I wouldn't want to push the analogy too far, but has anyone else noticed the similarities between Jackie Chan and Fred Astaire movies? (a) They are both noted for intricately choreographed set pieces. (b) The bits between the choreographed set pieces either completely suck or are usually just filler. (c) Both their movies are usually described in terms of 'oh that's the one where there's the fight on the rooftop' or 'that's the one with the dance in the park' etc. I.e. in terms of the set pieces, not the plot. I can't think of any other actors (other than some of those in the silent era) who are quite so noted for set pieces rather than entire films.