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Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

What do you think are the best and the worst movies from established director/actor team-ups? For example, Kurosawa/Mifune, Scorsese/DeNiro, Scorsese/DiCaprio, Bergman/von Sydow, Anderson/Wilson etc.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Hate to say it, but Escape from LA is pretty damn bad for a Carpenter/Russell pairing.

Edit: Forgot about best... Carpenter/Russell: The Thing

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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Carpenter/Russell...

Best: The Thing / Big Trouble in Little China / Escape From New York
Worst: Escape From L.A.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

I can't really use the word "worst" for some of these guys so I'll use the term "least".

Scorsese/DeNiro

Best: Raging Bull
Least: Goodfellas

Scorsese/DiCaprio

Best: The Departed
Least: Gangs of New York

Kurosawa/Mifune

Best: Seven Samurai
Least: The Lower Depths

Haven't seen enough Bergman to judge.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by Groucho
Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
Yeah WTF????
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

I've never seen Cape Fear... forgive me.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I've never seen Cape Fear... forgive me.
casino is better than goodfellas?
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

You've done stepped in it this time PopcornTreeCt !
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Donner/ Gibson

Best: Lethal Weapon
Worst: Conspiracy Theory
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Woody Allen/Scarlett Johannsen

Best: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Worst: Scoop
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

New York, New York is worst for Scorsese/DeNiro IMHO.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Calling Goodfellas worst anything is laughable. I wouldn't say a single Deniro/Marty collaboraion has been bad, but if pressed would go with New York, New York as well.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Just realized I should also add Kurosawa/Shimura
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Tim Burton/Johnny Depp:

Best: Edward Scissorhands
Worst: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Spielberg / Dreyfuss

Best: Jaws or Close Encounters (too close to call)
Worst: Always
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

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You've done stepped in it this time PopcornTreeCt !
Apparently.

Sheesh.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by Groucho
Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
or King of Comedy for that matter.

and i think Shutter Island will be the worst from Scorcese/DiCaprio.

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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr
Donner/ Gibson

Best: Lethal Weapon
Worst: Conspiracy Theory
CT was leagues better than LW 4!
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

George Lucas/Kenny Baker

Best:
Star Wars

Worst:
Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by scott1598
or King of Comedy for that matter.
The King of Comedy is a great film

Scorsese has said it has some of his favorite work with DeNiro
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

John Ford/John Wayne

Best: THE SEARCHERS (1956)

Worst: A tough one, since they're mostly great, but I'd have to go with THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940), based on a Eugene O'Neill play, only because it's long and slow and talky and doesn't use Wayne's considerable strengths as an actor/star. I saw it once and I've never bothered to revisit it.

Scorsese/De Niro
Best: GOODFELLAS
Worst: I'd have to go with NEW YORK, NEW YORK as well.

Scorsese/Di Caprio
Worst: a toss-up between GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE AVIATOR and THE DEPARTED
Best: the trailer for SHUTTER ISLAND, but only because it looks like Ben Kingsley really puts little Di Caprio through his paces, possibly as punishment for ruining the three aforementioned films.

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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by terrible chong
The King of Comedy is a great film

Scorsese has said it has some of his favorite work with DeNiro
Just watched it again today and it is certainly one of the best from these guys. Sandra Bernhard is not great, but De Niro is amazing in this. The scenes where he is imagining himself talking to Jerry with his mother shouting down to him always cracks me up.
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Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Originally Posted by terrible chong
The King of Comedy is a great film
Agreed.

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