Righteous Kill Double Act Voted The Greatest In Film

by | 25 September 2008
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Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, soon to be seen together in cop drama Righteous Kill, have been voted the ultimate pairing in film.

Though the New York actors have only ever shared one scene together, in 1995's Heat, they have topped a poll of LoveFilm.com users to find cinema's greatest double act.

Righteous Kill, released on Friday September 26th, sees The Godfather II actors - who were never onscreen together in that epic - as veteran Big Apple cops revisiting an old case after a spate of killings.

And they pulled in 16 per cent of the vote of more than 1,500 LoveFilm users to be named the best film duo.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who first appeared together in much-loved TV series Spaced, before starring in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, finished in a close second with 15 per cent of the vote.

Meanwhile, Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta's revisiting of their Pulp Fiction double act in 2003's Basic was sufficient to secure them third place.

"It's great when our favourite actors team up once, let alone repeatedly, so it's fantastic to see De Niro and Pacino back on the big screen together where they rightly belong," said Fliss White, head of brand marketing at LoveFilm.

"With winning combinations packing a powerful punch at the box office, it'll be interesting to see who's on the next Hollywood reunion list."

The ultimate pairings in film, according to LoveFilm users, were:

1 Robert De Niro and Al Pacino: Heat (1995), Righteous Kill (2008) - 16 per cent

2 Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) - 15 per cent

3 Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta: Pulp Fiction (1994), Basic (2003) - 13 per cent

4 Robert Redford and Paul Newman: Cassidy_and_the_sundance_kid">Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973) - 10 per cent

5 Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn: Old School (2003), Anchorman (2004), The Wedding Crashers (2005) - 8 per cent

6 Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson: Zoolander (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004) - 6 per cent

7 Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon: Some Like It Hot (1959), The Great Race (1965) - 6 per cent

8 Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy: Adam's Rib (1949), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967) - 5 per cent

9 Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948) - 4 per cent

10 Richard Gere and Julia Roberts: Pretty Woman (1990), The Runaway Bride (1999) - 3 per cent

Other - 13 per cent.

25/09/2008 00:02:01


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