50 Incredible Actor-Director Partnerships

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jul 10th 2013, 8:49

      Larry Cohen and Michael Moriarty. Q-The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Return To Salem's lot and It's Alive III-Island Of The Alive. My favourite director/actor partnership :-)

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    • NathDyl

      Jul 10th 2013, 9:26

      What a set of movies De Niro and Scorsese gave us. It makes the Di Caprio-Scorsese match up look poor. Raging Bull is still the best acting performance I have seen on film, mesmeric.

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    • FBKTudor

      Jul 10th 2013, 9:52

      Robert Rodriguez works with so many of the same actors that its probably hard to pick out any one. Danny Trejo was a good choice. Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino have all done the Spy Kids, Mariachi films, amongst others. Looking forward to Machete Kills later this year. What about Tony Scott and Denzel Washington? There's was a great partnership with Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, Deja Vu, Taking of Pelham 123, Unstoppable, . It's a shame there'll be no more though.

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      Jul 10th 2013, 10:45

      Sorry but Trejo wasnt on Grindhouse, he was on the fake trailer for machete!

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    • SirNigelGresley

      Jul 10th 2013, 12:11

      I appreciate there are only 50 slots in the excellent list, how about Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellars? And for that matter, Kubrick and Leonard Rossiter? Or Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan? But this is an excellent list, I'm particularly impressed with the number of foreign films on here.

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    • AlSwearengen

      Jul 10th 2013, 13:31

      Steve McQueen has only directed two featured films so far.

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    • jonathanjones

      Jul 10th 2013, 14:03

      What about Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart? I would have gotten rid of Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn. They've made two movies together. As far as we know, only one is good.

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    • kevinplaatje

      Jul 10th 2013, 16:13

      You forgot the funniest movie of Adam Mckay and Will Ferrell which is The Other Guys.

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    • FBLHealy85

      Jul 10th 2013, 16:40

      I think Sofia Coppola & Kirsten Dunst deserve to be on this list.

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    • StevePotter

      Jul 10th 2013, 17:20

      I would think that Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine is a bit more notable of a partnership. Also, I feel as if Daniel Day-Lewis and Jim Sheridan should be on this list. Three great films together, the first of which nabbed Day-Lewis his first Oscar? Just saying.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 10th 2013, 18:02

      I would say Micheal Caine has been in more Chris Nolan movies than Bale. Oh and Jonathan Demme movies almost always have an appearance by Charles Napier.

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    • vargluc

      Jul 10th 2013, 19:35

      What about Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham, his career started with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and s****h. And Revolver / Rocknrolla were such as great roles as Chev Chelios in Crank. Also, who could forget about Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood (jk)

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    • gregbreen1

      Jul 10th 2013, 22:12

      Yet another list of actor/director teams and another snub to Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea. Surely they need to appear on this list. They began their filmmaking careers together with Angel, went to the Oscars together and have been together all this time. In 90s Jordan did not make a film without Rea. Rea then came back and offered an amazing cameo in Breakfast on Pluto. Awful omission. Also where was Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman??

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    • samuelsegovia

      Jul 11th 2013, 1:27

      Could someone tell me why is it Cameron-Weaver instead of Cameron-Schwarzenegger?

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    • samuelsegovia

      Jul 11th 2013, 1:34

      Right! XD Two Cameron Partnerships

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    • pjckmen

      Jul 11th 2013, 11:23

      This is my second visit to your content. I failed to leave a comment before, and wanted to tell you I really like your article.

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    • joepd

      Jul 11th 2013, 14:32

      Great article, though Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have done 3 films together now. They have done 'Twelve years a slave' though it is not out till christmas time but neither is anchorman 2 and that is one the list

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    • Gimmeshelter

      Jul 11th 2013, 16:24

      How about... Bill Paxton/James Cameron? Ewan McGreggor/Danny Boyle? Michael Gough/Tim Burton Helena Bonham Carter/Tim Burton? Joe Pesci/Martin Scorcese? Paddy Considine/Shane Meadows? Robert Englund/Wes Craven? Andy Serkis/Peter Jackson? Steve Buscemi/ Quentin Tarantino? Uma Thurman/Quentin Tarantino? Harvey Keitel/Quentin Tarantino? Michael J Fox/Robert Zemeckis? Can I Have A Job?

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    • Gimmeshelter

      Jul 11th 2013, 16:26

      Michael Biehn/James Cameron? sorry forgot that one

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    • RobWinton

      Jul 12th 2013, 14:58

      Umm... Tom Hanks wasn't in Band of Brothers

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    • RobWinton

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:03

      My bad, Tom Hanks WAS in BoB (very briefly). But ,Denzel Washington was in Inside Man, not Inside Job :)

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    • dex2010

      Jul 12th 2013, 15:23

      what about Shyamalan and willis????? The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable

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      Jul 14th 2013, 17:42

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    • aaronperez

      Jul 14th 2013, 19:17

      Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman

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    • henryjr

      Jul 15th 2013, 23:15

      I'd have included Derek Cianfrance & Ryan Gosling, Darren Aronofsky & Mark Margolis, Chris Nolan & Michael Caine, Rian Johnson & Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ben Wheatley & Michael Smiley

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    • jman500

      Jul 28th 2013, 9:56

      for mckay and farrell theres is also the other guys and the campaign

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