17 Pairs Of Costars Who've Worked Together So Many Times They're Basically A Package Deal

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Have you ever had a coworker who's so great that you wished you could take them along with you to every new job in the future?

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It's a lot easier to reunite with your old coworkers when you're both in the entertainment industry — and you might even work with them again and again.

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Here are 17 pairs of costars who've worked together multiple times:

1.Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder have been in four movies together:

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Mina and Jonathan share a sweet kiss on a bench
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A Scanner Darkly

two animated versions of Keanu and Winona driving a car
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Sandra in a hospital gown, and Chris speaking with Pippa in a pretty garden
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and Destination Wedding.

sitting in bed, they toast their wine glasses together
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2.Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have been in a whopping 12 movies together:

Zoolander and Zoolander 2

Hansel and Derek are in shock
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Starsky & Hutch

the guys are not impressed
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Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Jedediah leads the miniatures who've captured Larry
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The Cable Guy

Robin's date gets into a tense conversation, Stan sits there and stares
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Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers

Greg gets into an argument while Kevin watches
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Permanent Midnight

Jerry and Nicky high-five in the convertible
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and The Royal Tenenbaums.

Eli is dressed like a cowboy, and Chas wears a tracksuit
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3.Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell starred in the shows All That and Kenan & Kel. They also appeared in three movies together:

Kel plays a referee in Kenan's spelling bee boxing match, and Kel brings a giant present to Kenan at work
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Good Burger

Ed and Dexter exchange a look
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The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

Lewis and Martin wak with their arms around each other
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and Two Heads Are Better Than None.

the boys sing road trip songs from the backseat
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4.Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who are married, have shared the screen in eight movies:

Jamón Jamón

she struts next to his motorcycle
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Juan confronts Maria
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The Counselor

Laura has a tense phone conversation, and Reiner tries to intimidate someone
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Everybody Knows

they wait outside together, the wind whipping their hair
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Live Flesh

David brandishes a gun, Isabel holds a baby doll in court
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and three films that Bardem only cameoed in — Not Love Just Frenzy, Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health, and Don't Tempt Me.

Diana tosses a wedding bouquet, and Carmen glares over her shoulder
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5.Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo played love interests in both View From the Top and Thanks for Sharing.

Ted flirts with Donna on the boat, and Adam and Phoebe smile at each other
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As part of the MCU, they've been in five additional movies together — The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Pepper and Bruce speaking with Tony Stark
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6.Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan starred in four movies together:

You've Got Mail

Joe and Kathleen standing at a service desk together
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Sleepless in Seattle

Sam and Annie meet on top of the Empire State Building
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Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe and Dede hang out on the beach
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and Ithaca.

from across the field, Kate and Matthew exchange a loving glance

Ryan also starred in My Mom's New Boyfriend with Hanks' son Colin.

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7.Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne shared the screen three times:

Boyz n the Hood

Jason pauses, and Reva at the restaurant
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What's Love Got to Do With It

onstage, Ike kisses Tina on the cheek
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and Akeelah and the Bee.

Akeelah's parents give her stern looks
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8.Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have fallen in love onscreen three times:

The Wedding Singer

Julia sits on a table and flirts with Robbie
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50 First Dates

Henry and Lucy embrace by the seaside
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and Blended.

in the grocery store, Lauren is shocked and Jim is ashamed
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9.Aside from costarring in the show Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy have been in three movies together, all of which were directed by Christopher Nolan:

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The Dark Knight Rises

Scarecrow questions Falcone, and Bane makes his stadium speech
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Inception

Robert has a tense discussion with Dom, and Eames leans back in his chair
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and Dunkirk.

the shivering soldier is downtrodden, and Farrier flies a plane
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10.Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who are married, have been in four movies together:

When in Rome

Beth confronts Gale about his antics
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CHiPs

Jon and Karen pose for a picture with the giant trophy he won
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Hit and Run

Annie and Charlie smile at each other
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and the movie adaptation of Veronica Mars (Shepard had a brief cameo).

Dax's character tries to get Veronica to dance with him, but she rejects him
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He also guest-starred on an episode of Bell's show The Good Place.

Chet mistakes Chidi for a demon, and Eleanor confides in Chidi
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11.Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have worked on eight projects together:

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Woody and Meredith
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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun and Ed
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The World's End

Gary and Andy
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Hot Fuzz

Nicholas and Danny in uniform
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Paul

Graeme and Clive in a bar drinking something with a sparkler in it
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Cuban Fury

Bruce competes in a salsa competition, and the driver gives the men who are fighting a withered look
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and they did voicework for two movies, The Adventures of Tintin and The Boxtrolls.

the two inspectors investigate the library
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12.Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have been in three TV shows together — Prison Break, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

across all three shows, they play a pair of tough guys
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They've also shared the screen in two movies — Prison Break: The Final Break and Blood Creek (Miller had an uncredited cameo).

Victor rolls up his sleeves
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13.Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman costarred in five movies:

The Break-Up

Brooke and Mark
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The Switch

Wally and Kassie
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Office Christmas Party

Josh and Carol are shocked
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and Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2.

Julia leans over a coworker to make eye contact with Nick
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14.Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have shared the screen four times:

Step Brothers

Brennan and Dale refuse to look at each other
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Holmes & Watson

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ricky and Cal fistbump
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and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.

Taquito faces the wolf, and Damien addresses the others
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15.Along with starring on Empire together, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson have been in four movies together:

Lucious and Cookie

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Four Brothers

Lieutenant Green and Camille
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Hustle & Flow

Shug helps Djay record a new song
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Term Life

Sheriff Braydon shows a wanted poster, and Samantha works at her desk
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and Animal (2005).

Darius and Ramona at the dinner table
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16.Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans have been in two non-MCU movies together — The Nanny Diaries and The Perfect Score.

Annie sits with Harvard Hottie, and Kyla and Francesca look up at the building they're about to break into
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Within the MCU, they've shared the screen seven times — The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Captain Marvel (mid-credits scene), Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Steve and Nat wait for instructions
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17.And finally, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who are married, have been in six movies together:

I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Helen and Ray
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Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Freddy and Daphne
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Happily N'Ever After

Ella and Rick's wedding
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and She's All That (Gellar had a brief cameo).

Zack and a girl in the cafeteria
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