For its Great Performers issue, The New York Times Magazine had photographer and filmmaker Elaine Constantine shoot nine entrancing short films starring some of this year’s most talked-about actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Jack O’Connell, Shailene Woodley and David Oyelowo. The series of shorts, titled "This Year’s Best Actors in 9 Kisses," features some bizarre smooches. You’ll never look at Steve Carell the same.
Check out some of this year’s greatest performers interacting with each other in ways you’ve never seen before. You can also see how the videos were made at the New York Times Magazine site.