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The 11 Best Actor/Director Duos

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | August 24, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | August 24, 2009 |

Honorable Mention: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi

11. John Goodman and the Coen brothers


Joint Ventures: Barton Fink, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, and The Hudsucker Proxy

10. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder


Joint Ventures: Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and Blazing Saddles

9. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp


Joint Ventures: Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland

8. Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney


Joint Ventures: Ocean’s 11-13, Out of Sight, Solaris, and The Good German

7. Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant


Joint Ventures: North by Northwest, Notorious, Suspicion, and To Catch a Thief

6. George Cukor and Katherine Hepburn


Joint Ventures: A Bill of Divorcement, Little Women, Sylvia Scarlett, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, Keeper of the Flame, Adam’s Rib, and Pat and Mike

5. Howard Hawks and Cary Grant


Joint Ventures: Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, I Was a Male War Bride, Monkey Business, and Only Angels Have Wings

4. Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon


Joint Ventures: Avanti, The Front Page, The Apartment, Buddy Buddy, Irma la Douce, Some Like it Hot, and The Fortune Cookie

3. Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart


Joint Ventures: Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rope, and Rear Window

2. John Huston and Humphrey Bogart


Joint Ventures: Across the Pacific, Beat the Devil, Key Largo, The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1. Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro


Joint Ventures: Cape Fear; Casino; GoodFellas; Mean Streets; New York, New York; Raging Bull; Taxi Driver; and The King of Comedy

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