Actors Return to their Most Iconic Roles for Empire’s 20th

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Whoa.

I’ve seen some excellent photo galleries in my time, but I think this one takes the cake by a mile. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, UK film mag Empire called in every favor they had to assemble the best actors in the world to come and reprise their most famous roles for a photoshoot that can really only be described as legendary.

I can’t really say any more about this that the pictures can’t say themselves. Check the full gallery out after the jump, and click on any of them to make them bigger.

Mel Gibson in Braveheart

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Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity

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Christian Bale in American Psycho

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Sean Bean and Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings

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Tom Cruise in Minority Report

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Gerard Butler in 300

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Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in Unforgiven

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Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix

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Keira Knightley and James Macavoy in Atonement

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Jack Nicholson in uh, everything

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead

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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator

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Michael Sheen in The Queen

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Kevin Spacey in Se7en

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Ben Stiller in Zoolander

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Sam Neil in Jurassic Park

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Wishlist, because I’m greedy:

Harrison Ford as Indy and/or Han Solo

Sigourney Weaver as Ripley

Russell Crowe as Maximus

All of the James Bonds together

But seriously, an epic project all around.

[Photos: Empire via Atticus Finch]


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