Just to prove that not all american men are totally insane, there is currently a bunch of amazing activity in London from some of the best artistic talent in the US of A.

First up, Ethan Hawke plays legendary troubled jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker in a cracking new bio-pic movie.

Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of a DVD release- Look at the Pictures- that is a surprisingly brutal examination of his life. Controversial, hugely charismatic with immense ability, he is shown as fragile, manipulative and often petty.

Pioneering Master photographer, William Eggleston has a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Renowned for his vivid, poetic, mysterious images and celebrated for his experimental use of colour, this is a comprehensive survey across 100 works from the 1960s to the present day.