Chemistry is everything when pairing actors together. This Friday, “The Aeronauts” begins a limited theatrical run, before making its way to Amazon Prime. The movie centers around a pilot and scientist trying to survive in a gas balloon. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reteam after their successful work in “The Theory of Everything.”
A few weeks ago, Awards Circuit posed the question about favorite veteran actor and actress pairings, surrounding the release of “The Good Liar.” Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall come to mind as some of the great actor and actress pairings in history. Actors are constantly compared to these screen legends. Who are some of the great modern actor and actress pairings?
Movie watchers of different generations are likely to have specific answers. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet captured the hearts of now lifelong fans with “Titanic.” They starred together in 2008’s “Revolutionary Road.” It seems people are always eager for DiCaprio and Winslet to star together again. Actors are now compared to DiCaprio and Winslet as actors who work well together.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have quickly become a beacon of cinematic chemistry. Their first appearance was in 2011’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” They went on to star in “Gangster Squad” and “La La Land.” Gosling and Stone have created a shorthand working together and every moment jumps off the screen — even in lesser films like “Gangster Squad.”
It’s great for audiences to experience actors who work well together. There’s a comfort in knowing, despite the movie, the performers are likely to give the material life. A great pairing is able to carry goodwill from one movie to the next. Redmayne and Jones created a believable arc as Stephen and Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Perhaps, “The Aeronauts” will suggest they should continue working together.