Here's the start of another one of my creative duo pieces that's in the LA Times' The Envelope magazine. Again, click the headline to read in full. There are also pieces on Ellen Page and Jason Reitman, the Coen brothers, George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe.
LONDON -- "ON-SCREEN chemistry between two actors is rare," says "Atonement" star Keira Knightley. "I think creative chemistry between actor and director is even more rare -- and for some reason Joe and I have that."
The Joe of whom she speaks is, of course, Joe Wright, who directed Knightley in "Atonement" and 2005's "Pride & Prejudice," for which she received a lead actress Oscar nomination. Wright chalks up the bond with his leading lady to a kind of shorthand the two have developed. "I can look at her or she could look at me and we'd know what each other was thinking -- in terms of the filmmaking," he says.