NYTimes Magazine captured some of the year's best actors and actresses for "The 6th Annual Great Performers" feature in this week's issue, which came out today. Highlights include Kate Winslet, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Kat Dennings, Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz.
The photos were taken behind the scenes, some without make-up, some in rollers as the get ready for award shows. As I was looking at the photos, I thought they were intimate and illuminated sides of the Hollywood stars we typically don't see.
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(photo courtesy NYTimes)