List of film director and actor collaborations

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Film directors frequently choose to work with the same actor or actress across several projects and vice versa. Such collaborations may span years or even decades. The following list has been alphabetized by the director's last name. This list includes the director-actor collaborations in excess of three films.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A[edit]

Ben Affleck

Robert Aldrich

Hans Alfredsson

Marc Allégret

Woody Allen

Pedro Almodóvar

Paul Almond

Robert Altman

Lindsay Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson

Michael Anderson

Paul W. S. Anderson

Wes Anderson

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Michelangelo Antonioni

Judd Apatow

Vicente Aranda

Gregg Araki

Darren Aronofsky

Dorothy Arzner

Hal Ashby

Olivier Assayas

Richard Attenborough

Bille August

John G. Avildsen

David Ayer

B[edit]

Clarence G. Badger

John Badham

Ralph Bakshi

Noah Baumbach

Michael Bay

Juan Antonio Bayona

Warren Beatty

Harold Becker

Jean Becker

Josh Becker

Timur Bekmambetov

Roberto Benigni

Bruce Beresford

Peter Berg

Ingmar Bergman

Luis García Berlanga

Bernardo Bertolucci

Luc Besson

Bahram Beyzai

Kathryn Bigelow

Antonia Bird

Bertrand Blier

Neill Blomkamp

Don Bluth

Budd Boetticher

Peter Bogdanovich

Uwe Boll

John Boorman

John Boulting

Darren Lynn Bousman

Danny Boyle

Kenneth Branagh

Steven Brill

James L. Brooks

Mel Brooks

Clarence Brown

Tod Browning

Jan Bucquoy

Luis Buñuel

Tim Burton

Steve Buscemi

C[edit]

Christopher Cain

James Cameron

Martin Campbell

Frank Capra

Leos Carax

Joe Carnahan

John Carpenter

John Cassavetes

Michael Caton-Jones

Claude Chabrol

Jay Chandrasekhar

Charlie Chaplin

Larry Charles

Yash Chopra

Stephen Chow

Michael Cimino

Bob Clark

George Clooney

Coen brothers

Jaume Collet-Serra

Peter Collinson

Chris Columbus

Bill Condon

Jack Conway

Ryan Coogler

Scott Cooper

Francis Ford Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Frank Coraci

Roger Corman

Alain Corneau

Alex Cox

Wes Craven

John Cromwell

David Cronenberg

Cameron Crowe

George Cukor

Irving Cummings

Richard Curtis

Michael Curtiz

D[edit]

Tage Danielsson

Joe Dante

Frank Darabont

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Jules Dassin

  • Melina Mercouri
    • Celui qui doit mourir (He Who Must Die, 1957)
    • La Legge (1958)
    • Never on Sunday (1960)
    • Phaedra (1962)
    • Topkapi (1964)
    • 10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
    • Promise at Dawn (1970)
    • The Rehearsal (1974)
    • A Dream of Passion (1978)

Andrew Davis

Cecil B. DeMille

Brian De Palma

Julie Delpy

Jonathan Demme

Ted Demme

Claire Denis

John Derek

David Dhawan

Tom DiCillo

William Dieterle

Edward Dmytryk

David Dobkin

Stanley Donen

Xavier Dolan

Clive Donner

Richard Donner

Gordon Douglas

Dennis Dugan

Julien Duvivier

Allan Dwan

E[edit]

Clint Eastwood

Blake Edwards

Atom Egoyan

Hasse Ekman

Roland Emmerich

Emilio Estevez

Gareth Evans

F[edit]

Ben Falcone

The Farrelly Brothers

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

John Farrow

Jon Favreau

Paul Feig

Federico Fellini

Abel Ferrara

Marco Ferreri

  • Marcello Mastroianni
    • Oggi, domani, dopodomani (Kiss the Other Sheik, 1965)
    • L'uomo dei cinque palloni (The Man with the Balloons, 1965)
    • Liza (Love to Eternity, 1972)
    • La Grande Bouffe (1973)
    • Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!, 1974)
    • Ciao maschio (Bye Bye Monkey, 1978)
    • Storia di Piera (1983)
  • Ugo Tognazzi
    • L' Ape regina (The Conjugal Bed, 1963)
    • Controsesso (Countersex, 1964)
    • La Donna scimmia (The Ape Woman, 1964)
    • Marcia nuziale (The Wedding March, 1965)
    • Oggi, domani, dopodomani (Kiss the Other Sheik, 1965)
    • L' Uomo dei cinque palloni (The Man with the Balloons, 1965)
    • L' Harem (1967)
    • L' Udienza (The Audience, 1971)
    • Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!, 1974)
    • La Grande Bouffe (1973)
    • Storie di ordinaria follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness, 1981)

Javier Fesser

Andy Fickman

Mike Figgis

David Fincher

Terence Fisher

Mike Flanagan

Victor Fleming

Ruben Fleischer

Richard Fleischer

Bryan Forbes

John Ford

Miloš Forman

Bill Forsyth

Freddie Francis

James Franco

John Frankenheimer

Stephen Frears

Bart Freundlich

Antoine Fuqua

G[edit]

Rodrigo García

Costa-Gavras

  • Yves Montand
    • Compartiment tueurs (1965)
    • Z (1969)
    • L'Aveu (The Confession, 1970)
    • État de Siege (1973)
    • Section spéciale (1975, uncredited)
    • Clair de Femme (1979)

Marion Gering

Lewis Gilbert

Terry Gilliam

Jean-Luc Godard

Stuart Gordon

Edmund Goulding

James Gray

Adam Green

Alfred E. Green

David Gordon Green

Raja Gosnell

Paul Greengrass

Jean Grémillon

Tom Gries

D. W. Griffith

Luca Guadagnino

Christopher Guest

James Gunn

H[edit]

Taylor Hackford

Peter Hall

Lasse Hallström

Robert Hamer

Guy Hamilton

Michael Haneke

Mia Hansen-Løve

Catherine Hardwick

Renny Harlin

Hal Hartley

Anthony Harvey

Henry Hathaway

Howard Hawks

Todd Haynes

Michel Hazanavicius

Rolf de Heer

Stuart Heisler

Monte Hellman

Jim Henson

Werner Herzog

George Roy Hill

Jack Hill

Walter Hill

John Hillcoat

Alfred Hitchcock

Michael Hoffman

Joanna Hogg

Agnieszka Holland

Nicole Holofcener

Ishirō Honda

Christophe Honoré

Tom Hooper

Ron Howard

Hugh Hudson

John Hughes

John Huston

I[edit]

Debbie Isitt

James Ivory

J[edit]

Peter Jackson

Benoît Jacquot

Derek Jarman

Jim Jarmusch

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Norman Jewison

Karan Johar

Rian Johnson

Lamont Johnson

Terry Jones

Spike Jonze

Bong Joon-ho

Neil Jordan

K[edit]

Chen Kaige

Jonathan Kaplan

Jake Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan

Aki Kaurismäki

Elia Kazan

Buster Keaton

Burt Kennedy

Krzysztof Kieślowski

Henry King

Masaki Kobayashi

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Harmony Korine

Henry Koster

Stanley Kramer

Stanley Kubrick

Buzz Kulik

Akira Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

L[edit]

Neil LaBute

Ringo Lam

John Landis

Fritz Lang

Walter Lang

Yorgos Lanthimos

Pablo Larraín

John Lasseter

Georges Lautner

Francis Lawrence

Marc Lawrence

David Lean

D. Ross Lederman

Ang Lee

Malcolm D. Lee

Rowland V. Lee

Spike Lee

Mike Leigh

Mitchell Leisen

Sebastián Lelio

Claude Lelouch

Robert Z. Leonard

Sergio Leone

Richard Lester

Rob Letterman

Barry Levinson

Shawn Levy

Jerry Lewis

Justin Lin

Richard Linklater

Carlo Lizzani

Richard Loncraine

Kenneth Lonergan

Joseph Losey

David Lowery

Ernst Lubitsch

Baz Luhrmann

Sidney Lumet

Pavel Lungin

David Lynch

M[edit]

Seth MacFarlane

David Mackenzie

John Mackenzie

John Madden

Terrence Malick

Louis Malle

Ulf Malmros

David Mamet

James Mangold

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Anthony Mann

Daniel Mann

Michael Mann

Delbert Mann

Olivier Marchal

Garry Marshall

Paul Mazursky

Leo McCarey

Douglas McGrath

Tom McGrath

Martin McDonagh

Adam McKay

Andrew V. McLaglen

John McNaughton

Christopher McQuarrie

Steve McQueen

John McTiernan

Shane Meadows

Peter Medak

George Melies

Jean-Pierre Melville

Sam Mendes

Dmitry Meskhiev

Takashi Miike

John Milius

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

George Miller

Anthony Minghella

Rob Minkoff

Vincente Minnelli

Hayao Miyazaki

Kenji Mizoguchi

Dito Montiel

Greg Mottola

Rich Moore

Oren Moverman

Russell Mulcahy

Robert Mulligan

N[edit]

Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

Mikio Naruse

Ronald Neame

Hal Needham

Jean Negulesco

Roy William Neill

Ralph Nelson

Mike Newell

Paul Newman

Andrew Niccol

Jeff Nichols

Mike Nichols

Gaspar Noé

Christopher Nolan

Aaron Norris

Phillip Noyce

Gennaro Nunziante

O[edit]

Takao Okawara

Laurence Olivier

Manoel de Oliveira

Juan de Orduña

Mamoru Oshii

Gerd Oswald

Frank Oz

Yasujirō Ozu

P[edit]

G. W. Pabst

Marcel Pagnol

Alan J. Pakula

Alan Parker

Oliver Parker

Trey Parker

John Pasquin

Alexander Payne

Sam Peckinpah

Larry Peerce

Arthur Penn

Jesse Peretz

Tyler Perry

Wolfgang Petersen

Christian Petzold

Daniel Petrie

Joseph Pevney

Brad Peyton

Todd Phillips

Maurice Pialat

Irving Pichel

Jean-Marie Poiré

Roman Polanski

Sydney Pollack

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Otto Preminger

Franco Prosperi

  • Sabrina Siani
    • White Cannibal Queen (1980)
    • Gunan, King of the Barbarians (1982)
    • The Throne of Fire (1983)

R[edit]

Michael Radford

Bob Rafelson

Sam Raimi

Harold Ramis

Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Brett Ratner

Satyajit Ray

Michael Reeves

Nicolas Winding Refn

Kelly Reichardt

Carl Reiner

Rob Reiner

Wolfgang Reitherman

Ivan Reitman

Jason Reitman

Alain Resnais

Florián Rey

Kevin Reynolds

Tony Richardson

Guy Ritchie

Michael Ritchie

Martin Ritt

Jay Roach

Brian Robbins

Tim Robbins

Mark Robson

Robert Rodriguez

Nicolas Roeg

Jean Rollin

George A. Romero

Stuart Rosenberg

Herbert Ross

Roberto Rossellini

Eli Roth

Alan Rudolph

Wesley Ruggles

Raúl Ruiz

David O. Russell

Ken Russell

Mark Rydell

S[edit]

Shakti Samanta

Mark Sandrich

Joseph Sargent

Carlos Saura

John Sayles

Akiva Schaffer

Franklin J. Schaffner

John Schlesinger

Paul Schrader

Joel Schumacher

Ettore Scola

Martin Scorsese

Ridley Scott

Tony Scott

George Seaton

Edward Sedgwick

Peter Segal

William A. Seiter

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

Tom Shadyac

Jim Sharman

Don Sharp

Jim Sheridan

Ron Shelton

Makoto Shinkai

Daryush Shokof

M. Night Shyamalan

Vittorio De Sica

George Sidney

Don Siegel

Bryan Singer

John Singleton

Douglas Sirk

Kevin Smith

Zack Snyder

Steven Soderbergh

Stephen Sommers

Barry Sonnenfeld

Paolo Sorrentino

Steven Spielberg

Simon Staho

Andrew Stanton

Josef von Sternberg

George Stevens

Ben Stiller