The Common Casting Game

The object is to come up with at least two actors who have made at least two movies together.

Serial buddy movies (like Dean and Jerry or Bob and Bing) and sequels (like Mel and Danny) are not allowed.

The scoring is the number of actors multiplied by the number of movies.

For example last night I saw Shampoo and realized that Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Jack Warden were also in Heaven Can Wait.

That’s three actors times two movies = 6 pts

When I saw Emperor of the North for the first time recently I realized that Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine were also in Bad Day at Black Rock and The Dirty Dozen.

Two actors times three movies = 6 pts

Give yourself one bonus point if the movies are of a significantly different genre like science fiction and western or drama and comedy.(somewhat subjective)

Example: Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson were in The Ten Commandments and Soylent Green

Two actors times two movies = 4 pts + 1 for significant difference = 5 pts

See how high you can score

Sean Connery and Robert Shaw fought to the death in both the Bond thriller *From Russia With Love * and the medieval romance Robin and Marian.
That should be good for 5 points.

William Demarest and Al Bridge:

Christmas in July (1940)
Country Fair (1941)
Diamond Jim (1935)
The Great Moment
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Murder Man (1935)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Salty O’Rourke (1945)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Genres: Comedies, Crime films, and Biopics

27 pts.

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were in The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men, The Front Page, The Grass Harp, The Fortune Cookie, JFK, Out to Sea and probably others that I’m not remembering (excluding Odd Couple 2 and Grumpier Old Men).

Two actors times seven movies + (I’ll be conservative) 4 for significant difference = 18 points.

Ward Bond and Walter Brennan

Dakota (1945)
Death on the Diamond (1934)
Fury (1936)
Hello Trouble (1932)
Home in Indiana (1944)
I’ll Tell the World (1934)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Poor Rich, The (1934)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Sergeant York (1941)
Singing Guns (1950)
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Swamp Water (1941)

Genres: War, Western, Drama, Adventure, Mystery

31 pts.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford

The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
western and crime caper. 2+2+1=5.
I feel unworthy to post on the same page as Archive Guy.

Actors: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Movies: Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures

8 points

Actors: Chris Farley and David Spade
Tommy Boy
Black Sheep

6 points

Actors: Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider
The Waterboy
Mr. Deeds
The Longest Yard
Big Daddy
The Hot Chick
Little Nicky
The Animal
50 First Dates

16 points

Divine, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce:Roman Candles Mondo Trasho Multiple Maniacs Pink Flamingos Female Trouble Polyester Hairspray 3 X 7 = 21 pts

Ben Affleck/Matt Damon:

Good Will Hunting
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
School Ties
Jersey Girl

2 (actors) x 5 (movies) = 10 points

Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

Arabian Adventure (1979)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Devil’s Agent (1961)
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Dracula (1958)
The Gorgon (1964)
Hamlet (1948)
Horror Express (1973)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
I, Monster (1971)
Lolita (1962)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
The Mummy (1959)
Night of the Big Heat (1967)
Nothing But the Night (1972)
One More Time (1970)
Scream and Scream Again (1969)
She (1965)
The Skull (1965)

Genres: Horror (I eliminated all the Dracula titles after the original), Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama

47 pts

Mel Brooks and Madeline Kahn

High Anxiety
History of the World, Part I
Blazing Saddles
Muppet Movie- Brooks’ cameo was uncredited.

Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder

Young Frankenstein- Mel is again uncredited
Blazing Saddles

Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn
same 2 movies

Madeline Kahn and Kenneth Mars

Young Frankenstein
What’s Up, Doc?

Marty Feldman and Kenneth Mars

Young Frankenstein

all comedies 26 points

Clint Howard made 6 movies with Ron Howard the actor and 16 with Ron Howard the director.

However, some of them overlap so Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are still ahead.