Article about film-makers who have a particular actor who has frequently played characters that could be considered ‘alter egos’ of the film-maker in question?
Examples: Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud
Obviously if you would explore this topic, it would be good to analysis a particular theme which contextualises the alter ego angle. – Ryan Errington7 years ago
The alter-ego issue requires some speculation about the director's motives that would need to be substantiated by interviews or other citations, I think. But certainly there are director/actor pairings that audiences have come to love, and that seem to be good ongoing collaborations. Tim Burton / Helena Bonham-Carter / Johnny Depp come to mind. Steven Spielberg / Tom Hanks; Christopher Nolan / Michael Caine (Nolan's "good luck charm", etc. – Monique7 years ago