Topic: Great Performances

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Behind TIME’s Photo of the Powerful Actor

In 2013, TIME asked photographer Paola Kudacki to take this striking portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman as part of our Great Performances portfolio.

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Oscars 2013: Great Performances

For this year’s Great Performances portfolio, TIME asked fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to take portraits of 11 actors, all of whom have been recognized for their portrayals of either real people or historical characters in some of 2012’s best films.

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Great Performances 2013
Photo Essay

Exclusive Video: Great Performances 2013

TIME presents video interviews with the actors from our 2013 Great Performances portfolio.

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Oscars 2012: Great Performances

Tears, giggles, pranks and emotions ran high, and loads of laughter pealed through the studio during this year’s shoot, which resulted in a series of images and short films photographed and directed by Sebastian Kim.

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Video: Great Performances

To mark this year’s Hollywood awards season, Sebastian Kim photographed the actors behind some of this past year’s most impressive portrayals for TIME’s Great Performances gallery. Joel Stein was also on hand to interview those capable capturers of character about the topic at hand: great performances.

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Great Performance: George Clooney

George Clooney discusses the best performance ever and the importance of Hawaiian shirts.

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