James Franco, Javier Bardem and Vincent Cassel also feature

Matt Damon and Natalie Portman are among the stars who feature in a new film project scored by Owen Pallett.

Pallett, a solo artist who has collaborated with Arcade Fire and The Last Shadow Puppets, and used to record as Final Fantasy, provides the music for 14 short clips featuring actors trying out facial expressions.

James Franco, Javier Bardem and Vincent Cassel are also among the people featured in the films, dubbed the ’14 Actors Acting’ project.

It was commissioned by the New York Times, with all the videos available to watch online at Nytimes.com/interactive.