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    A star is (new)born: Tot recreates famous films

    He's only 7 months old, but little Arthur Hammond is already the star of enough movies to fill a multiplex. Using just a few props and a lot of ingenuity, his mom reimagined scenes from some of her favorite films and cast her adorable tyke in all the leading roles.

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    He's only 6 months old, but little Arthur Hammond is already the star of enough movies to fill a multiplex. Using just a few props and a lot of ingenuity, his mom, Emily Cleaver, has reimagined scenes from some of her favorite films and cast her adorable (and versatile) tyke in all the leading roles for her photo blog, "Arthur Recreates Scenes from Classic Movies."

    'The Blair Witch Project'
    Here Arthur pulls a Blair Witch switch. "He's actually smiling," his mom revealed. "It's the way I cropped the photo: It looks like terror, but he's actually happy."
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'American Beauty' -

    It's "American Beauty" before age as little Arthur subs for Mena Suvari in the iconic rose petal scene from the Oscar winner for Best Picture of 2000. His mom, Emily Cleaver, estimates it took "20 or 30" shots to capture just the right expression of rapture. "He enjoyed watching the petals falling," she told TODAY.com.
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'Jaws' -

    Just for the fin of it, Arthur, then aged 3 months, gets in the swim with a none-too-imposing shark to reenact "Jaws". "This was one of the earliest ones we did," his mom (and photographer) told TODAY.com. "He enjoys the bath."
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    '12 Angry Men' -

    Here Arthur is the holdout from classic drama "12 Angry Men", convincing his fellow jurors to reexamine the evidence in a high-profile case. "My partner Richard helped with that one," Emily Cleaver revealed, adding that it took quite a while to get all the stuffed animals sitting attentively. Our verdict: Adorable.
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'Rambo: First Blood' -

    Capturing an appropriately tough-guy expression was the challenge with this "Rambo: First Blood" shot, because little Arthur tends to smile a lot when recreating famous movie scenes. "He seems to enjoy it; he enjoys the attention," Emily Cleaver told TODAY.com. Hey, Mom -- do we get to win this time?
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' -

    Here little Arthur Hammond channels Richard Dreyfuss, who sculpts his mashed potatoes into the shape of Devils Tower in the 1977 sci-fi classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Hidden from view, it's actually Arthur's dad, Richard, holding the fork because Arthur "tried to stab himself with it," his mom revealed.
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'Alien' -

    This photo, a comic restaging of the horrifying "chestburster" in the 1979 sci-fi classic "Alien," was the one that started it all: "He was playing with the rabbit" when inspiration struck, Emiliy Cleaver told TODAY.com. Reaction to the shot was so favorable when she posted it online that a blog was born.
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'The Shawshank Redemption' -

    In the classic 1994 prison movie "The Shawshank Redemption", Tim Robbins' long imprisonment is dramatized by a Rita Hayworth poster that's replaced first by Marilyn Monroe, then by Raquel Welch. So it's no wonder little Arthur looks like he's going stir crazy: Hey Mom, nap time's over already! Emily Cleaver's inspiration was the hat: "His grandma gave him that cap as a present."
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'The Shining' -

    Heeeeeere's Arthur in mom Emily Cleaver's version of the Stanley Kubrick horror classic, "The Shining". "I'm actually holding him as I'm taking it," Emily Cleaver revealed. Like most moms, she knows how to juggle responsibilities.
    Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk
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    'Rear Window' -

    "Rear Window", the Alfred Hitchcock classic about a photographer who spies on his neighbors and spots a murder, was a perfect window of opportunity for Emily Cleaver to make her 6-month-old son Arthur Hammond the star of yet another iconic movie. "That was actually his dad's idea," Emily Cleaver said. "I was inside holding him" as Richard Hammond snapped the photo.
    Koworld / Emily Cleaver/studioarthur.co.uk