[ Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo’s hands in Breathless ]
Some actors have that magic and memorable chemistry that lives forever through cinema. Sometimes that success has tried to be duplicated. These are some examples of films whose stars have been re-paired in films that have ultimately failed or have been forgotten.
Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo
Hit: Breathless aka A bout de souffle
Ill-fated reunion: Échappement libre
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
Ill-fated reunion: Revolutionary Road
Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten
Hit: Shadow of a Doubt
Ill-fated reunion: The Steel Trap
Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck
Hit: The Lady Eve
Ill-fated reunion: You Belong to Me
It would be wonderful for Faye Dunaway and Robert Redford to not only reunite, but to reprise their roles in Three Days of the Condor. Unfortunately, I don’t think that would ever happen. If it did, I’m not sure too many people would care. Then again, it could be a hit. Or another ill-fated reunion.