CULTURE

Savages

Oliver Stone takes us behind the scenes of his ferocious new thriller. Click here to read the article.


Photographer: Lauren Greenfield
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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“Drug queen Elena (Salma Hayek) in her signature blue top. We were shooing in late August on a high mesa northeast of LA, and there was so cover. It was hot and challenging.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“This is me with Blake Lively, who plays Ophelia (or “O”), at Ben and Chon’s house. It’s meant to be in Laguna Beach, but we shot in Malibu. She plays the boys’ lover—one third of the threesome.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“John Travolta, in his official uniform. His character is a wiggly, hard-to-figure-out DEA agent who embodies all the problems with fighting the drug war.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“Taylor Kitch plays Chon, whose scars are the result of tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. He’s come back to California with damange not just to his face but also to his soul.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“Sandra Echeverria, a lovely young actress, getting some makeup retouched—sheplays Elena’s spoiled daughter. I hear she’s a bit of a star in Mexico.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“Chon (Taylor Kitch) and Ben (Aaron Johnson), ready for a showdown. Chon is given to action, but Ben wants to negotiate—in a world where it’s way difficult to do so.”

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Photographer: Lauren Greenfield

“Benicio Del Toro plays an enforecer for Elena’s drug cartel. He’s a bad man, but Benicio is too sensitive an actor not to portray some humanity in him.”