First off all I’d like to apologize for the lack of updates lately :( My life’s been very busy, but however I tried to keep up with Dane’s events and all the updates can be found in our gallery. I am 100% supporting Dane, and looking forward to all of his upcoming projects, so I’m excited to finally have more free time. Hopefully I’ll be able to post updates and keep you informed on all Dane-related news (and not only his images!)
Today I was excited to share something we rarely get: paparazzi pictures of Dane out and about with his wife Anna Wood and their cute dog Franny. Below you can find the caption for the photos, as well as gallery’s links
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 24: Actor Dane DeHaan and his wife actress Anna Wood are seen walking there dog Franny in Brooklyn on August 24, 2016 in New York City.
Christmas is here, and whether you celebrate it today or not, I felt like posting this small message to show my love and appreciation to all Dane DeHaan fans, and of course my friends in this amazing fandom.
Those who love and appreciate Dane are truly special people: it feels like I am a part of a real big family. It’s not only sharing the same interest and adoration: I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by truly amazing and caring people. I will never stop saying how much it amazes me that Dane’s fans are not only talented and creative, but also caring and good people. I do feel grateful I’ve met people that I can call my real friends. It is amazing to have so many people you feel close to from all over the world. I wish I could spend more time online, but even though I am not able to very often, I still feel this incredible connection. So thank you ALL. Hope you have great holidays with your family & beloved ones. Have a happy new year 2016, and may all troubles and sad moments be left in 2015.
Special shout-out to Inna, Merlyn, Sage, Aina, Aisu, Suki, Samantha, Hayley, Marcie & also those I don’t see around much anymore: Ashleigh Rose, Iris, Aimee, Jackie (hope you are okay), Rachel. Love you guys :) And of course, the last but not the least: sending love and appreciation to Dane & Anna. Hope they have a great Christmas with Franny and their family/friends.
2015 was a good year for Dane fans: even though we lacked Dane news and events, we still had LIFE premiere this year. This was a really important step in Dane’s career and a magnificent, glowing performance appreciate by critics. Let’s not forget our own special event when Sage got to meet Dane & Anna, and shared all the feelings with us on twitter. That was an unforgettable experience, almost like we all were THERE with them. There are also a lot of projects in post-production, which means we have A LOT to look forward to in 2016. Let’s hope that it is going to be the Dane year!
And at last I feel like sharing a small gift with all the fans on Xmas day. This time I am sharing 4 UHQ images from never before seen unknown Dane 2011 shoots. And also outtakes from well-known shoots: 9 from 2012 Lawless Cannes photoshoot, and 7 L’Uomo Vogue photoshoot by Caitlin Cronenberg. We may have seen a lot of outtakes from the last shoot, but the more the better, right? Please check the photos below and once again: have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 2016!
Dane DeHaan visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon [12/14]. We have HQ images from the TV appearance & a full video (in HD, available to watch AND download), as well as two snippets (one of which is behind the scenes feature) from The Tonight Show youtube account. Check below for more info:
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.
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.”
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:
I’ve been thinking about doing this update for a while, but due to the lack of time I kept procrastinating. But finally I found a bit of free time, and decided to do a small Dane photoshoots update. Now, a lot of you probably know me for my love to HQ photos: I just feel like bringing the best possible quality of Dane’s images to fans. I’ve replaced a lot of various photoshoots we had with their UHQ versions. That’s a major improvement, some of the photos are so huge that you can literally print out the posters. Please make sure to check their original quality by either clicking on the preview, or hitting the download button. The list of all upgraded to HD shoots can be found below:
It’s great to have better quality versions of old seen stuff, but it’s even better to get unseen outtakes from the published shoots. Sometimes outtakes look much better than selects, and I always wonder why they have been left out and not chosen. Today I’ve updated 5 Dane’s portraits sessions with their never-before-seen outtakes. Some of the images are really cute. Please check them below :)
He was Ryan Gosling’s son in The Place Beyond the Pines, the devilish goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and malicious gossip has it that he has what it takes to be the next Leonardo DiCaprio. Nonsense! If a legend then do it the right way: in Anton Corbijn’s new movie Life the 29 year-old American plays the role of the everlasting rebel JAMES DEAN
by Anton CORBIJN
„I have a degree in armed stage combat with knife, sword, dagger and epee.“ – Dane DeHaan
ANTON CORBIJN: No matter how doubtful my questions are going to turn out, you absolutely have to watch out for the quality of your answers.
DANE DEHAAN: What? But that is not fair!
CORBIJN: In the interviews, I did for Life, everybody told me that you turned down the role of James Dean five times. And all I could say all the time was: “I don’t know”. Did you really turn down the role five times?
DEHAAN: I’m afraid, this is true. At first they asked me to do an audition tape but I said: „I don’t think, that I am interested in the role.“ Then they asked me again for an audition tape, so I said: „I think, I am still not interested in the role.“ Then I had the meeting with you, where I said, that I am maybe still not interested in the role until Iain Canning, the producer, stepped in and I slowly started to get interested. Maybe I only turned down four times.
CORBIJN: And I thought, our meeting convinced you right away?
DEHAAN: (laughs) No, but it helped. Every meeting, that I had, helped a little. I was just shitting my pants. I mean, I am always saying, that I only want roles, that I am afraid of, but when the big challenge came, I scarpered.
CORBIJN: They also said that you didn’t want to meet me.
DEHAAN: Was that so? I have no idea! I can only remember, that I still met up with you. I wanted to be persuaded. And because I couldn’t talk myself into it, someone else had to do it. Iain and my wife, Anna had done it in the end. They said: What is your problem? You love the script, you like the director and it’s a role, that is going to challenge you.
CORBIJN: You had to gain a lot of weight.
DEHAAN: Yes, eleven kilos (twenty-four pounds). James Dean was 5’7” (1,73 m) tall and the weighted around 70 kilos (154 pounds). And I am 5’10” (1,78 m), so I thought, that 73,5 kilos (160 pounds) could work out for the role. But I had to put the weight in the right places.
CORBIJN: Yes, we couldn’t use a beer belly.
DEHAAN: But I had a little belly.
CORBIJN: Yes, Hollywood wasn’t that strict with bodies in the fifties.
DEHANN: You were allowed to have a soft body. You didn’t had to be buff.
CORBIJN: Dean, definitely did not have a six-pack.
DEHAAN: No, he wasn’t defined at all, none of the actors were. Except for Paul Newman. But he was naturally athletic. Dean and Brando had soft muscles. Farmers-bodies.
CORBIJN: But how was it for you, changing your body? Did it feel different?
DEHAAN: It felt different just because of the fact that I had to do a lot of things to get to the weight. Also a lot of training and lots of food: Protein shakes, tons of meat, eggs and coconut oil – totally silly.
CORBIJN: I always find it fascinating what a different look causes at people. If you enter a room, people look at you differently. Fellows encounter you differently, and maybe even your wife treated you differently.
DEHAAN: And I with myself too. When I looked into the mirror I said: “Who does this body belong to?” Really weird.
CORBIJN: Did you learn something new about Dean while you were shooting the movie?
DEHAAN: Well, I knew his movies, of course I mostly saw the legend in him. I didn’t know anything about his childhood. Nor did I know anything about his private life. I had to read all those things. Now I know about his weaknesses and problems. The two weeks, that Life is telling about, were extremely important to him. He looks back onto his childhood, when his private life gets taken away from him but that he can fulfill his dreams, of being an actor, with that.
CORBIJN: Do you read a lot, by the way?
DEHAAN: Well, I have to read scripts. I can hardly do more. The only book I read in 2014 was The Goldfinch.
CORBIJN: That is the novel by Donna Tartt, isn’t it?
DEHAAN: Yes, a wonderful book. I am reading Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore rigt now. There are a lot of conversations with animals in the book and because I am playing a character in my next movie, who can talk to animals, I thought, it might be helpful.
CORBIJN: What are you doing to get relaxed?
DEHAAN: I watch movies, I play golf and I cut wood. I love to cut wood. What are you doing to get relaxed?
CORBIJN: I think I don’t relax. In the past I was watching movies, but since I am directing movies, it’s not relaxing anymore. I have to analyze everything now.
DEHAAN: I had an acting teacher once, who always fell asleep, while we were playing. And when we were done with the scene, he always analyzed our play and he was so exact and on the point that I always thought: “What is he even doing? This can’t be possible.” Until I realized that he was only awake as long as we could get his attention. When we made mistakes, when we were not concentrated, he fell asleep. That was, of course, a measure to relax in between.
CORBIJN: How long did you take acting lessons?
DEHAAN: I started in my last year at High school and I continued at College. So five years of intense education.
CORBIJN: When I wanted to study photography in the early seventies, I had the bad luck, that photography wasn’t admitted as an artistic discipline. You were able to take photography classes at Dutch art colleges but only as a minor subject. So, to get into the classes, you had to take the regular art classes, which I had no idea of. I got turned down at three art colleges. Then I went to a school, where failed photographers taught me the art of photography – I hated that.
DEHAAN: You hated it?
CORBIJN: So much. They only talked about the technical aspects and I didn’t cared about them. So one thing lead to the other and I taught it myself, what obviously has it’s own advantages. But it also has the disadvantage that you don’t feel like a real photographer, because there are so many things you can’t do.
DEHAAN: I understand.
CORBIJN: That’s why I had to fight for so long to be respected as a photographer. But by now I only see it as a hobby.
DEHAAN: You don’t see yourself as a photographer anymore?
CORBIJN: Well, not in the strict sense. I take pictures of what I like to take pictures of and I can make a good living out of it. Photography is not a job to me anymore because I have too much respect for it. And because I don’t know so many things I would feel like fraud calling myself a photographer.
DEHAAN: Okay. And how about your job as a director?
DEHAAN: (laughs) Hobby or Job?
CORBIJN: By now more a job, because I am studying movies – like, not at a university, but privately. That is because movies are such a big commitment. Every movie costs me a year of my life. To get through this I really have to want it.
DEHAAN: When you say, you study movies, does that mean that you watch movies very concentrated?
CORBIJN: Yes, exactly. I watch movies, I am going to the theater, trying to find out what makes an actor better than the other actors, trying to recognize strengths. Nimi is really good at that (Nimi Ponnudurai, Corbijn’s wife). She can always remember names too. I forget every name.
DEHAAN: You are probably a visual type of a person and you can remember faces better. But apart from this the actors you are working with are all very different, or?
CORBIJN: Sure. There are for example many people who criticize Rob (Robert Pattinson, playing the second lead role in “Life”), because he did that trilogy – what is it called?
CORBIJN: Twilight, exactly. But I think Rob is just perfect in our movie, that role is like made just for him. But people only look at his past and they say: “How can you take him?” That is insane!
DEHAAN: People love it to postmark actors. It wasn’t different with James Dean either. He is the most postmarked actor of all the time, which maybe was because; there are only three movies he did.
DEHAAN: But he had so many different sides. When people think about Dean, they definitely don’t think about that scene in Giant, where he is 20 years older and sitting at the table completely drunk. They only see him as that adolescent rebel in Rebel Without a Cause. It’s often like this. Rob played the romantic vampire in Twilight and people think, okay, Rob is like that vampire.
CORBIJN: That’s why he is only starring in movies right now that have nothing to do with that. He wants to prove himself as an actor and plays someone who wants to prove himself as a photographer. I know it from you that you are a huge admirer of Philip (Philip Seymour Hoffman, played the lead role in Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man”). He was a person who literally disappeared in his characters.
DEHAAN: Yes, when I tried to train myself to speak like James Dean, I watched Capote again. Philip’s voice was so distant from his own voice, but you never felt for a second that it sounded fake.
CORBIJN: That was physically interesting too. He seems much shorter in Capote than he really was.
DEHAAN: He became a little man in that role.
CORBIJN: What languages do you speak?
DEHAAN: What languages? Only English!
CORBIJN: But you have Dutch roots, or?
DEHAAN: Yes, but I don’t know anything specific. I mean, I grew up with the culture of Pennsylvania Dutch but their culture is more German than Dutch. In Pennsylvania you have the Amish’s, the Mennonite’s and the Pennsylvania Dutch’s. But I never did genealogical research.
CORBIJN: But you know what your last name means in English?
DEHAAN: Yes. The rooster.
CORBIJN: I’d say: The cock!
DEHAAN: Well (laughs). But does DeHaan mean the same in Dutch what cock means in English?
CORBIJN: No, one haan is a male cock. Then your Dutch roots didn’t help you much while you were shooting Tulip Fever?
DEHAAN: No, not at all. Even though I had to learn how to paint for that movie. That was a challenge.
“I CUT WOOD.
I LOVE IT,
TO CUT WOOD.”
CORBIJN: How do you learn how to paint? Especially in which style?
DEHAAN: It was about Dutch portrait paintings of the 17th Century. There was this guy, his name was Jamie Routley, and Christoph Waltz and Alicia Vikander went there and let him paint a portrait of themselves, which we used as requisites. So I went with them and took a look over his shoulder. He is really cool, about my age and he gave me lessons. Only after one lesson I was better, than I ever thought I could be.
CORBIJN: Did we ever talk about music? What is the sound that you are, uh, grooving to? (laughs)
DEHAAN: To be honest with you music is not really my strength. When I’m alone I prefer the silence. Anna, my wife, often shows me songs, to find out if I like them. But music never had that effect on me.
CORBIJN: What I always liked about music was how it can transfer you from one feeling into another feeling in like a very short amount of time. Way much faster than a movie for example. Music on and you are already somewhere else. That is what I liked, the possibility of escaping, especially when I was younger.
DEHAAN: You spent a lot of time with musicians, or?
CORBIJN: Yes, but only as consequence for my love for vinyl’s and music. I wanted to be a part of that world because it meant freedom to me – I was raised in a very religious community. As a teenager I learnt how to play the piano a little. And I play the drums.
DEHAAN: The drums?
CORBIJN: Yes, a little bit.
DEHAAN: Do you also play the conga? (James Dean played the conga)
DEHAAN: I do a little bit (in the movie).
CORBIJN: I saw that. It’s nice hitting things for money.
DEHAAN: Haha! How about boxing? Do you box?
CORBIJN: No. You?
CORBIJIN: Any other combat sport?
DEHAAN: I did Taekwondo, when I was very very young. I nailed it until the yellow belt. I was seven years old back then. But I have a degree in armed stage combat with knife, sword, dagger and epee.
CORBIJN: Do you have any dreams or aims? Would you like to direct one day or playing other characters?
DEHAAN: I don’t know if I want to direct. Maybe when I’m older. But I am very pleased with what I have, because I always wanted to be an actor. Also I can’t really concentrate on lot of things at the same time. I think I would have a lot of difficulties with being a director and still being a pleasant person to be around with.
“Life” by Anton Corbijn with Dane DeHaan in theaters September 24th
Check out the HQ scans from the magazine below. Thanks so much to Kayla from Robert Pattinson LIFE for sharing them with me :)
And for those that don’t know the shoot that they used: it’s an INTERVIEW US 2014 shoot that Dane had, by Steven Klein. We have UHQ in our gallery for over a year, and today I added three photos that were retouched slightly differently (and used in INTERVIEW Germany). The shoot is iconic, so always a pleasure to remember it:
Lately we’ve been definitely blessed with new Dane material: videos, photos, interviews, articles. Today was not an exception: Dane attended the ‘Life‘ UK Gala Screening at Soho Hotel on September 23, 2015 in London, England with the director Anton Corbijn. We weren’t expecting him to appear there, but the unexpected is even more exciting. Check out the HQ images in our gallery below:
And another unexpected surprise: old paparazzi HQ shots of Dane from summer: he was captured arriving in Berlin Tegel airport TXL in Berlin, Germany on June 19. This probably happened during A Cure for Wellness shooting. Taking into consideration how rarely we get Dane “out and about” material, these photos are definitely a treat for eyes :)
EDIT: Watch interview with Dane & Anton on red carpet of Life – Gala Screening in UK: