Saturday, December 27, 2008
GQ Japan's December 2008 issue grooms actor Ewan McGregor as “The Detective,” a camera-wielding sleuth with a strong predisposition for tailored suits, fedoras, and spying. Squinting with both hands on his camera, McGregor hits the mark by channeling the rabid intensity of a zealous paparazzo.
In his upcoming film, The Men Who Stare at Goats (a Grant Heslov-directed comedy based on Jon Ronson's book of the same title), the 37-year-old actor is Bob Wilton, a foolhardy reporter who accidentally finds himself pursuing the scoop of his life: a clandestine US military unit who can make themselves invisible at will, pass through walls, and slay goats just by looking at them. Say what?
More jaw-dropping is the fact that Ronson's book is categorized as non-fiction.
Now that's a stunner.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Swedish lensman Mikael Jansson shot Gap’s fall 2008 ad campaign with actor Joseph Fiennes, Englishman Hugh Dancy, and Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno as his subjects.
This year’s theme is “Create Your Own Gap” and each picture is accompanied by a fill-in-the-blank tagline. Actor Hugh Dancy, philosopher Jonathan Dancy's son, wrote “Make up your own philosophy”; Joseph Fiennes, a staunch philanthropist involved with several charities, jotted down “Craft your own calling,” while Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno scribbled “Invent your own rules.”
Sandino Moreno has two new films slated for release next year: Steven Soderbergh's The Argentine and Guerrilla. Both are biopics of Che Guevara—Marxist revolutionary, military strategist, and guerrilla leader.
When Sandino Moreno wrote “Invent your own rules,” she wasn’t kidding at all.