Your Favorite Director/Actor Duos You Don’t Know About

David Fincher & Brad Pitt
David Fincher & Brad Pitt
Though they only collaborated on three films — Seven, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — this duo has proved to be a critical success when they work together. We hope they team up again soon!
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David Wain & Paul Rudd
David Wain & Paul Rudd
This comedic duo has teamed up for some of your favorite comedies: Wet Hot American Summer (as well as the upcoming Netflix series based on the movie should Rudd return), Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.
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Adam McKay & Will Ferrell
Adam McKay & Will Ferrell
McKay sat behind the camera on Ferrell classics such as Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. All good for a laugh.
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Steven Soderbergh & Julia Roberts
Steven Soderbergh & Julia Roberts
In the span of four years, Soderbergh and Roberts made four movies together: Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Full Frontal. However, they haven’t worked together since.
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John Carpenter & Kurt Russell
John Carpenter & Kurt Russell
This pair first worked together on the 1979 TV movie Elvis. Then, Carpenter and Russell teamed up for four other films: The Thing, Escape from New York, Escape from L.A., and Big Trouble in Little China.
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Ridley Scott & Russell Crowe
Ridley Scott & Russell Crowe
Though Scott and Crowe’s friendship nearly fell apart during the production of 2010’s Robin Hood, this pair has created some memorable films together: Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster, and Body of Lies.
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The Coen Brothers & Frances McDormand
The Coen Brothers & Frances McDormand
It should come as no surprise that McDormand often teams up with the Coen Brothers as she is married to Joel. Nonetheless, the list of movies on which they’ve collaborated is hefty: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn't There, and Burn After Reading.
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Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell
Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell
Campbell and Raimi have been working together since the latter’s directorial debut in 1977: It’s Murder! In the past three decades, they’ve also worked together on the Evil Dead trilogy and Raimi’s Spider-Man movies.
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Derek Jarman & Tilda Swinton
Derek Jarman & Tilda Swinton
Between the late ‘80s, early ‘90s Jarman and Swinton worked together on seven films including Blue, Caravaggio, War Requiem, and Wittgenstein. Though Jarman passed away 1994, these two left a spectacular legacy behind.
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Robert Rodriguez & Danny Trejo
Robert Rodriguez & Danny Trejo
This team has collaborated on a whopping 11 films ranging from children’s movies (Spy Kids) to Grindhouse films (Machete and Machete Kills). Others include Desperado and all three installments in the From Dusk Till Dawn trilogy.
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