Inspired by/nicking the premise from, a successful recent thread…
For years now, my mates and I have pondered the answer to one of life’s great questions: which actor/director has the best run of three consecutive movies to their name?
The rules are simple:
* While the movies must be consecutive, you can ignore TV movies or shows if they’re obscure;
* You can mingle actor and director credits if you like (i.e. acted in one movie, directed another), but only those two roles – no producer credits, or similar – sadly this rules out Dan Aykroyd’s consecutive writing credits on The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters and Dragnet;
* Cameos don’t count. They need to have been in the thing for more than one scene, and not playing themselves; and
* Imdb is your friend.
Bisto recently made one of the best suggestions I’ve ever heard in this field, citing Rob Reiner’s 86-89 run of:
Stand By Me
The Princess Bride
When Harry Met Sally.
Other notable entries to beat include the (rather obvious, but still sparkling) De Niro ’73 to ’76 run of:
The Godfather Part II
There are also unlikely gems such as Forest Whitaker’s 86-87 run of The Colour of Money, Platoon, and Stakeout.
Think you can beat the above? Over to you…