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The 26 Biggest Actor-Director Pairings to Get Excited About in 2022

From Andrew Dominik's controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic to new efforts from Chazelle, Spielberg, Malick, Denis, and Luhrmann, audiences have plenty to look forward to this year.

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Cinema is back in action — and theaters.

As the COVID-19 pandemic slows in 2022, we can’t help but look ahead to the new films arriving on the big screen from Steven Spielberg, Terence Malick, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele, Kasi Lemmons, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and even Michael Bay.

While some of these upcoming titles have confirmed release dates, others are still kept under wraps pending COVID precautions, or are in post-production as of February. No matter, film’s favorite auteurs are ready to launch new projects with the new year. Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” is set for prime fall festival season with a September 23 premiere, while Robert Eggers’ Viking drama “The Northman” sets sail April 22.

Below are 26 of the most exciting director-actor film collaborations that are expected to be released in 2022.

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