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Famous director-star duos

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar, and other great cinematic co-workers

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Seeing Leo and Marty together again (Shutter Island is their fourth big-screen collaboration) got us thinking about other great director-actor duos. Here are a few of our favorites.

Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar
Number of films together: 4
Best one: Volver (2006)

Bill Murray & Ivan Reitman
Number of films together: 4
Best one: Ghostbusters (1984)

Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack
Number of films together: 7
Best one: The Way We Were (1973)

Jack Lemmon & Billy Wilder
Number of films together: 7
Best one: The Apartment (1960)

Robert De Niro & Martin Scorsese
Number of films together: 8
Best one: Raging Bull (1980)

John Wayne & John Ford
Number of films together: 14
Best one: The Searchers (1956)