Philippe Halsman was one of the great portrait photographers of his time. He worked with LIFE magazine and Salvador Dali, but his best work, in my opinion, was his Jump series. Politicians and artists, rulers and business owners, they all jumped for Halsman. But being a film nerd, the actors and actresses are my favorite.
Dean and Jerry
"When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."
Check out his book, which is full of famous people jumping: