There are great actors and great directors and throughout the history of cinema we’ve seen some great actor/director pairings. Directors can take the untapped potential of an actor and bring it to a performance like many others can’t, but when is enough, enough? Sometimes great pairings turn into disasters when audiences are subjected to the same performances over and over. With the potential to find that untapped potential comes the possibility of complacency and paint by numbers performances. We discuss some of the most current actor/director pairings and other budding pairs for years to come.