Movie Mom

Be sure to check out this year’s Hollywood issue of the New York Times Magazine this weekend.  Some of the year’s biggest stars try out some iconic roles in a series of photographs and short films.  Brad Pitt is Eraserhead.  Rooney Mara of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is Alex in “Clockwork Orange.” “The Help’s” Viola Davis is a ladybug-infested Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest.”  And George Clooney is almost unrecognizable as Captain Bligh from “Mutiny on the Bounty.”  Some of the other performers appear as archetypes rather than specific characters — the siren, the homewrecker, the hothead.  Clearly, they were all having a blast.

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