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Various Vanity Fair photographers shot portraits of today's funniest folks in an homage to tv, movie and historical legends of the past. The photos are of the hottest comedic actors in tv and movies, either recreating some of classic film's best moments or adding a funny bent to cultural and historical icons. Either way, they are all beautifully shot and hilarious.
Above left clockwise: Seth Rogan as Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo Self-portrait, Jack Nicholsen in The Shining, Danny McBride as Jack
But to add yet another dimension to them, I've actually paired them (as shown above) with the original inspiration for each- with the exception of Annie Leibovitz's, because she already did that with her own hilarious recreation of her original March 2006 cover shot for Vanity Fair. Enjoy!
above: JONAH HILL, PAUL RUDD, SETH ROGEN, and JASON SEGEL, The Pretty Young Things, Photographed by Annie Leibovitz on Stage 28 at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot, Los Angeles.
above: Annie Leibowitz' March 2006 Cover shot for Vanity Fair (Tom Ford, Kiera Knightly and Scarlett Johannsen)
above: the shot as used on the March, 2006 cover
above: PAUL RUDD as Gene Wilder's Doctor Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein., Photographed by Art Streiber in Los Angeles.
above: Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.
above: BILL HADER, ANNA FARIS, JASON BATEMAN, and LESLIE MANN, The Honeymooners Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles.
above: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph in the original Honeymooners
above: DANNY MCBRIDE as Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining, Photographed by Mark Seliger in Los Angeles.
above: Heeeere's Johnny!, Jack Nicholson in The Shining
above: AMY POEHLER (Bonnie Parker), The Accomplices, Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in New York.
above left: The real Bonnie Parker and right, Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker
above: WILL ARNETT (Han Solo), The Accomplices, Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in New York.
above: Harrison Ford as Star Wars' Han Solo
above: JASON SEGEL (Buster Keaton), Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles.
above: Buster Keaton in his famous pose, young and old
above: SETH ROGAN as Frida Kahlo's own self-portrait., Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles.
above: self-portrait, Frida Kahlo
above: RUSSEL BRAND as Charlie Chaplin, Photographed by Mark Seliger in Los Angeles.
above: Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp
above: JONAH HILL as a young George Washington, This Side of the Truth. Photographed by Sam Jones in Los Angeles.
above: a young George Washington (that's him, on the right)
you can read more about Vanity Fair: Comedy's New Legends here.