“La La Land” has taken the awards season by storm this year and it is the favorite to win big all the way to the Academy Awards. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are perfect together and the chemistry is undeniable. We’ve seen them in a few movies together including, “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Gangster Squad.” They are shaping up to be quote the power duo and thought we’d list a few of our other favorite duos in recent cinema history.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Third time’s the charm for Gosling and Stone! With nominations pouring in from the Critics Choice, Golden Globes and SAG awards, the Oscars are just over the horizon. Will it be Gosling and Stone’s year to take home the coveted trophy and high-five on their winning collaboration? Time will tell! For now, we can simply enjoy their glorious teamwork in “La La Land.”
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks
One of the original romantic duos that have made us cry, laugh and wish we got mail from a possible future lover. I can’t tell you how many times my mom and I watched “You’ve Got Mail,” but I can say that there’s never been a couple I was rooting for more than these two. Ryan and Hanks have starred in “Joe Versus the Volcano,” the classic “Sleepless in Seattle” and recently reunited in “Ithaca.” Before the social media craze and Tinder hookups, we had these two showing us how to find love the old way. We hope to see these two on screen again in the future!
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
We’ll never let go of these two. There’s a lot of pressure after you star in “Titanic,” one of the most successful films of all time. Luckily, this wasn’t the last we’d see from Winslet and DiCaprio who have gone on to have successful individual careers and accolades. However, when together, we know it’s going to bring us to tears, like “Revolutionary Road.” We hope to see them reunite again, maybe in something a little more cheerful?
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Some of my favorite moments in the “Ocean” trilogy are between Pitt and Clooney. Honestly, we hope their friendship is just the same off-screen as it was on. Talk about the definition of bromance, as they finish each other’s sentences with ease and sometimes even silence. They have some of the most odd conversations, but somehow both know what they are talking about.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker
Who knew we’d be along for a long ride with these two? Now seven “Fast and the Furious” films later, we’ve been through a rollercoaster of emotions both on-screen and off. This bromance unfortunately ended in tragedy with the sudden death of Walker during the filming of the seventh installment. Walker was given his last ride in the last film, credit to Diesel who made sure to honor his brother both on-screen and off.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart
The emerging duo is one to watch out for. Fresh off “Central Intelligence,” The Rock and Hart are back at it this time tackling a beloved childhood film, “Jumanji.” You can breathe a sigh of relief, this isn’t a remake, but a continuation of the beloved Robin Williams film. We bet these two will make Williams proud with their budding comedic chops and chemistry.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in “Thelma & Louise”
Surandon and Davis made all of us want a girlfriend who’d drive off a cliff with us! Talk about the ultimate duo. Through good and bad, they taught us to embrace one another, laugh and ultimately go out together.
Will Smith & Martin Lawrence
Before we had Clooney and Pitt or Diesel and Walker, there was Smith and Lawrence, the ultimate action bad boys of the ‘90s. We can’t wait for the 3rd installment titled, “Bad Boys for Life” scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson
Part of the “Frat Pack” of the 90s, Stiller and Wilson have starred in numerous films together, including “Starsky and Hutch,” “The Royal Tenenbaums” and our favorite male models in “Zoolander.” We can’t say we mind and hope to see more of the comedic duo in the future!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
There’s no denying the modern day comedic duo equivalent of Sarandon and Davis with Fey and Poehler. They were the first female duo on SNL’s “Weekend Update” and have starred in “Baby Mama” and “Sisters” together. And who could forget their amazing hosting abilities at the Golden Globes that makes us all hope they host the Oscars one day!
Who are some of your favorite duos on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below and don’t miss “La La Land” in select cities now and additional cities on Dec. 16.
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