Photo Gallery: When Hollywood’s Leading Men Were Boys


Widely known for his black-and-white portraits of celebrities, which have graced the pages of Interview, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, Greg Gorman has worked on both sides of the camera for more than 40 years. He was the photographer for Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video, directed by Martin Scorsese; an actor in Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie; and a cameo player in John Waters’ film about an amateur photographer-turned-art-world-sensation, Pecker.

Now Gorman is being touted for his new photography book, In Their Youth, which captures male actors and models in their early days. Featuring intimate images of Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, and Mark Wahlberg, amongst others, Gorman’s stylish selection spans an era — from the late ‘70s to the late-‘00s — and flaunts some of Hollywood’s leading men, long before they acquired a single wrinkle or ounce of fat.

Greg Gorman will be signing copies of In Their Youth at Rizzoli Bookstore in New York tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Click through below to preview more images from the book.

Greg Gorman, Ashton Kutcher, 1999

Greg Gorman, Patrick Dempsey, 1987

Greg Gorman, Jude Law, 1997

Greg Gorman, Heath Ledger, 2004

Greg Gorman, Johnny Depp, 1987

Greg Gorman, Elijah Wood, 2001

Greg Gorman, Brad Pitt, 1997

Greg Gorman, Kyle McLachlan, 1990

Greg Gorman, Alex Pettyfer, 2008

Greg Gorman, Kevin Costner, 1982

Greg Gorman, Keanu Reeves, 1993