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Greatest Actor/Director team?


View Poll Results: Which was the best actor / director partnership?
John Wayne / John Ford 2 4.35%
Humphrey Bogart / John Huston 2 4.35%
George Clooney / Steven Soderberg 0 0%
Tom Hanks / Steven Spielberg 3 6.52%
Cary Grant / Alfred Hitchcock 3 6.52%
James Stewart / Alfred Hitchcock 5 10.87%
Grace Kelly / Alfred Hitchcock 1 2.17%
Gene Wilder / Mel Brookes 1 2.17%
Diane Keaton / Woody Allen 2 4.35%
Leonardo Di Caprio / Martin Scorese 6 13.04%
Robert Di Niro / Martin Scorese 16 34.78%
Any others? Please post below 5 10.87%
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:18
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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?
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Old 25-04-2013, 00:45
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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.
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Old 25-04-2013, 10:28
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Surely a lot of people would like to see Johnny Depp / Tim Burton included?
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Old 25-04-2013, 11:38
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Stewart and Hitchcock for me.
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Old 25-04-2013, 11:55
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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.
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Old 25-04-2013, 12:07
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Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino.. say no more really.
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Old 25-04-2013, 12:43
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Marlon Brando / Elia Kazan - Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Viva Zapata.
All brilliant films and brilliant performances
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:08
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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.
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:32
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James Cameron / Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's not easy getting Schwarzenegger to act as if he was a robot.
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:58
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Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone
Kurt Russell and John Carpenter
Mel Gibson and George Miller
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Old 25-04-2013, 14:52
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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.
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Old 25-04-2013, 15:16
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Sean Connery and Sidney Lumet (The Hil, The Offence, The Anderson Tapes, Murder on the Orient Express.

Clint Eastwood and ...er Clint Eastwood
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Old 25-04-2013, 17:22
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Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune
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Old 25-04-2013, 17:37
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It's got to be DeNiro and Scorsese
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Old 25-04-2013, 23:05
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Clint Eastwood and ...er Clint Eastwood
Yeah they've done quite well together! Easily the most successful one man actor/director team in film.
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Old 25-04-2013, 23:13
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Wayne and Ford for me
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Old 25-04-2013, 23:25
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Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune
Seconded.
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Old 26-04-2013, 05:38
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Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
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Old 26-04-2013, 12:21
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Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea.
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Old 06-05-2013, 23:56
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Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine

Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises
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Old 07-05-2013, 00:47
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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.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:54
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Chisu Ryu appeared in 52 of Yasujiro Ozu's 54 films.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:03
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John Woo - Chow Yun Fat made some great action movies.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:46
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De Niro and Scorsese of course...
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:29
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DiCaprio/Scorsese
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