Happy Birthday to the genius of Alfred Hitchcock, born on 13th August 1899. Passed in 1980.
Here’s a tribute from 2008’s Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio. We’re glad to share the shoots of these iconic moments from Hitch’s filmography, performed by these terrific actors:
Charlize Theron, from Dial M For Murder (1954);
Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem, from Rear Window (1954);
Naomi Watts, from Marnie (1964);
Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh, from Rebecca (1940);
Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy, from Strangers On A Train (1951);
Renee Zellweger, from Vertigo (1958);
Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., from To Catch A Thief (1955);
Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally and Julie Christie, from Lifeboat (1944);
The scene in The Philadelphia Story where James Stewart’s character is talking to Cary Grant while drunk, Stewart decided to start hiccuping in the scene and didn’t tell Grant. When he starts hiccuping, you can see Cary Grant looking down and grinning. Since the hiccup wasn’t scripted, Grant was on the verge of breaking out laughing and had to compose himself quickly. The scene required only one take (x).