The 10 Best Actor/Director Combo

Jim Turnbull wrote:

"Long gone is the studio system of Classic Hollywood, where actors and directors were employed by studios and commissioned to work on a certain number of films. Nonetheless relationships between actors and directors have flourished and here are 10 of the best ever."

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Yi-Long1912d ago

... I still have so many Kurosawa/Mifune movies to check out.

Speaking of asian cinema and great director/actor combinations, I was a little surprised Wong Kar Wai and Tony Leung Chi Wai not getting a mention. Brilliant director, brilliant actor, and their mutual output has been tremendous, especially critically.

Christopher1912d ago

Excellent list, actually. I would have totally overlooked Russel/Carpenter, though I do really like The Thing and Big Trouble in Little China and enjoy the Plissken movies for what they are.

Arcee1911d ago

I know it is a bit more recent, but I am surprised that two pairings didn't get an honorable mention:

Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale who are currently working on their forth movie together. (Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises)

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio who are currently working on their fifth movie together. (Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, Xtreme City)

I didn't expect these pairings to make the list, they are too contemporary, but at least get a nod.

Quagmire1906d ago

Leo and Scorcese havent been going for as long as De Niro and Scorcese, but he is getting there.

Again with Chris and Chris. Sure Bale has worked with Nolan on 4 films, but if you think of it as The Batman trilogy and Prestige, thats not much. Bale HAD to act in the next 2 batman films, no question about it, meaning Nolan didnt CHOOSE him. If he was cast in different films by Nolan, and Nolan CHOOSING Bale, then I suppose it would count.

hazelamy1911d ago

what about clint eastwood and, ah, clint eastwood?

all joking aside, the films i've seen where he's directed and starred have been brilliant films.

Sahil1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

couldn't agree with you more..


to eastwood.

alycakes1911d ago

Totally agree...I was going to mention Clint Eastwood who was the first person that came to mind.

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