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Onscreen Chemistry: Best Hollywood Co-stars

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Kristen Stewart & Jesse Eisenberg

Back in 2009, Kristen Stewart was one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to the box office success of the Twilight franchise. Because of that, you may forget her more critically acclaimed film of that year – teen comedy Adventureland.

This was also where she met Jesse Eisenberg, whose star was still on the rise. The Social Network propelled him to fame a year later.

Adventureland flew under most people’s radar, but it was an enjoyable experience for everyone involved – especially its two leads.


It took a while for Stewart and Eisenberg to find their way back to each other, but they eventually reunited on the set of American Ultra and Café Society

Stewart felt their frequent collaborations were the most natural thing in the world, since they have a lot in common.

“I think we’re both just kind of weirdos. As a team, we’re a little bit less weird, because we get it from each other. We’re like the nerds who actually, as a whole, become like, ‘Oh really? We can make a cool movie together!’” she explained.


Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly

Saturday Night Live veterans usually find their professional soul mates on the set of this show, but not Will Ferrell. He had plenty of on-screen chemistry with several of his SNL co-stars, but came to realize none of them compares to John C. Reilly.

Reilly recalled the experience of filming Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby. “The first time Will and I met, we knew we had something in common, and it wasn’t until we actually got together to work we thought, oh, this is why we were put on this Earth, to make hijinks together.”


Adam McKay, who directed their first movie together, was fully aware of the amazing comedic dynamic between Ferrell and Reilly.

The trio came up with a story for their next movie, Step Brothers, which remains their most memorable collaboration to date.

They celebrated the 10th anniversary of this project by teaming up on the set of Holmes and Watson. Unfortunately, this film bombed with the critics, but we’re hoping Hollywood’s favorite double act will redeem themselves with their next project.

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