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History's Famous Portrait Photos Recreated With John Malkovich As The Subject

Funny History | September 14, 2015

One quick glance might trick you into thinking these photos look nothing unusual. But when you take a closer look...

American photographer Sandro Miller showcases his photographic and undeniable editing genius in his project titled, " Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters."

Miller, one of the world's leading advertising photographers, collaborated with talented actor and his long-time friend John Malkovich, to come up with powerful recreations of the most iconic and most famous portraits throughout history. The result? Hilariously fascinating!

Check out some of the photos.

From the original 'Migrant Mother' photo by Dorothea Lange:

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Dorothea Lange

To this:

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Original photo: Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, 1936

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Miller started Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich in 2013 as a tribute to the photographers who have inspired him and helped him shape his photographic career.
 

Alfred Hitchcock with Goose

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Original photo by Albert Watson, 1973

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Che Guevara

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Original photo by Alberto Korda, 1960

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Andy Warhol, Self Portrait

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Original photo: Andy Warhol, Self Portrait (Fright Wig), 1986

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From history's vast collection of iconic photos, he selected 35 and then enlisted the help of his friend, John Malkovich. The two first met in the 1900's while shooting photographs for Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.
 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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Original photo by Annie Leibovitz, 1980

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Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue

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Original photo by Arthur Sasse, 1951

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Marilyn in Pink Roses (from The Last Session)

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Original photo by Bert Stern, 1962

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Mick Jagger “Fur Hood”

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Original photo by David Bailey, 1964

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American Gothic, Washington, D.C.

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Original photo by Gordon Parks, 1942

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Miller's project is a testament to his photography and editing skill as well as Malkovich’s acting skills.
 
Jack Nicholson, London

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Original photo: Jack Nicholson, London (A) by Herb Ritts, 1988

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Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey

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Original photo by Diane Arbus, 1967

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Salvador Dalí

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Original photo by Philippe Halsman, 1954

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Ernest Hemingway

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Original photo by Yousuf Karsh, 1957

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Head over to Sandro Miller's website for more of his amazing recreations.
 
H/t Petapixel

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