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  • John Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe in a re-creation of Andy Warhol's 1962 painting. The image is a part of the series, "The Malkovich Sessions," by photographer <a href="http://www.sandrofilm.com/main/malkovich-sessions.php"target="external">Sandro Miller</a> and on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Miller wanted to pay homage to the artists who influence his photographic career, and approached Malkovich with the idea of re-creating the famous portraits.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Truman Capote in a re-creation of the 1948 portrait by Irving Penn. "Two years ago, I wanted to pay homage to Irving Penn," Miller said. "I looked at John and it came to me that he looked a bit like Truman Capote. I decided to pay homage to Irving by re-creating his photograph with Capote in a corner. The result was astonishing."
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Albert Einstein in a re-creation of the 1951 portrait taken by Arthur Sasse. After Sandro decided to re-create other well-known portraits, he approached John Malkovich with the idea for the project. Sandro chose 35 portraits to re-create from 28 different photographers.
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  • John Malkovich is seen in a re-creation of Dorthea Lange's 1936 photo, Migrant Mother. Sandro Miller spent eight months researching the images, but the entire Malkovich Sessions series was shot in three days.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as John Lennon in a re-creation of the 1980 portrait of John and Yoko taken by Annie Leibovitz. Sandro says, "We had 14-16 hour days on set, and full rehearsals beforehand. We had it down to a science. I knew that John only had 3 days available, so we set a schedule of 7 to 8 shots a day.”
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  • "While in styling, I would put the original image on the mirror and John would start getting into the character shot while he was still in the makeup chair." Sandro says. "He was very focused on perfecting the makeup for the Herb Ritts shot of Jack Nicholson as the joker." <br/> John Malkovich is seen as Jack Nicholson in a re-creation of the portrait taken by Herb Ritts.
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  • Because of their longtime friendship, Sandro says, "I would direct him, he understands light and direction so well, we usually had the shot within 15-20 minutes."<br/> John Malkovich is seen as Bette Davis in a re-creation of the 1971 portrait of the actress taken by Victor Skrebneski.
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  • John Malkovich is seen in a re-creation of Diane Arbus' photograph of identical twins, which was originally taken in Roselle, N.J., 1967. The image by Diane Arbus is one that stands out to Sandro, as the research was extensive and it's the only image with two people in the frame. "It was truly amazing to watch John morph from one to the other within seconds," Miller says.
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  • When asked if all of the shots worked out, Sandro replies "Nothing was abandoned but there is one photograph that we discussed re-shooting. John is coming back in November, and there are six new images that we are going to re-create then."<br/>John Malkovich is seen as Salvador Dali in a re-creation of Philippe Halsman's 1954 portrait of the painter.
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  • The portrait series has already been enormously popular, with Sandro's studio being overwhelmed with requests. "In no possible way did I expect this," Miller says. "I hadn't heard the word trending until this came out."<br/>John Malkovich is seen as Marilyn Monroe in a re-creation of the iconic portrait taken by Bert Stern.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Pablo Picasso in a re-creation of the 1957 portrait by Irving Penn. Sandro is a self-taught photographer who mainly does commercial work. He admits that he owns over 800 photo books, and is "a little fanatical" when it comes to reviewing other photographers' work.
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  • "This is my way of saying thank you to the masters that created these amazing images," Sandro Miller says. <br/>John Malkovich is seen a re-creation of Gordon Park's American Gothic image taken in 1948.
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  • The Malkovich Sessions will make its debut at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago Nov. 7. The images can also be seen on its <a href="http://edelmangallery.com/exhibitions-­-and-­-projects/exhibition-­-pages/2014/sandro-­-miller-­-malkovich,-­-malkovich,-­-malkovich-­-homage-­-to-­-photographic-­-masters.html"target="external">website</a>. <br/>John Malkovich is seen as Three Horses in a re-creation of a portrait taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1905.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Che Guevara in a re-creation of the portrait taken by Alberto Korda.
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  • John Malkovich is seen in a re-creation of Richard Avedon's iconic photograph of beekeeper Ronald Fisher, taken on May 9, 1981, in Davis, Calif.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Robert Mapplethorpe in a re-creation of the photographer's self-portrait.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Mick Jagger in a re-creation of David Bailey's 1964 portrait of the singer.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Ernest Hemingway in a re-creation of Yousef Karsh's 1957 portrait of the author.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Muhammad Ali in a re-creation of the 1967 portrait of the boxer taken by Carl Fischer.
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  • John Malkovich is seen as Alfred Hitchcock in a re-creation of the 1973 portrait taken by Albert Watson.
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