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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
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Derek Jarman
Tilda Swinton

Best Film
Probably their first, Caravaggio, in which Swinton played one leg of a love triangle, along with Nigel Terry's Caravaggio and Sean Bean's Ranuccio.
Notable Pairings
Blue, Wittgenstein, Caravaggio

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
Tilda Swinton is not your typical movie star. She's gorgeous, in her own way, but that sense of slight otherworldliness she projects carries over into her film choices as well. After all, what else could explain her collaboration with Derek Jarman on films like Blue, a film where the visuals consist entirely of a blue screen accompanied by a dense soundtrack of interwoven voices? These two liked to experiment with film, and no doubt would have continued if not for Jarman's early death in 1994.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Swinton has made some slightly more mainstream films since, which have certainly been much more popular, while Jarman was fiercely creative in everything he did from music videos upwards - but it's hard to imagine who else could have made these films together.

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