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Wednesday
Dec282016

Which Former Co-Stars Would You Most Love to See Reunite?

Our Souls at Night (2017)

This urgent question has been brought to you by a new image of Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in Our Souls at Night, a Netflix movie coming in 2017...

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

The iconic duo first worked together the ensemble of The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando and as the leads of  Barefoot in the Park (1967) their follow up films to their breakthroughs in 1965 -- Redford in Inside Daisy Clover (a Globe win) and Fonda in Cat Ballou (a huge hit) Their careers really exploded and even dissipated simultaneously. They were co-stars again in 1979 with The Electric Horseman but after 1986 films (he headlined Legal Eagles to middling reviews and she The Morning After to an Oscar nomination) they both seemed to rapidly lose interest in their movie star careers, taking significant breaks from acting. Now in 2016 their in front of cameras together for the fourth time.

The film is based on the novel of the same name about a lonely widow and widower who have been long time neighors. The supporting cast is fairly delicious: Bruce Dern, Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts and Iain Armitage.

We're always a little bit disappointed when new films skip theaters on purpose especially when there's a market for them (reminder: Robert Redford's A Walk in the Park is one of the highest grossing indies ever to be bought at Sundance) but it's a new distribution world out there.

Which former stars would you most like to see reunited? You can't have the Jeff Bridges & Michelle Pfeiffer answer because that's mine. MINE. ALL MINE. 

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Reader Comments (39)

Christie and Beatty. Her world weariness was always the perfect antidote to his frenzied postitivity.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.

Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Blanchett and Pitt. I love Babel and Benjamin Button. Sue me.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersummer

Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterferdi

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Bonus if it's another musical.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

@ summer: You are not alone.

Blanchett - Dench
Craig - Bardem
Bale - Wright (Jeffrey)
Cotillard - Schoenaerts
Berry - Thornton
Gyllenhaal - Hathaway
Thompson - Bonham Carter
Fassbender - Beharie
Fassbender - Mulligan
Fassbender - Paulson
Fassbender - Garai
Fassbender - Wasikowska
Fassbender - Knightley
Fassbender - Winslet
Elliott - Cher

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Complete the trilogy and let them get their happy ending.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMatt St.Clair

I didn't say Leo/Kate because I knew other would. But just realizing that if they ever did do another film together, it'd be the first time as Academy Award winners.

And since we're on Winslet... I'd like to see her pair up again with Jim Carrey.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton in a comedy.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJack

MDA, Matt, Ryan - co-sign. I would SO love to see them do a romantic comedy together. Neither do comedy enough and they're both so charming on the rare occassions they make "light" movies.

Paul -- hmmm. someone thinks Fassy has good chemistry with co-stars. (i agree)

December 28, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray. So there.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteradelutza

Hmm... Okay

Actor-Actress
1. James McAvoy and Kiera Knightley
2. Matthais Schoenhart and Marion Cotillard
3. Patrick Wilson and Meryl Streep
4. Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand
5. Edward Norton and Rosario Dawson

Actress-Actress
1. Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson
2. Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Denevue
3. Isabelle Huppert and Anne Consigny
4. Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert (they worked on stage together, so it counts)
5. Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actor-Actor
1. Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender
2. Peyman Moaadi and Shabib Hosseini
3. Javier Camara and Dario Grandinetti
4. Anthony Mackie and Jeremy Renner
5. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Matthew Goode
(tie)5. Jude Law and Matt Damon

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Duvall and Spacek

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Nancy Allen and Peter Weller
Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci
Mercedes Ruehl and Jeff Bridges
Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray
Glenn Close and John Malkovich
Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

ruffy and the lovely laura linney

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpar

Kate and Leo. This time, make it a comedy where both of them live in the end.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

@adelutza

I'm sure you meant to type Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. ;-)

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Some arbitrary but talented pairs come to mind: Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton; Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon; Holly Hunter and Jesse Eisenberg; Saorise Ronan and Keira Knightley.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

Meryl and Goldie.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan

Michelle Pfeiffer and Daniel Day-Lewis in another Scorsese.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly S

Leo & Kate with Ryan & Emma in a new Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

I'm THERE with Kate as Martha.

But if not, Ewan and Nicole for sure.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

Naomi Watts & Edward Norton
Juliette Binoche & Daniel Day-Lewis
Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart

@Peter & Kimberly S: I'm totally on board.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Meryl and Cher, in a musical. Perhaps a remake of Chicago. That feels right.

Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek. Or with Jessica Lange. Or Meryl! He's such a great husband!

Michelle and Michael Keaton? He knows how to do a comeback and since she's up and about again maybe they can do something together.

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

How about Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine?

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Amy adams and christian bale (not in a david o.russell film)
Adams and emily blunt
Viola davis and octavia spenser
Mark ruffalo and Michael keaton
Michael keaton and edward norton

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArghavan

Geena Davis & Samuel L. Jackson
Glenda Jackson & Richard Chamberlain
Gena Rowlands & Seymour Cassel
Allison Janney & JK Simmons
Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddleston
Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley
Amy Adams & Michael Shannon (in scenes together, this time)
Mark Ruffalo & Jennifer Garner
Mark Ruffalo & Reese Witherspoon
Helen Mirren & Jessica Chastain
Helen Mirren & Tatiana Maslany
Jim Carrey & Jennifer Tilly
Judy Davis & Sam Neill

And I second:
Edward Norton & Naomi Watts
Amy Adams & Christian Bale

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty (watch her AFI tribute to Beatty)
Michelle Pfeiffer and Glenn Close
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins
Meryl Streep and Robert Redford
Shirley Maclaine and Debra Winger

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJayps

Winslet and Fassbender (they really worked for me as a duo for me in Steve Jobs) but more importantly Winslet and Emma Thompson.
Blanchett and Hawkins
Knightley and Ruffalo
Kidman and McGregor
Blunt and Hathaway

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNix

Marissa Tomei and Mickey Rourke. So they can get the Oscars denied them for The Wrestler.

And also, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. In perpetuity. And oh, what the hell, throw Cher in there, too.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDancin' Dan

This is addictive...

Hayley Atwell & Bridget Regan
Enver Gjokaj & Dichen Lachman
Lee Pace & Amy Adams
Benedict Cumberbatch & Louise Brealey (LOVE her)
Kerry Washington & Angelina Jolie
Gina Torres & Nathan Fillion

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps
Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo
Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P

Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix
Meryl Streep and Cher

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers for the 11th time in a musical directed by Damien Chazelle with new songs by Cole Porter.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid_Essex

Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke! Can we have a sequel to Reality Bites please?

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCris

Bassett and Washington
Davis and Moore
Elba and Nyong'o (live action this time)
Kunis and Portman

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

How has nobody said Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon?!

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci. In "Easy A" they were the best parents so I basically want them to have a whole movie to themselves.

January 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

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