You ever wonder what it would be like to make a play for an iconic player like Al Pacino or Robert Pattinson? I mean, what if you were to team up with one of the hottest actors of our time to play characters that are meant to be matched up or paired off? Could you pull it off? Find out in this blog post where I rank the best actor duos of all time!

Kanye West & Lil’ Kim

If you’ve ever been to a red-carpet event for celebrity couples, you know what kind of awkward position these two would constantly find themselves in. But despite their constant contretemps on- and offline, their on-screen chemistry is undeniable. In 2004, they received widespread acclaim for their compelling portrayal of a married couple caught in a struggle for dominance in the independent film _Chasing Amy_. Their on-screen connection was so palpable that it even earned them the nickname ‘On-screen Couple’. The film is now considered a cult classic. It follows the story of an aspiring novelist (played by Amy Adams) who reluctantly becomes the wife of a successful but arrogant businessman (played by Kanye West). When her husband’s business starts to falter, she must decide if she’s going to stick by his side or strike out on her own. The couple’s contentious relationship is brought to a head when they both decide to have children at the same time. Their parenting skills are put to the test as both parents struggle to bond with their son (Kim’s husband’s) who is diagnosed with autism. This difficult story is further complicated by the fact that the family’s cookbook author (played by Jennifer Lopez) becomes involved in the parents’ fight for attention. After years of fighting, the couple finally decide to put their differences aside and work as a team to raise their son. While the film ends on an optimistic note, the rocky road to marital harmony is an apt metaphor for life with a famous spouse.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet

After a few misfires, Leonardo DiCaprio found his groove with 2013’s _The Wolf of Wall Street_. The leading man showcased his dramatic range by playing Jordan Belfort, an infamous stockbroker who became known as the Wolf of Wall Street. Although they didn’t always see eye-to-eye, the two worked well together on the set of the Martin Scorsese film. It was an important achievement for DiCaprio, who hadn’t always had the best track record of working with co-stars. However, this was also arguably one of the most enjoyable films of the year. Belfort’s (DiCaprio’s) story, while fictional, is based on the real-life experiences of Jordan’s mentor (played by Jonah Hill). The pair’s on-screen chemistry is undeniable and it’s impossible to watch their scenes together and not feel a connection to their characters. The film’s satirical undertones – and the fact that it was released a year after the largest global financial crisis in history – only add to the intrigue. While some may accuse the actor of being too successful, his filmography is littered with acclaimed performances that further cement his status as one of the greatest actors of our time.

Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman

Speaking of great on-screen chemistry, it’s hard to deny that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s on-screen partnership is electric. The Australian actor made her reputation playing the glamorous leading lady, but it was her turn as the wife of Cruise’s character in _Eyes Wide Shut_ (1999) that firmly made her a Hollywood superstar. Their playful banter and intense on-screen chemistry proved to be one of the most talked-about aspects of the film. Their characters, Katherine & Co., are a study in contrasts. On the one hand, Katherine is the glamorous and daring socialite who likes to have a good time. On the other, she is the devoted wife and mother who dotes on her children and strives to be a perfect wife. While their individual talents are formidable – Kidman is an Oscar-winning actress who has starred in some of the most memorable films of all time, and is a Golden Globe winner – their partnership feels effortless. It’s no wonder why they have starred together in five films so far.

Marlon Brando & Geraldine Chaplin

If you’ve ever seen a movie with Marlon Brando in it, you’ll undoubtedly know what kind of powerhouse actor he is. The ’70s were a particularly productive decade for Brando, who worked with some of the greatest directors of all time (Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Akira Kurosawa). He has since gone on to star in some of the greatest films ever made, including _On the Waterfront_ (1954), _The Godfather_ (1972), and _The Brando Album_ (2018). Although he worked with many greats, his partnership with director Geraldine Chaplin is one of the greatest of all time. They made a stunning team and it was a real pleasure to see them work so well together. While their on-screen connection felt very natural, in real life they had one of the most contentious professional partnerships of all time. Their films are an honest portrayal of the actor’s public and private life, and it’s fascinating to see how they managed to juggle marriage, family, and professional obligations so successfully. We see a very human side to Brando in his films, which makes them all the more relatable. Despite their professional differences, the two were eventually able to collaborate on an important project: _One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest_ (1975). This was the first of the ’70s blaxploitation films that were an important step in the integration of African-Americans into Hollywood. In one of his last films, _The Last Tycoon_ (2005), Brando plays an iconic movie producer who is struggling to make a comeback in an industry that has largely moved on. His experiences as the last mogul remind us of the tumultuous times in American history that the film so eloquently captures.

Robert De Niro & Al Pacino

Speaking of Al Pacino, he is one of the most acclaimed and accomplished actors of all time. He has won five Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 1988’s _De Niro’s Greatest Hits_. That same year, he won a Tony Award for his performance in _Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue_ (1985). He has since gone on to star in some of the most significant and prestigious films ever made, including _The Godfather Part III_ (1990), _The Godfather_ (1972), _The French Connection_ (1971), and _Scarface_ (1983), among many others. In 2019 alone, he’ll be seen in several high-profile films, including _The Irishman_ and _Ueberwolf_. When it comes to Hollywood’s elite, it’s hard to deny that Al Pacino is at the top of the list. His versatility, gravitas, and unmatched on-screen charisma make him an essential player in any big-name cast. He is, however, best known for playing some of cinema’s most iconic villains, including _Scarface_’s Tony Camonte, _The Godfather_’s Luciano ‘Leo’ Leombruni, and _Heat_’s Vincent Vega. With these iconic roles, it’s clear that, even today, Al Pacino’s career is as vibrant as it’s ever been.