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J'Adore
31-10-2004, 04:58 PM
"Hollywood hunks including Jude Law, Robert Downey, Jr. and Laurence Fishburne amazed artist Sam Taylor-Wood with their heart-felt sobs for her bizarre new exhibition, Crying Men. The photographer asked the actors to produce real tears for a series of images which she hopes capture the vulnerable sides of the movie stars. She is particularly proud of pictures of the Cold Mountain hunk weeping in a foetal position and a portrait of Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen betraying his hard-man image by crying hysterically. Taylor-Wood explains, "Some of the men cried before I even finished loading the camera, but others found it really difficult. People can decide for themselves which they think are the authentic tears and which they think are fake. It's about the idea of taking these big, masculine men and showing a different side." The exhibition opens tomorrow at London's White Cube gallery."

Hayden Christensen
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_022.jpg

Jude Law
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_006.jpg

Ryan Gosling
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_026.jpg

Benicio Del Toro
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_001.jpg

Ben Stiller
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_009.jpg

Forest Whitaker
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_011.jpg

Ed Harris
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_021.jpg

Tim Roth
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_002.jpg

Kris Kristofferson
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_012.jpg

Sean Penn
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_003.jpg

Steve Buscemi
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_013.jpg

Chiwetel Ejiofor
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_023.jpg

Laurence Fishburne
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_004.jpg

Philip Seymour-Hoffman
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_014.jpg

Robin Williams
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_024.jpg

Willem Dafoe
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_005.jpg

Paul Newman
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_015.jpg

Ray Winstone
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_025.jpg

Gabriel Byrne
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_016.jpg

Dustin Hoffman
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_007.jpg

John Leguizamo
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_017.jpg

Michael Gambon
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_027.jpg

Woody Harrelson
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_008.jpg

Michael Madsen
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_018.jpg

Robert Downey Jr
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_028.jpg

Daniel Craig
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_019.jpg

Michael Pitt
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_010.jpg

Sam Shepherd
http://www.whitecube.com/images/prog/wc/past/saw2/saw2_lrg_020.jpg


Is anyone going to go and see this? The Forest Whitaker one makes me uncomfortable :( Laurence Fishburne's tears look fake IMO

Btw- sorry if this should have been posted in the gallery or something. Also if you'd prefer that I revert the pics to links, just let me know :)

Richard
31-10-2004, 05:05 PM
I've heard about this, but I don't really know what to say. Sometimes actors are required to cry on cue, I found most of it to be kind of humorous.

But that's just me.

Jacoby
31-10-2004, 05:07 PM
Some of them aren't crying. I like the Paul Newman and Steve Buscemi pictures.

Foeni
31-10-2004, 05:15 PM
Seems kinda weird...

Sarah
31-10-2004, 06:05 PM
Some of those pictures touched me.

barrington
31-10-2004, 06:05 PM
Interesting idea. Some excellent photography whatever the context.

Kelsey
31-10-2004, 08:38 PM
Interesting. I really liked the Jude Law one.

Renegade
31-10-2004, 08:45 PM
Robin Williams, although extremely hairy-armed, looks ever so convincing. My vote goes to him.

Mags
31-10-2004, 08:50 PM
Mmm...Chiwetel Ejiofor. He's not looking bad, considering I didn't find him at all attractive in Love Actually.

I'm all for Michael Madsen...who I probably have an unsafe crush on...mmm...Reservoir Dogs.

ryan
31-10-2004, 09:08 PM
sean penn looks exactly the same in that picture as he does in any other.

MeggieHoops
31-10-2004, 10:20 PM
sean penn looks exactly the same in that picture as he does in any other.

Sean Penn is hot. I like the ones of him and Hayden Christensen the most.

Hazzle
01-11-2004, 01:45 AM
Some of those pictures touched me.

Me too. I'm slightly teary eyed here myself. But then I was a little anyway...oh shit...there goes the evil Haz's reputation. No, I am NOT a big softie...whatever anyone says...in fact I deny I cried at all looking at these wussy men...oh who am I trying to kid? ;)

Yes, yes, big softie...so fucking sue me.

Interesting idea. Some excellent photography whatever the context.

Truth. EXCELLENT work. I may have to go see this.

Sean Penn is hot. I like the ones of him and Hayden Christensen the most.

Yes, but for a totally unrelated reason :p

I think Leguizamo, Defoe, Madsen, Law, Roth and Gosling are the most moving. Defoe as he's wiping his face, it captures how men are often afraid to cry. Leguizamo's good because of the way his mouth is sagging...like he's lost control of his face...Madsen because it just SCREAMS despair...the positioning and everything...Law looks desolate and alone...Gosling looks like he's been totally overcome and Roth's tears and pensive look...

But they're all good, to be honest. Made me cry just looking at them so...

deviljet88
01-11-2004, 05:31 AM
Oh, you big softie Haz :P. Most of them look like they're just putting on sad faces, but I like Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker's pictures the most.

Narg
01-11-2004, 09:01 AM
Steve Buscemi Kicks ass, he almost always plays the crazy guy. They all look like fags (except him), sif men cry.

J'Adore
01-11-2004, 11:22 AM
Steve Buscemi Kicks ass, he almost always plays the crazy guy. They all look like fags (except him), sif men cry.


The only one I think looks gay is the Robert Downey Jr. one. It seems out of place, and completely staged. Also, not a fan of the Dustin Hoffman one.

hasselbrad
01-11-2004, 01:36 PM
The Dustin Hoffman pic looks like he's crying because his favorite masseuse called in sick...or, at the very least, refused to give him his happy ending.

AureaMediocritas
01-11-2004, 06:51 PM
I like the picture with Philip Seymour-Hoffman the best ; I think I have
discovered the reason (objet) causing him to be so depressed.