Saturday, 23 June 2012

Famous Actor / Director Teams

Barbara Stanwyck / Frank Capra: One of director Frank Capra's favourite Actresses. Their biggest film together was Meet John Doe (1941), this film was preceded by Ladies Of Leisure (1930), Miracle Woman (1931), Forbidden (1932) and the Bitter Tea Of General Yen (1933).

John Wayne / John Ford: Ford directed Stagecoach (1939) and made John Wayne a star. It was followed by an impressive list of film collaborations between the two; The Long Voyage Home (1940), They Were Expendable (1945), Fort Apache (1948), The Three Godfathers (1948), She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), The Wings Of Eagles (1957), The Horse Soldiers (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), How The west Was Won (1962) and Donovan's Reef (1963).

Cary Grant / Alfred Hitchcock: Alfred Hitchcock had several actor / director film collaborators (James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck...), but possibly the greatest was with Cary Grant. Together they made Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955) and North By Northwest (1959).

Robert Redford / Sydney Pollack: Years before Robert Redford became the biggest star of the 1970's, he and Sydney Pollack worked together on the film This Property Is Condemned (1966). Later they would have greater success with such joint efforts as Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days Of The Condor (1975) and Out Of Africa (1985).

Robert De Niro / Martin Scorsese: De Niro and Scorsese hit the big time together with the film Mean Streets (1973). This was followed by Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King Of Comedy (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991) and Casino (1995). Scorsese also produced the De Niro movie Mad Dog And Glory (1993).

Leonardo DiCaprio / Martin Scorsese: Over the last ten years Scorsese has developed a screen relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio with such films as Gangs Of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006) and Shutter Island (2010). They are working on a new film together called The Wolf Of Wall Street (to be released in 2013).

Johnny Depp / Tim Burton: Johnny Depp rose to stardom being directed by Tim Burton in the movie Edward Scissorhands (1990). Their later films together include Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007), Alice In Wonderland (2010) and Dark Shadows (2012)

Bill Murray / Wes Anderson: If you enjoy the films of director Wes Anderson, you're used to seeing Bill Murray pop up in many of them. Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Moonrise Kingdom are among their work together.

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