Great Director/Actor Combo's!

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  1. Rob Tomlin

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    Many Directors like to work with the same actors repeatedly. Some have been more successful than others.

    Who are some of your favorite Director/Actor combos?

    A few of mine:

    1. Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

    2. David Lean and Alec Guinness

    3. The Coen Brothers and Francis McDormand
     
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    George Roy Hill and Robert Redford/Paul Newman
    John Carpenter and Kurt Russell
    Ron Howard and Clint Howard [​IMG]
     
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    John Ford and John Wayne
    Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart
     
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    Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant
    Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon
    Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune
     
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    Kurosawa-Mifune
    Herzog-Kinski
    Preston Sturges-William Demarest
    John Ford-John Wayne
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder-Hanna Schygulla
    Coen Bros.-John Goodman
    Paul Thomas Anderson-John C. Reilly
    Francois Truffaut-Jean-Pierre Leaud
    John Woo-Chow Yun Fat
    Wong Kar Wai-Tony Leung
     
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    Coen Brothers - Steve Buscemi
    Martin Scorsese - Robert De Niro
    Tim Burton - Johnny Depp (Even though I'm not a big fan of Burton the 3 films they did together are my favorite).
     
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    Color me proud to be the first to mention the immortal combo of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. [​IMG]
    Also - let's not forget one of the most influential duos in the annals of American Comedy Cinema:
    John R. Cherry the 3rd and Jim Varney! Just look at these collaborations!
    Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam
    Ernest Goes to Camp
    Ernest Saves Christmas
    Ernest Goes to Jail
    Ernest Scared Stupid
    Ernest Rides Again
    Slam Dunk Ernest
    Ernest Goes to Africa
    Ernest in the Army
    ...to say nothing of the hundreds of brilliant television commercials! Knowhutimean? [​IMG]
    If I may now address the original question...
    Kurt Russell/John Carpenter is ususally a winning combo.
    The Coens seem to use John Turturro in a memorable way when they use him. ("Look into your hawt!")
    Joe Dante and Dick Miller. [​IMG]
    (I'm now referring to my reponse in the "Julia Roberts is in all of Soderbergh's movies" thread, so forgive me if these next ones sound familiar.)
    James Cameron and Bill Paxton!
    Woody Allen and Diane Keaton!
    David Mamet and William H. Macy!
    Lawrence Kasdan and Kevin Kline!
    McG and Crispin Glover!
     
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    Hitchcock/Stewart
    Hitchcock/Grant
    Hitchcock/Kelly
    Wilder/Lemmon
    Hill/Newman
    Huston/Bogart
    Cukor/Hepburn
    Capra/Stewart
    Donner/Gibson
     
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    Hmmm...
    ...ah!
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Dominique Pinon [​IMG]
     
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    Woody Allen and Woody Allen
     
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    P.T. Anderson and John C. Reilly

    Ingmar Bergman/Max Von Sydow

    Fellini/Mastroiani

    Huston/Bogart

    George Lucas and Kenny Baker
     
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    How about Speilberg/Any adorable kid.?

    Luc Besson/Milla Jojovich
    Nora Ephron/ Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
     
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    Ah! Just remembered:
    David Zucker and Leslie Nielsen
     
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    Great lists guys!

    I can't believe that I forgot Burton/Depp, one of my favorite combos!
     
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    Terence Fisher/Peter Cushing
    (Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mummy, Brides of Dracula, Revenge of Frankenstein, et al)
     
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    [​IMG] Omigosh I can't believe no one mentioned
    GEORGE LUCAS and HARRISON FORD
    American Graffiti, Star Wars, & Indy. Yes, I know GL was writer/exec producer on most of those. [​IMG]
     

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