Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! #AlfredHitchcock

In 2008 Vanity Fairincluded a set of photo spreads featuring today's Hollywood actors recreating classic Hitchcock scenes in an article titled The 2008 Hollywood Portfolio: Hitchcock Classics.  Everyone from Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow to Naomi Watts to Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy to Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem are featured in this set. Whether you love Hitchcock or whether you love A-list actors, you need to check these out. These are just too cool to pass up.

Text Maria De Silva Images via Vanity Fair

Dial M for Murder, 1954 Charlize Theron. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.  

Dial M for Murder, 1954 Charlize Theron. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

 

Rear Window, 1954 Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

Rear Window, 1954 Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

Marnie, 1964 Naomi Watts. Photograph by Julian Broad.

Marnie, 1964 Naomi Watts. Photograph by Julian Broad.

Rebecca, 1940 Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Photograph by Julian Broad.

Rebecca, 1940 Keira Knightley and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Photograph by Julian Broad.

Strangers on a Train, 1951 Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy. Photograph by Art Streiber.

Strangers on a Train, 1951 Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy. Photograph by Art Streiber.

Vertigo, 1958 Renée Zellweger. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

Vertigo, 1958 Renée Zellweger. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

To Catch a Thief, 1955 Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

To Catch a Thief, 1955 Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

Lifeboat, 1944 From left: Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally, and Julie Christie. Photograph by Mark Seliger.

Lifeboat, 1944 From left: Tang Wei, Josh Brolin, Casey Affleck, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Foster, Omar Metwally, and Julie Christie. Photograph by Mark Seliger.

The Birds, 1963 Jodie Foster. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

The Birds, 1963 Jodie Foster. Photograph by Norman Jean Roy.

North by Northwest, 1959 Seth Rogen. Photograph by Art Streiber.

North by Northwest, 1959 Seth Rogen. Photograph by Art Streiber.

Psycho, 1960 Marion Cotillard. Photograph by Mark Seliger.

Psycho, 1960 Marion Cotillard. Photograph by Mark Seliger.