Tribeca Film Festival Focus: “5 to 7″ (via Downtown Magazine NYC)

Actress, Olivia Thirlby photographed by Leslie Hassler Actor, Anton Yelchin photographed by Leslie Hassler Berenice Marlohe photographed by Leslie Hassler Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby photographed by Leslie Hassler Writer and director…

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Julia Louis Dreyfus by Leslie Hassler

Julia Louis-Dreyfus by Leslie Hassler

So I photographed Julia Louis-Dreyfus last month which was amazing. She let me do whatever I wanted so I had the hairdresser  pin daisies in her hair, I gave her a hat, and she was game to try it all. I adore her and when she admired my bracelet from Argentina, I gave it to her…I guess I just felt good knowing she’s wearing my bracelet.  When I took it off and handed it to her, she went “get out!” seriously?” I thought she was going to shove me and knock me down like she did to Jerry on Seinfeld. Her show Veep is hilarious and now she’s won the Emmy! 

Portrait of Willem Dafoe by Leslie Hassler

Portrait of Willem Dafoe by Leslie Hassler

  Willem Dafoe’s face is such a mix of things, with his high cheekbones and piercing blue eyes. He can look evil and menacing with his lascivious grin but when he starts laughing he looks like a little kid!

I photographed him this week at a beautiful hotel in Manhattan. 

He has 3 big movies coming out: The Hunter, John Carter and Abel Ferrara’s 444

Franchesca Ramsey by Leslie Hassler

Franchesca Ramsey by Leslie Hassler

Just photographed Franchesca Ramsey yesterday. Her recent viral hit “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” was viewed over 5 million times in 5 days on You Tube! She’s awesome and we had alot of fun!

Griffin Dunne by Leslie Hassler

Griffin Dunne by Leslie Hassler

Griffin Dunne is such a quintessential New Yorker. This is my second time photographing him and he looks great. So smart and funny. 

He was here at the studio to promote his film  Last Night.

Abigail Breslin by Leslie Hassler

Portrait by Leslie Hassler

Today was a full house at my studio with so many actors, directors and publicists but the highlight was Abigail Breslin from Little Miss Sunshine. She is starring in a new movie called Janie Jones and she was here with the gorgeous Alessandro Nivola. Both of them brought their guitars and we had a little jam session!

William H. Macy

William H. Macy by Leslie Hassler

portrait by Leslie Hassler

I have loved Bill Macy’s acting since seeing him as Jerry Lundegaard, the car salesman who hires Steve Buscemi to kidnap his wife in the Coen Brothers movie Fargo. Now he is on the hit Showtime series Shameless. He was shooting with me the other day here at my studio and the stylist had brought a few clothes. Instead, I pulled some of Miguel’s clothes out of his closet and dressed Macy myself. When Miguel got home and saw Bill hamming it up for the camera, he said, “Hey those are my clothes!” and Bill said “Yea, I checked all of your pockets and you’re out of Vicodin.”  At the end of the shoot when Bill gave me his email address,  I said sarcastically, “AOL?” and he goes, “Well, you still drive a Land Rover.”


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