October 2015

Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood attend attends Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor benefit reading at New World Stages on October 26, 2015 in New York City

Photos: Dane DeHaan & Anna Wood attend Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor Benefit Reading [October 26]

Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood attended Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor benefit reading at New World Stages during the Actors Fund Benefit on October 26, 2015 in New York City. Dane performed in two of the short plays. As usual I am adding HQ images from the event.

This was a very special day for the fandom because our amazing friends @SageAshworth and @campusrimbaud had a chance to see Dane and Anna during the event. They both saw Dane perform, and Sage (@SageAshworth) later had a very special experience of meeting Dane & Anna during the after-party. I can only say that I am very happy and grateful for being able to share the joy, warmth and happiness of this experience via twitter. @SageAshworth did an amazing job in updating us and sharing their joy and emotions, so it literally felt like we’ve all been there with them. I am even more proud of being a fan of such lovely, caring and nice people as Dane & Anna.

Please follow @SageAshworth & @campusrimbaud as well as make sure to check Sage’s tumblr blog on eyebagdehaan.tumblr.com.






EXCLUSIVE: full Dane DeHaan interview from WONDERLAND 2015 + scans

2015 – Wonderland

Playing his favourite actor in forthcoming biopic Life, young Hollywood’s fresh-faced poster boy Dane DeHaan faced his thoughest test to date

It took film director Anton Corbijn months and months to persuade Dane DeHaan to play James Dean in big-screen biopic, Life. It wasn’t that DeHaan lacked enthusiasm for the part, it’s that he was dreading stepping into the skin of his idol. Shitting it, in fact. “I’m the one that goes around saying I want to challenge myself all the time,” he tells me from the Brooklyn apartment he shares with his wife and fellow screen performer, Anna Wood. “Then when the opportunity really came along, I got scared. This is the biggest challenge of my career.”

Hollywood needs more young actors like DeHaan. Here’s a guy who’s as comfortable playing a ballistic, gas can-wielding heavy metal roadie (2013’s anarchic thriller, Metallica: Through The Never) as he is a heartbroken 17th century painter (forthcoming drama, Tulip Fever). He changes his colours quicker than a Rubik’s Cube, knows when to say no to work and, as I learned, rarely lets his guard down in interviews. Since his film debut in 2010’s Amigo he’s averaging five roles a year, each as diverse as they are demanding. Though he often plays youths dealt a tough hand in life — most notably in cult, halogen-lit Ryan Gosling vehicle Place Beyond the Pines — typecast DeHaan is defiantly not.

“You have to be a strong individual,” he says with the deadpan inflection of a Daria character that never was. “I know what I want, I don’t want to just shine bright and then burn out, I want to have a slow-burner of a career. For me, the challenge is just keeping it about the work and trying to let it speak for itself.”

One thing’s for absolute sure: when DeHaan is certain of a part, he’ll wrap his life around it like a boa constrictor. To land his stint as the Green Goblin/Harry Osborn in last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he asked co-star Andrew Garfield to recommend him to director Marc Webb. He pursued the role for months and when he got it, based his character on the typical, moneyed pseudo-intellectual he’s used to meeting in New York. “It’s undeniable the positive effects doing a movie like that has had on my career,” he remarks. “If you do big movies, if you put yourself in the public consciousness in that way, it allows you to do whatever movie you wanna do next.” Hop-scotching between projects humble and humungous, DeHaan’s keeping his options wide open. “It comes down to this balance – I don’t always want to be doing big movies, or small ones. I think if I just did one of either of those it would really start to wear away at me physically, mentally. With Spider-Man, I had never been in a movie that big, but I loved the people involved. I wanted it selfishly, but I also wanted to work with Andrew.”

When, after five failed attempts, photographer-turned-filmmaker Corbijn finally twisted DeHaan’s arm for Life, the actor was put on a demanding diet plan. Gaining a skin-splitting 25 pounds in three months and crunching his vocals flat to mimic Dean’s infantile rasp, DeHaan’s performance is studied and compelling.

He’s hardly a plaster-cast lookalike, but he never tried to be. “It’s not like I didn’t spend a tonne of time on his voice, but the most important work, I think, is trying to figure out who he was, what drove him forward,” he muses, counting out the biographies he read in prep.

The film, out in the UK this autumn, follows the slow-burn relationship between Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and a pre Rebel Without a Cause-starring Dean. Following him for the photo-series everywhere from New York’s seediest nightspots to his family home in Indiana, Stock captures the 24-year-old in his playful prime: passed out drunk on a table beside a buxom blonde (To Rome With Love’s Alessandra Mastronardi), playing the jester on a farm, and sharing a close moment with his son. His favourite of Webb’s series — which shows Dean sitting alone on the stage of a high school auditorium — didn’t make the film.“I was in college [when I saw it], and that was the first time he became human to me,” he laughs. The scene where Dean follows Stock into a drizzly Times Square to pose for one of his most iconic portraits, is as powerful as acting gets. As DeHaan cracks Dean’s wily, ear-to-ear smirk for Pattinson’s Leica SM, ex-Final Fantasy songwriter Owen Pallett’s soundtrack simmers underneath.

Years before Life, DeHaan had spoken at length about “misunderstood” Dean.The film portrays him as a mischievous, limelight-averse visionary – a million miles away from the coy country boy he’s thought of as being. “Everyone knows that photograph of James Dean in Times Square. It’s such a strong image, but nobody is just one thing. Nobody is just a rebel, nobody is just cool. He was so much more than that. Hopefully, this film shows that.”

Whipped up for an Annie Leibovitz-shot Prada menswear campaign last year, he must know what it feels like to be labelled a young, mysterious icon. I think it does a really good job of showing how a normal person can be turned into an icon,” he ponders. “How photographs can change the way the world views a person. You can t just think of two of my movies and categorise my entire person. Luckily, I’m not like the people I play in my movies. I feel like I’m a lot more of a sane, normal person than a lot of the times I’m portrayed on screen.”

Off-set, DeHaan often unconsciously stays in character. Wood had to repeatedly remind him to snap out of his Dean persona, he recalls. “It is full immersion. I feel like my characters leak into my personal life because they’re all consuming.” Indeed, there is something uncanny about DeHaan’s casting, especially in the scene where he demands to be shown “only good movies”, to accept honest, upstanding projects alone.

In 2017, he and Cara Delevingne star in Valerian, Luc Besson’s first film in three years. Based on the graphic novel, DeHaan plays a time-travelling 28th century protagonist in one of the most anticipated sci-fis of the decade. He’s not slowing down, then. In fact, you get a sense that now, more than ever, Dane DeHaan is as high as he’ll get. But what of the bigger roles he’s turned down? “I just don’t see any real reason to answer that question… its too dangerous,” he rebuts. “It’s not what I don’t do, it’s about what I do do.”




uc Besson's Sci-Fi Epic Valerian is Holding a Costume Design Contest

Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Epic Valerian is Holding a Costume Design Contest

Enter the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets costume contest!

EuropaCorp has teamed up with Yahoo Style on a global search for innovative and original costume design to appear in the upcoming science fiction epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen. Together, EuropaCorp and Yahoo Style will launch a design contest that invites artists to submit their original designs for use in the film, which begins shooting in Europe in January 2016. Check out the video below to see Besson himself tell you about the film and the contest, and check out the actual contest page HERE!

“’Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ encompasses a diverse array of characters from all parts of the universe,” said writer/director Luc Besson, “I believe the world we live in is filled with people from all walks of life who possess an abundance of creativity and untapped potential. My hope is that by offering a contest like this to artists worldwide, we will gain access to inspired and original creations from a plethora of fresh perspectives, and the film will benefit from this collaboration.”

The contest, which will launch on Yahoo Style on October 7, 2015, runs through November 27, 2015. Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, Joe Zee, will serve as one of the judges, along with the film’s writer/director Luc Besson and costume designer Olivier Bériot who will choose up to twenty winners whose designs will appear in the film. Winners will be announced on December 14, 2015.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into the contemporary, unique and epic science-fiction saga Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.


Source: ComingSoon.net

Dane DeHaan by Anton Corbijn: new LIFE promo shoot photos + HQ Vogue MAN Netherlands scans

Dane DeHaan by Anton Corbijn: UHQ LIFE promo shoot + HQ Vogue MAN Netherlands scans

The closer LIFE USA release gets the more amazing new Dane photos we get.
We all know that Anton Corbijn (the director of LIFE) did a promotional shoot for the movie which featured Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson. Until today we were only able to view several “on the set” scenes in LIFE B-roll video. But today UHQ images from the shoot became available.
And we all saw Dane’s photos from VOGUE MAN Netherlands premiere issue. Today I added HQ scans to the gallery. There are photos we’ve already seen, as well as one unseen shot. I can assure you that once the images become available in HQ/any outtakes appear, I’ll be definitely sharing them :) So far enjoy what we have. Check the albums below: