PHOTO SPECIAL: A Sneak Peek at Howard Schatz's "Caught in the Act: Actors Acting"

By Matthew Blank
18 Oct 2013

In "Caught in the Act: Actors Acting," his 20th book, acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz explores the magical transformation that happens when an actor takes hold of words on a page and becomes another person. Here is a sneak peek at the volume, featuring 85 actors, which will be released Oct. 20.



"Schatz demonstrates his mastery as a director, leading 85 actors to explore an enormous range of scenarios in one-on-one improvisation, capturing the dynamic energy of the actors in full creative flight. In addition, Schatz made powerful and compelling portraits of each actor along with an extensive interview, focusing on the creative process. Schatz gives us a unique window into the world of stage and screen."



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Geoffrey Rush: You're a teenager who picked up the telephone extension, hearing your mother having phone sex.
Photo by "Caught in the Act: Actors Acting" by Howard Schatz, Beverly J. Ornstein and Owen Edwards



The actors featured include Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Daniels, Sissy Spacek, Michael C. Hall, Bobby Canavale, Mariska Hargitay, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich, Jane Krakowski, Michael Douglas, Colin Firth, Jane Lynch, Laurence Fishburne, Geoffrey Rush, Amy Poehler, Brendan Fraser, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Sir Ben Kingsley, Greg Kinnear, Robin Wright, Tracy Morgan, Peter Dinklage, Elisabeth Moss, Ricky Gervais, Michael Imperioli, Joan Allen, Jeff Goldblum, Nathan Lane, Brooke Shields, Sam Waterston and other illustrious greats.

Howard Schatz is an internationally known, critically-acclaimed, award-winning photographer. His work has been published in 19 books, and his images are regularly featured in illustrious publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, espn Magazine, Vogue, GQ and The New Yorker.

100% of the royalties from this book will be donated in equal shares to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the SAG Foundation.