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Notable actor-director teams

Notable actor-director teams — Ridley and Tony Scott’s filmmaking histories with ”American Gangster” stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott

Gladiator
As a Roman general fighting for his honor, Crowe rode Scott’s 2000 epic to box office and Oscar glory.

A Good Year
The duo’s unlikely second effort, a 2006 pastoral comedy set in Provence, misfired with audiences.

Body of Lies
Crowe plays a CIA bureau chief in Scott’s upcoming Middle East spy thriller, which is currently filming.

Denzel Washington and Tony Scott

Crimson Tide
In this 1995 hit, Washington starred as a naval officer battling for control of a nuclear submarine.

Man on Fire
In one of his darkest roles, Washington played a burned-out ex-assassin in this 2004 actioner.

Déjà Vu
Scott’s 2006 time-travel thriller, with Washington as an ATF agent, proved a modest hit despite pans.