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NYT’s “Touch of Evil” ft: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst, Mia Wasikowska and more | The Daily Truffle LA

NYT’s “Touch of Evil” ft: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst, Mia Wasikowska and more

NYT made 13 mini-films starring the most talked about potential Oscar noms this year from George Clooney to Rooney Mara … and asked them each to channel a villain of their choice. From Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde) to a ruthless naval captain, see what the stars picked to portray …

George Clooney (The Descendants) as Captain Bligh, an admiral in the British Royal Navy, who came up under the command of Captain Cook

Jessica Chastain (The Help) as a Fire Starter

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as a Menacing Dummy

Brad Pitt (Melancholia, Moneyball, The Tree of Life) as Peter Lorre, a popular 1930s actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner

Rooney Mara (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Alex from A Clockwork Orange

Michael Shannon as a 1-percenter

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) as silent-movie star Theda Bara … “They say that she was the first goth, and that because of her the word ‘vamp’ came into the lexicon. A vamp is a bad woman, a dangerous woman. I’ve always been fascinated by that.’’ — Glenn Close

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull

Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) as the Home Wrecker

Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March) as the Invisible Man … ‘‘I don’t really know if the Invisible Man is a villain or not, but I just don’t trust the guy.” — Ryan Gosling

Viola Davis (The Help) as Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia) as a Siren

Adepero Oduye as Bonnie Parker

via NYT

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