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The 31 Most Exciting Actor-Director Collaborations to Come in 2021

New efforts from Paul Thomas Anderson, George Miller, Olivia Wilde, and more could make 2021 a banner year for cinephiles.

"Nightmare Alley," "Don't Worry Darling," and "Candyman"

“Nightmare Alley,” “Don’t Worry Darling,” and “Candyman”


With new films on the horizon from Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader, Mia Hansen-Løve, and more, it appears 2021 could be a major year for cinephiles. Now if only the coronavirus pandemic would get under control. While no release date is a certainty these days, a survey of the upcoming projects set for release in 2021 and the films now in post-production confirms some of the best auteurs in the world are waiting in the wings with new movies. Any year where it’s a possibility for Björk to return to screens in a new Robert Eggers movie is a promising one, and such is the case for 2021.

Below are 31 of the most exciting director-actor film collaborations we hope to see released in 2021.

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