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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
25. Russell Crowe & Ridley Scott   View Complete List Back Page 25/40 Next

Ridley Scott
Russell Crowe

Best Film
"At my signal, unleash hell." It can only be Gladiator. Well, it's not going to be A Good Year, is it?
Notable Pairings
Gladiator, Body Of Lies, American Gangster

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
There's $800m reasons why the Russ 'n' Rid's partnership can be described as Hollywood alchemy. The gruff Aussie and even gruffer Geordie have a fiery relationship, based on their ferocious drive, singular vision and total dedication to their craft. "They absolutely adore one another," says Cate Blanchett, who witnessed their relationship first-hand on Robin Hood. "They wrestle one another and sometimes one wins and the other will say, 'I'll win next time.'" We're calling it the Dr. Claw rapport.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Scott, of course, can boast a CV that includes Alien and Blade Runner, although his best recent work has been with Crowe - Kingdom Of Heaven cries out some Crowe's charisma. The Kiwi-turned-Aussie actor hasn't done too badly away from Scott, turning in blazing performances for Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential), Peter Weir (Master And Commander) and Michael Mann (The Insider).

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