9 Famous Bromances Between Actors and Directors

Monday, October 31 by

John Goodman and The Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers work (though excellent) has been lacking in John Goodman for far too long. Recently it was announced that he will join the brothers once again for the folk music story, Inside Llewyn Davis. The three have done their most memorable work together. Goodman is at his best in Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, and The Big Lebowski. Not to mention his role as a cyclops in O, Brother Where Art Thou? If only he’d won Javier Bardem’s role in No Country For Old Men. He’d look awesome with that haircut.

David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg

Up until recently, Mark Wahlberg was the only actor willing to work with the difficult David O. Russell. Rumor has it there has been a falling out over his casting of Bradley Cooper over Wahlberg in The Silver Linings Playbook. Whether this is true or hearsay remains to be seen. What is a fact though is that Russell has been behind the lens for many of Wahlberg’s best parts — Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, and The Fighter. We like that Mark Wahlberg. Not the talking-to-trees The Happening Mark Wahlberg. Fix what’s broken, bros!!

Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in all but one of P.T. Anderson‘s films. He had a role in Anderson’s debut Hard Eight and had his career explode with Boogie Nights. Since then he’s been in Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and recently-filmed The Master. It’s a shame he didn’t have a role in There Will Be Blood. I’m sure he’s fully capable of growing a badass moustache.

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