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New York Times Portraits

New York Times Portraits

Check out these great portraits from the New York Times, their “photographic portfolio of the actors and actresses who defined excellence in the past year.” Celebrities featured include:

  • Christian Bale, The Prestige
  • Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
  • Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
  • Ken Watanabe, Letters form Iwo Jima
  • Cate Blanchett, Babel & Notes on a Scandal
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed & Blood Diamond
  • Brad Pitt, Babel
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
  • Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
  • Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
  • Annette Benning, Running with Scissors
  • Vin Diesel, Find Me Guilty
  • Eddie Murphy, Norbit
  • Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Maggie Cheung, Clean
  • Peter O’Toole, Venus
  • Helen Mirren, The Queen
  • Abbie Cornish, Somersault
  • Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
  • Gael Garcia Bernal, The Science of Sleep
  • Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine
  • Penelope Cruz, Volver

You can check out the rest of the New York Times portraits here.

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  • Amaya

    Most of these photos are stunning! Although Vin does look a bit goofy.

  • anustin

    i only like papa pitt!and leo!

  • http://Justjared IslandG1rl

    Where’s Angie? Love the photos of everyone, though. Brad is a doll.
    JJ, do you know where are favorite family? Just wondering….Hope they’re ok…
    Thank you JJ for everything you’ve done re..our fav…

  • http://wow checkers

    me too #2

  • MMom

    does huvane rep eddie murphy? this wouls certainly all make sense if he did

  • Vera

    Leo, Brad, Rinko and Cate, those are the best pics : )

  • jq

    No new pic . of Brad and the family. good newsbut I miss them !

  • micro

    Jared -

    Old pictures are fine. We DONT need new pics.

    Give this family PRIVACY.

  • http://do marin

    Love brad ..i miss brangelina very much!

  • tanique

    GREAT light on leo and sacha. but i love ryan and gael’s pics. 2 of my favorite young actors.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    Those photos are hot. The Interview with Brad and Leo talking about which movie made them cry for the first time, To funny.

  • gossippup

    Brad is so gorgeous. I can not believe he did not get an Oscar nod. I refuse to watch, unless he and Angie attend, then man I will tune in just to see glimpses of them. I am still gushing from the GG’s.

  • carrie nae

    I love seeing different great actors from different parts of the world, color and race, being recognized for their work in cinema. It is just so pleasing and beautiful to the eyes.

  • tréjolie

    Pitt looks gay on that pic.

  • http://gg lucyvanv

    me too so much!!!!!!!! I can not believe brad did not get an Oscar nod.

  • Mediterranean

    Some of them look different.

    I like the mature face of Brad.

    Leo has started to look better.

    Cate is not beautiful but she is very talented actor which makes her extremely attractive. Then, one might start thinking that she is beautiful.

  • Ella

    that photo of Leo is stunning. Cate looks stately beautiful in her photo.

  • Frenchy

    Wow last year Brad was really relaunched back into the acting map. It was a very good year for him in many ways. I love Gael’s photo. Very artsy photos. I love it.

  • His Heart

    tréjolie Says:

    February 13th, 2007 at 11:39 am

    You wish! So you can have Angie? Sorry, no go!

  • freidaflo

    Thanks JJ

    Just a quick look. Too much work to finish before the madness of NASCAR here in my “hood.
    Pics look great. Lighting perfect. Like the sinister effect on leo’s . As usual Pitt is my fav. with C. Bale.
    Have a good day guys..

  • Tijen

    There is something about Cate Blanchett that makes her very attractive…her talent and her classiness. Same with Annette Bening also.

  • Tijen

    Hi Medi-

    Merhaba. Nasilsin?

  • JoliePitt

    yep, brad looks good as always! he ages beautifully :)

  • zen

    tréjolie Says:
    February 13th, 2007 at 11:39 am
    You are always nasty. Don’t you have anything good to say at all? You always try to pick arguments here at JJ”s site? What’s eating you up anyway? Chill out!

  • Queen Bee


    Sorry, hate to differ. Brad is NOT aging beautifully! For only being in his early 40s he looks rough. Bad enough that he’s white…because the skin tends to age a hell of alot sooner than people of color, but even worse he gave his skin the kiss of death by sucking on all those cigs.

  • http://h ilsja

    Very beautiful these pictures!
    But I can`t believe brad did not get an Oscar. I still very dispointed.It’s too bad.
    I love brad..He`s trully great guy.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    There’s nothing beautiful about Cate, Classy, Great actress, but far from attractive. Christian is a Great actor, he should of had a better photo. Vin who?

    Black & white photos to me always look better than color.

  • Tins
  • tréjolie

    IslandG1rl Says:

    February 13th, 2007 at 10:57 am
    Where’s Angie?

    Do you really think Angie would allow this paper to take a photo of her after they wrote such a terrible article about her????

    And why is Brad so illoyal?????

  • susie

    New Brad thread up

  • The real lou

    Nice pictures!Thanks Jared.

  • green lettuce

    Brilliant. Great beautiful artistic pictures… Favorites are Brad (of course!), Leo, Helen, Forest and Pene.

  • well

    Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling make me hot, but then I look at Brad and it’s like a splash of cold water.

  • Frenchy

    tréjolie Says:

    February 13th, 2007 at 12:01 pm
    IslandG1rl Says:

    February 13th, 2007 at 10:57 am
    Where’s Angie?

    Do you really think Angie would allow this paper to take a photo of her after they wrote such a terrible article about her????

    And why is Brad so illoyal?????
    You mean disloyal?

    Remember these pics are taken months ahead of time. probably right after the GG nominations.

    That paper is so huge that one department does not know what the other department is doing. On one hand you have the International section of the paper highlighting Angelina’s humanitarian missions and in the same issue the entertainment section dishes on why Angelina is wearing grey.

    In addition last year was not the year for Angelina acting wise. That’s why she’s not in these photographs. I can’t remember why Vin is on there though.

    Cate is beautiful to me. There is no one standard of beauty or else only a certain group of people with a certain look will have relationships while others are left by themselves. Beauty is not only what one looks like but how one acts, speak, live, how they treat other people, etc….

    Brad & Angelina are sophisticated individuals. They will not get in a snit over every litttle bad thing one has said. I’m sure they will make not of particular reporters and columnists but they will not dismiss entire publications just because someone said something that was not nice unless they are tabloids. Although fashion designer Carolina Hererra just banned the NYT from seeing her collections.

    Unkind things have been said about Angelina and Brad since the beginning of their careers. It makes fans crazy but you learn to take their cues and move on.

    Relax. Obviously these actors have the thick skin or zen quality needed to be in this industry. Some of you would never survivie your first criticism by the press the way you carryon keeping score.

  • well

    Cate looks like she just might be related to Clay aiken.

  • bdj

    Great photos. very artistic. Many of those photos captured the arrogance, pride and humility of the subjects.

  • magnus

    The Prestige
    Pans Labyrinth
    The Departed

    Those were good.

    Every other movie listed there sucked swollen b@lls.

    I mean NORBIT!?!?

    He gets a portrait for mother f’ing Norbit?

    Or Running with Scissors? Find me Guilty?

    What’s with giving them credit for being in garbage?

  • Isabelle II


    I’m thinking the pic was taken before all that sh*t went down, and just like the cover of him in his shorts in VF he had signed over the right to publish it.

  • kiki

    Very interesting pics. It captures the essence of these actors and actresses, so they are all beautiful.

  • cheddar

    Great photos!! Helen Mirren is a beautiful woman. I don’t know who I’ve got a crush on more, Brad or Leo, probably Brad.

  • Mediterranean


    Ben iyiyim Allah’a sukur. Sen nasilsin? Sen ile Guli’ye mesaj gondermistim bir kac gun once, okudunuz mu?

  • Dirty Denise

    Damn, Leonardo is looking more and more delicious the older he gets. He looks good!!! I am surprised he has been snatched up by now.

  • blue

    Rinko and Leo look amazing. Such depth.

    Sascha looks like a jiggsaw puzzle??

    Brad looks like a vacant zombie.

  • Cici

    I like penelope’s pic.
    But ryan’s my favorite!!!!!!!!!

  • Dirty Denise

    I should have posted, on my upper thread. ‘I am surprised Leonardo has NOT been snatched up by now’.

  • NaNa

    If you look, these pictures were supposed to be like dark art pictures.
    However, Cate and Annett pictures are like you can see in magazine cover such as Vogue. I think the photo concept was misterious, dark, different. So I think the best pictures with the photo concept are of Brad, Leo, a guy with eye patch, penelop and so on.

  • anon

    Vin Diesel?????

  • Don’t just lie there and make your excuses

    Christian Bale is so very hot! I’d leave my boyfriend for him, ha ha.

  • Mimi

    Wow, I love the Cate, Christian Bale, Rinko, Penelope, Gael, Ryan Gosling and Leo pictures. They’re awesome! What happened to Pitt, though? He used to be so damn hot, he’s definitely not aging well. He’s looking like Benicio del Toro with the hooded eyes….and what is up with his hair? He’s styling it like my 12 yr old nephew and his friends. What a contrast between his old mug and his hair!!

    I love men who age well: Sean Connery, Robert Redford….I used to think Brad might be one of them…but in his mid-40s..he’s looking ROUGH! Leo, on the other hand, is aging really well..he’s hotter than ever, and I’m not even a fan.

  • dirtyuglyjen

    I adore the pic of Brad. There’s something coldly beautiful aout it. For a man in his early forties his looks are absolutly amazing.