Feature – Oscar Winning Combinations


Many Oscar winners return to work with the directors that helped them win their Oscar, to try and rekindle that winning combination. Rachel Weisz won an Oscar in 2006 for her role in The Constant Gardener, which was directed by Fernando Meirelles. Six years later she is back working with Fernando on his new film: 360. Ahead of 360’s August 10th release, we’ve decided to look at other actors and directors that have worked together again after winning an Oscar.

ROBERT DE NIRO AND MARTIN SCORSESE
This pair first worked together on the film Mean Streets in 1973 and then went on to make eight films together. De Niro won an Oscar from their film Raging Bull, which was the forth movie they made as a team. After winning the Oscar they made 4 more films, the last being Casino in 1995. There are rumours that Scorsese and De Niro might team up again in the future.

Raging Bull Trailer Published via LongTail.tv

MERYL STREEP AND ROBERT BENTON
In 1979 Meryl Streep won her first Oscar for her role as Joanna Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, as was Still of the Night which came out 3 years later in 1982. Meryl Streep had the leading role in this film too but unfortunately did not win another Oscar. She would have to wait until the next year and Sophie’s Choice to win again.

Sophie’s Choice | “The Choice” Published via LongTail.tv

JEAN DUJARDIN AND MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS
Last year both Jean and Michel shot to fame with the hugely successful film The Artist. It took 5 Oscars at the 2012 Academy Awards including best actor for Jean Dujardin. The pair have recently released another film together, The Players. Who knows how many more awards this popular pair can pull in.

The Artist #6 Movie CLIP – Tap Dancing to the Top (2011) HD Published via LongTail.tv

JACK NICHOLSON AND JAMES L. BROOKS
The triple Oscar winner Jack Nicholson won two of his three Oscars with the same director, James L. Brooks. He won one for Terms of Endearment in 1983 and then another for As Good As It Gets in 1998. Recently the pair worked together again in How Do You Know. These two work extremely well together – fingers crossed there may be another collaboration on the cards.

Terms Of Endearment Trailer Published via LongTail.tv

360 arrives in cinemas August 10th.

360 Official UK trailer – In Cinemas August 10 Published via LongTail.tv



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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.