Actor duos who have such brilliant chemistry that the movies keep throwing them over and over again
Hollywood is home to many well-known acting duos. But these acting duos have such epic chemistry that Hollywood keeps throwing them over and over again. Some you knew but never paid enough notice. Other famous acting duos you’ve probably never heard of. nonetheless, they are iconic and everyone should appreciate them for making Hollywood a little better, one movie at a time.
Duke Winston & Lupita Nyong’o
Both Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o are accomplished actors. But did you know that they go back together. Both are alumni of the prestigious Yale Drama School. It’s no coincidence that the two African-American actors, who consider themselves pillars of a very small community in the film industry, continue to be cast together. One of the only acting duos to achieve back-to-back success, Nyong’o and Duke were first seen together in Black Panther in 2018. They starred again in Jordan Peele We in 2019. Both were critical and commercial successes.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
Many instantly recognize one of the hit TV series’ greatest acting duos – Sherlock. Cumberbatch portrayed Sherlock Holmes while Martin Freeman portrayed Watson. But the two also moved on to star in blockbuster epic movies. The two were seen again in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Freeman played The Hobbit while Cumberbatch played the titular dragon – Smaug. Both are also part of the MCU.
Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
Before Evans became Captain America, he was a romantic comedy lover who also starred in several YA movies. Scarlett Johansson came to the MCU much later in her career. Evans and Johansson are now known for their epic chemistry during Captain America; The Winter Soldier. But the two had shared a screen before this MCU movie. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans played a romantic interest in each other in the 2007 film – The Nanny Diaries.
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth
Tessa Thompson is a talented young actress who still has a long way to go before she achieves the bright future and superstardom she truly deserves in the industry. Chris Hemsworth is already a Hollywood mega-star. the Creed actor and Extraction the actor goes very well together. They both starred in Thor 3, where Tessa played Valkyrie and Chris played the iconic Thor. They were again seen as leaders in Men in Black: International. Although the film didn’t raise eyebrows, the Tessa Thompson-Chris Hemsworth chemistry was appreciated.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway
They might be one of the cutest acting duos to ever exist in Hollywood. But the chemistry between them is rarely recognized. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway made several films together. They were there in Brokeback Mountain. The two also starred in Love and other drugs. Viewers love how Anne and Jake bring out the best in each other when they share the same setting.
Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis
One of them became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The other fell out of favor pretty hard. We’ll let you know which is which. Samuel L Jackson-Bruce Willis is one of the action genre’s most legendary acting duos. They were there in Pulp Fiction. They were also there in Unbreakable, Die hard with a vengeance, and Glass. Samuel L Jackson’s over-the-top humor pairs well with Bruce Willis’ serious, stoic acting.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio
We’re not even going to explain to you how perfect the chemistry of these two actors is on screen. After starring in Titanic, the two also starred in another tragic film – Revolutionary Road. The two, when together, were then brilliant. They are brilliant now too.