The Stars in His Eyes

Don Bachardy, Hollywood’s preeminent portrait artist, captures Marion Cotillard and Tilda Swinton as only he can.

Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer “It was very difficult to make the movie Orlando. We went on a fundraising trip to the States, and I read the book aloud between the canapés. It’s called ‘earning your luck.’ You have to humiliate yourself to get the luck—and money—to do what you want to do.”

Portrait by Don Bachardy.


Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night “Having a child has not changed the way I act, but it does stop me from bringing drama home in the evening. Most of the time, my characters are not superhappy, full of joy, singing and dancing. You have to protect a kid from a dark mood, and yet I don’t want to protect myself from my characters. It’s a struggle.”


Watch a video interview with Marion Cotillard here.](http://video.wmagazine.com/screen-tests/marion-cotillard-cinematic-crush) Portrait by Don Bachardy.


Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher

Watch a video interview with Mark Ruffalo here. Portrait by Don Bachardy.


Don Bachardy, in Santa Monica Canyon, Los Angeles, 1970s. Photograph by Michael Childers/Corbis.


Bachardy’s portrait of Natalie Wood, 1963. Courtesy of artist.


Bachardy and the novelist Christopher Isherwood in the early 1950s. Photograph by Zeitgeist Films/Courtesy of Everett Collection.


A 1968 portrait of Bachardy and Isherwood by their friend David Hockney. Courtesy of the artist.


Bachardy’s portrait of Marlene Dietrich, 1963. Courtesy of artist.


Bachardy and Isherwood in the ’70s, in front of the Hockney portrait. Photograph by Zeitgeist Films/Courtesy of Everett Collection.


Bachardy with Marilyn Monroe, early ’50s. Photograph by Zeitgeist Films/Courtesy of Everett Collection.