From a recent portrait shoot of actor Tom Sizemore (Heat, Blackhawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Natural Born Killers) for a new film project. Below is a behind-the-scenes video as well as the photo series.
Used two lights for each image — a key light through medium sized diffusion about 40 degrees off-center, and a soft edge light (at least soft by edge-light standards). On top of that did a lot of light shaping with flags and negative fill. Then optimized color tones, curves, and textures in post.