17 Pairs of Actors Who Were Meant to Always Work Together

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When you’re an ardent fan of movies, you realize that some actors are always meant to star together. Whether it’s a romantic role or even a professional one, when they work together, it always adds gold to the entire movie-watching experience itself. We’ve listed some duos that had undeniable chemistry on screen.

1. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

Crazy, Stupid, Love. was the first ever movie this duo starred together in 2011. And they have starred as a romantic couple thrice in their career history. One of their movies, La La Land, scored six Academy Awards in the year 2017. Before Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were finalized, Emma Watson and Miles Teller were chosen to play the role of Mia and Sebastian. We only wonder what that would look like.

2. Amy Adams and Christian Bale

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The pair starred in 3 movies together: American Hustle, The Fighter, and Vice. Interestingly enough, all 3 of these films won multiple Oscars. Maybe this duo is the key to success!

3. Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler

This duo became inseparable in the eyes of viewers, as they starred in 18 movies together. Their joint projects include flicks like The Longest Yard (2005) and Grown Ups (2010).

4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon

Fans remember Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon as Carrie and Miranda from Sex and the City and its sequel, And Just Like That... However, this project is not the first time they worked together — the pair starred in the TV drama, My Body, My Child, back in the 1980s.

5. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino


Both men starred together as main characters of the hit movie, The Godfather: Part II, but their projects together didn’t end there — they both also appeared in the movies, Heat (1995), Righteous Kill (2008), and The Irishman (2019).

6. George Clooney and Brad Pitt

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The duo first starred together in the 2001 movie, Ocean’s Eleven, which was later turned into a franchise, but they also have made several other movies together, such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and Burn After Reading (2008).

7. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

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The women starred together in the comedy, 9 to 5 back in the 1980s, but they were reunited for a Netflix show, Grace and Frankie. Their chemistry is so good that their show became the longest-running on the platform, as it’s been renewed for 7 seasons.

8. Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah

The duo was cast as leads of the movie, Set It Off, in the 1990s. After making this film, the 2 women became very close friends. They got to reunite on-screen 2 decades later to work on the comedy, Girls Trip.

9. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

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This duo has worked together in 6 movies, with their first project being Silver Linings Playbook in 2012. Cooper said that them getting so many joint projects is “just a happenstance” and that he respects Lawrence a lot as a professional and thinks she is “the best [actor] there is.”

10. Uma Thurman and John Travolta


These 2 shared an unforgettable dance scene in Quentin Tarantino’s movie, Pulp Fiction in 1994. Over a decade later, they reunited to work together on a comedy, Be Cool. Then the major cast members had a reunion in 2022 in an award ceremony, and how time passes.

11. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson

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They have several movies together that are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the Thor movies and Avengers flicks. However, aside from that, the duo also starred in the movie, Men In Black: International, and critics noted their chemistry together.

12. Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke

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Rising stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke’s first project together was a Marvel movie, Black Panther, but before that, the 2 were university classmates. Their real-life chemistry did not go unnoticed by director Jordan Peele, who then cast them in his horror movie, Us, as a married couple.

13. Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair

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Surprisingly, Legally Blonde was not the actresses’ first project together. The 2 of them worked on the movie, Cruel Intentions, which came out in 1999, 2 years before Legally Blonde.

14. Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung

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Wong Kar-Wai’s movie, In the Mood for Love, became a career game-changer for both Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, who played the leading roles. However, it is not their only (or even their first) movie together. You can also see the pair act together in Days of Being Wild, Ashes of the Time, and Hero.

15. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara

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This duo has been collaborating for over 40 years now, with their first project together being Second City Television back in the 1970s. After that, they made a few movies together. In 2015, Eugene Levy and his son, Daniel, created and starred in a sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, which became a critically acclaimed series, and Catherine O’Hara was personally cast by Levy as his character’s wife.

16. Allison Janney and Viola Davis

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The actresses made 3 movies together over the course of 8 years — the first one was The Help in 2011, followed by the movie, Get on Up, in 2014. The duo then reunited half a decade later to work on the film, Troop Zero. Janney described her co-star as an “electrifying actress.”

17. Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp

Tim Burton has been a major reason why this pair stars together frequently. He is Carter’s ex’s husband and Depp’s dearest friend. The duo has worked in 7 movies together and only one of them had a different producer, and it was The Lone Ranger.


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