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Old 12-14-14, 03:53 AM
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Strangest actor/director collaboration?

In your opinion?

For me, Harmony Korine and Selena Gomez.
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Usually when I think collaboration I think that, w/ the positions used here, that both worked to get this project going, etc etc. I don't think Gomez had much to really put in, though she did fine for what Korine wanted. I really ended up liking that one.

Taking your basis... Cameron Diaz and Martin Scorsese. I seriously think the Weinsteins put her in there, such an odd casting choice.
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Originally Posted by Yeti4623 View Post
In your opinion?

For me, Harmony Korine and Selena Gomez.
I was gonna say WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) with Elvis Presley and a script by Depression-era playwright Clifford Odets, thinking that Odets had directed it, but when I looked it up on IMDB, it turns out Philip Dunne, a longtime Fox screenwriter-turned-director had directed it. Not so strange a collaboration after all.

So I'll just add that my fervent wish is that in some alternate Hollywood universe, Robert Altman had directed JAILHOUSE ROCK or Elvis had appeared in NASHVILLE.

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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Lars Von Trier / Bjork
David Cronenberg / Marilyn Chambers
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

John Carpenter / Amber Heard
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

kevin smith / johnny depp
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Ed Wood / Bela Lugosi

George Lucas / Alec Guiness and Peter Cushing
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Moranis/Thomas---Max Von Sydow
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

David Lynch-Richard Pryor/Ann Miller
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David Lynch-Richard Pryor/Ann Miller
i'd add david lynch / billy ray cyrus
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

At the time Pineapple Express came out, David Gordon Green directing Seth Rogen was pretty strange.
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Werner Herzog- Pamela Anderson
Mike Tyson
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Paul Thomas Anderson / Adam Sandler
Ingmar Bergman / David Carradine
Wes Craven / Meryl Streep
Fritz Lang / Marilyn Monroe
Akira Kurosawa / Richard Gere
John Cassavetes / Judy Garland
Darren Aronofsky / Marlon Wayans
John Carpenter / Roddy Piper
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Steven Soderbergh / Sasha Grey
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He said on The Treatment that she was a very good listener, she must've taken direction well.
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

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Ingmar Bergman / David Carradine
Maybe strange in the sense that he was working with one of his first American actors. But not because his career was a joke at that time. At the point that he made Serpent's Egg he had already worked with Scorsese and Altman and was fresh off what I still think stands as the best film of his career "Bound For Glory" directed by Hal Ashby about the life of Woody Guthrie. At the time that he worked with Bergman, he was probably regarded as serious up and coming American actor, as opposed to the typecast joke he sort of became.


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Fritz Lang / Marilyn Monroe
This film was kind of made right in the middle of a transformative time for Monroe, when the film was shot she was still sort of Norma Jean, as opposed to Marilyn Monroe. The persona and the notoriety wasn't quite there yet. It would have been more strange had she made the film with Lang 4/5 years later, but at the time she was still just an up and coming actress.




Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
John Carpenter / Roddy Piper
At the time maybe it was strange as Piper was almost exclusively known for wrestling, but in retrospect the casting isn't at all odd when you consider how good Piper is at being a second rate Kurt Russell. At the end of the day it was almost a perfect match. Piper fits perfectly in Carpenters filmography.


The rest I agree with.
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Re: Strangest actor/director collaboration?

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
Paul Thomas Anderson / Adam Sandler
Ingmar Bergman / David Carradine
Wes Craven / Meryl Streep
Fritz Lang / Marilyn Monroe
Akira Kurosawa / Richard Gere
John Cassavetes / Judy Garland
Darren Aronofsky / Marlon Wayans
John Carpenter / Roddy Piper
Great list.

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