The 21 Most Iconic Duos in Film History

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Well, if it ain't broke, just keep reusing the same actor pairings over and over again—that's how the saying goes, right?

Actually, kind of.

It's not too often that we see a pair of actors jump from movie to movie without ever releasing hands, which is why many of the duos that we've become accustomed to seeing work so well. It's also probably why we don't complain much when there's another film starring two actors who just starred in another film.

From the early 1960s to the present day, these are 21 of the most iconic duos that have graced our screens.

1. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks

2. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci

3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

4. Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet

5. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

6. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford

7. Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen

8. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

9. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

10. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

11. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci

12. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

13. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans

14. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

15. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

16. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

17. Chris Farley and David Spade

18. Robert Redford and Paul Newman

19. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis

20. Sigourney Weaver and the Alien

21. Roy Scheider and the Shark

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