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Iconic Portraits from History Recreated with Actor John Malkovich [PHOTOS]

If you think you recognize these photos, but felt that something is off about them, you’re right. Photographer Sandro Miller took iconic, historical portrait photographs and recreated them with actor John Malkovich in a project entitled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters”.

The project started in 2013, when Miller wanted to pay tribute to photographers who have inspired him since his career began when he was 16. He selected 35 iconic photographs and recruited Malkovich as his subject, who was nothing short of eager to help.

Malkovich is considered to be one of the great American actors of the 21st century. He has the ability to transform himself into the characters of the portraits, like Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Che Guevara and even females like Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis.

Malkovich’s chameleon talents, combined with Miller’s photographic eye, allowed the two to honor these historical photographs. Miller told Catherine Edelman Gallery that:

John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.

Albert_Watson___Alfred_Hitchcock_with_Goose_1973_2014

Alberto_Korda___Che_Guevara_1960_2014

Andy_Warhol___Green_Marilyn_(1962),_2014

Andy_Warhol___Self_Portrait_(Fright_Wig)_(1986),_2014

Annie_Leibovitz___John_Lennon_and_Yoko_Ono_(1980),_2014

Arthur_Sasse___Albert_Einstein_Sticking_Out_His_Tongue_(1951),_2014

Bert_Stern___Marilyn_in_Pink_Roses_(date),_2014

David_Bailey___Mick_Jagger_Fur_Hood_(1964),_2014

Diane_Arbus___Identical_Twins,_Roselle,_New_Jersey_(1967),_2014

Dorothea_Lange___Migrant_Mother_Nipomo_California_date_2014

Edward_Sheriff_Curtis___Three_Horses_(date),_2014

Gordon_Parks___American_Gothic,_Washington,_D.C._(date),_2014

Herb_Ritts___Jack_Nicholson,_London_(1988),_2014_d

Philippe_Halsman___Salvador_Dali_(1954),_2014

   
 
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