Special Report

The Most Iconic Movie Duos of All Time

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Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
> Films together: “The Fortune Cookie” “The Odd Couple,” “The Odd Couple II,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men”
> Genre: Comedy

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were frequent collaborators on film, beginning with their pairing in “The Fortune Cookie.” Lemmon often played victims of circumstance while Matthau portrayed cynical characters. Between 1966 and 1998, they made 10 films, including such memorable movies as “The Odd Couple,” “Grumpy Old Men,” and “The Front Page.”

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Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor
> Films together: “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy,” “See No Evil, ” Hear No Evil,” “Another You.”
> Genre: Comedy

The pairing of the meek and neurotic comic take of Gene Wilder with the explosively funny Richard Pryor worked well in the movies in the 1970s, such as “Silver Streak” and “Stir Crazy.” Before they were on screen together, Pryor co-wrote the Western-themed comedy “Blazing Saddles,” which starred Wilder.

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Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
Films together: Eight films including “Manhattan” “Love and Death,” “Annie Hall,” and “Sleeper.”
> Genre: Comedy/Drama

The chemistry between Woody Allen and Diane Keaton was real onscreen and offscreen. They collaborated on eight movies together such as “Manhattan” “Love and Death,” and his four-time Oscar triumph “Annie Hall.”

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Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro
> Films together: “Mean Streets,” “Raging Bull,” “The Irishman” “Casino”
> Genre: Drama

Director Martin Scorsese tapped into the boiling rage of Robert De Niro in searing films like “Mean Streets” and the Oscar-winning “Raging Bull.” They’ve made nine movies together.

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