We'd love to see these collaborations once more, please
Mike Nichols and Dustin Hoffman
Previous collaboration: "The Graduate" (1967)
Why Nichols should: The better question is why shouldn't he? It's been nearly 50 years since the history-making collaboration that yielded an instant classic and both of these guys have certainly proven to be at the top of their respective fields. Maybe the fear is going back to something that was so electrifying; how could you ever top it? But this would be a great opportunity for a guy like Nichols to turn out something that would surely defy expectations of such a vehicle.
Why Hoffman should: I suppose I could really just say "ditto" and move on. Hoffman has his sights set on directing lately, with "Quartet" hitting last year, and I know he had Scott Turow's book "Personal Injuries" on his mind once upon a time. As he moves out into those filmmaker waters, imagine how invigorating a refresher with a master like Nichols would be. Not that Hoffman needs it, but it's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.
- Kristopher Tapley