It’s 1955 and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock has convinced a young James Dean to take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana, so Stock can photograph Dean in the environments that “affected and shaped the unique character” of Dean, the photographer said in an interview describing their adventure.
However, that fateful trip, where Stock shot Dean’s famous Times Square photo, is the subject of a new film directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn. Starring Dane DeHaan as Dean and Robert Pattinson as Stock, the film, called Life, is currently shooting in freezing Ontario, Canada, which is doubling for Indiana.
In the shot, the two young actors are heading from the train station to Dean’s childhood home. Corbijn is happy with the film’s progress thus far. When we spoke to the director he had been shooting for eight days and was already pleased with the connections formed between the two men.
More importantly, they’ve each sparked to their disparate roles.
“Rob has an intensity that I think Dennis would have. When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role,” he said. “And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a hard face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads sometimes, and the same thing goes for James Dean.”
Forget Flashback Friday—these photos are taking us back to the 19th century.
Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and a number of other famous faces posed for old-fashioned tintype portraits while attending the recent 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Meticulously shot by Victoria Will, who has photographed the festival for years, the photos show the stunning celebs in a never-before-seen setting as Will experiments with the photography style, which rose to prominence during the 1860s and 1870s.
Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks are also among the gorgeous gals who posed for the tintype photos, which are made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel.
The stunning shots also appeared in Esquire magazine, and Will opened up about the complex photography process to the publication.
“A year ago, I had my tintype portrait made at the Photoville festival in Brooklyn by the Penumbra Foundation,” she said. “And since that moment I have been intrigued by wet plate work, you might even say obsessed. I am fascinated by the slow process, the finicky nature of the chemistry, and the beauty in each unpredictable result.”
“There is something really special in each wet plate being one of a kind,” Will added. “It’s incredibly honest.”
If you’re wondering what Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s baby would look like, you probably will never know (because they broke up, though sources say they are now “cordial”).
But if it looked anything like the Renesmee doll (nicknamed “Chuckesmee”) that was eventually cut from Breaking Dawn (the filmmakers opted to use CGI), it’s probably for the best. Because this doll is horrifying.
In a new behind-the-scene featurette from Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga (a 12-disc DVD collectors set out today) producer Wyck Godfrey calls Chuckesmee “one of the most grotesque animatronic babies ever to not be seen on film.”
“I understand the theory behind it, to have this creature that does all the hand movements and stuff,” Nikki Reed recalls. “I’m holding a 60-pound mechanical doll and me and the doll have to move our bodies at the same time. It’s really difficult for me.”
Carlisle, Esme and Rosalie grabbed lunch together, but they (probably) didn’t eat any grizzly bears or mountain lions!
OK, OK, it was actually Twilight’s Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed—in their human forms—who met up for a meal Friday, Nov. 1.
Nikki, who plays Dr. and Mrs. Cullen’s adopted daughter, Instagrammed a picture of the precious get-together. “I love my fam,” she wrote. “Thanks for the soup, cookies, and company @hotpantsusa [Elizabeth's excellent Instagram handle] and @peterfacinelli.”
Clearly, these three vamps have kept in touch since the release of the final Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, last November. At the time, though, Nikki admitted it was bittersweet for all the stars to be going their separate ways.
“It feels really sad, and there are not many moments in your life when you can consciously close a chapter,” the 25-year-old actress told Movieline. “You reach a milestone like you’re graduating college, and you’re like, oh—I’m aware that this is going to completely change my life when this is done.”
“You normally look back on things in hindsight, but with this we’ve known that it’s been coming to an end since the beginning,” she went on. “It’s really sad for me. I feel really sad. Everyone else is like, “No, It’s fun and exciting!’ and it’s all those things, too. But it’s hard to know what an experience this has been, and be conscious of that, and still know that it’s done.”
Done? In movie form, yes, but those Twilight bonds are eternal!
Nikki Reed is showing off her pregnancy curves!
Mind you, it’s not a real baby bump, but the sight of the star with a fake bun in the oven on the set of her new movie, Scout, certainly got our attention nevertheless.
Decked out in a form-fitting blue tank top, a pair of short-shorts and a faded American flag vest, the 25-year-old actress was snapped shooting in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Adding to her character’s look, Reed also sported a large temporary tattoo on her left arm.
Directed by Laurie Weltz, the film also stars Danny Glover, Jane Seymour and Elly Burstyn.
According to a plot synopsis on IMDB, Scout revolves around “a rebellious Goth girl (played by India Ennenga) who embarks on a road trip across Texas with a suicidal young man in an effort to find her little sister.”
Reed isn’t the only famous face to be sporting a fake baby bump on a movie set recently.
Who knew Kristen Stewart’s family home could have doubled for a movie set?
More specifically, an Alice in Wonderland movie set!
The Twilight star’s parents, whose divorce is still pending, have listed the clan’s Woodland Hills home for $1.75 million and revealed photos of the whimsically decorated property in the process.
And while the 4,000-square-foot home looks pretty modest from the street, potential buyers might feel as if they’ve walked through the looking glass when taking in the spectacular backyard.
Looking like a scene straight out of the film based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, the backyard boasts a giant chess set that sits besides the pool, as well as a couple of Alice and Wonderland-themed murals.
A portrait of the White Rabbit decorates one exterior wall, while a painting of the Queen of Hearts and one of her knaves, along with the quote, “No, no! Silence first—verdict afterwards!,” adorns another. Giant concrete diamonds and a heart that sits atop the lawn round out the theme.
We can only imagine that Kristen, her two brothers and the rest of the Stewart clan had some pretty awesome pool parties in the magical outdoor setting!
Inside, the home features more practical perks, including three fireplaces, two wet bars, a library and a large kitchen.
t’s a safe bet Sheila Hafsadi turned many a head when she walked down the aisle all dressed in white to marry Twilight alum Jackson Rathbone.
But the groom, 28, stole at least some of the show in his own eye-catching tartan tux he rocked during the Sept. 29 nuptials.
In a series of Alison Dyer-snapped photos released exclusively to PEOPLE, the newlyweds blended tradition with their trailblazing ways for their carnival-themed big day, which was actually a small affair with about 150 guests (including former costar Nikki Reed, who was in the wedding party) flocking to the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, Calif.
The bride complimented her Eve Muscio-designed gown and vintage engagement ring with a coordinating wedding band. (Rathbone, on the other hand, chose a David Yurman ring with his custom-made Klein Epstein & Parker suit.)
But get ready to awww: The couple, who are parents to a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, now 15 months old, shared their first dance as husband and wife to a Ramones song.
Ciao Bella! Kristen Stewart stripped down to her underwear on the set of Sils Maria on Sept. 23 in Switzerland. The 23-year-old Twilight actress was photographed filming a skinny dipping scene with costar Juliette Binoche.
Stewart, sporting a tattoo below her right elbow for the role, wore a black bra and white boy shorts underwear for the scene, while Binoche, 49, appeared to go completely nude. The two ladies were seen smiling as they went swimming in a lake.
Sils Maria tells the story of an aging actress (Binoche), who stars in a revival of a play that made her famous, but opposite the young role (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) she once had. Stewart will play a supporting part as Binoche’s assistant in the Olivier Assayas-directed film.
“It takes two very particular people to have that relationship be functional — one that services the other — because Juliette Binoche is playing the actress that I assist, and she is one of the most powerful women I think I’ve ever seen in film,” Stewart told WWD in July. “I’m going to try desperately to not be squashed by a woman like that, and it’s not going to be an easy thing.”
Bionche starred opposite Stewart’s ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, in the 2012 film Cosmopolis. Stewart and her Twilight costar ended their longtime romance back in May. Since then, the 27-year-old actor hooked up with Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough over the summer, and a source told Us Weekly he’s currently dating Sean Penn’s daughter Dylan Penn. “They’ve been together a few months and they’re very comfortable,” a source told Us. “He’s so happy now.” Stewart, meanwhile, is currently not dating anyone. “She’s just been focusing on filming,” an insider told Us.
Robert Pattinson put a sparkle in the eyes of a group of young people when he visited the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
The Twilight star made a surprise trip to the hospital’s Teen Lounge on Aug. 16, and joined the patients who were decorating picture frames.
The 27-year-old, who is currently filming Maps to the Stars in L.A., created a pink frame decorated with hearts, and laughed at his own “terrible” artistic skills before posing for photos and signing each kid’s picture frame.
“Robert was so nervous about meeting the kids – he didn’t want to let them down – which is a testament to how humble he is,” Child Life specialist Ana Vega said. “He was incredibly gracious and kind.”
Pattinson also visited two cystic fibrosis patients – huge Twilight fans – who were unable to leave their rooms.
“We couldn’t help laughing and smiling when one of the patients was so starstruck that she couldn’t speak. You could tell it meant the world to her – she was tearing up and smiling ear to ear,” said Lyndsay Hutchinson, the hospital’s public information officer. “The other little girl teased him relentlessly and begged him to do an American accent. They were instant friends.”
Why do we feel so dirty looking at this bathtub?
Despite being in the tub, a smiling Robert Pattinson looks like taking a bath is the furthest thing from his mind in a new sneak peek at the ad campaign he’s starring in for Dior’s signature men’s fragrance, tweeted out by the luxury brand Friday.
“A new story is about to start. Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme Parfum. #DiorRob,” read the caption.
In the sexy black-and-white still, a fully clothed (well, he’s wearing a jacket, but we suppose he could be not wearing pants) Rob rests in a bathtub, his arms perched on the edge as he grins at the owner of a pair of shapely legs extended toward him.
Perhaps in the next scene he reaches out and tickles the mystery model’s bare foot?
Regardless, we wonder if those legs belong to Camille Rowe, the Parisian beauty who costars with Rob in what appears to be a very steamy commercial that was shot back in December for European (minus the U.K.) and Asian (minus China and Japan) markets.
Photographer Nan Goldin did the honors for the print campaign, while Frenchman Romain Gavras shot the commercial.
And though we can only see a little bit of Rob in this new teaser shot, we’re instantly reminded how nicely he cleans up. Lately, the Brit has been spotted in the utmost casual wear while out and about in Los Angeles.
Not that we’re complaining. He can wear whatever he wants to the supermarket.