These Celebrity Duos Love Making Movies Together

From rom-coms to intense dramas, there are some onscreen duos that we’ve seen again and again. Perhaps their on-screen chemistry is what draws casting directors in, or maybe it’s all coincidence. Either way, there have been plenty of movies that had us beckoning the question, “They’re both in the same movie again?”

Here are the celebrity duos that have starred in movies together multiple times, including one of the most iconic pairings of all-time (No. 9).

1. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Movies: School Ties (1992), Glory Daze (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The Third Wheel (2002), Jersey Girl (2004)

Zimbio reminds us just how many movies this iconic duo has been in together. Their friendship started way back in the ’90s — and by the time they both won Oscars for Good Will Hunting, they knew they had something good going on.

AOL reminds us they’ve also had a number of more recent projects they’ve worked on together, too, like their reality show, The Runner. And we bet they’ll have more projects together in the future, either as actors or producers.

Next: These two actors have been in a number of comedies together.

2. Seth Rogan and James Franco

A scene from Pineapple Express with Seth Rogan and James Franco

A scene from Pineapple Express with Seth Rogan and James Franco | Sony Pictures

Movies and shows: Freaks and Geeks (1999), Knocked Up (2007)Pineapple Express (2008)The Green Hornet (2011)This is the End (2013)The Interview (2014)The Sound and the Fury (2014)Zeroville (2015)Sausage Party (2016)

From dramas to comedies to serious controversies, these two have done it all together, as Zimbio reminds us. Most of us remember their hilarious performance in Pineapple Express, but their friendship started long before then. Back in 1999, the two starred on the short-lived TV series Freaks and Geeks — and Bustle notes that’s really when their bond began.

Next: One person in this duo is quite controversial.

3. Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow | Diane Freed/Stringer/Getty Images

Movies: A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)Zelig (1983)Broadway Danny Rose (1984)The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)Radio Days (1987)September (1987)Another Woman (1988)Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)Alice (1990)Shadows and Fog (1991)Husbands and Wives (1992)

Zimbo reminds us these two really have been in this many movies together. And considering their romantic relationship that spanned over a decade, it makes sense for Farrow to be in most of Allen’s movies during that time period.

We can’t forget how things took a dark turn, though, especially after the sexual abuse allegations came out against Allen from Farrow’s adopted daughter. This certainly put a cloud over this duo’s multiple projects.

Next: You’ve seen them as superheroes — but that’s not all they’ve done together.

4. Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Marvel Studios

Movies: The Perfect Score (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

You know them for their superhero personas, but before The Avengers and Captain America, Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans had already worked on a few projects together. And their secret to being a great on-screen duo may be that they’ve never dated. Screenrant notes the two have remained friends for over 10 years by keeping everything totally platonic.

Next: This weird Hollywood duo couldn’t get enough of each other. 

5. Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp

Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter and director Tim Burton

Actors Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and director Tim Burton attend the MoMA’s Second Annual Film Benefit | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MOMA

Movies: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Corpse Bride (2005)Sweeney Todd (2007)Alice in Wonderland (2010)Dark Shadows (2012)

These two both love to participate in strange projects — and that might be why they have great on-screen chemistry. These two were constantly brought together for films thanks to Tim Burton, who happened to be Helena Bonham Carter’s wife and Johnny Depp’s good friend. And while we hoped to see Depp and Carter in more movies together, Carter and Burton split in 2014, Bustle reminds us. It seems this duo might be over for good.

Next: This pair comes with plenty of critical acclaim.

6. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone pose in the press room at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Movies: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Gangster Squad (2013), La La Land (2016)

They may not be in as many movies as some other famous duos here, but we’re betting we’ll see them in plenty together in the future. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling captured our hearts in Crazy, Stupid, Love and then sold us on their acting chops in La La Land. They’re favorites in Hollywood currently, so there will be no shortage of projects from them in the future.

Next: Here’s a classic duo you may have forgotten about.

7. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in a still from Follow the Fleet

Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in a still from Follow the Fleet | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Movies: Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top Hat (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), Swing Time (1936), Shall We Dance (1937), Carefree (1938), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

You remember them as one of the most romantic movie couples of the ’30s, with Fred Astaire’s suits and Ginger Rogers’ long flowing skirts. But no matter how perfect they managed to look on the big screen, The Telegraph notes there was a lot more going on beneath the surface. Astaire and Rogers reportedly weren’t very fond of each other, and at some point, they didn’t want to continue working together. But we’re glad they were able to work out their differences for over a decade to make these true classics.

Next: We remember when this perfect duo hit the big screen in the ’90s.

8. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle | TriStar Pictures

Movies: Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Everything Is Copy (2015), Ithaca (2015)

Here’s a celebrity duo that has made things work for over 25 years. We’ll never forget their cult classic, Joe Versus the Volcano, which was the start of this pairing, but it was really Sleepless in Seattle and the hilariously dated You’ve Got Mail that convinced us these two were meant to work together, Elle confirms. They’ve even made movies together up until 2015, which is some impressive commitment to keeping the duo alive.

Next: Here’s another romantic duo who’ve gone down in history.

9. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy | Getty Images/Stringer

Movies: Woman of the Year (1942), Keeper of the Flame (1943), Without Love (1945), The Sea of Grass (1947), State of the Union (1948), Adam’s Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), Desk Set (1957), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Here’s another duo that stood the test of time by being in films together for 25 years. Elle reminds us Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn were perfect on screen together, as they were both funny, intelligent, and tough enough to go head to head. You also can’t forget that Hepburn won an Oscar for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. These two are sorely missed in Hollywood.

Next: There’s a huge gap between this famous duo.

10. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall | Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Movies: To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1947), Key Largo (1948)

This romantic duo is one of the most well-known in Hollywood, even with their huge 25-year age difference. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall worked together through the ’40s and provided us with multiple iconic movies in film noir, Country Living notes. We also can’t forget they were married at one point until Bogart’s death in 1957. They had two children together.

Next: We expect these two will be in more films together in the future.  

11. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook | The Weinstein Company

Movies: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), Serena (2014), Joy (2015)

We saw the chemistry between these two ever since Silver Linings Playbook. And so far, they’ve been in four films total together, with more most likely in the future. Bradley Cooper has even mentioned that though he and Jennifer Lawrence don’t really communicate outside of the films they do together, they have an undeniable onscreen connection, Deadline reports. And it may have stemmed from the dance moves they had to learn for Silver Linings.

Next: These two guys have produced some truly funny movies. 

12. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander 2 | Paramount Pictures

Movies: The Cable Guy (1996)Permanent Midnight (1998)Meet the Parents (2000)The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)Zoolander (2001)Starsky & Hutch (2004)Meet the Fockers (2004)Night at the Museum (2006)Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)Little Fockers (2010)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)Zoolander 2 (2016)

Zimbio reminds us how long this list really is. Since the ’90s, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have been being hilarious together, including in huge comedy hits like Meet the Parents and Zoolander. Toronto Sun has even pondered whether Stiller and Wilson were the “ultimate movie BFFs.” We think they might be.
Next: These two got divorced twice and were in plenty of movies together.

13. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor | William Lovelace/Getty Images

Movies: The V.I.P.s (1963), Cleopatra (1963), The Sandpiper (1965), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The Taming of the Shrew (1967), Doctor Faustus (1967), The Comedians (1967), Boom! (1968), Hammersmith Is Out (1972), Under Mik Wood (1972), Divorce His, Divorce Hers (1973)

Here’s another romantic couple that we couldn’t get enough of over the years. Woman’s Day reminds us they first met on the set of Cleopatra, and what followed was a turbulent relationship we’ll never forget. They also married twice — though both times, it ended in divorce. Either way, it seems even after their divorces, they still kept each other close to their hearts — and we got some killer movies out of their romance, too.

Next: These siblings made many movies together.

14. John Cusack and Joan Cusack

Actress Joan Cusack (L) speaks before her brother John Cusack received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Joan Cusack (L) speaks before her brother John Cusack received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Movies: Class (1983)Sixteen Candles (1984)Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)Broadcast News (1987)Say Anything… (1989)Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)Cradle Will Rock (1999)High Fidelity (2000)Martian Child (2007)War, Inc. (2008)

You may have never known this dynamic duo was related — but alas, John and Joan Cusack have worked together on films since the ’80s. And they seem to have a pretty good sibling relationship, too. Joan Cusack told SheKnows, “I’m his big sister. You better be nice to him.”

As far as working together goes, Joan Cusack also told the publication it makes life easy. “You’re not distracted. You get to trust your instincts,” she said. “I believe in John and his passion.”

Next: You probably never realized these two worked together so many times.

15. Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler

Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler pose backstage at the 22nd Annual Webby Awards | Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Webby Awards

Movies: Airheads (1994), Billy Madison (1995)The Wedding Singer (1998)Big Daddy (1999)Mr. Deeds (2002)I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)Grown Ups (2010), Hotel Transylvania (2012)Grown Ups 2 (2014)The Cobbler (2014)Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Even if they only interact for a few minutes in some of these films, Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi’s film history together goes way back. And the two really pair off well, especially in funny classics like The Wedding Singer and Billy Madison. Sandler and Buscemi have taken on more serious roles throughout their careers, but we’ll always go back to some of their great comedies.

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