Angeles, amongst many other places and things. There is a very prominent aesthetic of the 70's, and the hippy, free-love movement; as well as an overall strong influence of surrealism. Camera tricks and over-sized props make for an unusual perspective on some of these shots; the use of oversized props is another common element to a Tim Walker photoshoot. One thing I like about this shoot is that some of the actors are almost unrecognizable at first, because they are dressed so wildly out of character, with exaggerated features and clothes you'd not normally see them in.
Aside from the gorgeous clothes and accessories used in this shoot, the focal point is obviously the stars. Each has been in a movie (or two, or more) in the past year that was critically acclaimed, as was their performances, which is why they were selected for this photoshoot. Each person has given a quote about life in the movie world, most of which are centered around their experiences from childhood, first-times in acting biz, crushes, their favourite love stories, influences from other actors, and their recent experiences in the movies they shot over the past year. It's interesting to note that a lot of the movies these artists were selected for performing in, are based off of the lives of real people; including Stephen Hawking, Margaret Keane, and Martin Luther King Jr. to name a few.
So, to begin, here are the seven different covers that were shot for W Magazine:
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley
Amy Adams in Gucci shirt and scarf; Tom Ford sunglasses. This is one of my favourite shots, which may have something to do with how badly I want to see Big Eyes (my favourite singer Lana Del Rey wrote two fantastic songs for the movie)
Nominated for her performance in 'Big Eyes'
A film based on the life of artist Margaret Keane (played by Amy Adams), and the relationship with her husband, played by Christoph Waltz. Released December 25, 2014
“My favorite love story is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I like messed-up, strong women, and Holly Golightly has both great vulnerability and strength. She’s found a way to change her reality and then, surprisingly, finds someone she truly trusts. A man who’s willing to stand by a woman who is trapped by the persona she’s created—that’s my kind of love story.” - Amy Adams
Benedict Cumberbatch in Canali sweater; Thomas Pink shirt; Umit Benan pants; Tabio socks; Mr. Lacy shoelaces; Converse sneakers
Nominated for his performance in 'The Imitation Game'
A film based on the life of British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). His Invention, the Turing machine, was a precursor to the modern day computer. Released November 28, 2014
“Both my parents are actors, and they discouraged me from the profession. But I thought their lives were so romantic. I did loads of plays when I was at school. It was all boys, so I got to play girls. It’s scary how epicene I was. I got the female thing down. My parents were a little worried at that point—they thought they’d lost me to the other side of the board.” - Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch in Philipp Plein suit; Keira Knightley in Chanel blouse and shirt
Nominated for their performances in 'The Imitation Game'
Keira Knightley in J.W. Anderson shirt; Patricia Underwood hat
Nominated for her performance in 'The Imitation Game'
A film based on the life of Alan Turing, Keira Knightley plays the role of Joan Clarke, Turing's coworker and friend who became his fiancée, though they never went through with the marriage because Turing was gay. Released November 28, 2014
“I got a Scarlett O’Hara doll when I was 11. You know the red dress she wears when she comes in as a whore? I wanted my doll to be in that dress—to be that Scarlett. The image of her in the red whore gown imprinted itself on me. It’s really a sexy scene in Gone With the Wind, and she’s such a bitch. That’s when I realized it would be interesting to play characters that are not likable.” - Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley in J.W. Anderson shirt
Nominated for her performance in 'The Imitation Game'
Bill Hader in Marc Jacobs suit and socks; vest and shirt from Carlo Manzi, London; Erickson Beamon brooch; Solange Azagury-Partridge ring (on pinkie); J.W. Anderson shoes. This is another favourite shot of mine, again possibly biased because I absolutely adore Bill Hader, mostly due to Saturday Night Live. I still haven't seen The Skeleton Twins but would very much so like to
Nominated for his performance in 'The Skeleton Twins'
A film about two fraternal twins (one of which is played by Bill Hader), living separate and complicated lives. Co-starring Kristen Wiig as Bill Hader's twin sister. Released January 18, 2014
“My parents were big movie buffs, and they didn’t really care what I watched. My dad let me see A Clockwork Orange when I was around 10. I said, ‘Oh, my God—this woman just got raped!’ And my dad was like, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah—but you know what they’re doing is bad, right?’ He thought, It’s Kubrick; it’s a great movie. Everything will be all right if the movie is great.” - Bill Hader
Bradley Cooper in Louis Vuitton jacket and trousers; J.W. Anderson shoes
Nominated for his performance in 'American Sniper'
A film based on the life of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper), former Navy SEAL, and the most accurate sniper in military history, with the most recorded confirmed kills in the history of the U.S. military. Released December 25, 2014
“I had advantages in making a film about the Iraq war. On USO tours, I went to bases in the middle of nowhere in enemy territory. I was with the soldiers in their barracks, and I really got a sense of it. And, oddly, I had experience from having starred in The A-Team. I learned how to shoot guns for that film. After making it, an M-4 felt as comfortable to me as a tennis racquet.” - Bradley Cooper
Sienna Miller in Coach jacket; Anna Sui vest and blouse; Hilfiger Collection shorts and scarf. Another favourite shot of mine, mostly because I love this furry pink jacket
Nominated for her performance in 'American Sniper'
A film based on the life of Chris Kyle, Sienna Miller plays Taya Renae Kyle, wife of Chris Kyle. Released December 25, 2014
“For my first part ever, I played a girl named Stacey in a BBC drama. She was the really trashy, wrong-side-of-the-tracks girlfriend of a geeky boy. I had to say the most embarrassing lines: She called a man’s genitalia ‘a purple-headed trouser beast.’ It was so humiliating that I almost quit acting.” - Sienna Miller
Carmen Ejogo in Bally blazer; Sonia Rykiel jumpsuit; Giorgio Armani beret; Erickson Beamon brooch; Look From London Hosiery tights; Tom Ford sandals
Nominated for her performance in 'Selma'A film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Carmen Ejogo plays the role of Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. Released December 25, 2014
“Coretta Scott King was all about her pearls. At one point, I’m wearing pearl earrings the size of golf balls. They’re enormous! She was bold—she knew that she was the Jackie Kennedy of her community.” - Carmen Ejogo
David Oyelowo in Christopher Kane shirt
Nominated for his performance in 'Selma'
A film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. David Oyelowo plays the role of Martin Luther King Jr. Released December 25, 2014
“Being British, I was able to play Martin Luther King Jr. as a human being rather than as an icon, a historical figure, a holiday. He wasn’t part of my life the way he is for African-Americans. They grew up with photographs of Jesus, JFK, and Dr. King in their homes.” - David Oyelowo
Chadwick Boseman in Bottega Veneta jacket and pocket square; Prada vest and shirt; Umit Benan pants; Lanvin cravat from Carlo Manzi, London; Falke socks; Church’s shoes
Nominated for his performance in 'Get On Up'A film based on the life of singer James Brown. Chadwick Boseman plays the role of James Brown. Released August 1, 2014
“To play James Brown, I would rehearse with a tight suit on. That’s the easiest way to get into character: the dress pants, the leather shoes, the button-down shirt, sometimes even a tie. To really understand the nuances of Brown’s dance style, you had to be properly dressed like him at all times. When he danced, he wanted you to see the crease in his trousers, the line of his sleeve, and, of course, his pinkie ring. So you had to have that on to show it off.” - Chadwick Boseman
Dan Stevens in Polo Ralph Lauren sweater; Gucci pants. Another favourite shot of mine, I actually had no idea who Dan Stevens was, but I must say he is quite handsome. I just love the flower-beard
Nominated for his performances in 'The Guest' and 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'
The Guest is a film about a string of mysterious deaths that all seem to lead back to a soldier, played by Dan Stevens. Released September 17, 2014.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a film about a private detective, investigating a drug trafficker played by Dan Stevens. Released September 19, 2014
“After Downton Abbey, I wanted to master an American accent. I had a friend record the Gettysburg Address, and, for some reason, that speech has all the sounds that you need. It also means that I’ve now memorized the Gettysburg Address, which is good, too.” - Dan Stevens
Eddie Redmayne in Calvin Klein Collection blouson
Nominated for his performance in 'The Theory of Everything'A film based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking, (played by Eddie Redmayne) his success in physics, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and the relationship with his wife, Jane Wilde Hawking. Released September 7, 2014
“To play Stephen Hawking, I made a chronological graph of his physical condition. I literally listed the muscles breaking down scene by scene—what glasses he was wearing, whether he was using one or two walking sticks, what wheelchair he was in. One of the toughest things was the different wheelchairs. Trying to hit all the marks and stay in character without moving any muscles was both interesting and nearly impossible.” - Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne in Loewe sweater, scarf, trousers, and shoes
Nominated for his performance in 'The Theory of Everything'
Edward Norton in Dior Homme jacket and tank top; Thomas Pink shirt; trousers, hat, and tie from Carlo Manzi, London; Moscot glasses; Falke socks; Gucci moccasins
Nominated for his performance in 'Birdman'A film about the complex connection between ego ambition and creativity. Edward Norton plays the role of Mike Shiner, a popular Broadway actor. Released November 14, 2014
“Acting in your underwear—or less—can make you self-conscious, but in Birdman, my character has so much preening self-regard that if you get into that head space, being naked is actually freeing. He’s not worried— so why should I be? He wants you to look at him, so, you know, take a look.” - Edward Norton
Emma Stone in Valentino gown; Moody and Farrell hat; Eugenia Kim turban; Monica Rich Kosann necklace. Another favourite shot of mine, I've always loved Emma Stone, and I particularly love her Twiggy-esque make-up here
Nominated for her performance in 'Birdman'
A film about the complex connection between ego ambition and creativity, Emma Stone plays the role of Sam Thomson, Riggan Thomson's daughter and assistant. Released November 14, 2014
“My favorite love story is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The relationship between John Candy and Steve Martin is so touching. I must like male love stories because my cinematic crush of the moment is the cast of Foxcatcher. Channing Tatum just knifed me in the gut and ran. He slayed me—I don’t even know what to do with myself.” - Emma Stone
Michael Keaton in Etro trenchcoat and trousers; Z Zegna shirt; Jil Sander sneakers
Nominated for his performance in 'Birdman'
A film about a faded Hollywood actor, Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton; and the complex connection between ego ambition and creativity. Released November 14, 2014
“Stand-up comedy is one of the hardest, most exhilarating things you can do. There’s no character to hide behind, and it’s your philosophy on full view. In the beginning, when I did stand-up I had nothing to lose. It’s best to maintain that attitude for your entire career— the trick is to always work like you’re at the base of the pyramid.” - Michael Keaton
Dakota Fanning in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress, hat, brooch, and scarf; Eres bra; Elle Fanning in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress; Preston and Olivia hat; Max Mara bow
Elle Fanning nominated for her performance in 'Low Down'
A film based on the memoirs written by Amy-Jo Albany about her father, famed jazz pianist, Joe Albany and his struggles with drug addiction. Elle Fanning plays the role of Amy-Jo Albany, Joe Albany's daughter. Released January 19, 2014
“It was always my dream to play a princess. I watched all the animated Disney films, and there were two blondes like me: Cinderella and Aurora. My sister liked Cinderella, but Aurora in Sleeping Beauty was mine because of her pink dress. Pink was my color.” - Elle Fanning
Dakota Fanning nominated for her performance in 'Night Moves'
A film about three radical environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. Dakota Fanning plays the role of Dena, an eco-terrorist. Released April 30, 2014
“For Night Moves, I dyed my hair dark. That was a shock. Everyone acted differently toward me—even my family. My mom has dark hair and dark eyes, so I’ve never really looked like her. For the first time, we were similar. And she was not into it. [Laughs] The day after the movie ended, I went back to being blonde—and myself.” - Dakota Fanning
Meryl Streep in Vetements jacket; Thomas Pink shirt; Loewe earring; Emily Blunt in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci blouse; Schmalberg flower; Loewe earring
Nominated for their performances in 'Into the Woods'
A film about a fantasy world, inspired by classic fairy-tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. Meryl Streep plays the role of The Witch; Emily Blunt plays the role of The Baker's Wife. Released December 8, 2014
“The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman. I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does. I mean, Ryan Gosling could be my child. I’m not going to have a crush on a child. Will Ferrell is a man.” - Meryl Streep
“I have a crush on Roy Scheider in Jaws. It’s the way that cigarette dangles out the side of his mouth. No one smokes a cigarette like him.” - Emily Blunt
Ethan Hawke in Gucci tank top; Erickson Beamon brooch. Another favourite shot of mine, particularly because I have had a crush on Ethan Hawke since the first time I saw Reality Bites, and he sang The Violent Femmes; and I like that they tied in his bird tattoo with the bird brooch
Nominated for his performance in 'Boyhood'
A film about a young boy and his struggles to cross over into adulthood. Ethan Hawke plays Mason Sr., the father of the main character. Released July 11, 2014
“Becoming a ‘celebrity’ after Reality Bites made it hard to grow up. It created a false reality. You think girls like you, but, really, they like the idea of celebrity. Back then, I would take girls home and they would accidentally call me Troy, which was the name of my character.” - Ethan Hawke
Imogen Poots in Prada vest and top; Anna Sui shorts; Eugenia Kim hat; Cartier brooch and vintage brooch from Beladora, Beverly Hills
Nominated for her performance in 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'A film based on the life of musician Jimi Hendrix. Imogen Poots plays the role of Linda Keith, former Vogue model and ex-girlfriend of Keith Richards; who reportedly gave Jimi Hendrix his first guitar. Released July 26, 2014
“My first role was when I was 15, in V for Vendetta. I played a lesbian who passes a note to her classmate. Mostly, I recall that they had copious amounts of cake on set, and I spent most of my time in the cake section. I kept thinking, Dreams are real.” - Imogen Poots
Jack O'Connell in t-shirt from Carlo Manzi, London
Nominated for his performance in 'Unbroken'A film based on the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis "Louie" Zamperini, played by Jack O'Connell. Released December 25, 2014
“My first-ever role was on a daytime program called Doctors. I was a teen runaway with anger-management issues. Then I went on to The Bill, another TV program, where I played a teenage rapist. The kid was caught and got what he deserved, but I don’t know why they kept approaching me for these roles.” - Jack O'Connell
Jenny Slate in Burberry Prorsum trenchcoat; Preen by Thornton Bregazzi bodysuit; Jonathan Aston tights; Simone Rocha shoes. I have to give a shout-out to these gorgeous Simone Rocha shoes
Nominated for her performance in 'Obvious Child'
A film a stand-up comedian, who after a drunken one-night stand finds out she is pregnant and decides to have an abortion. Jenny Slate plays the role of the main character, Donna Stern. Released January 17, 2014
“I started my career in stand-up comedy. I didn’t have jokes— my stand-up was a half-on-a-date/half-in-a-therapy-session version of me. I liked to wear dresses onstage and look how I’d look if I was going out with someone I liked. My goal was to be an American movie actress, and stand-up was my way of auditioning.” - Jenny Slate
Jessica Chastain in Novis sweater; MP Massimo Piombo shirt; Rosie Assoulin pants; Oscar de la Renta belt; Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons shoes. In foreground: Giorgio Armani pants; American Apparel socks; Christian Louboutin shoes
Nominated for her performance in 'A Most Violent Year' and 'Interstellar'
A Most Violent Year is a film about one of the most violent years in New York City's history, 1981. Jessica Chastain plays the role of Anna Morales, the tough wife of Abel Morales. Released December 31, 2014
Interstellar is a film about a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Jessica Chastain plays the role of Murphy Cooper, who stays on earth. Released October 26, 2014
“The part I play in Interstellar was originally written for a man. It was about a father and son, rather than a father and daughter. When Christopher Nolan, the director, switched the gender, I don’t think much about the character changed. And that shows you that Hollywood could easily take more chances with female characters: Men and women aren’t that different.” - Jessica Chastain
Oscar Isaac in Ami jacket; Boss shirt; Giorgio Armani pants
Nominated for his performance in 'A Most Violent Year'
A Most Violent Year is an immigrant story about a self-made businessman out to achieve the American Dream of wealth and status, who attempts to be civilized and keep his violent tendencies in check (which proves to be nearly impossible). Oscar Isaac plays the role of main character, Abel Morales. Released December 31, 2014
“My big, youthful cinematic crush was on Jessica Lange in King Kong. My dad had just bought a computer, and I used it to print out her name in every font. Years later, I made a movie with Jessica Lange, and within 30 seconds of meeting her, I said, ‘I wrote your name in every font.’ She was very kind. But she may have thought I was unbalanced.” - Oscar Isaac
J.K. Simmons in Versace blazer; Thomas Pink shirt and bow tie
Nominated for his performance in 'Whiplash'A film about a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz; played by J.K. Simmons. Released January 16, 2014
“I’m now working with a bunch of actors that my 13-year-old daughter has crushes on. She has a thing for bad boys like Miles Teller in Whiplash, which is a little troubling. She wouldn’t mind if I did a movie with Ryan Gosling. Actually, that would make us both happy.” - J.K. Simmons
Miles Teller in Dries Van Noten vest; Gucci tank top; Giorgio Armani pants; Rodarte belt
Nominated for his performance in 'Whiplash'
A film about a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz; Miles Teller plays the role of main character, Andrew Neiman. Released January 16, 2014
“My favorite love story is Titanic. For an 11-year-old boy, it was a very special moment. It was three hours in the dark, away from my parents, and I took my first girlfriend. I got my first kiss during Titanic! That’s the greatest gift a movie can give.” - Miles Teller
Julianne Moore in Emanuel Ungaro gown; Christian Louboutin shoes. Another favourite shot of mine, because I love rainbows and sunflowers (in abundance)
Nominated for her performance in 'Still Alice'A film based on a novel about a Columbia linguistics professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Julianne Moore plays the main character, Alice Howland. Released September 8, 2014
“In one of my first films, Short Cuts, I am nude from the waist down. I guess it was scary. And challenging. But it’s not as scary as skiing. I only feel brave when something really terrifies me, and, in my case, that would be skiing.” - Julianne Moore
Katherine Waterson in T by Alexander Wang turtleneck; Balmain trousers; Christian Louboutin flats
Nominated for her performance in 'Inherent Vice'
A film about a private investigator who investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Katherine Waterson plays the role of Shasta Fay Hepworth, the private investigators ex-girlfriend. Released December 12, 2014
“During the making of Inherent Vice, which is set in 1970, I made mix tapes to play in the car—as if I were listening to the radio back then. I played a lot of Tommy James and the Shondells. I blocked out everything current—until the day I got into Joaquin Phoenix’s car. Although he was playing the lead in this period movie, he was listening to hard-core rap. So much for mood influencing character.” - Katherine Waterson
Mark Ruffalo in Valentino suit; Marc Jacobs shirt; Selima Optique glasses; Falke socks; Church’s shoes
Nominated for his performance in 'Foxcatcher'
A film based on the true events surrounding coach John du Pont's efforts in hiring the Schultz brothers to help train US wrestling and swimming Olympians, and du Pont's subsequent murder of David Schultz. Mark Ruffalo plays the role of Dave Schultz, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler. Released January 17, 2014
“I surfed, boxed, and played football and basketball, but nothing is harder than wrestling. In Foxcatcher, the toughest part was mastering the physicality of the sport. After three minutes of charging in a full-on wrestling match, you think you’re going to die.” - Mark Ruffalo
Steve Carrell in jacket from Contemporary Wardrobe, London; Thomas Pink shirt; Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers trousers; Tabio socks; Etro loafers
Nominated for his performance in 'Foxcatcher'
A film based on the true events surrounding coach John du Pont's efforts in hiring the Schultz brothers to help train US wrestling and swimming Olympians, and du Pont's subsequent murder of David Schultz. Steve Carrell plays the role of John Eleuthère du Pont, American multimillionaire, philanthropist, and wrestling enthusiast. Released January 17, 2014
“I used to do a piece on The Daily Show called ‘Slimming Down With Steve,’ and I brought out a jar of Crisco and said to Jon Stewart, ‘This is pure vegetable oil, and if you eat this you will get your daily supply of vegetables.’ They wanted to give me vanilla frosting, but I insisted that it actually be Crisco because it was the funnier thing to do. So I ate, like, a ladleful of Crisco. When you’re in the zone, you’ll do anything.” - Steve Carrell
Ralph Fiennes in Valentino shirt
Nominated for his performance in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
A film about a hotel concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. Ralph Fiennes plays the main character, Monsieur Gustave H. Released March 7, 2014
“Hotels are funny things. They are a bit like the theater. The front is the nice lobby and dining rooms—and then you go backstage through a service door and see another world altogether. That dichotomy has always intrigued me.” - Ralph Fiennes
Reese Witherspoon in Dolce and Gabbana t-shirt; Eric Javits hat; M and S Schmalberg flower; Alexis Bittar pin; Emilio Cavallini socks; Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane sandals. Another favourite shot of mine, I've never seen Reese like this before, and I must say I like it. The outfit reminds me of a very retro swimsuit
Nominated for her performance in 'Wild'
A film based on the life of Cheryl Strayed, (played by Reese Witherspoon) who walked more than 1000 miles along the Pacific Crest National Scenic trail after her mothers death. Released December 3, 2014
“The sex scenes in Wild were the most explicit I’ve ever done. I dreaded those days of shooting, but they were important. Otherwise it’s just a hiking movie—and that’s not interesting.” - Reese Witherspoon
Scarlett Johansson in Miu Miu top, skirt, and belt. This shot is my absolute favourite of them all, firstly because Scarlett Johansson is my absolute favourite actress of all-time, not to mention I believe her to be the sexiest woman of all-time; and to make it even better she is wearing Miu Miu which is one of my favourite fashion brands
Nominated for her performance in 'Under the Skin'
A film about an alluring alien played by Scarlett Johansson; who preys on men in Scotland. Released March 6, 2014
“As a child actor, I had a hard time booking commercials. I was this small, blonde, enthusiastic kid, and then I’d open my mouth and people would hear my voice and say, ‘Do you have a cold?’ My voice was too deep. It confused people.” - Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley in Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons shirt, skirt, socks, and shoes
Nominated for her performance in 'The Fault in Our Stars'
A film about a sixteen-year-old cancer patient (played by Shailene Woodley) who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets a boy and falls in love. Released June 6, 2014
“My favorite love story is Dirty Dancing. I was young when I saw it, and I wanted to be Baby! I loved that she and Patrick Swayze came from different worlds, and yet they wanted similar things out of life. And, of course, I loved the dancing. It was sexier than most sex scenes.” - Shailene Woodley
Tessa Thompson in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane jacket and shoes; Hilfiger Collection swimsuit and scarf; L. Erickson USA turban; David Yurman signet rings; Lagos rings; Falke tights
Nominated for her performance in 'Dear White People'
A film about African American students attending an Ivy League college in America. Tessa Thompson plays the role of Samantha White, a mixed race film production major at Winchester University. Released January 18, 2014
“I’ve played pregnant women so many times, it sometimes feels that if there’s a story about the female experience, the female must be pregnant. I’d actually love to play a vampire. That would be liberating.” - Tessa Thompson
Timothy Spall in Giorgio Armani trenchcoat and pants; shirt and scarf from Carlo Manzi, London; Christian Louboutin shoes
Nominated for his performance in 'Mr. Turner'
A film based on the life of J.M.W Turner, an English landscape painter. Timothy Spall plays the main character, J.M.W. Turner. Released October 31, 2014
“To play Turner, I had to learn to paint. Over three years, I did speed drawing and life drawing, and I ended up painting a full-scale copy of one of his masterpieces. It’s on my wall at home. I look at it and think, How the fuck did I do that? I must have been on Turner drugs or something, because I would never be able to paint that again.” - Timothy Spall
Tommy Lee Jones in Burberry London shirt
Nominated for his performance in 'The Homesman'
A film about a frontier farm woman who saves the life of a claim-jumper and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa. Tommy Lee Jones plays the role of George Briggs, the claim-jumper. Released November 14, 2014
“I always had a crush on the actress Lillian Gish. She wasn’t very tall, but she had this magnificent ass, to put it as delicately as possible.” - Tommy Lee Jones
All photos taken from all photos from http://www.wmagazine.com/people/celebrities/2015/01/best-performances-hollywood-actors/
Set Design by Simon Costin at CLM. Produced by Jeffrey Delich. Production Manager: Steph Broom. L.A. Production: Meghan Gallagher and Jane Oh at Connect The Dots. Photographic Manager: Emma Dalzell. Photography assistants: Keith Coleman, James Stopforth, Max Cornwall. Lighting assistant: Scott Froschauer. Makeup assistant: Rachel Singer Clark. Hair assistant: Ryan Mitchell. Fashion assistants: Clemence Lobert, Sam Walker, Sergio Meja. Grooming for Edward Norton by Sonia Lee for La mer at Exclusive Artists Management. Grooming for Chadwick Boseman by Saisha Beecham at Cloutier Remix. Makeup for Reese Witherspoon by Molly R. Stern at Starworks Artists.