Directors and their ¨favourite¨ actors.

It is wonderful how some directors and actors collaborate longer time. This list is dedicated to them.
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1.
Adam McKay
Producer, Step Brothers
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions...
“ Will Ferrel ==> 4 movies (5th announced)
John C. Reilly ==> 2 movies ” - FinClair
 
2.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Robert De Niro ==> 8 movies!
Joe Pesci ==> 3 movies
Leonardo DiCaprio ==> 4 movies
Harvey Keitel ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
3.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Christian Bale ==> 3 movies (4th coming)
Michael Caine ==> 3 movies (4th coming) ” - FinClair
 
4.
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
“ Jonathan Pryce ==> 3 movies

And other members of Monty Python group. ” - FinClair
 
5.
Tony Scott
Producer, Man on Fire
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ Denzel Washington ==> 5 movies
Val Kilmer ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
6.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ Tom Hanks ==> 3 movies
Various actors and actresses from ¨Back to Future¨ trilogy. ” - FinClair
 
7.
“ Adam Sandler ==> 7 movies
Rob Schneider ==> 6 movies
Chris Rock ==> 3 movies
Steve Buscemi ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
8.
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ Salma Hayek ==> 7 movies
Danny Trejo ==> 9 movies!! (10th coming)
Antonio Banderas ==> 7 movies
Steve Buscemi ==> 3 movies
Quentin Tarantino ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
9.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ Tim Roth ==> 3 movies
Uma Thurman ==> 3 movies
Samuel L. Jackson ==> 3 movies (filming 4th)
Michael Madsen ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
10.
Renny Harlin
Director, Die Hard 2
Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood. Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a buyer for Finnish film distributor and met Finnish Markus Selin in Los Angeles...
“ Samuel L. Jackson ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
11.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Toshiro Mifune ==> 16 movies
Takashi Shimura ==> 19 movies
Tatsuya Nakadai ==> 6 movies
Akira Terao ==> 3 movies
Chishû Ryû ==> 3 movies
I suggest that these 5 are most famous. However there is many others too. ” - FinClair
 
12.
Paul Verhoeven
Director, Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris, about a medieval knight...
“ Rutger Hauer ==> 4 movies ” - FinClair
 
13.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ Jason Statham ==> 3 movies
Mark Strong ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
14.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ Sean Connery ==> 5 movies
Jack Warden ==> 5 movies
Henry Fonda ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
15.
David Lynch
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch shortly after he turned 21...
“ Jack Nance ==> 6 movies (+ 1 tv-series)
Kyle Maclachan ==> 3 movies (and 1 tv-series)
Laura Dern ==> 3 movies
Harry Dean Stanton ==> 4 movies
Michael J. Anderson ==> 2 movies (and 1 tv-series)
Freddie Jones ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
16.
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ Bruce Cambell ==> 11 movies (many short but iconic roles)
Ted Raimi ==> 11 movies (is younger brother of Sam Raimi and he appears also on many titles produced by Sam Raimi)
J.K. Simmons ==> 5 movies
Rosemary Harris ==> 4 movies
Various actors from ¨Spider Man¨ trilogy ” - FinClair
 
17.
Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ Bill Murray ==> 6 movies
Eric Chase Anderson ==> 4 movies (Wes Andersons kidbrother)
Jason Schwartzman ==> 4 movies and 1 short.
Owen Wilson ==> 5 movies
Luke Wilson ==> 3 movies
Anjelica Huston ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
18.
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ Jeffrey DeMunn ==> 4 movies + 1 tv series
Laurie Holden ==> 2 movies + 1 tv series ” - FinClair
 
19.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ Johnny Depp ==> 8 movies!
Helena Bonham Carter ==> 7 movies
Michael Keaton ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
20.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ Johnny Depp ==> 4 movies (filming 5th)
Many actors from trilogy of ¨Pirates of the Caribbean ” - FinClair
 
21.
Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Klaus Kinski ==> 5 movies (their collaboration was feisty but highly prosperious) ” - FinClair
 
22.
Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ Anna Karina ==> 7 movies (his first ex-wife)
Anne Wiazemsky ==> 3 movies (his second ex-wife)
Jean-Paul Belmondo ==> 4 movies
Jean-Pierre Léaud ==> 5 movies at least (many times uncredided) ” - FinClair
 
23.
Federico Fellini
Writer,
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
“ Giulietta Masina ==> 7 movies (they lived happily together for almost 50 years. After Masina became widow she joined him in death within a next year. ” - FinClair
 
24.
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ Dan Aykroyd ==> 7 movies
Eddie Murphy ==> 3 movies
Frank Oz ==> 5 movies ” - FinClair
 
25.
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ Gene Wilder ==> 3 movies (all classics)
Dom DeLuise ==> 6 movies
Dick Van Patten ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
26.
Aki Kaurismäki
Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific film-makers...
“ Kati Outinen ==> 9 movies
Matti Pellonpää ==> 10 movies + 1 short
Jean-Pierre Léaud ==> 3 movies (acts in Kaurismäki's french movies) ” - FinClair
 
27.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
“ Russel Crowe ==> 5 movies ” - FinClair
 
28.
“ Ewan McGregor ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
29.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ Arnold Schwarzenegger ==> 3 movies
Bill Paxton ==> 3 movies
Lance Henriksen ==> 3 movies
Michael Biehn ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair
 
30.
Jules Dassin
Director, Rififi
Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi, Never on Sunday, and Topkapi. He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants...
“ Melina Mercouri ==> 10 movies! ” - FinClair
 
31.
Joe Wright
Director, Atonement
“ Keira Knightly ==> 3 movies ” - FinClair