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Christian Bale & Amy Adams

The first time Amy Adams and Christian Bale crossed each other paths they were both already established actors. Each of them had several impressive credits under their belts. David O. Russell first paired them up, in his critically-acclaimed 2010 film, The Fighter. This was just the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the three. Both Adams and Bale received Oscar nods for their supporting turns. Bale walked away with a shiny statue in hand, while Adams lost to another of their co-stars, Melissa Leo.


Three years after The Fighter came out, David O. Russell cast Adams and Bale as leads in his next movie American Hustle. Once again they both received Oscar nods, but Adams later admitted she didn’t enjoy being on set very much.

Bale’s presence made the whole thing bearable, she said. The two teamed up again five years later as Lynne and Dick Cheney in political comedy Vice.

Adams came to the conclusion she had to yell at Bale in all the movies they made together. She jokingly added that that’s their good luck charm.


Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are professional soul mates, who’ve been working together for decades. And, we are happy to say, they’re showing no signs of stopping. Their collaboration gave us three movies in three separate decades, all starting with The Wedding Singer in 1998.

Even before this movie came along, Barrymore wanted to work with Sandler. She said she had a feeling they would be a great team and nudged him into finding the perfect project. This wasn’t the last time she convinced him to make a movie together.


Sandler and Barrymore again played each other’s interest in the unforgettable rom-com 50 First Dates in 2004. At this point, they spent a whole decade waiting to reunite on the big screen.

They finally found the perfect project in Blended – a story of two single parents trying to enjoy a joint vacation at a South African resort.

The repeat co-stars never had anything but words of praise for each other. Barrymore reported she enjoys working with Sandler because he’s genuinely nice, positive person. She says he doesn’t have any mean-spiritedness to his comedy or to his nature.

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