Do you often find yourself thinking while watching films that the actors in front of you and their relationships are not at all what they look like on screen? You want to think about it especially when something sad or annoying happens in a film. When one character ruins another’s life, kills another character, or just behaves disgustingly.
A lot of actors who play screen enemies actually get on well in real life. Well, or even if they’re not close friends but just work colleagues, they have a premiere period where they hug each other nicely and pose for photos, breaking down our perception of them as sworn enemies.
We suggest looking at some of these contrasting images, filled with goodness and a sense of wrongness.
Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving
Enemies in the Matrix trilogy (1999-2003).
Christoph Waltz and Melanie Lauren
Enemies in the film Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher
Enemies in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975).
In the right photo, the actors are smiling happily as they each won an Oscar for their performance.
Daniel Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes
Enemies in the five films of the Harry Potter franchise (2005-2011).
Fiennes is willing to forgive anyone anything when he gets his nose back.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott
Enemies in the Sherlock series (2010-2017).
Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis
Enemies in the Harry Potter franchise (2001-2011).
After the fall of the Dark Lord, Malfoy has no choice but to pretend he has always had warm feelings for all non-Slytherins.
Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin
Enemies in No Country for Old Men (2007).
The film is unique in that the main antagonist and protagonist never meet face to face.
Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron
Enemies in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Snow White and the Huntsman 2 (2016).
Brian Cranston and Giancarlo Esposito
Enemies in the series “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013).
Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe
Enemies in Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx
Enemies in Django Unchained (2012).
Kathy Bates and James Caan
Enemies in Misery (1990).