Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Polaroids of Actors on Set


Polaroids have been immortalizing actors on the sets of their latest project for decades now. The retro form of photography is generally utilized for makeup or continuity purposes, and on occasion, serves as a catalogue for on-set shenanigans. Actors such as Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn, and Jason Schwartzman have all mugged for (or in some cases, ignored) the camera in between takes, blurring the line between their fictional characters and reality. We’ve unearthed photographs from a few cinematic gems, both old and new, that provide an intimate glimpse at life on set of projects like Taxi Driver, The Office, and more. Venture behind-the-scenes with a collection of our favorite shots after the jump.

Winona Ryder, Girl Interrupted [via]

Harrison Ford and Sean Young, Blade Runner [

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast At Tiffany’s [via]

Kate Winslet and Jim Carey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [via]

Ricky Gervais, The Office [via]

Gillian Anderson, The X-Files [via]

Bill Murray with Hunter S. Thompson, Where The Buffalo Roam [via]

Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver [via]

Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, Across The Universe [via]

Johnny Depp, Benny and Joon [via]

Bill Murray, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou [via]

Liza Minnelli with Martin Scorsese, New York, New York [via]

Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette [via]