Hollywood hunks including Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr and Laurence Fishburne amazed artist Sam Taylor-Wood with their heart-felt sobs for her bizarre new exhibition, CRYING MEN.

The photographer asked the actors to produce real tears for a series of images which she hopes capture the vulnerable sides of the movie stars.

She is particularly proud of pictures of the Cold Mountain hunk weeping in a foetal position and a portrait of RESERVOIR DOGS star Michael Madsen betraying his hard-man image by crying hysterically.

Taylor-Wood explains, "Some of the men cried before I even finished loading the camera, but others found it really difficult.

"People can decide for themselves which they think are the authentic tears and which they think are fake. It's about the idea of taking these big, masculine men and showing a different side."

The exhibition opens tomorrow (29OCT04) at London's White Cube gallery.

28/10/2004 02:47