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Zeus 24-04-2013 22:18

Greatest Actor/Director team?
Which were the best Actor/Director teams? Some of the most legendary are listed below and you can vote in the poll if you want.

John Wayne/John Ford: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers, Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, How the West Was Won, Stagecoach, Fort Apache

Humphrey Bogart / John Huston: Across the Pacific, Beat the Devil, Key Largo, The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

George Clooney /Steven Soderberg: Oceanís 11, Ocean's 12, Ocean's13, Out of Sight, Solaris, and The Good German

Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg: Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers, The Terminal

Cary Grant/ Alfed Hitchcock: North by Northwest, Notorious, Suspicion, and To Catch a Thief

James Stewart/ Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rope, and Rear Window

Grace Kelly/ Alfred Hitchcock
: Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief

Gene Wilder / Mel Brookes
: Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and Blazing Saddles

Diane Keaton / Woody Allen
: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Sleeper, Love and Death, Manhattan Murder Mystery

Leonardo Di Caprio / Martin Scorese: The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island

Robert Di Niro / Martin Scorese: Cape Fear, Casino, GoodFellas, Mean Streets, New York, New York, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy

Any others?

rfonzo 25-04-2013 00:45

It has to be De Niro and Scorsese. Both brought the best out of each other in a variety of genres and characterization. Scorsese's vision and De Niro's captivating performances is a combination to which no one has equalled.

Paddy C 25-04-2013 10:28

Surely a lot of people would like to see Johnny Depp / Tim Burton included?

roger_50 25-04-2013 11:38

Stewart and Hitchcock for me.

Johnny Clay 25-04-2013 11:55

From the list it would be Bogart/Houston, and a personal addition would be...

Klaus Kinski / Werner Herzog: Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde.

downtonfan 25-04-2013 12:07

Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino.. say no more really.

emmageering 25-04-2013 12:43

Marlon Brando / Elia Kazan - Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Viva Zapata.
All brilliant films and brilliant performances :)

mike65 25-04-2013 13:08

Clint Eastwood/Don Siegel - Coogans Bluff, The Beguiled, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz worthy of a mention.

I guess Marty/De Niro for their best work comes out on top, pity they have both declined so much.

fink 25-04-2013 13:32

James Cameron / Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's not easy getting Schwarzenegger to act as if he was a robot.

quirkyquirk 25-04-2013 13:58

Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone
Kurt Russell and John Carpenter
Mel Gibson and George Miller

stripedcat 25-04-2013 14:52

It probably has to be De Niro and Scorsese. So much high quality stuff : Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, Cape Fear, etc.

Hitchcock and Cary Grant are close runners-up. Notorious, North By Northwest, Suspicion, etc.

I'd put Hitchcock and James Stewart in third place. Rear Window being their finest achievement in my opinion.

I think that the list needs to add David Lean and Alec Guinness as well. So many films : Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and even A Passage to India(even though I think that Guinness was miscast in that).

Quick Update :

I'd also add Howard Hawks and Cary Grant for things like His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings and Monkey Business.

Eddie Badger 25-04-2013 15:16

Sean Connery and Sidney Lumet (The Hil, The Offence, The Anderson Tapes, Murder on the Orient Express.

Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood :)

balthasar 25-04-2013 17:22

Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune

Big Boy Barry 25-04-2013 17:37

It's got to be DeNiro and Scorsese

mike65 25-04-2013 23:05


Originally Posted by Eddie Badger (Post 65560769)
Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood :)

Yeah they've done quite well together! Easily the most successful one man actor/director team in film.

SULLA 25-04-2013 23:13

Wayne and Ford for me:)

mrcynical 25-04-2013 23:25


Originally Posted by balthasar (Post 65562507)
Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune


SpencerLevey 26-04-2013 05:38

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp

gashead 26-04-2013 12:21

Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea.

ruddiger 06-05-2013 23:56

Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine

Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises

Deserana 12 07-05-2013 00:47


Originally Posted by ruddiger (Post 65741463)
Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine

Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises

About to post the same thing. Also now confirmed to be in Interstellar together (well one directing the other acting).

Caine may not be the main actor in his films but he certainly brings his A game. Also tell they have a lot of respect for eachother off camera as well.

mrcynical 07-05-2013 19:54

Chisu Ryu appeared in 52 of Yasujiro Ozu's 54 films.

Cracker_Cake 07-05-2013 21:03

John Woo - Chow Yun Fat made some great action movies.

Sweet FA 08-05-2013 20:46

De Niro and Scorsese of course...

aclevername 09-05-2013 09:29


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