Vanity Fair Photographers’ Funny Folks Compared To The Originals

VFcomedysidebysideabove left clockwise: Seth Rogen as Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo Self-portrait, Jack Nicholsen in The Shining, Danny McBride as Jack

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.

But to add yet another dimension to them, I’ve actually paired them 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!

Vanity Fair Photographers’ Funny Folks Compared To The Originals

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:

Annie Leibowitz’ March 2006 Cover shot for Vanity Fair (Tom Ford, Kiera Knightly and Scarlett Johannsen):

The shot as used on the March, 2006 cover:

PAUL RUDD as Gene Wilder’s Doctor Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein., Photographed by Art Streiber in Los Angeles:

Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.:

BILL HADER, ANNA FARIS, JASON BATEMAN, and LESLIE MANN, The Honeymooners Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles:

Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph in the original Honeymooners:

DANNY MCBRIDE as Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining, Photographed by Mark Seliger in Los Angeles:

Heeeere’s Johnny!, Jack Nicholson in The Shining:

AMY POEHLER as Bonnie Parker, The Accomplices, Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in New York:

The real Bonnie Parker and right, Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker:

WILL ARNETT (Han Solo), The Accomplices, Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in New York:

Harrison Ford as Star Wars’ Han Solo:

JASON SEGEL as Buster Keaton, Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles:

Buster Keaton in his famous pose, young and old:

SETH ROGEN as Frida Kahlo’s own self-portrait, Photographed by Norman Jean Roy in Los Angeles:

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait:

RUSSELL BRAND as Charlie Chaplin, Photographed by Mark Seliger in Los Angeles:

Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp:

JONAH HILL as a young George Washington, This Side of the Truth. Photographed by Sam Jones in Los Angeles:

A young George Washington (that’s him, on the right):
Vanity fair march 2009 cover IIHIH

you can read more about Vanity Fair: Comedy’s New Legends here.

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