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Vanity Fair - "Hollywood Issue" 2008

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Vanity Fair marks the 14th year of its gigantic annual Hollywood Issue.

On top of all the starlets on the cover, everybody who’s anybody is featured in the inside photo spreads: Renee Zellweger, Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, James McAvoy, Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster, Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally, Julie Christie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem.

Check out the scans below!

FYI: Vanity Fair canceled its most lavish bash for the Oscars because of the writers strike. “After much consideration, and in support of the writers and everyone else affected by this strike, we have decided that this is not the appropriate year to hold our annual Oscar party,” said a Vanity Fair spokesperson. “We want to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and we look forward to hosting our 15th Oscar party next year.”

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  • elle

    god those are some amazing photos

  • http://pplrreallystupidiftheybelievethetabs..itsallabouttheifmeanitridiculouswhyevenfeedinto..bradandangiehavingbeenbreakingupsincetheymet samara

    what a cool idea

  • AnIntelligentMind

    love the pictures they used

  • Heywood jablomie

    Well, that is actually a pretty cool set!

    Vanity Fair is now forgiven for their idiotic move in putting the non talented Jessica Biel on that cover.

    My favorites: Lifeboat, Rebecca, Rear Window, Strangers in the Train, and Psycho.

  • yv3tt3

    one of my favorite hitchcock films was always “vertigo” so I’m happy to see that was one of the portrayed films. Renee Zellweger is beautiful, but you can’t beat the beauty of Kim Novak

  • Bre

    Those were awesome! I might buy the issue because of it :D

  • pearlgrrl

    Thank you so much for these, Jared!

  • momoddd

    Marion Cotillard is the best. Psycho, my favorite.
    Paltrow is the worst, saddly. Looking like Grace Kelly doesnt mean having her…grace.
    Scarjo is great, Knightley beautiful. Theron is so-so.
    And what about guys? McAvoy is my favorite. Bardem is great.
    And concerning the others, nothing fantastic, but beautiful pictures.

  • Nando

    Awesome pictures!!

  • mossy

    this is brilliant!

  • blah

    Very cool idea for a photo series, but it definitely reminds one that the “stars” in these photos have nothing on the stars who originally starred in these films. Gwyneth you are NO Grace Kelly.

  • jorgelito

    Is Cate Blanchett still boycotting Vanity Fair after the Brad Pitt incident with Vanity Fair?

  • Sinna

    ITA that Gwyneth was a poor choice for Grace Kelly. However, beautiful photos

  • Helena

    I think Renee looks mildly retarded in that photo…don’t think she is anywhere near qualified to replace Kim Novak. Uh uh.

  • WannaSmile

    Wow! The photography is amazing!

  • TheGamingamine

    I adore the ‘Hollywood’ issue each year, it never dissapoints. I love Knightly’s picture w/JJL.

  • Helena

    #14, she was in the issue last month (I think) photographed as Agent Spalko for Indiana Jones 4, I don’t know where you got that idea from.

    Anyway, Renee looks like she’s had some botox, she can not move her forehead at all!

    I think the Rebecca and Psycho ones are the best.

  • Yorick

    “Is Cate Blanchett still boycotting Vanity Fair after the Brad Pitt incident with Vanity Fair?”

    What are you talking about?

  • Rae

    This is so cool and the photos are really amazing. Marion Cotillard’s Psycho pictures are great and Gwyneth Paltrow is a perfect Grace Kelly.

  • annie

    Wow wonderful pictures. My favourite the psycho shots.
    renee zellwegger doesnt look to good there.

  • poodle puddle

    these are so cool!

  • anon

    Gorgeous pictures!
    Mmmm James McAvoy. He reminds me of my very first love(and heartbreak) for some reason. Wasn’t he in a remake of some scifi novel on television several years ago? He caught my eye then too

    “everybody who’s anybody in Hollywood is inside”….

    WHAT! No Orlando Bloom?!!!!
    Cue the little outraged and indignant fangirls/old raisins……
    “What,…but…but…what do you mean he’s …done?! But…he’s doing FINE!!! He’s making great commercials and humanitarian…thingys and EVERYTHING!”

  • Norlisa

    BeautifuL. Nothing beats Vanity Fair when it comes to photos especially with celebrities.
    I love them all……thinking of buying the issue actually.
    Has anyone see the “Killers Kill, Dead Men Die” photos, Jared you should put them up, its very cool.

  • Jess

    Great pics.

    Seth Rogen rocks.

  • fred

    Seth Rogen is NO Cary Grant, please. That man was gorgeous.

  • stefanie

    Some of the match-ups would actually make for great remakes.

    Strangers on the Train: James McAvoy and Emile Hirsch, perfect recasting.

    Rebecca: Oh man, give Jessica Jason Leigh the role of that crazy maid and she will get an Oscar.

    Dial M for Murder: Charlize is beautiful, honest. That girl can’t take a bad picture.

  • RoseMary

    Fantastic! All of them are great though Paltrow is miscast as Kelly. Grace was so delicate and Gwyneth just is not.

    Love, love Marion Cotillard’s Psycho!

  • todd

    Very nice to see Jennifer Jason Leigh!

  • Kitty

    Brilliant….. but notice how they’re all white. Aside from Dorothy Dandridge, there were few old Hollywood starlets that were women of color. In fact, notice how even today all the Vanity Fair annual “Hollywood” issues more often than not place the women of color in the group photo to the RIGHT of the gatefold, meaning they are never on the front cover, but the part that folds out. Sorry to be a downer but its true.

  • lola

    They are all great except for Gwyneth Paltrow. Charlize and Scarlett are playing roles originated by Grace Kelly as well and manage to pull it off in their own way. However, Gwennie is just trying to be like Grace Kelly and she so is not. She does not look delicate or graceful at all. She just looks awkward and gawky. Just because you are blonde and come from a rich family does not mean that you are Grace Kelly. Especially now as Gwennie is always dressed so horrendously.

  • Larice

    Kim Novak was beautiful (although Vertigo showed how the same woman can look slutty or classy, depending on the hairdo, make-up and clothes), Renee Zellweger is ugly.
    Gwyneth is stilll the closest modern actress to Grace Kelly, even if she is not as delicate as her.

  • hypocrite

    Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel are not “Fresh faces”…

  • janebird

    only Charlize Theron can pull off those old classic hollywood blonde beauties like Grace Kelly and Kim Novak the rest try hard. Gwyneth Paltrow is way too into herself and has always thought she was our modern day Grace Kelly. Please bitch.

  • Pissedoff

    This has got to be the most Whitest spread I’ve ever seen! Where is Denzel? Will Smith? Taraji Henson? All three had great performances this past year. Damn!

  • ticktock

    i love the way james is staring deeply into emile’s eyes. it’s very sexy when 2 attractive men have chemistry. at least it comes off that they have it. very hot!

  • tawny

    These actors can only dream of being part of the mystique of the legends who were in classic Hitchcock movies. and not even close to having the talent of Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Grace Kelley…. Nice try though….. Kind of like dress up…..

  • Alexis

    THAT’S RENEE ZELLWEGER?!?! She needs to open her eyes more often!!!! OMG!

  • joneblaze

    Renee looks old I thought that was Helen Mirren

  • christina

    Charlize is just stunning here im speechless

  • Stella

    My favorites are Charlize and Marion here, Charlize is so naturally beautiful stunningly beautiful she is so real in her pic her eyes are just magical , Marion is a cutness and seems natural as well .
    Rene looks old here like a granny .
    Scareltte too superficial too much make up ” trying hard ” ,not natural to me .
    Gwyneth does nothing for me here indifferent . .

  • hypocrite

    Charlize IS NOT naturally beautiful. She wants you to think she is but she will pile that makeup on and on until she has the perfect manufactured look. Then she’ll rant about women in Hollywood not being more natural. A total hypocrite.

  • Are you kidding me ???

    43 Hypocrite/ shut the fuck up you biggest hypocrite already, you obsessive charlize’s hater you’re so pathetic you can’t even get close to the 0.9999 of her Natural Beauty you can only wish, you should take a look at your idol hoanssan who is having a tons of make up and airbrushing it’s beyond the limit your tiny puffy whore with her puffy nose and horse’s teeth and with all that extra make up and work she needs to do) she can’t even get close to charlize’s natural class beauty with her barely make up , and your idol is the real hypocrite who keeps screaming i don’t want whene ppl say” im hot im tired of it….” and all what she do in her magazines is getting half naked with her cheap hoe’s attitude dirty hypocrite bitch a real attention ho who get fucked in the elevators but it’s not suprising.

  • Joy

    amazing! wonderfully done…much better than lindsay lohan’s marilyn monroe photoshoot…that was embarrasing

  • Nick

    My favourite is Rebecca..Keira and Jennifer are perfect for the roles and they look amazing.