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    We have seen it with Michael B Jordan and Ryan Coogler, we have seen it with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese, and we have seen it with Brad Pitt and David Fincer. This is an actor working with a director that brings out the best in them. There are so many times when I watch films and see one of my favorite actors performing and I just wish they were working with a director more suited to them. You just know that if they worked with that director that they would be the dream team.

    For a while you saw this work for Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, and I am sure if Depp worked harder that they would have another success together again. Which actor/director teams do you want to see happen?

    My list:
    Brie Larson and David Fincer – The way you can see every gear moving in Larson’s mind in her performances is right up Fincher’s alley. Larson is best and most powerful with her quiet moments and that is when I find her most affective. It is similar to how him and Pike worked so well. I think that is a dream team waiting to happen.

    Lauren Graham and Jason Reitman – This duo would work best under a Diablo Cody screenplay. I can just hear Graham’s effortless way of delivering Cody’s dialogue. Graham has the bite and the emotional range for this. Reitman is someone who always captures an audience with a scenario that seems so out there, but brings you in with the incoming reality. Graham would be magic. I also think Graham would do so well under an Aaron Sorkin screenplay.

    Sarah Paulson and Nicole Holofcener – Ever since I watched Blue Jay I knew Paulson was perfect for her.

    Meg Ryan and Nancy Meyers – Do I need to even explain this one?

    Emma Watson and Darren Aronofsky – Yes, I know they worked together on Noah, but Watson gave either her best performance or her second best (Perks). I seriously want to see what he could do with her in a bigger role.

    Michael B Jordan and Steve McQueen – This would just be wonderful.

    Will Ferrell and Alexander Payne – This would be beautiful work from the both of them.

    What are your thoughts?

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    David Fincher and Naomi Watts

    Todd Haynes and Angelina Jolie

    Lars von Trier and Scarlett Johansson

    Darren Aronofsky and Juliette Binoche

    Jane Campion and Rooney Mara

    Sofia Coppola and Mia Wasikowska

    Denis Villeneuve and Natalie Portman

    Michael Haneke and Nicole Kidman

    Woody Allen and Michelle Pfeiffer

    David Lynch and Tilda Swinton

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