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Top20 Directors who frequently cast actors/actress

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Average listal rating (809 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
1. Francis Ford Coppola
* Francis Ford Coppola / James Caan
The Rain People (1969), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), Gardens of Stone (1987)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Nicolas Cage
Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

* Francis Ford Coppola / John Cazale
The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part III (1990) [archive footage]

* Francis Ford Coppola / Robert Duvall
The Rain People (1969), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Laurence Fishburne
Apocalypse Now (1979), Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Gardens of Stone (1987)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Frederic Forrest
The Conversation (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), One from the Heart (1982), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Diane Lane
The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Jack (1996)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Al Pacino
The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), The Godfather Part III (1990)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Tom Waits
The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

* Francis Ford Coppola / Glenn Withrow
The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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Average listal rating (913 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
2. Woody Allen
* Woody Allen / Alan Alda
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

* Woody Allen / Judy Davis
Alice (1990), Husbands and Wives (1992), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Celebrity (1998)

* Woody Allen / Mia Farrow
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), September (1987), Radio Days (1987), Another Woman (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), New York Stories (1989), Alice (1990), Husbands and Wives (1992), Shadows and Fog (1992)

* Woody Allen / Scarlett Johansson
Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

* Woody Allen / Diane Keaton
Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger, Story (1971), Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), Annie Hall (1977), Interiors (1978), Manhattan (1979), Radio Days (1987), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

* Woody Allen / Tony Roberts
Annie Hall (1977), Stardust Memories (1980), A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Radio Days (1987), The Concert For New York City(segment Sounds From a Town I Love) (2001)

* Woody Allen / Diane Wiest
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), September (1987), Radio Days (1987), Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
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Average listal rating (1134 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
3. Martin Scorsese
* Martin Scorsese / Verna Bloom
Street Scenes (1973), After Hours (1985), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

* Martin Scorsese / Robert De Niro
Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1983), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Casino (1995)

* Martin Scorsese / Leonardo DiCaprio
Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Ashecliffe (2009)

* Martin Scorsese / Harvey Keitel
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

* Martin Scorsese / Joe Pesci
Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995)

* Martin Scorsese / Frank Vincent
Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995)
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Average listal rating (540 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
4. Joel Coen
* Joel and Ethan Coen / Steve Buscemi
Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), Paris, je t'aime (2006)

* Joel and Ethan Coen / George Clooney
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Burn After Reading (2008)

* Joel and Ethan Coen / John Goodman
Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) (as Karl Mundt), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

* Joel and Ethan Coen / Frances McDormand
Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008)

* Joel and Ethan Coen / Jon Polito
Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

* Joel and Ethan Coen / John Turturro
Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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Average listal rating (1521 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
5. Tim Burton
* Tim Burton / Helena Bonham Carter
Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010)

* Tim Burton / Johnny Depp
Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010)

* Tim Burton / Michael Gough
Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005)

* Tim Burton / Michael Keaton
Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)

* Tim Burton / Christopher Lee
Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005)

* Tim Burton / Lisa Marie
Mars Attacks (1996), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001)
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Average listal rating (591 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
6. Robert Rodriguez
* Robert Rodriguez / Antonio Banderas
Desperado (1995), Four Rooms (1995) (segment The Misbehavers), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

* Robert Rodriguez / Carla Gugino
Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Sin City (2005)

* Robert Rodriguez / Salma Hayek
Roadracers (1994), Desperado (1995), Four Rooms (1995) (segment The Misbehavers), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

* Robert Rodriguez / Cheech Marin
Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Grindhouse (2007) (Machete Fake Trailer), Machete (2008)

* Robert Rodriguez / Danny Trejo
Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Grindhouse (2007) (Machete Fake Trailer), Machete (2008)

* Robert Rodriguez / Elijah Wood
The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Sin City (2005)
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Average listal rating (456 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
7. Kevin Smith
* Kevin Smith / Ben Affleck
Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004), Clerks II (2006)

* Kevin Smith / Jeff Anderson
Clerks. (1994), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

* Kevin Smith / Brian O'Halloran
Clerks. (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006)

* Kevin Smith / Jason Lee
Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004), Clerks II (2006)

* Kevin Smith / Jason Mewes
Clerks. (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
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Average listal rating (641 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
8. David Lynch
* David Lynch / Frances Bay
Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

* David Lynch / Laura Dern
Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Industrial Symphony No. 1, INLAND EMPIRE (2006)

* David Lynch / Harry Dean Stanton
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Hotel Room (1993), The Straight Story (1999), INLAND EMPIRE (2006)

* David Lynch / Kyle McLachlan
Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Twin Peaks (1991), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

* David Lynch / Jack Nance
Eraserhead (1977), Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks (1991), Lost Highway (1997)
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Average listal rating (252 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
9. Spike Lee
* Spike Lee / Ossie Davis
School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Get on the Bus (1996)

* Spike Lee / Michael Imperioli
Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Clockers (1995), Girl 6 (1996), Summer of Sam (1999)

* Spike Lee / Bill Nunn
School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), He Got Game (1998)

* Spike Lee / Denzel Washington
Mo' Better Blues (1990), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1998), Inside Man (2006)

* Spike Lee / John Turturro
Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Clockers (1995), Girl 6 (1996), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999, voice), She Hate Me (2004), Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
10. John Ford
* John Ford / Henry Fonda
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), My Darling Clementine (1946), The Fugitive (1947), Fort Apache (1948), Mister Roberts (1955), How the West Was Won (1962)

* John Ford / James Stewart
Two Rode Together (1961), How the West Was Won (1962), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

* John Ford / John Wayne
Hangman's House (1928), Mother Machree (1928), Four Sons (1928), Salute (1929), The Black Watch (1929), Men Without Women (1930, Born Reckless (1930), Stagecoach (1939), The Long Voyage Home (1940), They Were Expendable (1945), 3 Godfathers (1948), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), The Wings of Eagles (1957), The Horse Soldiers (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), How the West Was Won (1962), Donovan's Reef (1963)

* John Ford / Victor McLaglen
The Fighting Heart (1925), Mother Machree (1928), Hangman's House (1928), Strong Boy (1929), The Black Watch (1929), The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952)
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Average listal rating (970 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
11. Alfred Hitchcock
* Alfred Hitchcock / Ingrid Bergman
Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Under Capricorn (1947)

* Alfred Hitchcock / Cary Grant
Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), North by Northwest (1959)

* Alfred Hitchcock / Grace Kelly
Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955)

* Alfred Hitchcock / James Stewart
Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958)
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Average listal rating (309 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
12. Paul Thomas Anderson
* Paul Thomas Anderson / Philip Baker Hall
Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999)

* Paul Thomas Anderson / Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

* Paul Thomas Anderson / Luis Guzmán
Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

* Paul Thomas Anderson / John C. Reilly
Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999)
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Average listal rating (388 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
13. Wes Anderson
* Wes Anderson / Anjelica Huston
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

* Wes Anderson / Bill Murray
Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

* Wes Anderson / Luke Wilson
Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

* Wes Anderson / Owen Wilson
Bottle Rocket (1996), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
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Average listal rating (214 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
14. Jim Jarmusch
* Jim Jarmusch / Roberto Benigni
Down by Law (1986), Night on Earth (1991), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

* Jim Jarmusch / Bill Murray
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009)

* Jim Jarmusch / John Lurie
Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986)

* Jim Jarmusch / Tom Waits
Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
15. Steven Soderbergh
* Steven Soderbergh / Don Cheadle
Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

* Steven Soderbergh / George Clooney
Out of Sight (1998), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Solaris (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Good German (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

* Steven Soderbergh / Matt Damon
Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), The Informant (2009)

* Steven Soderbergh / Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Full Frontal (2002), Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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Average listal rating (337 ratings) 9.1  IMDB Rating
16. Akira Kurosawa
* Akira Kurosawa / Toshiro Mifune
Drunken Angel (1948), The Quiet Duel (1949), Stray Dog (1949), Scandal (1950), Rashomon (1950), The Idiot (1951), Seven Samurai (1954), I Live in Fear (1955), Throne of Blood (1957), The Lower Depths (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Yojimbo (1961), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Red Beard (1965)

* Akira Kurosawa / Takashi Shimura
Sanshiro Sugata (1943), The Most Beautiful (1944), The Men Who Tread On the Tiger's Tail (1945), No Regrets for Our Youth (1946), Drunken Angel (1948), The Quiet Duel (1949), Stray Dog (1949), Scandal (1950), Rashomon (1950), The Idiot (1951), Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), Yojimbo (1960), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Red Beard (1965), Kagemusha (1980)

* Akira Kurosawa / Tatsuya Nakadai
Seven Samurai (1954), Yojimbo (1960), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Kagemusha (1980), Ran (1985)
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Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
17. Takashi Miike
* Takashi Miike / Riki Takeuchi
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996), Dead or Alive (1999), Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002), Kikoku (2003)

* Takashi Miike / Sho Aikawa
Rainy Dog (1997), Ley Lines (1999)
,Dead or Alive (1999), Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Shangri-La (2002), Gozu (2003), Zebraman (2003), Waru (2006), Taiyō no kizu (2006), Waru: kanketsu-hen (2006)


* Takashi Miike / Tomorowo Taguchi
Shinjuku Triad Society (1996), Full Metal Yakuza (1997), Rainy Dog (1997), Andromedia (1998), Ley Lines (1999), Dead or Alive (1999), Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)
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Average listal rating (1626 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
18. Quentin Tarantino
* Quentin Tarantino / Samuel L. Jackson
Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (Vol. 2) (2004)

* Quentin Tarantino / Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

* Quentin Tarantino / Tim Roth
Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Four Rooms (1995)
cigaretteburn's rating:

Average listal rating (219 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
19. Sidney Lumet
* Sidney Lumet / Henry Fonda
12 Angry Men (1957), Stage Struck (1958), Fail-Safe (1964)

* Sidney Lumet / Sean Connery
The Hill (1965), The Anderson Tapes (1971), The Offence (1973), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Family Business (1989)

* Sidney Lumet / James Mason
The Deadly Affair (1967), The Sea Gull (1968), Child's Play (1972) The Verdict (1982)
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Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
20. Brian De Palma
* Brian De Palma / Nancy Allen
Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Blow Out (1981)

* Brian De Palma / Robert De Niro
Greetings (1968), The Wedding Party (1969), Hi, Mom! (1970), The Untouchables (1987)

* Brian De Palma / John Lithgow
Obsession (1975), Blow Out (1981), Raising Cain (1992)
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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 8 22:18
There could be added more to Takashi Miike, especially in the supporting roles (Renji Ishibashi for example).
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 23 18:43
I'd like to suggest two more directors: Ingmar Bergman, who frequentely cast Liv Ullmann, Max Von Sydow, Erland Josephson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin and Harriet Andersson. And Lars Von Trier who cast Udo Kier in almost all of his films.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Mar 5 1:42
A suggestion: John Cassavetes who casted Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and of course his wife Gena Rowlands in many of his films.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 4 22:43
David Fincher and Brad Pitt
Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Keital
John Huston and Humphrey Bogart
Fritz Lang and Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder

Great list!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 6 2:36
now leonardo di caprio also shutter island ;)
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jun 26 20:40
Wes Anderson seems to cast the same actors in all of his movies, particularly Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
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Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 27 17:11
I had already noticed that, but this list makes it clears
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 27 20:08
Wes Anderson should also have Jason Schwartzman. ^_^
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Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jul 7 12:51
Christopher Nolan-Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jul 8 4:27
Neil Jordan cast Stephen Rea multiple times: Interview with the Vampire, The End of the Affair, The Crying Game, Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, (possibly others).
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 26 1:17
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell

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